I found this recipe during her pumpkin stage and she loved this as well. It's called "Super Mac and Cheese" and to be honest I thought it sounded disgusting. I made it for Munchkie and as with all of her food, just tried it to see what I was giving her. And really, it wasn't that bad. Here is the recipe. I will be adding some broccoli to it tomorrow I think for a little added vegetable.
|This isn't the Super Mac, but it's Munchkie enjoying some pasta about a year ago. I couldn't pass it up because she's just so cute!|
Thank you simplebites.net for the recipe.
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- 1 box (8 oz.) whole wheat macaroni pasta
- 2 Tablespoon unsalted butter
- 2 Tablespoon All-Purpose Flour
- 1 1/2 cups milk, warmed
- ½ cup canned pumpkin*
- 1 cup grated mild cheddar cheese
- Pinch freshly grated nutmeg (optional)
Begin making the cheese sauce by melting butter over medium-low heat in a saucepan. Once completely melted, add the flour little by little and mix with a whisk to prevent lumps. Cook flour and butter mixture for about 3 minutes, but do not let brown. Remove from heat and slowly add milk; mix with whisk until well combined. Return to medium-low heat and cook for about 5 minutes until the sauce is thick and coats the back of a spoon. Add nutmeg and pumpkin. Remove from heat and add grated cheese; stir until cheese is completely melted and sauce is smooth.
In a large bowl, pour cheese sauce over cooked pasta. Mix sauce and pasta until well combined. The mixture may appear a bit soupy but the pasta will absorb more of the cheese sauce as it sits. Once cooled, chop slightly in food processor for small babies or keep whole for toddlers.
*Can substitute pumpkin with puréed sweet potato or butternut squash.