Spinach Mac-n-cheese Recipe

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Spinach mac-n-cheese

sherry monfils

By
@smonfils

I wanted mac-n-cheese, but a healthier version, so I made this and even my grandchildren liked it, surprisingly, lol.


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Serves:

4

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

3 Tbsp
bread crumbs
1 tsp
canola oil
1/4 tsp
paprika
10 oz
frozen chopped spinach, thawed
1-3/4 c
1% milk, divided
3 Tbsp
flour
2 c
reduced-fat, shredded cheddar cheese, sharp
1 c
low-fat cottage cheese
1/8 tsp
ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp
each, salt & pepper
8 oz
whole wheat penne pasta

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oven to 450. Spray a 8" square baking dish w/ cooking spray. Cook pasta as directed, drain. In small bowl, combine bread crumbs, oil and paprika. Set aside.
2
Press spinach in a strainer to drain any excess liquid. Heat 1-1/2 cups milk in lg saucepan over medium heat until steaming. In bowl, whisk remaining milk w/ flour.
3
Add to milk in saucepan. Whisk until it thickens. Remove from heat. Stir in cheeses, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Add pasta to sauce. Spoon 1/2 the pasta mix into baking dish, top w/ the spinach and then remaining pasta mix. Top w/ bread crumbs. Bake 30 mins, or until bubbly.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Fat
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy, Heirloom