Stage 4

MacNCheese_sm (2)
  • 1/2c canned pumpkin
  • 1/3 c pasta shells or elbow macaroni
  • 1/2c 2% milk
  • ½ c shredded Gouda cheese, mozzarella, or other melting cheese
  • 1/2 c shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese

In medium saucepan over medium heat, mix milk and cheeses, stirring continuously until cheese has melted. Add in pumpkin and blend. Mixture should be smooth. Meanwhile cook pasta following package directions PLUS 3-4 extra minutes, until pasta is very soft. Drain pasta. Add pasta to cheese sauce and stir until pasta is well coated. Use masher to mash Mac & Cheese to smoother consistency, if needed.

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