Not your childhood Mac & Cheese! Our gourmet version is made with asiago, parmesan and aged white cheddar cheese, as well as kale and butternut squash. This is a great choice for the hungry & nostalgic.
May Contain: Egg, Mustard, Peanuts, Seafood, Sesame, Soy, and Tree Nuts.
Tip: When broiling cheese and breadcrumbs in Step 5, watch mac and cheese closely to make sure the breadcrumbs don’t burn.
Heat Oven + Cook Macaroni
Turn on oven to 425°F and position rack in middle of oven. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Once water is boiling, add macaroni and reduce heat to simmer. Cook for 5-7 minutes or until al dente. Drain and set aside.
Toss butternut squash with 1 tbsp. (2 tbsp. for 4 servings) oil. Season with salt and pepper. Spread butternut squash out in a single layer on baking sheet. Place baking sheet in oven. Set a timer for 20 minutes.
Heat an ovenproof skillet over medium-low with 1 tbsp. (2 tbsp. for 4 servings) oil. Add onion to skillet. Cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally until onions are very soft and slightly golden. Meanwhile, remove kale leaves from stems and tear into roughly 2 inch pieces. Add garlic and kale to skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until kale is bright green. Remove vegetables from skillet and set aside.
Melt 1 tbsp. (2 tbsp. for 4 servings) butter in same skillet. Once melted, add flour and a pinch of salt. Whisk together to form a smooth paste. Slowly whisk in 2 cups of the (4 cups for 4 servings) milk, a little bit at a time. Return skillet to medium heat. Cook sauce for 3-5 minutes until it thickens. Stir in aged white cheddar cheese.
Once timer for butternut squash goes off, add squash to ovenproof skillet along with cooked pasta and kale and garlic mixture. Toss everything together to coat with sauce. Layer asiago cheese, parmesan, and panko breadcrumbs on top of mac and cheese. Turn on oven broiler. Place skillet on top rack for 3-5 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.
Divide mac and cheese between serving dishes and enjoy!