Pumpkin Mac ‘n Cheese

    This Pumpkin Mac 'n Cheese is an autumn recipe that is sure to be your new favourite comfort food.

It might not feel like it yet, but Fall is almost here and with it comes Pumpkin everything.  To carry on this Autumnal tradition I want to share with you my Pumpkin Mac ‘N Cheese recipe featuring my very favourite cheese – Gay Lea’s Ivanhoe Sharp Cheddar Cheese.

Pinterest is already flooded with autumn colours as pumpkins, squash and other fall favourites fulfill a need we all have for flavour and comfort.  Adding a little cheese into the mix makes everything even better. 

This Pumpkin Mac 'n Cheese is an autumn recipe that is sure to be your new favourite comfort food.

Gay Lea’s Ivanhoe Cheese has an enviable reputation for its high quality, aged cheddar cheese and specialty cheeses.  Ivanhoe is actually the oldest cheese company of its kind in Canada, and it still remains a local attraction in the hamlet of Ivanhoe!  They specialize in award-winning artisan cheddars, as well as an extensive selection of specialty cheeses including Naturally Smoked Gouda and flavoured Monterey Jacks. They even offer Kosher and Halal varieties.

My recipe features the Old Sharpe Cheddar Cheese from Ivanhoe and it literally melts in your mouth it is so creamy.  The cheese sauce in my recipe literally would not be the same made with any other cheese.

This Pumpkin Mac 'n Cheese is an autumn recipe that is sure to be your new favourite comfort food.

Nordica Smooth Cottage Cheese
 
Gay Lea is introducing a new product to the market, Nordica Smooth Cottage Cheese! It has all the benefits of regular cottage cheese without
the lumpy texture, which I know is a turn off for some.
 

It is currently available in creamy and delicious Vanilla Bean and Salted Caramel flavours.  You can enjoy it on its own, or with your favourite toppings.  It is packed with 10g of protein per serving and only 110 calories, meaning you can also slip some into your smoothies, shakes, cakes and muffins for a guilt-free enhancement. I already have some great ideas!

 
Nordica Smooth comes in 100g cups, making it a convenient, light snack to enjoy anytime day or night. With 25% more protein than leading Greek yogurts and a source of calcium, it is the sweeter way to replenish your body after a workout.
 
 This Pumpkin Mac 'n Cheese is an autumn recipe that is sure to be your new favourite comfort food.

 

Pumpkin Mac ‘n Cheese

Ingredients:
3 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked
1 cup milk
3/4 cup pumpkin puree
2 Cups Ivanhoe Old Sharpe Cheddar Cheese
1 tsp nutmeg
Salt & Pepper to taste
4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375F.

Cook pasta  in salted water according to package directions then drain.

Meanwhile, in a medium stockpot over medium-high heat, scald your milk then remove from heat.

Stir cheese into your milk until melted then add pumpkin puree and stir well. Remove from heat and add salt, nutmeg and black pepper.

Combine with drained noodles then pour into casserole dish.

Bake uncovered 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly.

Top with Bacon and serve!

 This Pumpkin Mac 'n Cheese is an autumn recipe that is sure to be your new favourite comfort food.

 

Pumpkin Mac 'N Cheese
Ingredients
  • 3 cups elbow macaroni uncooked
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 Cups Ivanhoe Old Sharpe Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 4 strips bacon cooked and crumbled
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Cook pasta in salted water according to package directions then drain.
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium stockpot over medium-high heat, scald your milk then remove from heat.
  4. Stir cheese into your milk until melted then add pumpkin puree and stir well. Remove from heat and add salt, nutmeg and black pepper.
  5. Combine with drained noodles then pour into casserole dish.
  6. Bake uncovered 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly.

 This Pumpkin Mac 'n Cheese is an autumn recipe that is sure to be your new favourite comfort food.

 

Disclosure: I am part of the Gay Lea Ambassador Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with
this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.
 

20 thoughts on “Pumpkin Mac ‘n Cheese

  1. I’m afraid that I don’t like pumpkin so this isn’t a recipe for me, sorry. However I was interested to read about the Nordica Smooth Cottage Cheese, I must keep my eyes open for that.

  2. It certainly feels like fall here today. Chilly and raining. I love mac and cheese, pure comfort. Would not have imagined it with pumpkin, but why not. Sounds delicious and looks amazing. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I have tried the skinny mac and cheese with cauliflower and one with butternut squash, now I need to try this one out, and this recipe is far the easiest to make out of the others, I’m thinking this might just be my new mac and cheese!!!

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