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Side shot of sweet potato mac and cheese in a green baking dish

Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese

If there's anything that's going to make mac and cheese more comforting it's adding sweet potato to the cheese sauce. This is a comforting baked pasta recipe perfect for a winter dinner!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 443kcal


  • 2 Sweet Potatoes peeled and chopped
  • 300 g Macaroni
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 3 tbsp Plain Flour
  • 500 ml Milk
  • 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 50 g Gouda
  • 100 g Cheddar


  • Heat the oven to 220°C/410°F. Bring a pot of water to the boil and add the sweet potato, cook for 10 minutes then drain and add to a bowl. Mash with a fork.
  • Cook the pasta according to package instructions. While that's happening melt the butter in another saucepan and add the flour, whisk together to create a paste then slowly add the milk and continue to whisk until smooth and thickened. Add the mustard.
  • Reserve a little pasta water then drain the pasta and add it to the sweet potato with the gouda, cheddar and white sauce. Stir together, adding a little pasta water if needed. Tip pasta mixture into a baking dish and cook for half an hour.


Nutrition information is an estimate and will vary depending on the ingredients used.


Calories: 443kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 314mg | Potassium: 400mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 6685IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 304mg | Iron: 1.2mg