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!

Advertisements

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