Home-Made Baby Food Series: Super Mac and Cheese

Here's another one pot wonder recipe that I have cooked for Trev when he was 11 months old. Presenting, Super Mac and Cheese! Maybe you're wondering why it's called "Super". Well, the simple reason is because the main ingredient in this recipe is Pumpkin! And Pumpkin is considered as one of the most powerful "Superfoods". It is abundant in fiber, Vitamins E and C, potassium and magnesium and a lot of other nutrients! Also, it has a great quantity of carotenoids which lower the risks of numerous cancers and heart disease. Indeed, this member of the gourd family is deserving to be called a "superfood"! Trivia: Pumpkin seeds are super nutritious too!

So, here's another recipe that I got from Nurturebaby. As usual, I made a few changes to suit my baby's needs. Instead of using canned pumpkin as what's written in the Nurturebaby's recipe, I used fresh pumpkin instead, and I just steamed it.


Durum Semolina Macaroni Pasta
2 tbsp butter (preferably unsalted butter)
2 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups warm milk (I used breastmilk)
½ cup steamed fresh pumpkin
1 cup grated mild cheddar cheese
Pinch of nutmeg (optional) 

  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions. Set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a sauce pan over low-medium heat.
  3. Once melted, little by little add the flour. Mix with a whisk to prevent lumps. 
  4. Cook for about 3 minutes but do not let it brown.
  5. Remove from heat and slowly add milk while whisking until well-combined.
  6. Return to the stove and cook for about 5 minutes. 
  7. Wait until the sauce thickens and coats the back of the spoon. 
  8. Add the pumpkin and nutmeg. 
  9. Remove from heat and add the grated cheddar cheese. 
  10. Stir until cheese is completely melted and the sauce is smooth.
  11. Pour the sauce over the cooked pasta and mix well.

SuperMac and Cheese with sidings of mixed veggies. Yummy!

Try this out, I'm sure your baby will love it too! :-)
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