Spinach Mac And Cheese

Spinach Mac And Cheese This recipe was a successful attempt at trying to feed my family more spinach. They loved it and now prefer this version to conventional mac and cheese.

Ingredients

Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 10 mins

    COOK : 50 mins

    TOTAL : 1 hr

    SERVING : 10

    YIELD : 10 servings

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with 1 teaspoon butter.

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes.

  • Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a saucepan over medium heat while macaroni is cooking. Add flour and whisk until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Pour in a little milk and continue whisking. Pour in remaining milk and add frozen spinach. Cook, whisking constantly, until spinach softens and sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.

  • Remove sauce from heat and stir in 2 cups Cheddar cheese; whisk until melted. Season sauce with salt, pepper, and nutmeg.

  • Drain macaroni and spread evenly in the prepared baking dish. Cover with cheese sauce. Mix well. Sprinkle remaining 1 cup Cheddar cheese on top.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted, about 30 minutes. Turn on the oven’s broiler and broil until a golden crust forms on top, about 3 minutes.

Per Serving: 426 calories; protein 20.5g; carbohydrates 41.2g; fat 20g; cholesterol 59.5mg; sodium 466.6mg.