"Acorn Squash & Bacon" Baked Macaroni & Cheese

Tiffany Bannworth

By
@MissAnubis

I love this sweet, creamy dish as much as I love Sweet Potato and Candied Pecan Macaroni and Cheese.

This is an excellent autumn dish. Parents and children alike will love this.

Please enjoy!


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Serves:

8-10

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

1 Hr 30 Min

Ingredients

PASTA

2 pkg
wacky mac veggie shapes
2 c
ham broth

SAUCE

1 c
cheddar
1/2 c
brie
1/2 stick
butter
1/2 c
sour cream
1/2 c
ricotta cheese
2 c
half and half
1/2 tsp
freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 c
ham broth
1/4 c
red wine
1/4 c
worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp
white pepper
1 tsp
paprika
1/2 tsp
vanilla
1 Tbsp
celery salt
2 Tbsp
italian seasoning
1 Tbsp
garlic
1 Tbsp
dijon mustard

TOPPING

1/2 c
cheddar
1/2 c
panko, seasoned
1 Tbsp
seasoned salt

MAIN

1 pkg
maple bacon
2 Tbsp
soybean oil
1
acorn squash

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Rub acorn squash with oil. Place in a Pyrex casserole dish, filling the bottom with water. Put in oven at 450F until soft.
2
Remove from oven and allow to cool until able to be handled. Then peel and cube. Set aside.
3
Boil pasta in broth. Add water if you see fit. When al dente, set aside.
4
Place all sauce ingredients, in pot on low to medium. Heat and stir until totally combined.
5
Dice bacon. Add half inside casserole, half atop.
6
In a mixing bowl toss squash, bacon, and pasta. Then turn into a greased, rectangular Pyrex dish. Pour sauce atop, make sure you cover all areas.
7
Top with toppings. Place in oven at 350F until the top is golden brown.

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