I like trying seasonal veggies and trying new recipes! Also, who can resist comfort food??? So, some night, give this a try!
1/2 Butternut Squash (peeled and diced) about 2 cups
2 tsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. salt and pepper
1 box whole wheat pasta
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 1/2 cups low fat or skim milk
1 3/4 cups White Cheddar Cheese (I found it in the organic section)
Preheat oven to 375. Toss the squash with the olive oil and salt and pepper. Place on a foil lined baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes or til soft.
Cook pasta according to instructions.
Drain pasta and place in a bowl with the cooked squash. Meanwhile in the pot melt the butter. Slowly whisk in the flour and cook on low for 2 minutes. Slowly whisk in the milk. Bring it to a boil and then simmer it for about 2 minutes. Whisk in about 3/4 of the cheese til melted. Remove from heat and add in the pasta/squash. Stir it well and top with remaining cheese. Then bake for about 10-15 minutes!
It was SOOOOOOO good!
Let me know if you give it a shot!