There are two very exciting things to share with you today. First of all, Pumpkin Mac ‘n Cheese needs to find it’s way into your life instantly. Secondly, I am thrilled to share Calphalon Your Set with you. What does “Your Set” mean? Well my friends, the tough decisions of trying to find the perfect set of pans has now been solved. Calphalon has launched Your Set! The perfect way for you to customize your set of pots and pans to suit your fancy. And for me to suit mine.
In the wonderful world of cooking there is no one size fits all.
What might be your mom’s or your best friends favorite pan might not be yours. That’s OK. Now you can take charge and get exactly what you want. With Your Set, you get to choose from a selection of Calphalon Unison Nonstick pans (that is what is in my photos) or their Accucore Stainless Steel pans.
For this super quick mac ‘n cheese I didn’t want anything stuck to the bottom of the pan & I wanted to work really quickly. The nonstick pan was amazing for this. This meal came together with ease. There was only some residual oil left in the pan. All I needed was a damp cloth for clean up. The nonstick coating also allowed me to keep this recipe low fat.
You will be pleased how easy this pasta is to cook. Especially when you have little ones tugging at you for lunch or dinner. All you need is 5 ounces of cooked pasta. Gluten free, whole wheat, corn, quinoa, high protein…the choice is yours. Cook that pasta in a pot of lightly salted boiling water.
Have Your Set pan ready to go…what’s next is quick, simple and makes the whole dish come together. Heat your pan over medium high heat. My Calphalon 10″ nonstick Unison pan was the perfect choice for this (as it will be for omelettes and many things.) Add some pumpkin purée, creamy sour cream, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and cheddar cheese. You will love that there is virtually no clean up too ~ as everything is cooked in this one pan.
This recipe will make the perfect Thanksgiving side dish. It’s also great for last minute lunches and dinners. Don’t forget to pack it in your lunchbox too!
Click HERE for recipe details.
Pasta ‘n Cheese Recipe Links
- Baked White Cheddar Mac ‘n Cheese with Kale and Bacon Good Life Eats
- Caramelized Onion and Prosciutto Mac n’ Cheese Food Republic
- Cream Cheese Macaroni
- Spaghetti & Cheese Nests MarlaMeridith.com
- Sweet Potato and Spinach Mac ‘n Cheese Naturally Ella
- Whole Wheat Chicken Mac ‘n Cheese Carla’s Confections
Please also visit these great blogs for more opportunities to win this prize: Recipe Girl, Eclectic Recipes, Picky Palate, Aggie’s Kitchen, Good Life Eats, Baked Brie
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FamilyFreshCooking.com Disclosure: This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Calphalon blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.
255 thoughts on “Pumpkin Mac ‘n Cheese”
Wow! That looks really yummy!!
Love this giveaway (and the Mac n cheese looks amazing)! My favorite thing to cook is pasta because it is so versatile and can be prepared so quickly.
I love using pure pumpkin in pastas – this looks delish!
My favorite thing to cook is soup, any and every kind!
I love cooking pasta dishes, especially seasonal ones like this!
The penne looks great! I would love to own the stainless steel.
My favorite thing to cook is risotto! I just love the process and I especially love the result!
My favorite thing to cook is anything pasta.
That mac & cheese looks amazing! A great way of using pumpkin puree.
This looks so amazing. I love mac n cheese and I love pumpkin. Perfection!
pumpkin + cheese… never would have thought of it but can’t wait to try it
I love to cook rices!
Sweet potatoes. And not just in the fall. I like to make them year round because they’re quick, easy, go with everything and have good nutritional value.
My favorite thing to cook? Too many things! I guess I like to cook anything that is simple and one pot. If I can’t throw a dozen ingredients in one pan and just mix them together, it’s too much work. 🙂
My favorite thing to cook is tomato sauce and then baked ziti!
I love cooking foods with lots of different colors and textures! Like Whole Wheat pasta with tomatoes and basil! YUM!
Wow, Marla. This looks absolutely amazing. I can’t wait to try it!
Right now my favorite thing to cook is my version of Kung Pao chicken- but my favorite thing to cook chsnges all the time 🙂
My favorite thing to cook is soup! I love how flexible and versatile it is.
This time of year I love to make hearty soups.
This sounds delicious. Lately, my favorite ingredient to cook with is definitely pumpkin!
This sounds so awesome! I like cooking soups the most – sooo good!
Pizza:) Homemade chicken Alfredo with spinach is one of our standby recipes for quick and tasty!
I’m addicted to pumpkin…year round!! It’s, by far, my favorite thing to cook with!
My favorite thing to cook is pasta.
My favorite thing to cook is stew. I love the way the food blends and makes the house smell. Makes me feel comforted.
Are you even kidding me right now? Well, I’d take ALL OF IT.
My fav thing to cook is lasagna!
Favorite thing to cook? What a tough question! Maybe it’s because of this amazing mac & cheese–but mac & cheese comes to mind! And of course popcorn, but I don’t think that really counts as cooking. 😉
I love making main dish salads and lately sautéed kale many ways
My favorite thing to cook is anything with a Mexican flavor (for the moment) lol.
My favorite thing to cook is…..chicken pot pie filling piled high on a homemade cheddar biscuit.
I love to cook diffrerent soups!
Love to make potato soup.
Oh, your recipe looks fabulous! I love to bake (everything) and love to cook veggies with salmon! Happy holidays! @littleislandstu
gumbo and cheesecake are my favorites.
My favorite things to cook … notice things, because I can’t pick just one … is soups … comforting … pasta because it’s versatile and grilling because I luve Bubbaq.
Would love to win that set! Your recipe looks ultra easy too 🙂
my pin 11-19 – http://pinterest.com/pin/225461525066718457/
bbq and homemade sides
My favorite thing to cook would be casseroles, there is so many ways to make them using meats, breads & veggies..love your pictures of the dishes looks yummy!! Happy Thanksgiving 🙂
vegan butternut squash with lentils
I am going to have to make a gf version of this-sounds heavenly! I make a butternut squash mac and cheese, but I just adore pumpkin!
I love to make pasta, especially now that I have learned to make fresh pasta at home! Fresh pasta is so good!
Ooh – creative and simple! Would never have thought to combine the pumpkin with cheese, but it sounds great!
My favorite thing to cook is veggies, some form of cheese and pasta, so this will be a great variation on that… and that new Calphalon set sounds great! My old Calphalon non-stick has been with me since college and really needs to be replaced…
I never would have thought to put pumpkins and cheese together. But it sounds delicious!
I more of a baker so for me it’s a batch of sugar cookies! I’m always baking.
Hummmm!!! Your mac and cheese looks yummy!!! My favorite thing to cook is soup, especially at this time of the year.
Thanks for the giveaway 🙂
My favorite thing to cook?? Wow… that’s a hard one! I love to cook fresh, seasonal veggies with locally sourced meats.
I can alwys use more Calaphan
I love making soups and stews!
This time of year I like to cook soups. So yummy 🙂
Oh gosh, how could you pick just one thing? I guess what gives me the most pleasure is my Christmas cookie and candy trays because everyone looks forward to them all year. Nothing better than having family and friends enjoying the fruits of your labor!
that pasta is like the prettiest pasta. I like to cook EVERYTHING!
My favorite thing to cook is panini’s! Quick, easy and delicious 🙂
I love to cook spaghetti and meatballs!
My fave thing to cook? Maybe veggies and pasta.
I love cooking up pasta dishes. They’re so versatile and delicious!!
My favorite thing to cook is soup… Usually don’t use a recipe, just craft one, different every time, and my husband’s favorite thing to eat!
Cilantro lime chicken fajitas…I’m obsessed!!
I love making pancakes! I enjoy making them from scratch and finding all the different things I can add. 🙂 (plus I really love melted butter and syrup together haha)
What a great giveaway!
I love to make chili.
It’s hard to pick a favorite. Lately I’ve been adding Dutch pancakes to the dinner rotation on a weekly basis. We love them with carmalized apples or blueberries and topped with maple syrup. Bacon or sausage on the side is great too. Dutch pancakes are a warm winter comfort meal!
My favorite thing to cook is probably any sort of veggie heavy main dish. Even though I love meat, veggies, with all their colors, look so pretty.
Love trying new recipes for macaroni and cheese! We could eat it every day (and sometimes do)! Need a good pan to cook it in. Thank you for such a great blog, you have wonderful, delicious recipes.
Pasta dishes or pizza 🙂
Mushroom and spinach ravioli with white sauce!
Pumpkin goes so well in savoury dishes especially with cheese!
It’s hard to chose a favorite thing to cook but probably roasted veggies or a pasta dish.
I love to cook anything pasta related. I especially enjoy making my own pasta and creating something new.
Anything that my kids will actually eat! Mostly anything simple and real. A nice roast chicken with some roast potatoes and may e some asparagus.
My favorite thing to cook this time of year is soups and chilis!!
It looks delicious!
I love making homemade pizza.
I love to saute vegetables! They are so versatile and easy! You can make so many different combinations and flavors.
That sounds so yummy. I might just have to add another side to thursday’s menu. 🙂
Oh I love cooking soups and stews during the fall. But overall I love to cook anything!
Loving that pasta! My favorite thing to cook is grilled chicken with roasted veggies.
My favorite thing to cook is pasta. I love the versatility off it. You can change a dish completely by changing one aspect!
Favorite thing to cook? Too many! My family do love my lasagna, though. I’ve recently done stir-fry with chicken that my family loves.
We love roasted veggies and creamy pasta!
any kind of pasta
Pork – so many things you can do with it.
Pumpkin mac and cheese = pure heaven! Thanks for the awesome giveaway too! My favorite thing to cook is pancetta fried rice – it’s so easy and so amazing!
I am always trying to make new soups…
This mac ‘n cheese looks incredible! I love to cook pasta dishes.
I love to make pork ribs, apples, and kraut in the Dutch oven.
I love to cook a lot of things, but my favorite is probably pasta dishes 🙂
Who would have thought to put these ingredients together? Ingenius!
This sounds scrumptious, can’t wait to try it. My favorite thing to cook is this pasta with a garlic gravy sauce. I add chicken, Parmesan cheese, and grape tomatoes to a garlic gravy sauce seasoned with fresh herbs. I haven’t found anyone who doesn’t LOVE it!
tater tot hotdish because its my hubby’s favorite
So cool! Right now my favorite thing to cook is soup, with the weather being cold and all! Thanks for the opportunity.
I love to cook a lot of things, but especially risottos and baking fresh bread and muffins!
My favorite thing to cook is homemade pizza
I love roasting veggies because it is hands off, makes the kitchen smell good, and everything tastes phenomenal!
at the moment its homemade pizza
I love to make all kinds of soups and stews!
Risotto is my favorite thing to cook and this pan would be perfect for it!
That Mac and cheese looks delicious! I’ll definitely be making it.
I just used pumpkin puree and ricotta cheese (made from hemp seed– lactose intolerant around here) and fresh cranberries for the cookies you had posted here from sometime last year, I think. Wonderful fun! But I love to cook everything I can get my hands on. Exploring ingredients is a world of fun.
Can’t wait to try that!
Anything cheesy (tuna casserole, etc.).
I love cooking soup.
Gotta love a great pasta dish – this looks intriguing and so seasonal! My fav is still the old classic tomato sauce with spaghetti
I love making casseroles
I love making pizza and egg dishes!
I love to cook soups, chilli, and stews
I LOVE cooking desserts!
Anything with Pastas or Seafood is my favorite thing to cook. And I love calphalon! and thank you for a fantastic so wonderful giveaway!
My favorite thing to cook is Gruyere Chicken.
My fave thing to cook is Indian dishes!
My fave thing to cook is Chicken Biryiani or anything Indian!
Every time I find myself at your site I leave drooling! This mac and cheese must happen in my life ASAP!
Oh Marla, I can’t get over the color of this dish! Awesome! I honestly love whipping up just about anything but especially comfort food (I know… huge range there) 🙂
I love pumpkin anything!!
This looks great!
I love everything about this marla!! It looks absolutely amazing. And thank you so much for the link back 🙂 you are way too sweet! And great giveaway. I have horrible pots and pans right now! I love baking most but my favorite thing to cook is probably Mexican food. So tasty!!
My husband I cook anything and everything
Sadly my pots and pans need to be tossed they are old and don’t work very well. So cleanup is a chore
My favorite thing to cook is risotto. My kids love it!
I love to cook one dish meals, with Mac and cheese among my favorites!
My favorite thing to cook is pasta and any sauce to accompany it!
I love cooking anything that is a new recipe. I like trying out something new and adding variety to our meals!
I like baking better than “cooking”, especially cookies, biscotti, and quick-breads. My favorite thing to cook for dinner is pasta, especially Carbonara with bacon and lots of chese. I like Tyler Florence’s recipe here: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/tyler-florence/spaghetti-alla-carbonara-recipe/index.html
My favorite thing to cook is anything with pasta
I don’t have one favorite thing to cook.. Love so many!
That looks delicious! My favorite thing to cook is soup, especially this time of the year!
I like to cook desserts
Chili, in this season.
LOVE anything pumpkin so this is fabulous, Marla. Hope you are having a fabulous week. Sending you holiday hugs. Miss u.
Now that’s my kind of mac ‘n cheese. When something is so tasty, healthy and easy as this, there’s no need to turn to the boxed version! Great giveaway too, Marla.
What a fun recipe Marla – great way to sneak some veggies into dinner time!
My favorite thing to cook is roasted vegetables.
I LOVE baking more than cooking so I don’t really have a favorite thing to cook but I guess I do like finding different ways to prepare/cook chicken.
I tend to be more of a baker but that doesn’t feed a family. We all love chicken and dumplings.
I enjoy cooking soups & stews the most.
Fritatas – definitely I would like to Calphalon-ize my fritatas!
My favorite thing to cook is Pasta!
I love cooking soups & pastas. Yummy!
fave thing to cook – cookies, bars, cakes, brownies!
My absolute favorite thing to cook is pasta with pesto, diced tomatoes, and chicken. It’s so simple, yet so flavorful! Thanks for the giveaway and Happy Thanksgiving!
Looks divine! My favorite thing to cook is probably stir fry. It’s so quick and easy but can be one of the most flavorful and healthful dishes out there. Love it!
Wow! That looks really yummy!!
My favorite thing to cook is bread
My favorite thing to cook is pan seared scallops.
I love making veggie burgers!
I subscribe to your feed!
I never thought to use pumpkin in mac-and-cheese. Sounds great!
I love cooking steak!
I love cooking pasta! This looks yum thanks!
I really love to cook anything and love to try new recipes all of the time!!
My favorite thing to cook is homemade spaghetti sauce!
Fav thing to cook would definitely have to be chicken in mushroom sauce with ride pilaf!
Chicken pot pie…YUM!!!
I love cooking pasta dishes! Translation: easy meals
My favorite thing to cook is seared chix breasts. Added to a bowl of pesto noodles and a splash of parmesan. Yumm.
Lately, I love experimenting with new desserts. But I love cooking pasta dishes.
Tough one…Maybe pancakes….
Love the idea of ‘customized’ cookware…..and your pumpkin Mac n cheese!
It’s hard to pick one favorite thing to cook.. but one of them would definitely be some homemade tomato sauce! Why can’t tomato season last all year?
I love to cook pizza!
I am not a huge mac n cheese gal; however, this version looks very tasty and I think it will be on the menu this week.
I love cooking chicken especially with mushrooms.
Palak Paneer, the Indian spinach and cheese hot side dish.
I love to make breakfast – omelets, hashbrowns, pancakes, you name it…
I love one pot recipes! this sounds so yummy, thanks for sharing… and I think Calphalon is thee best.
Omelets I love to make the kids breakfast.
My favorite thing to cook is noodle….cos my kids love noodles. 🙂
What an amazing giveaway! I would so love some nice pots and pans. I would love to cook a spinach and onion omelet in that nonstick pan!
Chicken and dumplings- warms the soul!
Wow Marla you redid your website! Looks great and so does this recipe!
Thanks Kulsum ~ we made some minor tweaks at the end of the summer. Was certainly time to do so! Thanks for stopping by 🙂
I love pumpkin and I love mac and cheese, just never married them. Maybe I should perform a ceremony! Awesome giveaway by the way.
Thanks Jeffrey, love your enthusiasm!
I signed up for your email updates and happily receive them 🙂
I love mac and cheese and that looks yummy!
My family loves this pasta dish that I make regularly.. no recipe really, I just brown up cubed pancetta, then cook some diced chicken breast in the leftover fat, add smoked sun dried tomatoes, some baby spinach, a little white wine, some lemon juice and zest.. can thicken the “sauce” with a bit of chicken stock and cornstarch. season up with some fresh ground pepper, a pinch of salt and some chopped parsley. serve with fettucine (i like to use the lemon pepper flavor if i can get it)
I absolutely LOVE Calphalon products. They have the best quality and last a lifetime. I think I’d use their Unison Nonstick-Slide 12″ Omelette Pan the most. But all of their pots and pans are essential for anyone who likes to cook a lot, like myself! I’m a newlywed and just bought my first home with my husband, so this would be very nice to win.
Have a wonderful thanksgiving. Thanks for the recipe, too!
This sounds like the perfect Thanksgiving warm up meal! Thanks!
I’m a sucker for anything pumpkin. This looks delicious!
This is a really fast and delicious sounding recipe..perfect for sneaking in some nutrition and perfect for the lunchbox as well..definitely must try!
everything ethnic! thai coconut soup, Indian dishes, Italian pasta butternut squash sauce, and more!
I love pasta and this looks really good. I also love this giveaway and I hope I win it.
Roasted veggies. Yum.
Yum! Another pumpkin recipe to add to my growing stash! I love pumpkin and cook with it year round!
i would love to win this
I love anything with pumpkin so I will definitely have to try this one!
mm this looks so good, I love the fall flavor!
This Mac n cheese reminds me a bit of butternut squash ravioli or lasagna – could also try adding some sage to it – will definitely have to try this.
Love that pan!!
I normally am not a fan of Pumpkin flavored things, but this looks amazing! I am a HUGE fan of mac and cheese. I am thinking of giving these a try!
This sounds amazing!
Soups of all kinds
I like to cook chicken different ways
chicken! all sorts of chicken
I love to make soups and casseroles in the winter. And grilled sandwiches! 🙂
I love to cook steak.
I love to make yummy stirfries with fresh veges and noodles – delish!
I absolutely love to make seafood paella because it reminds me of the amazing family holiday we recently had in Spain. It is a delicious dinner and perfect for lunch the next day too which is a bonus!
I’m a man of simple tastes I love to make a nice barbequed eye fillet steak with roast rosemary baby potatoes.
My all time favourite thing to cook his homemade pizza – quick, easy, healthy and delicious – brilliant! It’s also alot of fun to make 🙂
I can’t wait to try this recipe…it seems like a great week-night meal (i.e., speedy and delicious!) Thanks for sharing, Marla 🙂
Chicken and brocolli! But I must try to make the pumpkin mac & cheese ASAP
I know it technically is baking, but my favorite thing to cook is peanut butter cookies….they are ridiculous! My favorite thing to actually cook is black bean soup.
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Thanks for sharing this recipe! I like to make soups and pasta.
I love hearty Moroccan stews!
I love cooking one-pot meals.
I love making beef stew!
This recipe looks interesting, not something I would normally put together, but looks like it works
I love to cook/bake so many things, it’s hard to choose! I don’t really have a favorite. A family favorite of ours, is pizza!
Stir-Fry! So easy, fast and yummy 🙂
I love to cook old fashioned Pot Roast! Thanks for this amazing chance!
I love to cook vegies and chicken
I love to cook pasta! Thank you for the opportunity to win these amazing pots and pans! My pots and pans are wore out and they worry me with the coating coming off. These would be an amazing blessing to my family!
I like to cook spicy chicken one dish meals with pasta.
I love to cook spaghetti & meatballs.
My favorite thing to cook changes everyday…but I enjoy anything new as well as/just as much as putting smiles on my family’s face…:-)))
My favorite thing to cook would be tacos de lengua de res. Takes almost all day to cook the meat, but it is oh so worth it.
Italian food, especially spaghetti and meatballs
I love making Meat Lasagna!
Repinned your giveaway!
I love throwing things together to make quick and easy meals. Normally it’s a grain – lately quinoa, squash, onions, peppers, some protein, and a good healthy dose of seasoning and something for a little ‘sauce.’
Fabulous giveaway! Thanks for the chance!
My favorite thing to cook is vegetable soup.
Broccoli Alfredo, Chicken Parmigiana, tacos, fajitas… I love to cook.
I love to cook anything mexican! Black bean burritos are definitely a favorite!
I made this with dinner tonight. I didn’t have the cheddar cheese so I used a little less than a 1/4 cup of fat free ricotta cheese and it came out amazing. I am not a fan of ricotta cheese at all but with your recipes I have branched out so much with my cooking and ingredients. I had this with chicken I made and it was delish.
Thank you again for such amazing recipes. I do find myself getting bored with “normal” everyday meals so I try and mix it up a bit. Tonight I made the chicken and added 2 tablespoons of thousand island dressing towards the end of the cooking and it browned up so nice. Tomorrow I am making the cinnamon cake and for breakfast on New Years Day the crepes. 🙂
Hi Dawn!! Thanks so much for your sweet comment. It really thrills me when I can make people’s lives a whole lot tastier. Using ricotta was a smart idea and one I will certainly try. I always have some in the house ~ it ends up in so many recipes. I hope you have great success with the other recipes. Can’t wait to hear what you think 🙂 Happy New Year!
Maybe there is something wrong with my browser, but I don’t see a recipe in this post. Is there supposed to be a recipe link here?
Hi Holly, the recipe is back on line. Thanks for bringing to my attention 🙂
I didn’t think I was ready for pumpkin just yet, but now my mind has changed! YUM
Ha! Sounds like we are both on the same page now 😉
Any ideas for what to pair this with for dinner? I want to make this tonight! 🙂
This looks like the perfect fall dish!!
This looks so tasty, and easy! I think I’ll try it thsi weekend. Hopefully my kids will like it, too!