BUTTERNUT SQUASH MAC AND CHEESE | WEIGHT WATCHERS

This easy Mac & Cheese is just 6 Smart Points per portion on Weight Watchers Blue, Green, Purple & Freestyle plans. It is 2 SmartPoints per portion on the Purple plan if you use wholewheat pasta.
Coursedinner, Main Course
CuisineAmerican
KeywordEasy weight watchers, weight watchers, Weight Watchers dinner, weight watchers mac & cheese
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Servings6 people
Calories261kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 cups skim milk (470ml) skimmed or 1%
  • 1 cup water (235ml)
  • 2⅔ cups dry macaroni (275g)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp garlic granules
  •  cups frozen butternut squash (400g) thawed & pureed
  • 1 cup reduced fat mature cheddar (115g) grated

Instructions

  • Defrost the butternut squash chunks and puree using a hand blender. If you don’t have a hand blender you can mash the butternut squash with a fork. Set aside.
  • Place the milk, water, macaroni, salt, mustard, nutmeg & garlic granules in a large saucepan. Cook over a medium heat for about 3 – 4 minutes until the first bubbles just start to appear. Turn down the heat and cook for a further 10 – 12 minutes, stirring continuously. It is important not to let the mixture boil.
  • Once the mixture is thick and sauce like, add the pureed butternut squash and stir. Add half of the grated cheese and stir.
  • Tip into a casserole dish and top with the remaining cheese. Place under the grill until all the cheese has melted, is bubbling and has started to brown.

Notes

Please be aware that the nutritional information below has been automatically generated and does not account for variations in product brands and types, weights of individual ingredients etc.  It should therefore be considered as an estimate.

Nutrition

Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 554mg | Potassium: 472mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 7027IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 220mg | Iron: 1mg

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