Tri-Color Spinach And Artichoke Mac And Cheese

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This recipe prepares in a single pot, is easy to prepare and my entire family devours it!

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Mac and cheese is one of my favorite comfort foods and I loved the addition of spinach and artichokes to this one-pot recipe. Nice and cheesy, with a hint of spice, I couldn't stop eating this. So good! Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★☆ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 16 oz
    package tri-color rotini
  • 1/2 c
    butter
  • 8 oz
    shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 c
    chopped onion
  • 1/4 c
    chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 tsp
    granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    ancho chili powder
  • 1/4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 14 oz
    can evaporated milk
  • 8 oz
    plain greek yogurt
  • 14 oz
    can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 10 oz
    package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained well
  • 2/3 c
    panko bread crumbs

How to Make Tri-Color Spinach And Artichoke Mac And Cheese

Step-by-Step

  1. In a 3-quart over-proof casserole dish cook tri-color rotini in salted water according to package directions. Drain well.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  3. Melt butter in the same casserole dish over medium heat. Add onion and red pepper; cook and stir for 3 minutes. Whisk in sugar, ancho chili powder and flour. Cook and stir for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Set aside 1/3 cup cheddar cheese. Slowly whisk in evaporated milk. Add yogurt and remaining cheese, artichokes, spinach and rotini.  Blend well.
  4. In a small bowl, combine remaining 1/3 cup cheese and panko bread crumbs. Sprinkle over top.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees F for 30 minutes or until bubbly and topping is nicely browned. Makes 8 servings

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About Tri-Color Spinach And Artichoke Mac And Cheese

Course/Dish: Pasta Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Collection: One-Pot Meals
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



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