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Butternut Squash Broccoli Mac and Cheese | Grandbaby Cakes

Butternut Squash Broccoli Mac and Cheese

The easiest and most delicious Butternut Squash Broccoli Mac and Cheese made even easier starting with a box of macaroni! So good and almost gourmet!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword classic recipes, comfort food, kid-friendly recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 399kcal
Author Jocelyn Delk Adams of Grandbaby-Cakes.com


  • 6 ounce Horizon Organic Macaroni and Mild Cheddar Cheese box 1 box
  • 1 cup chopped butternut squash
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped broccoli
  • 1/2 cup panko crumbs toasted
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika


  • Begin preparing Horizon Organic Macaroni and Cheese according to the box instructions by boiling water to cook pasta.
  • While water boils, boil water in a separate pot and add chopped butternut squash. Boil for 12-15 minutes or until squash is tender. Add tender squash to food processor or blender and grind until puree forms. Set aside.
  • Once pasta is done boiling, drain pasta and add back into original pasta pot.
  • Add milk, butter and cheese sauce from box then stir in squash puree, salt and pepper to taste, and broccoli and cook on low heat until broccoli is warmed through.
  • Lastly, sprinkle top of mac and cheese with toasted panko crumbs and paprika and serve.


Calories: 399kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 10g | Sodium: 786mg | Potassium: 659mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 8115IU | Vitamin C: 75.6mg | Calcium: 216mg | Iron: 3.6mg