This Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese (with peas) is going to get veggies in at mealtime in a whole new way! Super simple to make, family-friendly, and delicious!
– Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook to package directions. Once cooked, drain and set aside in a separate bowl.
– Return the pot to the stove. Combine milk, cheese, butternut squash puree, salt, flour, and garlic powder in the hot pot. Over low heat, stirring often, cook mixture until thickened and smooth in texture. About 3-4 minutes.
– Add the pasta back into the pot with the butternut squash/cheese sauce. Mix until all the pasta is coated. Stir in peas and let them "cook" in the hot pasta for a few minutes. Add a tablespoon or two of extra milk if needed to thin out cheese sauce.
– Taste and add extra salt or extra cheese if desired. Serve warm.