How to Make Pumpkin & Spinach Mac N Cheese

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How to Make Pumpkin & Spinach Mac N Cheese Recipe
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Take out all your ingredients for prepping

Take out all your ingredients for prepping

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Put up a pot with water and a little salt to boil for the pasta... When the water is boiling add the pasta and a little oil to keep it from sticking together..

Put up a pot with water and a little salt to boil for the pasta... When the water is boiling add the pasta and a little oil to keep it from sticking together..

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Meanwhile blend the pumpkin with 1/4 cup of milk

Meanwhile blend the pumpkin with 1/4 cup of milk

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Blend.

Blend.

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The consistency will not be totally smooth nor do you want it to be

The consistency will not be totally smooth nor do you want it to be

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Check on your pasta .. Don't over cook it... About 10 mins is good for al dente pasta

Check on your pasta .. Don't over cook it... About 10 mins is good for al dente pasta

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Mince the two cloves of garlic and set aside

Mince the two cloves of garlic and set aside

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Grate the cheese and set aside

Grate the cheese and set aside

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Strain your pasta in a colander.. Do not rinse

Strain your pasta in a colander.. Do not rinse

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All cheese is grated and set aside

All cheese is grated and set aside

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Defrost your frozen spinach by putting a little water with the frozen spinach out of the packet and microwave for about 5 mins on high... Squeeze out excess water and set aside

Defrost your frozen spinach by putting a little water with the frozen spinach out of the packet and microwave for about 5 mins on high... Squeeze out excess water and set aside

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In a saucepan heat the butter. At the same time preheat your oven to 400 degrees

In a saucepan heat the butter. At the same time preheat your oven to 400 degrees

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Nice and hot ... When it's heated add the garlic

Nice and hot ... When it's heated add the garlic

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Add the garlic

Add the garlic

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Let the garlic sauté in the butter for about a minute

Let the garlic sauté in the butter for about a minute

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Add the flour and whisk it around cooking it for about a min or two to get rid of the flour taste... This is called a roux...

Add the flour and whisk it around cooking it for about a min or two to get rid of the flour taste... This is called a roux...

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Add the rest of the milk and keep whisking... Allowing it to thicken

Add the rest of the milk and keep whisking... Allowing it to thicken

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Keep whisking and thickening for a min

Keep whisking and thickening for a min

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Keep cooking and mixing it evenly for a further minute

Keep cooking and mixing it evenly for a further minute

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Add the pumpkin purée and continue whisking and blending

Add the pumpkin purée and continue whisking and blending

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See how it looks? A nice orange yellow

See how it looks? A nice orange yellow

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Keep whisking and let it thicken for another minute

Keep whisking and let it thicken for another minute

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Watch it thicken

Watch it thicken

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Remove from heat and add the cheese mixture

Remove from heat and add the cheese mixture

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Whisk and set aside

Whisk and set aside

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In a casserole dish add pasta and spinach

In a casserole dish add pasta and spinach

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Add cheese mixture and mix

Add cheese mixture and mix

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Mix it in well

Mix it in well

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Add the rest of the cheese mixture and add cheese to top

Add the rest of the cheese mixture and add cheese to top

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Admire work lol

Admire work lol

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Put the timer on the oven to 30 mins

Put the timer on the oven to 30 mins

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Put in the oven

Put in the oven

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Take out after 30 mins and let cool

Take out after 30 mins and let cool

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Consume with whatever you would like... A side with meat, fish or like I do... Alone... With some wine lol . Enjoy...  What I have found is that Kraft thick and spicy honey BBQ sauce on top -mmmm

Consume with whatever you would like... A side with meat, fish or like I do... Alone... With some wine lol . Enjoy... What I have found is that Kraft thick and spicy honey BBQ sauce on top -mmmm

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