Family Favorite Mac and Cheese
Yield: 4-6 Servings Cooking Time: 30-45 Minutes Difficulty: Easy Full Episode: Foods That Warm You! (Season 3)

Directions:

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook for 8-10 minutes. Drain pasta and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray a large casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Combine the butternut squash soup and cream cheese in a blender and blend until a smooth puree.
  4. In a large bowl, mix together the pasta, cheddar cheese, provolone cheese, spinach and the butternut squash puree. Pour into a casserole dish.
  5. Mix together whole-wheat crackers, parsley, Parmesan, and oil. Sprinkle on topping.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown.

Equipment:

Blender
Casserole Dish
Mixing Bowls
Spoon
Full Episode: Foods That Warm You! (Season 3)

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Whole Wheat Elbow Pasta
  • 2 cups Butternut Squash Soup, low sodium
  • ½ cup Low Fat Cream Cheese
  • 1 cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup Provolone Cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups Spinach, chopped
  • 2 cups Whole Wheat Crackers, crushed
  • ½ cup Parsley, chopped
  • ¼ cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
  • 2 teaspoons Olive Oil
  • Nonstick Cooking Spray