Three Cheese Pumpkin Macaroni and Cheese

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I love to serve my son the foods he loves. It makes me happy to see him happy, but I know he shouldn’t be eating unhealthy everyday. So when I want to cheer him up when he’s sick, or just had one of those days at preschool, yet still needs a healthy meal, I’ll make him a dish like this pumpkin mac n cheese.

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This mac’ n cheese is also made with those new Progresso recipe starters. This one is Progresso Recipe Starters Creamy Three Cheese Cooking Sauce, and makes the perfect base for mac ‘n cheese dishes. In this recipe I used pumpkin and broccoli to make it even more healthy. He never even noticed the pumpkin and didn’t complain once about the sauce drenched broccoli.

I served this, along with a simple salad for dinner. If you want to add protein, either add crispy bacon or grilled chicken slices to this dish.

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Yield: 4 servings

Three Cheese Pumpkin Macaroni and Cheese

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Cook Time:   15 minutes    Total Time:   45 minutes


1 (18oz) can Progresso Recipe Starters Creamy Three Cheese Cooking Sauce
1 (15oz) can pumpkin puree
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 (12oz) package Green Giant Valley Fresh Broccoli Cuts
1/8 teaspoon grated nutmeg
8 oz elbow macaroni


Add cooking sauce and pumpkin puree to a 2 quart saucepan on stovetop. Bring to a boil over medium heat while whisking. Reduce to a simmer. Add nutmeg.

Cook elbow pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside. Cook broccoli cuts according to package directions. Add pasta to a large bowl with sauce and broccoli. Toss to coat.

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  13 Responses to “Three Cheese Pumpkin Macaroni and Cheese”

  1. Cassie — August 28, 2012 @ 6:05 pm

    So fun, Angie! I love adding pumpkin to pasta dishes. The cheese sauce sounds like a perfect addition too!

  2. JulieD — August 28, 2012 @ 6:06 pm

    I’m loving your pasta dishes and oh man three cheeses with pumpkin!! Looks great, Angie!!

  3. Aggie — August 29, 2012 @ 10:34 am

    mmmm the pumpkin in this is making me crave it!! This sounds amazing and perfect for FALL!!! (woo hoo!)

  4. Paula - bell'alimento — August 29, 2012 @ 2:27 pm

    Pumpkin Mac n Cheese is one of our fav fall mac n cheeses xoxo

  5. Marly — August 30, 2012 @ 9:30 am

    That pumpkin adds a nice touch of color and beta carotene. We do that with our vegan mac and cheese, but I hadn’t seen that in a non-vegan version before. Makes me think it’s time for fall!

  6. Mom Foodie — August 30, 2012 @ 9:24 pm

    Great way to add a boost of vitamins, while keeping the recipe easy for busy moms.

  7. Erin — September 2, 2012 @ 10:13 am

    My boyfriend made this for me last night since I was feeling under the weather and not up to cooking. It was delicious, even without the shredded cheddar (my boyfriend forgot to add it because the recipe doesn’t indicate when you should add it). And it was even more delicious once he added the cheese. It’s definitely a keeper. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  8. Order Term Papers Online — September 3, 2012 @ 2:06 pm

    Thank you for the information ! Very interesting!

  9. Rebecca — September 8, 2012 @ 9:08 am

    Hi!. This is labeled as a meatless recipe, but it is NOT. If you look at the ingredients on the Progresso website you will find that the Three-Cheese sauce and several other have chicken in them. Buyer Beware!!

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