Pumpkin Mac and Cheese
Y’all, let’s be real. If there’s anything culinary that is COMPLETELY overdone, it would be pumpkin. Or at least, pumpkin spice. It was funny a few years ago when people started getting obsessed with pumpkin spice lattes, but now it’s just a joke that’s gone way too far. Pumpkin spice poptarts? Protein bars? MILK? When will it end?
So far, I’ve only ever seen pumpkin in a sweet context. Whether it’s in your pie or your coffee, there’s usually a lot of nutmeg and brown sugar involved. So when I saw this recipe, I was immediately intrigued by the fact that it used pumpkin in a savory way. I just had to know what it tasted like!
The fact that it’s all made in one pot makes it even better. Usually these “one pot” meals have you transferring every ingredient to a plate after you cook it and then combining them at the end. I mean at that point if I’m dirtying so many plates, I’d almost just rather use a couple different pots, right? (Plus I’m a college kid with four plates to my name and no time to do dishes so really it’s a miracle that I have enough clean to eat on at any given point in time.) But this dish seriously comes together in one pot! You cook the pasta with all of the other ingredients and then stir the cheese in at the end, which truly cuts down on both dishes and headaches. It’s really a dream of a meal for anyone with no time on their hands (which I can relate to, as you can tell from the fact that I’m lucky to update this blog once a week).
The blogger that I got this recipe from, The Domestic Superhero, has a whole repertoire of these one pot meals on her blog. I’m so excited to try more of them! If you feel inspired by her blog, make sure to leave her a comment and let her know you learned about it here. (I’m tryna impress established bloggers so I can grow a following past my Facebook friends, y’hear?) Anyways, I hope you enjoy this savory take on a classic fall ingredient! This may indeed be the last fall post outside of Thanksgiving, because I had my first peppermint mocha of the season today and I’m really just anxious for everything to taste like candy canes all the time. Until next time!