Trader Joe's Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese offers a fresh, vegetable-rich take on traditional pasta dishes. The Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese boasts a creamy sauce made from cheddar, gouda and Parmesan cheeses, plus a classic béchamel sauce and butternut squash pureé. This sauce is further enhanced with comforting, seasonal spices like nutmeg and sage. The pasta selected for the mac and cheese product is a mezzi rigatoni, which boasts thick ridges that hold the sauce well.
As many consumers are looking to incorporate more vegetables into their diets, they are turning to comfort foods that have been reinvented with plant-based inclusions that add flavor and texture. As Trader Joe's notes: "Trader Joe’s Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese is being made exclusively for Trader Joe’s by the same supplier that makes our classic Joe’s Diner Mac & Cheese."