green kids, eco kids, green design for kids, eco toddler, green toddler, baking, recipes, how to, cooking with kids, food, vegetarian recipes, jennie lyon

Organic Pumpkin Macaroni and Cheese Ingredients

Preheat oven 375F

  • 8 oz organic whole grain medium pasta shells
  • 2 tbsp organic unsalted butter or Earth Balance
  • 2 tbsp organic whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup organic milk
  • 3/4 cup organic canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cups + 2 tbsp organic cheddar cheese
  • Dash of organic nutmeg
  • Salt + Pepper

Serves 4

green kids, eco kids, green design for kids, eco toddler, green toddler, baking, recipes, how to, cooking with kids, food, vegetarian recipes, jennie lyon

Step 1: Cook it Up!

Cook your organic macaroni shells in salted boiling water according to the package directions.

 

green kids, eco kids, green design for kids, eco toddler, green toddler, baking, recipes, how to, cooking with kids, food, vegetarian recipes, jennie lyon

Step 2: Melt It!

Melt the organic butter in a saucepan over medium heat. When the butter starts to brown, add the organic whole wheat flour and whisk until the mixture thickens.

green kids, eco kids, green design for kids, eco toddler, green toddler, baking, recipes, how to, cooking with kids, food, vegetarian recipes, jennie lyon

Step 3: Milk It!

Slowly add in the organic milk and whisk until you get a thick, creamy white sauce.

 

green kids, eco kids, green design for kids, eco toddler, green toddler, baking, recipes, how to, cooking with kids, food, vegetarian recipes, jennie lyon

Step 4: Add the Good Stuff!

Add the organic pumpkin and 1/2 cup organic cheddar cheese to the creamy white sauce. You could sub in soy cheese here as well. Continue to whisk until you have a thick creamy orange sauce. Add a dash or organic nutmeg, salt and pepper.

green kids, eco kids, green design for kids, eco toddler, green toddler, baking, recipes, how to, cooking with kids, food, vegetarian recipes, jennie lyon

Step 5: Mix It!

When the pasta is finished cooking, drain it and return it to the pot. Add the creamy orange sauce to the macaroni and mix well.

green kids, eco kids, green design for kids, eco toddler, green toddler, baking, recipes, how to, cooking with kids, food, vegetarian recipes, jennie lyon

Step 6: Bake It and Enjoy!

Pour the macaroni and cheese into a baking dish, top with remaining organic cheddar cheese. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and bake for 20 minutes at 375F. Enjoy.