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Stovetop Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

 
Stovetop Pumpkin Mac and Cheese
Image © The Lemon Bowl
 
One serving costs about $0

$0.00 per serving

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This recipe is ready in 20 minutes

Ready in 20 minutes

spoonacular Score:1%

Spoonacular Score: 1%

 

Ingredients

Servings:
1 lb
1 lb whole wheat penne pasta
whole wheat penne pasta
3 Tbsps
3 Tbsps butter
butter
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps flour
flour
1.5 cups
1.5 cups whole milk
whole milk
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps salt
salt
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps nutmeg
nutmeg
1.5 cups
1.5 cups reduced fat shredded cheddar
reduced fat shredded cheddar
0.5 cups
0.5 cups pumpkin
pumpkin
1 lb whole wheat penne pasta
1 lb
whole wheat penne pasta
3 Tbsps butter
3 Tbsps
butter
2 Tbsps flour
2 Tbsps
flour
1.5 cups whole milk
1.5 cups
whole milk
0.5 tsps salt
0.5 tsps
salt
0.25 tsps nutmeg
0.25 tsps
nutmeg
1.5 cups reduced fat shredded cheddar
1.5 cups
reduced fat shredded cheddar
0.5 cups pumpkin
0.5 cups
pumpkin

Equipment

pot
pot
whisk
whisk
pot
pot
whisk
whisk


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on The Lemon Bowl

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.70
Ingredient
1 pound whole wheat penne pasta
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 1/2 cup whole milk
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 1/2 cup reduced fat shredded cheddar
1/2 cup pumpkin
Price
$0.97
$0.36
$0.02
$0.50
$0.04
$3.55
$0.13
$5.56

Tips

Health Tips

  • You can easily replace regular noodles with whole wheat noodles to add a little extra fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals to this dish. Just don't make the mistake of assuming that because the pasta is whole wheat, you can eat as much as you want. The calories and the effect on your blood sugar is not so drastically different!

  • To make baked goods lighter and sneak in some extra nutrition, you can swap half the butter or oil (sometimes even all of it!) with an equal amount of unsweetened applesauce.

  • Believe it or not, some sources say you can substitute avocado puree for butter when making brownies. Try it and let us know how it turns out!

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • Like many ground spices, ground nutmeg loses its flavor over time. For the best nutmeg taste, purchase whole nutmeg and grate it right as you use it. If you're a real nutmeg lover, you can even buy a nutmeg grinder.

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

  • The best method for cooking pasta is pretty controversial, but most sources seem to reach a consensus. Check out our lesson on how to cook pasta in the academy.

Green Tips

  • To avoid antibiotics, hormones, and other nasties in your milk, choose organic whenever possible. If you can't afford organic, look for milk labeled hormone and antibiotic free. It is often less expensive.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
321 Calories
14g Protein
8g Total Fat
46g Carbs
0% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
321
16%

Fat
8g
13%

  Saturated Fat
4g
29%

Carbohydrates
46g
16%

  Sugar
4g
5%

Cholesterol
20mg
7%

Sodium
335mg
15%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
14g
29%

Selenium
41µg
59%

Manganese
0.55mg
27%

Phosphorus
254mg
25%

Vitamin A
866IU
17%

Calcium
154mg
15%

Vitamin B2
0.18mg
10%

Magnesium
39mg
10%

Copper
0.19mg
10%

Zinc
1mg
9%

Fiber
1g
8%

Potassium
228mg
7%

Vitamin B1
0.09mg
6%

Vitamin B3
1mg
6%

Vitamin B6
0.11mg
6%

Iron
0.99mg
5%

Vitamin B12
0.32µg
5%

Folate
19µg
5%

Vitamin B5
0.49mg
5%

Vitamin D
0.69µg
5%

Vitamin E
0.31mg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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