Meal Kit

Butternut Mac N' Cheese

with Asiago, cheddar, and roasted Brussels sprouts

Prep & Cook Time: 40-50 min.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Cook Within: 7 days

Contains: Milk, Wheat

  • Vegetarian
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Here at Home Chef HQ, we love our mac n' cheese - heck, we've even put it on a pizza before. This time, you'll whip up this classic dish with the tastiest winter vegetables - butternut squash (no peeling required!) and Brussels sprouts. Beware the lifestyle creep, though: one taste of our version and you'll never want to go near the boxed stuff again.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 6 oz. Butternut Squash, Cubed
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    6 oz. Cavatappi Pasta
  • 5 oz. Brussels Sprouts
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    4 oz. Light Cream
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    2 oz. Shredded Cheddar Cheese
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    2 oz. Shredded Asiago Cheese
  • 1 Shallot
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    ¼ cup Panko Breadcrumbs

Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient labels in your meal bag.

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Medium Pot
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Medium Oven-Safe Casserole Dish
  • 1 Wire-Mesh Strainer

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F
  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Halve Brussels sprouts (quarter if larger than ping pong balls). Peel and mince shallot.

  2. 2

    Roast the Vegetables

    Place butternut squash and Brussels sprouts on separate halves of the prepared baking sheet. Coat both with 2 tsp. olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Spread into a single layer on their halves and roast until tender and lightly caramelized, 12-15 minutes. While vegetables roast, cook pasta.

  3. 3

    Cook the Pasta

    Once water is boiling, add cavatappi pasta and cook until al dente, 10-12 minutes. Drain in wire-mesh strainer. Reserve pot; no need to wipe clean.

  4. 4

    Make the Mac n' Cheese

    Return pot used to cook pasta to medium heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil. Add shallot to hot pot and cook 2 minutes. Add cream and cook until slightly thickened, 2-4 minutes. Slowly whisk in shredded cheddar and Asiago. Season with 1/4 tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper. Stir in cooked cavatappi, butternut squash, and Brussels sprouts.

  5. 5

    Bake the Mac n' Cheese

    Pour mac n' cheese into prepared casserole dish or cast-iron skillet, sprinkle panko over top, and drizzle with 1 tsp. olive oil. Bake until panko and edges of pasta have browned, 8-10 minutes.

  6. 6

    Plate the Dish

    Serve baked mac n' cheese on a plate or family style directly out casserole dish.

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