Overhead view of Pumpkin Mac-N-Cheese in a white rectangular baking dish on a white table with orange maple leaves surrounding the dish

Pumpkin Mac & Cheese

This Pumpkin Mac & Cheese is a decadent mac and cheese that is so easy to put together. The pumpkin adds the perfect holiday flavor and is a great pairing to your holiday main course. You can make the recipe ahead of time up to a few hours in advance and then bake it right before you are ready to serve it.

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Overhead view of Pumpkin Mac-N-Cheese in a white rectangular baking dish on a white table with orange maple leaves surrounding the dish
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Pumpkin Mac & Cheese

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Rest Time2 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 680kcal
Author: Kim Maes


  • 1 (16-ounce) package gluten-free elbow macaroni
  • 1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
  • ½ cup 2% milk
  • ¾ cup canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • teaspoons kosher or fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 large eggs
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter , plus more for the baking dish
  • 2 cups extra-sharp cheddar cheese , grated
  • 2 cups Gruyere cheese , grated
  • 1 cup gluten-free panko breadcrumbs


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Generously butter a 9x13-inch glass baking dish.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add salt and pasta. Cook until al dente, according to package directions. Drain and return pasta to the pot. Add butter and toss until pasta is coated and all the butter has melted. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, add evaporated milk, milk, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and eggs. Whisk together until the eggs are blended into the mixture. Set aside.
  • Place a third of the cooked noodles in an even layer in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Cover noodles evenly with a third of each of the grated cheeses. Repeat two more times with remaining noodles and cheeses. Pour milk mixture evenly over top. If making ahead, stop here and set aside up to 2 hours until ready to bake.
  • When ready to bake, sprinkle the top cheese layer evenly with breadcrumbs. Bake, uncovered, until the top layer is lightly browned, and cheese is starting to bubble, 35-45 minutes. Let stand 10-15 minutes to set slightly before serving.


Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Mac & Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 680 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Fat 35g54%
Saturated Fat 20g100%
Trans Fat 0.3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 144mg48%
Sodium 1038mg43%
Potassium 270mg8%
Carbohydrates 65g22%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 4567IU91%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 679mg68%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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