Homemade Pumpkin Macaroni And Cheese Recipe

This homemade macaroni and cheese recipe is pure comfort food recipe. It’s so easy to make! This cheesy macaroni and cheese recipe uses 1 cup pumpkin puree and 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese. It’s my favorite homemade macaroni and cheese recipe!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6


  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 1/4 cups shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Make elbow macaroni according to box. Drain, set aside.
  3. In a medium size saucepan melt your butter over low-medium heat. Stir in flour and continue to stir until smooth. Stir in milk and bring to a simmer. Continue to stir for 1 minute until it's thickened. Remove from heat.
  4. Stir in pepper, nutmeg, mustard.
  5. Add in pumpkin puree and 2 cups of shredded cheese, stirring until cheese is completely melted.
  6. Add macaroni to cheese mixture and stir until it's all coated. Pour into baking dish.
  7. Top with 1/4 cup remaining shredded cheese.
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes.