Butternut Squash Macaroni Cheese
butternut squash macaroni cheese in a serving dish

Butternut Squash Macaroni Cheese

Total time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4
butternut squash macaroni cheese in a serving dish

Adding roasted butternut squash to this classic recipe gives it a lot of seasonal flavour.

butternut squash macaroni cheese in a serving dish

Butternut Squash Macaroni Cheese

Classic mac and cheese with added seasonal roasted butternut squash.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: 🇬🇧 British
Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Richard


  • 1 large butternut squash peeled and cut into 2.5cm/1in chunks
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 300 g macaroni
  • 50 g butter
  • 50 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp English mustard powder
  • 500 ml milk
  • 200 g extra-mature cheddar or vegetarian alternative grated
  • 50 g parmesan or vegetarian alternative grated


  • Preheat the oven to 220℃/Fan 200℃/Gas 7
  • Toss the squash with the olive oil and some seasoning, and roast on a baking sheet for 15-20 minutes until tender. Meanwhile cook the macaroni following the pack instructions then drain.
  • Melt the butter in a pa and stir in the flour and mustard powder to make a paste. Gradually whisk in the milk and simmer to thicken to a smooth sauce stirring constantly.
  • Take the sauce off the heat and mash in ⅓ of the squash with the cheddar and half of the parmesan. Season then stir in the drained macaroni with the remaining squash.
  • Tip into an ovenproof dish scatter with the remaining parmesan and bake for 15 minutes until golden and bubbling.

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