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What’s Cookin': Mac & Cheese Surprise [Recipe]

Here’s a delicious What’s Cookin’? recipe from Melissa Webb and Tabatha Carman, from the UK Cooperative Extension Office. Everyone loves a good macaroni and cheese recipe.  Well, this one packs a big surprise.  Check it out!


1 large summer squash, chopped

1 1/2 cups elbow macaroni
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/2 cup skim milk
1 tablespoon reduced-fat cream cheese
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1 teaspoon salt
1. In a covered vegetable steamer or saucepan with boiling water, steam squash for 7 minutes or until tender.  Drain and place squash in blender or food processor. Purée until smooth and set aside.
2.  Cook macaroni according to package instructions and drain.
3.  In a large saucepan over medium high heat, melt butter.  Add flour and whisk nonstop for 1 minute.  Gradually add milk and stir until bubbly.
4.  Add squash purée to the milk mixture and stir until combined. Add cream cheese, 1/4 cup of shredded cheese and salt.  Stir until cheese is melted.
5.  Pour sauce over macaroni and stir until coated.  Sprinkle remaining shredded cheese on top and serve.
What’s Cookin’? is sponsored each week by Murphy Appliance Company.




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