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Creamy Pumpkin Mac ‘n’ Cheese

This creamy pumpkin mac ‘n’ cheese is the perfect comforting dish for fall/autumn and the homemade pumpkin puree adds a burst of colour and flavour!
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Course: Main Course
Keyword: mac 'n' cheese, pumpkin
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 5 people


  • 350 g of pasta
  • 1/4 cup of unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 1/4 cup of flour
  • 1 cup of pumpkin puree
  • 1-2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 25 g Grana Padano cheese or parmesan
  • 125-200 g Mozzarella
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1/2-1 tsp of Garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp of Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp of Parsley


  • Firstly, boil a pot of water, add a pinch of salt and 350g of pasta. Cook it for 10-12 minutes, remove it from heat and drain.
  • Meanwhile, grab a large saucepan. Add ¼ cup of unsalted butter and melt on a low heat. Then, add ¼ cup of flour to the saucepan and whisk on a medium heat for 30 seconds. Add 1/2 of the milk and continue to whisk until the mixture is smooth and begins to bubble.
  • Add 1 cup of pumpkin puree,1-2 tbsp of tomato puree, salt to taste, pepper to taste, 1-2 tsp of garlic powder, 1/2 tsp of dried parsley and oregano then stir.
  • Add 25g of grana Padano (or parsley) and add 125-200g of chopped mozzarella to the pumpkin sauce. Stir until the cheese melts.
  • Add the pre-cooked pasta, stir and leave to cook for a few minutes. Serve as desired!