White Bean, Kale & Roasted Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

Prep time

20 Min(s)

Total time

20 Min(s)


6 servings

This amazing bean, kale and butternut squash Mac & Cheese is the perfect comfort food! It’s rich and creamy, full of flavor, and sure to become a family favorite.


3 cups dry medium shell pasta
3 cups chopped kale
1 (15.5 ounce) can Michigan White Beans, drained and rinsed, or 1-1/2 cups cooked dry beans
1-3/4 cup 2% milk
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon pink salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
4 ounces shredded gouda cheese
8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
2-1/2 cups diced butternut squash, roasted

Cooking Instructions

  1. Cook pasta as directed on the package. Add chopped kale to pasta in the last minute of cooking. Drain.
    Meanwhile, combine white beans, milk, onion powder, garlic powder, Dijon mustard, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour white bean mixture into a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Turn off the heat and stir in cheese until melted. Combine cooked pasta/kale and butternut squash with the sauce. Let stand 5 minutes.

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