Even the most vigilant of people trying to go low carb have to give in to pasta at some point, and they should. Going low carb shouldn't mean giving up the things one loves most forever. Instead, it should mean just eating better when possible and trying to be creative with healthy swaps, as we've done in the recipe below.
Although this version of mac and cheese still includes pasta, we've almost completely done away with the cheese component. We promise you won't miss it. Butternut squash steps in for the cheese, and it is one of the creamiest things you will ever eat. A bit of Parmesan cheese is added just to give the dish a little richness, and it works with the butternut squash to provide the perfect balance.