Fakeout Healthy Mac and Cheese

“This healthy mac has some earthy tones since I use winter vegetables. The measurements most likely very off as I never measure, but its easy to eyeball in this recipe and mistakes are easily covered. Don't dig in expecting your traditional mac, and this might surprise you as a nutrient filled alternative to that horridly delicious waist-busting box of Kraft product.”
READY IN:
20mins
SERVES:
6
YIELD:
1 lb pasta
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb pasta (something fun, I like cavatappi, whole wheat might be interesting)
  • 12 ounces cooked winter squash
  • 1 onion
  • 3 portabella mushrooms (any kind works)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • sage
  • salt and pepper
  • cheese (your favorite kind. I like parm with this)

Directions

  1. Boil the pasta al dente, drain.
  2. Meanwhile, thaw winter squash until warm.
  3. Meanwhile, thinly slice onion and cut mushroom into bite sized peices.
  4. Saute the onion and mushroom with a little sage and olive oil, until they are tender.
  5. Mix everything into the pasta, adding salt and pepper and cheese until it tastes amazing.

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