Source: Parents Magazine


Recipe Summary

30 mins
2 hrs


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with parchment paper; set aside. Coat a 2-quart square baking dish with cooking spray; set aside.

  • Coat the cut sides of the butternut squash with cooking spray; place squash halves, cut sides down, on the prepared baking sheet. Roast for 40 to 45 minutes or until squash is very tender and cooked through. Remove from oven; let stand until cool enough to handle. Scoop flesh from squash halves; discard skin. Using a potato masher, mash the squash; set aside.

  • Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain well.

  • In a medium saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour, salt, and white pepper until combined. Add milk, whisking until smooth. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Add semisoft cheese; whisk until cheese is melted. Stir in mashed squash. Add cooked pasta; stir until coated.

  • Place half of the pasta mixture in the prepared baking dish. Evenly sprinkle half of the cheese on top of the pasta. Repeat layers. Cover and refrigerate up to 2 days.

  • Bake in the 375°F oven 30 to 40 minutes or until cheese is golden brown and internal temperature reaches 165°F when tested with an instant read thermometer.

Nutrition Facts

252 calories; fat 10g; cholesterol 29mg; saturated fat 6g; carbohydrates 30g; mono fat 1g; insoluble fiber 4g; sugars 4g; protein 12g; vitamin a 5521.9IU; vitamin c 10mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.7mg; vitamin b6 0.1mg; folate 18mcg; vitamin b12 0.2mcg; sodium 428mg; potassium 218mg; calcium 464mg; iron 1.2mg.