This creamy, cheesy and savory Pumpkin Mac and Cheese is the ultimate comforting fall pasta dish!
The pumpkin flavor in this dish is very subtle and not overpowering whatsoever. It’s a perfect complement to the cheddar and Gruyere cheese sauce seasoned with nutmeg and thyme… savory deliciousness!
It’s finished off by topping with panko breadcrumbs and baked to perfection. Fall comfort food at its finest!
Helpful tips for This Recipe:
- Have all of your ingredients measured and ready to go. This recipe moves fast!
- Don’t use pre-shredded bagged cheese. It contains additives and doesn’t melt as well as block cheese. Take the time to shred your own cheese (you’ll totally be glad you did!).
- Make sure to use canned pumpkin and NOT pumpkin pie mix.
Originally published October 22, 2012. Updated with new photographs, recipe revised and republished on October 4, 2019.