butternut squash mac & cheese

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this yummy pasta dish is hearty and flavorful. this was a huge hit with my family and completely seasonal. the sage gave the dish a wonderful flavor and we completely enjoyed it. this would be a wonderful addition to a thanksgiving table.

one pound rigatoni

two tablespoons butter

one tablespoon olive oil

one half onion grated

one tablespoon dried thyme

three tablespoons flour

two cups vegetable stock

one pound chopped butternut squash

one cup half and half

two cups extra sharp cheddar

one half cup grated parmesan

one quarter teaspoon grated nutmeg

one teaspoon chopped fresh sage

cook pasta al dente. cook grated onion in butter and olive oil. add thyme and flour and cook for two minutes. whisk in the stock and add butternut squash. cook for five minutes. use immersion blender to blend until smooth. stir in half and half and cheese and season with nutmeg, salt and pepper. combine pasta with sauce and garnish with fresh sage.

Cheers! - lh

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