Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese will give your child all the comfort of this classic dish, but with an extra boost of nutrients!

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butternut squash mac & cheese

Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

This veggie alternative is also made with dairy-free ingredients and ChildLife Essentials Cod Liver Oil to help support healthy brain function while your kiddos are in school. Pasta la vista baby! 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 3


  • 1-2 servings ChildLife Essentials Cod Liver Oil
  • 16 ounces macaroni pasta
  • 1 medium butternut squash
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 ½ cups dairy-free cheddar cheese
  • 1 Tbsp dairy-free butter
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Fill a medium pot 3/4 of the way with water and bring the water to a boil.
  • Chop the ends off the butternut squash, peel with a vegetable peeler, and scrape the seeds out with a spoon. Chop squash into small pieces and transfer into the pot of boiling water.
  • Boil the squash, uncovered, until tender, about 10-15 minutes. Drain squash into a colander.
  • Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to packaging instructions.
  • Place the cooked butternut squash and all other ingredients into a blender. Blend until a smooth sauce forms.
  • Transfer sauce back to the pan and heat on medium until warm. Add noodles, stir, and serve immediately.

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