If mac and cheese is not part of your Thanksgiving spread, it should be. And if it does make a regular appearance on the holiday table, consider this twist on the classic this year instead. Made with spaghetti squash instead of real-deal pasta, this recipe offers a respite from the sea of carbs while still being rich and indulgent.
If you have any gluten-free folks joining you for Thanksgiving, this is the perfect dish to make. Instead of a traditional roux made with wheat flour, this recipe calls for cornstarch to thicken the sauce.
And before you worry that this falls too squarely in the "health food" category, know that the spaghetti squash strands are tossed with butter, milk, and Gruyère before being topped with more cheese and baking in the oven. It definitely won't taste like the mac and cheese you grew up eating, but it's just as creamy and delicious.
The best part about this dish? It comes with its own serving vessel! Simply bring it to the table in the spaghetti squash skin and you've got one less real bowl to worry about washing after the big meal.
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