At my brother’s wedding in Alabama several weeks ago, we were served the best southern BBQ chicken and Macaroni & Cheese for dinner. And ever since that delicious dinner, I haven’t been able to get Macaroni and Cheese off my mind. So I decided I was going to whip up an easy homemade mac and cheese for dinner for my husband and I. Buttt there was one little catch; I wanted to make a healthy version. And that’s where the secret ingredient in this light and easy homemade mac and cheese comes into play.
This easy homemade mac and cheese is thick, creamy, loaded with flavor, and you’ll never guess what the hidden secret ingredient is… BUTTERNUT SQUASH! It saves you from having to use butter and heavy cream because when the squash is blended with greek yogurt, chicken broth, and cheese, it makes a delicious, creamy thick sauce. . It’s a miracle! Healthy Macaroni and Cheese WITH veggies hidden in the mix, who knew mac and cheese could be so nutritious?! I found the recipe from Kelly’s blog Eat Yourself Skinny. Thank you Kelly; you and your mac and cheese are amazing. I am forever thankful.
The recipe is super easy to make and will leave delicious leftovers for lunch or dinner. I love meals like this one that I can cook in a big casserole dish and save for several meals. It freezes great as well, so if you don’t have room in the fridge, no problem! Now that your mouth is watering for this delicious light and easy homemade mac and cheese, let’s get cookin’!
I give this recipe a 10/10 and I hope you and your family feel the same way. Let me know how this light and easy homemade mac and cheese turned out for you in the comments below, and don’t forget to subscribe so you won’t miss another healthy recipe again!
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