Curried Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

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Preparation Time 20 minutes Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 Cost Per Serving $1.96
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2 cupsPumpkin or Squash, graed (or 1 cup pureed)
1 cupVegetable or Chicken Stock
1 cupWhole or Skim Milk or Milk Alternative
2 clovesGarlic, minced
1 tbspCurry Powder
1 1/2 tbspAll Purpose Flour
3/4 cupSharp or Smoked Cheddar, grated
454gWhole Wheat or Spelt Macaroni
1 1/2 tbspOlive Oil
½ tspSea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
1/4 cupParmesan Cheese
1/4 cupBreadcrumbs
2 tbspPumpkin Seeds
2 tspDried Thyme


  1. Cook your pasta according to the box instructions, drain and set aside.
  2. In a medium sauce pot over medium heat, add 1 ½ tbsp of olive oil and stir in the flour until well combine together.
  3. Add the curry powder and garlic and continue to stir and good until it gets slightly darker. About 3 minutes.
  4. Add the stock, milk and pumpkin. Stir well and bring to a simmer. Cook for about 15 minutes. Stir in the cheese.
  5. If you want the sauce creamy, blend until smooth. Add to your cooked pasta.
  6. Place in a baking dish and top with the bread crumbs. Place under the broiler in your oven for a few minutes until golden brown.


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  • Being overweight or obese increases the risk of advanced prostate cancer, heart disease and depression. Choosing whole grains such as pasta made from spelt or brown rice can help you increase the fibre in your diet so you feel full with less food. Fibre-rich foods such as whole grains, beans and vegetables can help you get to and keep a healthy body weight, improve your mood and lower the risk of heart disease.
  • Getting lots of saturated fat from meat and dairy products is linked to a higher risk of prostate cancer. In this Mac n Cheese makeover, we've reduced the amount of cheese, used fat-free milk, and replaced some of the cheesy creaminess and bright orange colour with pumpkin. Pumpkin is rich in beta-carotene, an antioxidant that helps lower inflammation.