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Spicy Pumpkin Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Mac n Cheese

This Mac ‘n’ Cheese would make a great Thanksgiving side dish this year 🙂

Serves 8

1 pound large elbow macaroni

3 tbsp butter

3 tbsp all-purpose flour

1 cup amber beer or vegetable broth

2 cups skim milk

1 can pumpkin puree

2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded

1 cup mozzarella provolone mix cheese, shredded

2 tbsp yellow mustard

2 tsp Cajun spice

2 tsp Not Ya Mama’s Hot Cajun spice

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1 tsp pink Himalayan salt

1 tbsp fresh cracked pepper

1/2 cup parmesan cheese, shredded

1/2 cup breadcrumbs


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook pasta according to directions. While macaroni is cooking melt butter in large sauce pan over medium heat, once melted whisk in flour. Then add beer, stirring constantly to combine about 1-2 minutes. Add pumpkin, milk, mustard and all spices stir additional 1-2 minutes. Next add cheddar, mozzarella and provolone cheese and cook until cheese is almost all melted and ingredients are combined. Mix macaroni and cheese mixture in 13 x 9 baking pan. Top with parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Then set oven to broil and cook additional 2-4 minutes. Keep an eye on the broiling to make sure the topping doesn’t burn. Serve immediately!

This delicious comfort food dish reminds me of something a grandmother would make! My Spicy Pumpkin Mac ‘n’ Cheese will make you feel warm and toasty inside and out. I hope you enjoy it!


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