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Macaroni Cheese With Butternut Squash & Maple Syrup Recipe

Maple Macaroni CheeseThis Macaroni cheese with Butternut squash and maple syrup recipe is a great vegetarian alternative for Christmas!

When we first heard about this recipe, we must admit we were a tad skeptical about how tasty this would be. We normally wouldn’t really think to put maple syrup into a macaroni cheese dish, but now that we’ve seen the delicious looking picture of this dish from ilovemaple.co.uk, we reckon it might just be worth a go!

Here’s what you’ll need and steps on how to make this delicious vegetarian recipe:

PREPARATION TIME: 15 minutes
COOKING TIME 20 minutes
SERVING: 4 portions

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 butternut squash, peeled and cubed
  • 30 ml butter
  • 60 ml maple syrup
  • 250 ml milk, warmed
  • 450 g macaroni
  • 250 ml orange cheddar cheese, grated
  • 5 ml paprika
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 250 ml mozzarella, grated

You can get all these ingredients from Tesco.com

METHOD
1.  In a saucepan, sauté onions and squash cubes in butter over medium heat.  Add maple syrup, and stir for 1 minute before adding milk.  Simmer for 5 minutes.

2.  Meanwhile, in a large pot of salted boiling water, cook macaroni until al dente. Drain and return pasta to the pan.

3.  Use a blender to purée squash and onions into a smooth sauce.Pour over macaroni, adding cheddar and paprika, and salt and pepper.

4.  Mix well, transfer into a buttered casserole dish, sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and bake for a few minutes until cheese has melted.

How stunning does this meat free dish look? once again, our stomach’s are rumbling!

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