Squash Macaroni and Cheese
DISCLAIMER: The mama who created this recipe has twins and was hoping to make meals to freeze. Feel free to consider adjusting the recipe accordingly, depending on how much you hope to make.
1 lb small pasta like ditalini or pastina
1 large squash (butternut works well, but you can use whatever is fresh)
1 1/2 (approximately) cups of mild cheddar shredded
Peel the squash and cut into cubes. Steam until very soft ( I swear by Ziploc steam bags for the microwave – they are awesome!). Boil the pasta a few minutes past the cook time so it is overdone. Drain (do not rinse). Put the pasta back in the pot (not over heat) and add the cheese. You can add a spoonful of greek yogurt or a splash of breastmilk, formula, or any other kind of milk (depending on how old your baby is) to make it creamier.
If desired, Puree to desired consistency in blender or food processor and add water to thin it out if necessary.