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Vegetarian, Whole Grains/Pasta/Rice, Kid Friendly, Holiday, Main Dish, Favorite |260 calories per serving|30 minute recipe

Macarrones Con Queso y Calabaza

This content was last updated on May 10, 2023

If you’re looking for a unique twist on a classic dish, look no further! This Pumpkin Mac and Cheese is a great way to add a nutritional boost to your regular Mac and Cheese recipe. Pumpkins are rich in carotenoids, particularly alpha and beta carotene, high in fiber, and provide 100% of your daily value for vitamin A in a single serving. This creamy and delicious dish is not only perfect for a fall dinner, but it packs 14 grams of protein and 6 grams of dietary fiber.


Read in English


  • Aceite de canola en aerosol
  • 1/2 taza de pan rallado Panko
  • 1/3 taza de queso parmesano rallado
  • 8 onzas de pasta integral
  • 1 taza de leche baja en grasa (1%)
  • 1 cucharada de mantequilla sin sal
  • 1 cucharada de harina de todo uso
  • 1 1/2 tazas (2 1/2 oz.) de queso cheddar “light” (50 por ciento)
  • 1 taza de calabaza enlatada sin azúcar
  • 1/2 cucharadita de mostaza en polvo
  • 1/4 cucharadita de pimienta negra molida
  • de pimienta de cayena
  • 1/8 cucharadita de nuez moscada molida, opcional
Makes 6 servings. Per serving: 260 calories, 6 g total fat (3 g saturated fat), 38 g carbohydrates, 14 g protein, 6 g dietary fiber, 230 mg sodium, 5 g sugar, 0 g added sugar.


  1. Precaliente el horno a 375 grados F. Cubra un recipiente de 6 tazas de medida con el aceite en aerosol y reserve.
  2. En un tazón separado, añada las migas de pan, el queso parmesano y mezcle. Deje la mezcla a un lado.
  3. En una olla grande, hierva 4 cuartos de galón de agua. Agregue la pasta y cocine durante 10 minutos, hasta que esté ligeramente al dente. Escurra en un colador, y reserve.
  4. Mientras se cocina la pasta, caliente la leche en el microondas o en una cacerola pequeña, hasta que se cocine al vapor, y deje a un lado.
  5. En una cacerola grande, derrita la mantequilla a fuego medio. Agregue la harina y cocine durante 1 minuto, batiendo lentamente. Retire del fuego y agregue gradualmente la leche mientras bate para evitar grumos. Regrese la olla al fuego medio-alto y cocine la salsa a fuego lento hasta que espese y tenga una consistencia de yogur batido, aproximadamente 3 minutos.
  6. Agregue el queso Cheddar, la calabaza, la mostaza, los pimientos negros, la pimienta cayena y la nuez moscada (opcional), y revuelva hasta que el queso se derrita por completo.
  7. Mezcle la pasta cocida con la mezcla de queso.
  8. Agregue los macarrones con queso al recipiente que dejo preparado con aceite en aerosol y espolvoree con la mezcla de pan rallado y queso parmesano para cubrir.
  9. Hornee de 15-20 minutos o hasta que las migas de pan estén crujientes y doradas. Sirva inmediatamente.


Nota: Esta traducción no fue creada por el Instituto Americano para la Investigación del Cáncer (AICR). AICR no será responsable de ningún contenido o error en esta traducción. (This translation was not created by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR). AICR shall not be liable for any content or error in this translation.)

This recipe contains cancer fighting foods:

This recipe was specially crafted to support cancer prevention and survival. It adheres to AICR's Cancer Prevention Recommendations. Learn more about our recipe guidelines.

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