Pumpkin Mac & Cheese

Pumpkin Mac & Cheese


  • 5 cups dry Pasta, cooked
  • 4 T butter
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • ½ t salt
  • 1 t dry mustard
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • 1 cup shredded smoked gouda
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • Topping
    • 1 t Italian seasoning
    • ½ t pepper
    • ½ c bread crumbs
    • ½ c grated parmesan



  1. Prepare pasta “al dente” according to package directions
  2. Combine topping ingredients. Set aside.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  4. Melt butter in a pan over medium heat. Whisk in flour until well incorporated.
  5. Slowly add milk to the flour mixture. Keep whisking until the mixture comes to a soft boil.
  6. Reduce to the heat to low and add the spices and cheese. Mix well. Add the pumpkin. Mix again. At this point, the sauce should be thickening.
  7. Add the cooked pasta. Pour the mixture into a baking dish. Sprinkle ¼ cup of topping over the mixture.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until the topping turns golden brown. Enjoy!
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