Pumpkin Thyme Macaroni and Cheese

I’m really not sorry about all this pumpkin deliciousness lately.

Pumpkin Thyme Macaroni and Cheese | A Nerd Cooks

This recipe comes from Spoon Fork Bacon, and has been adapted slightly.

You’ll need:

  • 1 lb elbow macaroni pasta (or some other short pasta)
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 2 tbs flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tbs fresh thyme
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (I used mild cheddar and extra sharp white cheddar)
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Cook the pasta according to directions on the package.  Drain and set aside.

In a large, heavy-bottomed pot, melt the butter.  Add the flour and whisk, forming a roux.

While continuing to whisk, slowly add the milk.  Add the pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, and thyme.  Whisk to combine.  Allow this pumpkiny bechamel to cook for a few minutes, whisking occasionally.  It should thicken slightly.

Add the cheese, whisking to combine.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

Add the cooked pasta to the cheese sauce, and eat!


5 thoughts on “Pumpkin Thyme Macaroni and Cheese

  1. Pingback: Pumpkin Beer Cheese Soup | A Nerd Cooks

  2. So I have now made this 3 times. The first time I screwed up the roux, and the sauce was too liquidy. Still pretty good. The second time, last Saturday, it was perfect! Absolutely delicious; my friends ate it all up so I had no leftovers. The third time, last night, was OK except i added too much salt. It’s a moving target. Thank you for posting!

  3. Pingback: Most Popular Posts of 2016 | A Nerd Cooks

Thank you so much for stopping by! Please leave a message.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s