I don’t make macaroni and cheese that often, but when I do, I go all out.
This Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese is rich, creamy and infused with all sorts of autumn. The base starts with onion, garlic and thyme sizzling in a pan of hot butter. A cheese sauce is then made with the addition of flour, milk and grated Kerrygold Aged Cheddar. Before the cooked shells are folded into the mix, the sauce is flavored with butternut squash puree, Dijon mustard, nutmeg, cayenne, and black pepper. Finished with a layer of fresh breadcrumbs, chopped sage and Parmesan cheese, the casserole cooks in the oven until golden and bubbly. This mac and cheese is tangy, earthy and peppery with wonderful pops of crunch and herb from the breadcrumb topping. This is comfort food to the max. Like a warm blanket on a cool autumn evening. Continue reading for the recipe.