The Pioneer Woman Tasty Kitchen
Profile Photo

Smoky Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep:

Cook:

Level: Easy

System:

4
x

Print Options

Page size Letter 3x5 4x6
Text Size Small Medium Large
Content Include description
Include prep time, etc.
Show image

Description

Smoky Pumpkin Mac and Cheese is a flavorful fall pasta dish.

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces, weight Corkscrew Macaroni
  • 5 Tablespoons Butter, Divided
  • 1 whole Shallot, Peeled And Chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons Flour
  • 3 cups Half-and-half
  • 1 cup Canned Pure Pumpkin Puree
  • ¼ cups Cream Cheese
  • 3 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 8 ounces, weight Smoked Gruyere Cheese, Shredded
  • ½ teaspoons Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 pinch Nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper
  • ½ cups Panko Bread Crumbs

Preparation

Cook pasta according to package directions then drain it and set aside.

Preheat oven to 350 F.

While pasta cooks, make the cheese sauce. In a large pot over medium heat, heat 1 tablespoon of the butter and add the shallot. Cook for 3 minutes.

Add another 2 tablespoons of the butter to the pot and melt. Add flour and stir to combine. Cook for 1 minute. Add half-and-half and increase heat to medium high.

Add pumpkin and cream cheese and stir to combine. Bring to a slight simmer and stir until cream cheese is melted.

Add cheeses, cayenne, nutmeg, salt and pepper and stir well. Add pasta into the cheese sauce and mix well to combine. Add the pumpkin mac and cheese into a large baking dish (I used a large oval baker).

In a small frying pan over medium heat, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter. Add panko and stir to combine well. Cook for 1 minute. Sprinkle the panko over the mac and cheese.

Bake 25-30 minutes or until panko is browned. Serve.

No Comments

You must be logged in to post a comment.

No Reviews

You must be logged in to post a review.

Related Recipes

Mini Lasagna Cups with Ravioli
Profile Photo by Paige in Main Courses
Kids and adults alike will adore these easy Mini Lasagna Cups...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 12 Level: Easy


Bucatini all’Amatriciana
Profile Photo by Leigh Suznovich of Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen in Main Courses
Bucatini all'Amatriciana is such an incredible and flavorful Italian classic! This...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 6 Level: Easy


Best Salmon with Lemon and Thyme
Profile Photo by Megan @ 3 Scoops of Sugar in Main Courses
Best Salmon With Lemon and Thyme first seared in a cast...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 3 Level: Easy


Aunt Rocky’s Glazed Chicken Thighs
Profile Photo by Roxana Lopez in Main Courses
My favorite way to bake chicken thighs. So simple, and so...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 4 Level: Easy


Kalua Pork and Cabbage
Profile Photo by Sarah 'n Spice in Main Courses
Kalua Pork and Cabbage in an Instant Pot is so easy!...
0.00 Mitt(s) 0 Rating(s)0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5

Prep: Cook:

Serves: 8 Level: Easy