Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

October 04, 2017 in Category: What's New

Earlier this year, when our Product Developer was presenting canned Organic Butternut Squash to our tasting panel, she made Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese as an example of what one could do with the canned squash. Not only did she convince the panel we should offer the puréed product this fall, the panel then convinced her to find a supplier to make the fantastic Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese to offer in our freezers. Boy oh boy, did she deliver!

Trader Joe’s Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese is being made exclusively for Trader Joe’s by the same supplier that makes our classic Joe’s Diner Mac & Cheese. Here, they begin with a mezzi rigatoni pasta – short, thick, ridged tubes that hold sauces with gusto. The pasta is blended with an opulent sauce made with three cheeses (Cheddar, Gouda, and Parmesan), a classic béchamel sauce, the perfect amount of butternut squash pureé, and a sprinkling of seasonal spices like nutmeg and sage. This is comfort food, with vegetables built right in!

We’ll be offering Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese throughout the fall season – grab a box while you can! You’ll find it in our freezers in a 12-ounce package for $2.99, while it lasts.


INGREDIENTS:
MEZZI RIGATONI PASTA (SEMOLINA, DURUM WHEAT FLOUR, WATER, NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, THIAMINE MONONITRATE, RIBOFLAVIN, FOLIC ACID), BUTTERNUT SQUASH, BECHAMEL SAUCE (MILK [MILK, SKIM MILK, VITAMIN A PALMITATE, VITAMIN D3], UNBLEACHED ENRICHED FLOUR [WHEAT FLOUR, MALTED BARLEY FLOUR, NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, THIAMIN MONONITRATE, RIBOFLAVIN, FOLIC ACID], BUTTER [CREAM, SALT], WHITE PEPPER), GOUDA CHEESE (PASTEURIZED MILK, CHEESE CULTURES, SALT, MICROBIAL ENZYME, BETA-CAROTENE [COLOR], CELLULOSE POWDER), CHEDDAR CHEESE (PASTEURIZED MILK, CHEESE CULTURE, SALT, MICROBIAL ENZYME, ANNATTO [COLOR], CELLULOSE POWDER), PARMESAN CHEESE (PASTEURIZED PART SKIM MILK, CHEESE CULTURE, SALT, MICROBIAL ENZYME, CELLULOSE POWDER), SALT, ONION POWDER, GARLIC POWDER, MUSTARD (DISTILLED VINEGAR, WATER, MUSTARD SEED, SEA SALT, SPICES, TURMERIC), NUTMEG, SAGE, BLACK PEPPER, THYME, CAYENNE PEPPER.
CONTAINS MILK, WHEAT.


NUTRITION FACTS:
2 servings per container | Serving size 1 cup (170g) | Amount per serving: Calories 250
Total Fat 8g (10% DV), Saturated Fat 4.5g (23% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 25mg (8% DV), Sodium 480mg (21% DV), Total Carbohydrate 38g (14% DV), Dietary Fiber 2g (7% DV), Total Sugars 4g—Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV), Protein 11g, Vitamin D 0.4mcg (2% DV), Calcium 180mg (15% DV), Iron 2mg (10% DV), Potassium 90mg (0% DV).
The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


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Tags: Butternut Squash, Cheese, Comfort Food, Fall, Pasta