Mac n “Cheese” (with sweet potato and pumpkin)

healthy mac n cheese for kids and family
So it’s fall. Time for pumpkin spice everything, blah blah blah. I’m not one of those people, I promise you. I’m good with pumpkin, but I’m pretty uninspired by it. All I can usually think to do with it is make pie. But I found myself in the perfect situation – I had a sweet potato; I had a can of pumpkin; I had pasta. And I needed to feed my boy. And even though most kids are good with certain veggies – sweet potato being one of them – mine is not.

Sweet potatoes and pumpkin are smooth and creamy, just like cheese. So I made a cheese sauce with them. Why not?

And the best part? No one noticed. I know what you’re going to say…”Wait, there’s cheese in this sauce though!” I never said there was no cheese. I said that I made a cheese sauce with veggies in it. It still tastes good; it still tastes like mac n’ cheese. Because it is.


What You Need

  • One Sweet Potato.
  • One Onion
  • 2 Tbsp Butter.
  • 1 Cup (or more) Whole Milk.
  • One Can of Pumpkin.
  • One Box of Pasta (you pick).
  • 1/2 Cup Cream Cheese.
  • 1/2 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese.
  • 2 Tbsp Mustard.
  • 1 tsp. Turmeric.
  • Pinch Nutmeg.
  • 1 Cup Frozen Peas.

How to Do It + What it Looks Like

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