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Small white bowl filled with healthy butternut squash Mac and cheese for toddler and kids.
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Butternut Squash Mac N Cheese

Not only is butternut squash great for babies first puree, it makes a crave-worthy dinner for the entire family! You’ll love this Vegan + Dairy Free Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese for toddlers and kids!
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Michele Olivier

Ingredients

  • 1 medium butternut squash
  • 12 ounces pasta, any shape
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 tsp mild curry powder
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme can also use sage or rosemary (optional)
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone mat.
  • Cut butternut squash in half, deseed and place on a baking sheet, skin side down. Bake for 40 minutes or until a fork can prick the skin easily.
  • Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook according to the package directions.
  • In large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook for 3-5 minutes. Add garlic and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Scrape butternut squash from skin and place in blender or food processor. Add onion, garlic, thyme, curry and vegetable broth and puree until smooth.
  • Return pureed butternut squash to a skillet over medium heat. Add pasta, salt and pepper and stir until well combined.
  • Sprinkle with parmesan cheese, if desired, and serve immediately.

Notes

Age: great for 7+ months of age 
Storage: in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days