Thanksgiving Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese Recipe

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and a popular dish to serve is mac and cheese. Why not take a healthy spin on it this year? Try this Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese, with easy prep time and easy results you will have you and your family not only eating well, but feeling good as well. Recipe by Meseidy Rivera!

Serving Size:

YIELDS: 8 serving(s)

PREP TIME: 15 mins

COOK TIME: 4 hrs

TOTAL TIME: 4 hrs 15 mins


  • 1 lb. Diced Butternut Squash, Peeled, And Seeded
  • 5 leaves Fresh Sage, Minced
  • 2 tsp. Fresh Thyme Leaves
  • 1 Small Onion, Chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic, Chopped
  • 1/2 c. Vegetable Stock
  • 1 lb. Dry Elbow Macaroni, Cooked According To Package Directions
  • 1 tbsp. Salt
  • 8 oz. weight Shredded Cheddar
  • 4 oz. weight Cream Cheese


  • Place butternut squash, sage, thyme, onion, garlic, and vegetable stock in the slow cooker—cover and cook on high for 4 hours, or low for 8 hours. Use an immersion blender or regular blender and puree the vegetables.

    Make sure the slow cooker is set to warm. Add puree, pasta, salt, and cheese to the slow cooker. Stir until well combined and the cheeses have melted. Season with salt to taste and serve.


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