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Healthier Mac and Cheese
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Healthier Mac and Cheese

Looking for a healthier mac and cheese that your kids won't turn their nose up to? You found it! This better-for-you version is made with a butternut squash cheese sauce (yes, real cheese in here!), nourishing bone broth & your favorite noodle shape. This healthy mac and cheese for kids is perfect to pack in a lunch bag or to whip up and enjoy at home. PS - adults love it too!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: butternut squash, goat cheese, Pasta
Servings: 6
Calories: 341kcal
Author: Heather



  • Begin by bringing a large pot of water to a boil.  Cook pasta according to package directions.  Drain and set aside while the sauce is made.
  • Add 2 inches of water to a pot and place a steamer basket over top.  Bring to a boil.  Add the frozen butternut squash in, cover, and steam for 10-12 minutes, until the butternut squash is cooked tender.
  • Once the butternut squash is tender, add the butternut squash, broth, sour cream, shredded cheese, garlic granules, sea salt, and pepper into a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Pour the butternut squash sauce into a drained pot, and add the pasta.  Warm everything together for a few minutes to get teh cheese warmed through, and serve.


Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 213mg | Potassium: 158mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg