Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

A few weeks ago, the lovely folks at Blue Apron asked if I would be interested in making one of their recipes. Since I had such a great experience with my Blue Apron box a few months ago, I excitedly agreed!

If you haven’t heard of Blue Apron, they’re a meal kit delivery service. Each week, you get a box with all of the ingredients for cooking 3 different meals, for 2-3 people. (It says 2, but in all the ones Alex and I made, we had lots of leftovers!) The meals work out to about $10 each, and in a lot of ways, I think it’s cheaper than hitting up the grocery store on your own, since you don’t have to buy a whole bottle of something for one recipe. If you like cooking but hate the grocery store, this is the perfect thing for you.

A lot of the ingredients I’ve seen in the boxes are things that are a little more “exotic” and hard to find, like fresh fettucelle with wild mushroom bolognese, Miso glazed eggplant with green tea rice, Black bean and quinoa enchiladas, etc so it’s great to have it all sent together. They offer both meat and vegetarian options.

I scanned through their cookbook online, (they have a whole vegetarian section) and I knew I wanted to make something seasonal. While I still haven’t really caught on to the pumpkin craze, butternut squash is something I love all year round, so when I spotted this Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese, I knew I had to make it.

I got to work in the kitchen on Sunday night. I set everything out, so I wouldn’t have to dig around the kitchen while I was cooking. Alex cut up the butternut squash, which was probably the hardest part of this recipe. Thanks, Alex!


Blue Apron Ingredients

For the full Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese with Crispy Sage Recipe, click here!

This recipe was fairly easy to make. Toasting the sage made the kitchen smell amazing and by the time I popped the dish in the oven, I couldn’t wait to taste it! When it finally came out, Alex and I could only let it cool for a couple of minutes before digging in.

 Blue Apron Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

Hot from the oven, covered in bread crumbs, and ready to devour!

Butternut Squash with crispy sage

The butternut squash made this recipe super creamy, but since it only used a little bit of cheese, this was a little bit healthier than a regular baked macaroni, which was nice. This meal was super filling, and Alex and I could only eat half of the dish. I packed up the rest for lunch the next day!

I loved trying out this new recipe, and now I have some good news for YOU! Blue Apron is offering 30% off your first box, if you want to check it out for yourself! Just click here.

If you want to see what other bloggers are cooking up with Blue Apron, check out these awesome dishes:

Note: I was compensated for this post, but as always, all opinions are my own, and I would never review something I haven’t tried myself!

Have you ever tried a meal kit?


  1. Was just looking at pumpkin ravioli recipes and they all called for sage. Might just pick up a little extra so I can make this as well!!

  2. This looks interesting. Unfortunately, it’s not vegan! We have a food truck in Okc called The Loaded Bowl that does an amazing vegan mac & cheese with a cashew cheese. Here’s a link: http://seeseanrun.com/recipes/?recipe_id=6055997

    This stuff is awesome! I would never have known the difference if I hadn’t read the menu.

  3. This recipe sounds ridiculously amazing!

  4. this is so creamy and dreamyyyyy. I made some recently with 1/2 nutritional yeast + 1/2 mozzarella with pumpkin puree = amazing!!!

  5. I never tried a meal kit but I love making butternut squash with cheese- this is similar recipe to things I have made – so delish!

  6. this looks absolutely delicious — do you think my mac n’ cheese loving husband will go for it? i might have to make this for me, whip up the standard mac for him, and call it a compromise 🙂

  7. yum! i made my own version of this last fall and now that i’ve been reminded of it, i’ll have to make it again asap! XOXO

  8. I love butternut squash mac and cheese. I’ve had a favorite go-to recipe for a while, but the addition of sage sounds amazing!

  9. Wow, that looks delicious! I’ve never tried a meal kit before, but I love the idea of it! There are always recipes out there that I’d love to try, but have so many random ingredients that I don’t normally buy, so it would be so expensive.

  10. Yum! Love butternut squash, love cheese so this I am sure to love! Thanks for sharing : )

  11. Mmm this looks like the perfect comforting fall meal!

  12. I love the grocery store, I think I go even when I don’t need anything in particular! The box seems like a convenient idea if I was really busy though! This recipe sounds delicious, it looks like it turned out so well!

  13. Oh my this sounds and look absolutely delicious! I am not too much of a butternut squash fan but my oh my!

  14. One of my coworkers brought a squash mac and cheese to work the other day, I didn’t try any but it looked delicious!

  15. I am drooling at this recipe and dish it looks so warming and delicious!! It is meant to be Spring and warm weather here but the cold is hanging on so something like this would be perfect.

  16. Yum! Bought 3 squash yesterday at the supermarket cos it was on offer. I love butternut squash risotto and I always add sage. This loves yummy too though so I’ll try it out this week! Thanks!

  17. Butternut squash really adds something to mac n’ cheese! I made Oh She Glows vegan recipe and looooved it!

  18. I need this in my life. Immediately. How have I never thought of this before?? I have also never cooked with sage before, so that would definitely be an interesting twist!

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