Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese

“This recipe is from Rachael Ray's 365 No Repeats cookbook. I adapted it a teeny-tiny bit. I also like to cook up a hot dog, cut it up and put it in my bowl of mac and cheese!”

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  1. Heat a pot of water to boil for the pasta. Salt the water,then add the pasta and cook al dente, about 8 minutes.
  2. While the pasta cooks, heat a medium heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat. Add the olive oil and butter. When the butter melts into the oil, add the thyme and grate the onion directly into the pot with a Microplane or grater. Cook the onions for a minute or two.
  3. Add the flour and cook with the onions a minute or two more.
  4. Whisk in the stock, then add the squash and cook until warmed through and smooth.
  5. Stir in the cream and bring to a bubble.
  6. Stir in the cheeses in a figure eight motion and season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Taste to adjust seasonings.
  7. Drain the cooked pasta well and combine with the sauce. Serve.

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