Pumpkin Macaroni and Cheese

I love this recipe because my little sister gets to eat vegetables with her favorite , macaroni and cheese . She wouldn’t believe me when I said it had pumpkin in it!

This is one of the recipes you will find in my book, 123 COOK, available on iTunes. You can buy it here:




(serves 6)
300 g. macaroni pasta
100 grams sliced pumpkin
300 g. cheddar cheese
3 tbsp. butter
1 cup milk
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped parsley
2 cups water, to boil pumpkin
1/2 cup crunchy bacon bits


  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions.
  2. Drain.
  3. Boil the pumpkin until tender.
  4.  Drain pumpkin and let cool.
  5. Mash pumpkin, cheese and cheese using fork or food processor. Set aside.
  6. On a pan on low heat, combine the butter , milk,  the mashed pumpkin  and  cheese  mixture, and the parmesan cheese. Let boil for one minute.
  7. Add the cooked pasta and mix well.
  8. Transfer to plate and add crunchy bacon bits.
  9. Sprinkle parsley on top and serve.

Cooking Tips:

  1. You may use any combination of cheeses– cheddar, ricotta, mozzarella, parmesan.
  2. You can use other toppings- ham, bacon, crunchy garlic, pork cracklings, etc.
  3. This recipe serves 6.

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