Pumpkin Macaroni Cheese

The last pumpkin that my vine produced this winter decided to grow over the top of the netting on one of our raised garden beds. It weighed 6 kgs. That’s a lot of pumpkin and a lot of pumpkin dishes to have to create!









What do you do with that last piece when you are a bit tired of Spicy Pumpkin Soup , Pumpkin & Prune Cake, and vegetable curries? You make Pumpkin Macaroni Cheese! I’ve seen a few recipes for this variation on traditional Macaroni Cheese, and have combined a few ideas to make up my own. Blue cheese and pumpkin go beautifully together, giving the dish a real zing.


2 cups dried macaroni

2 cups roasted pumpkin

100 g blue cheese

1/2 cup cream

4 slices bread, made into fresh breadcrumbs

1 cup grated cheese


Cook macaroni until almost done. Meanwhile, mash pumpkin and add roughly chopped blue cheese. Drain macaroni, add pumpkin mixture and cream, and stir well. Spoon into a casserole dish, scatter breadcrumbs and grated cheese on top, and bake until brown, about 20 mins.







Do try it next time you need some comfort food, and let me know your thoughts.

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  • I think our son would like this one Jo. Thanks for the recipe.
    Recently just found a Roasted Pumpkin Loaf recipe which I am planning on making soon. The link is http://thatsugarfilm.com/blog/2017/02/04/roasted-pumpkin-loaf/.
    I tried growing pumpkin last year without success. Will try again though as I love pumpkin. I love all veggies really.

    • Jo says:

      Thanks for the link Kylie, it looks delicious. It takes a lot of eggs doesn’t it?! You’ll be right, with all your lovely girls doing what comes naturally to them!

  • Lyndie says:

    Hi Jo, This look delicious, apart from the Blue Cheese, which does not feature in my diet – the smell is enough to put me off. Perhaps I could add a sharp cheddar or something instead? I’ll be giving this a try. Cheers Lyndie

    • Jo says:

      A mature cheddar would work really well in this Lydie. Yes, one either loves or hates Blue Cheese, Stilton and the like! Thank you for visiting my blog!

  • Jo Castro says:

    This sounds divine. It also adds a nice extra healthy veggie element to macaroni cheese. I’m all for that 🙂 We once had a glut of courgettes when we lived in Africa – they were growing like triffids – it was a little scary! I made bread, cakes, meals, and potions out of them. We nearly ended up looking like courgettes!

    • Jo says:

      It’s good to squeeze some extra veges in wherever we can Jo! Yes, a glut of anything means the search is on for new recipes.

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