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Pumpkin Macaroni & Cheese
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Pumpkin Mac and Cheese {with Bacon!!}

This Pumpkin Mac and cheese takes only 30 minutes and one pot to make and tastes amazing! Also, comes with lots of bacon! Swoon!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword pumpkin mac and cheese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 814kcal
Author Lauren

Ingredients

  • 1 lb short cut pasta such as rotini
  • 8 slices bacon sliced
  • 1 cup onion diced
  • 1 large clove garlic minced
  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch nutmeg
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 15 oz prepared Alfredo Sauce 1 jar
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 pound fontina cheese grated
  • 1/3 pound sharp cheddar cheese grated
  • plain ruffles chips for garnish, optional

Instructions

  • Bring large pot of water to boil. Salt the water and cook pasta until al dente. Drain and set aside.
    Cooked pasta in colander
  • Place hot pot back on heat and cook bacon until browned and crispy {or cook how you like it}. Remove bacon from pot and drain onto paper towels.
    cooked bacon on paper towel
  • In the bacon grease, sauté onions and garlic until softened, 5 minutes. Stir in pumpkin, spices and alfredo sauce. Pour milk into dirty alfredo sauce jar, replace lid, shake and pour into pot. Stir until combined.
    pumpkin mac and cheese sauce
  • Sprinkle in cheeses and stir slowly to melt.
    stirring cheese into sauce
  • Stir in cooked pasta and half the cooked bacon.
    Pumpkin Mac and Cheese in pot
  • Spoon into dishes and top with remaining bacon and crumble chips over top and serve immediately.
    Pumpkin Macaroni & Cheese

Nutrition

Calories: 814kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 1148mg | Potassium: 420mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2304IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 450mg | Iron: 2mg