Spinach mac-n-cheese

Spinach Mac-n-cheese Recipe

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sherry monfils

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@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

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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

How to Make Spinach mac-n-cheese

Step-by-Step

  • 1Heat 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.
  • 2Press 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.
  • 3Add 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.

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About Spinach mac-n-cheese

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




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