Sweet Potato Mac ‘n Cheese

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    Recipe courtesy of Paula Jones of bell’ alimento.

    4-6 servings

     

    Ingredients:

     

    8 ounces dry Whole Wheat Pasta, cook according to package directions
    Olive Oil
    3 ounces grated Cheddar Cheese
    3 ounces shredded Mozzarella Cheese
    3 ounces grated Parmesan or Pecorino Romano Cheese
    ½ cup roasted Sweet Potato (about 1 large sweet potato, cut into 2" pieces)
    1 Pear, cut into pieces
    ½ cup fat free Sour Cream
    A few pinches Pumpkin Pie Spice
    A few pinches ground Cinnamon
    Garlic Salt to taste
    Ground Black Pepper
    Grated Parmesan or Pecorino Romano Cheese for serving


    Directions for Roasted Sweet Potato & Pear:

     

    1. Pre-heat oven to 400 F with the rack in the middle. Toss pear and sweet potatoes with olive oil and a sprinkle of garlic salt. Roast for about 40-50 minutes until softened. Let cool a bit and remove skin from the sweet potato.

     

    Directions for Sweet Potato Mac 'n Cheese:


    1. Cook pasta. Drain and set aside. Pre heat oven to a low broil. Combine cheddar cheese, sweet potato, sour cream and spices and blend in a food processor until well combined. Heat a nonstick, oven safe pan over medium high heat with a splash of olive oil. Add pasta to a pan and toss with oil. Add sweet potato mixture to the pasta. Combine well. Heat for a few minutes until the cheese melts. Season with garlic salt and pepper to taste.

     

    2. Top pasta with mozzarella and broil for about 5 minutes until mozzarella cheese is melted and slightly brown on top.

     

    3. Serve with parmesan cheese and a dollop of sour cream.