Dry Goodselbow macaroni1 pound
white flour3 tablespoons
table salt.5 teaspoon
whole milk1 cup
shredded cheddar cheese2 cups
Producesweet potato2 large
This creamy, delectable mac and cheese gets a boost in the creamy factor by the addition of mashed sweet potatoes. This is a great dish to meal prep; depending on the amount of time you’ve got, you can make the whole sauce ahead of time, or just roast the sweet potatoes first and hold them for a few days in the fridge. If you leave the skins on, they don’t even need to be wrapped or packaged while they’re chilled.
- Preheat the oven to 400*F and wrap the sweet potato in foil. Place it on a sheet pan and place the pan in the oven. Roast until soft all the way through, about 20-30 minutes.
- Once the sweet potato is roasted, peel it and mash it.
- Make the cheese sauce:
- Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the flour and stir until mixed. Let cook until the flour starts to turn a light golden brown, then stir in the milk until smooth.
- Add the cheese one small handful at a time, stirring between each addition. Once all the cheese is added, stir in the sweet potato until smooth, then remove from the heat.
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, and add the elbow macaroni. Cook until al dente, about 7-8 minutes.
- Drain the pasta but do not rinse. Toss with the cheese sauce until fully coated, then serve.
Prep it for later:
1. Roast and mash the sweet potatoes according to the instructions in Steps 1 and 2.
2. Make the cheese sauce according to the instructions in Steps 4 and 5.
3. Combine the mashed sweet potatoes and cheese sauce, stirring to combine until smooth.Transfer the sauce to a resealable container.
Sweet potato cheese sauce will last in the fridge for up to 4 days, and the freezer for up to 3 months.
1 bag or container of prepared sweet potato cheese sauce.
Prepare from prepped:
1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
2. Add the macaroni pasta and cook until al dente, about 8 minutes.
3. Drain the pasta and then immediately combine with the cheese sauce, stirring gently until the pasta is coated in sauce.