Pumpkin Mac-n-Cheese


1 pound short pasta, like penne
1 15 ounces can pumpkin puree, or 15 ounces fresh pumpkin puree
1 ¾ cups 2% milk
1 cup shredded Gruyere
½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons freshly chopped thyme leaves

Salt & Pepper


1. Preheat the oven to 400F.

2. Cook the pasta until just al dente and drain. Set aside in a large bowl.

3. In a separate bowl whisk together the pumpkin and milk until completely smooth. Then add a pinch of salt and pepper,  the thyme, and the gruyere cheese. Pour this mixture into the bowl with the pasta and mix well.

4. Pour the pasta into a 9×13 baking dish and sprinkle the parmesan over the top. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the top is browned and the pasta is heated through.

Naptime Notes

Naptime Recipe Serving ideas

This is a decidedly luxurious mac-n-cheese dish. Pair it with a great big green vegetable course!

Naptime Stopwatch

20 minutes prep time, 15 minutes baking time

Naptime Reviews

This was a hit with everyone, including my daughter. I think it would be great for a party and serving guests!


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