This time of year has me thinking all things pumpkin. Everything seems to be flavored with pumpkin these days, which makes me very happy. I love a good pumpkin spice latte or adding pumpkin flavored creamer to my coffee. Pumpkin bread and cookies always hit the spot. And I can never eat just one pumpkin brownie. I was in the mood recently to make something different. I grabbed a can of pumpkin and a box of macaroni and cheese. I combined the two and couldn’t believe how easy, simple, and amazingly delicious this dish was!
I liked this dish so much I’ve eaten it quite often since. You can make this pumpkin mac & cheese recipe with any kind of macaroni and cheese: homemade, boxed, bagged, etc. In fact, I have been using a box of organic mac and cheese to give the dish an even healthier spin.
I have to be honest and to say that for years I always wanted to try making pumpkin mac and cheese at home. I always thought it would be complicated and tricky and every year fall would pass and I never had a chance to try it. That’s why I’m thrilled to have discovered how easy this recipe is and I’ve been enjoying it so much since.
- Organic boxed mac & cheese
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup 100% pure pumpkin
- Follow the directions on the box to prepare the mac & cheese.
- Add 1/2 cup extra milk.
- Stir in pumpkin
- Serve warm and enjoy
Jennifer Dysart says
I never would have thought to put pumpkin into mac n cheese, now I’m intrigued about how this tastes!
Tammy S says
I think my husband and I would love this Mac & Cheese. Not so sure about the kids though.
Wow – this sounds terrific – and much healthier! I have so many boxes of mac and cheese and canned pumpkin – it never occurred to me to try putting them together, even though I like the books about “sneaky” chefs – who sneak veggie and fruit puree into everything. Must try asap!
Tara L says
Sounds tasty & something different. My husband would love this I think he loves everything, and we always like to try new recipes.
Jane m says
We are going to make this for a pot luck dinner we are having with friends. TY for sharing
Shakeia Rieux says
I would love to try this,it looks delicious
Danielle Lindquist says
This is interesting and something I would have never thought of myself, thanks for the recipe!
Christina Marie says
I think my daughter would love this. Thanks for sharing!
Amanda Sakovitz says
I have never heard of pumpkin mac & cheese. It looks really good!
Shelly Sawicki Lash Neuhouser says
Sounds interesting, never really thought of combining the two, have to give it a try!
April Yedinak says
I think this is an easy (and tasty) way to pump up the nutritional value of a kid favorite. I have been seeing a lot of interesting pumpkin recipes this year.
Betty Baez says
The combination sounds odd pumpkin and cheese but i guess it doesnt hurt to give it a shot!
My son would love this mac and cheese. Thank you for the recipe!
Heather Hayes Panjon says
I’m Going To Give This Recipe A Try, My Family Pretty Much Loves ANYTHING Pumpkin!
Erin Thompson says
This sounds delicious. I wonder if I could get my kids to est it without noticing the pumpkin?
Wow – I never would have thought of this combination, but it sure sounds intriguing!
ellen beck says
Hmmmmmmmmm I like mac and cheese and I like pumpkin and it would likely be not too bad!
Rebecca Parsons says
I think it would be a great additive in mac n cheese. As long as it is puree then it would taste great with it.
judy gardner says
i love pumpkin flavored anything – its one of the things i love about fall! this is an new one to me though, i will have to give it a try.
Wanda McHenry says
I’m not sure about this, but usually when I say things like that about something I haven’t tried, I end up loving it. I’ll give it a try since the other recipes I’ve tried from you have been all very good!
Am I the only one in the world that dislikes mac n cheese? I’m afraid the pumpkin goes in the pie!