One-Pot Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese

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Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Serves: 6


  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 cup Maille cornichons, chopped (try Caramelized Onions or Cayenne Chili Peppers for an extra kick)
  • 1 tbsp garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp Calabrian peppers, chopped
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/4 tsp fresh tarragon, chopped
  • Salt and pepper


  1. In a 10-inch skillet heat oil over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until golden brown; about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.
  1. Add cornichons and continue to cook, stirring often, for another minute. Then add garlic and sugar and cook for 30 seconds.
  2. Remove pan from heat and stir in peppers, lemon juice and tarragon.

Season to taste with salt and pepper. (NC)