Green Mac N' Cheese

6:57 AM

I’ve mentioned Mac n’Cheese a couple of times in recent posts.  It’s an awesome side dish, especially when you’re grilling.  We’ve had it with burgers, kabobs, barbecue, etc.  This particular recipe includes spinach, which makes me feel better.  AND the kids like it!  The crust adds extra crunch.  Don’t skimp on the cheese or the milk. 
This is adapted from a Cooking Light recipe, but I just don’t agree with it.  Mac N’Cheese cannot be light.  I tried the original version and it was too bland and runny.  Adding more cheese with the onions and garlic makes this much better.  You be the judge!
What You Will Need:
1 C dried macaroni
10 oz frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
2 C shredded cheddar cheese
1 C grated parmesan cheese
1 C  whole milk
½ C Vidalia onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
What You Already Have:
1 T olive oil
2 pieces bread
3 T flour
½ tsp nutmeg
1 T butter
Dash of salt and pepper
Large pot
Casserole dish
Food processor

1)      Cook pasta according to package directions.

2)      Drain and set aside.

3)      Mix milk and flour and set aside.

4)      Add bread, ½ C parmesan and butter to food processor and chop until breadcrumb mixture forms.  Set aside.

5)      Heat olive oil over medium-high heat.  Add onion and garlic and cook until transparent.  Season with salt and pepper.

6)      Stir in spinach and nutmeg, heat through.  Add flour mixture and heat until thickened.

7)      Add cheddar cheese and remaining parmesan cheese.  Stir in pasta.

8)      Coat casserole dish with cooking spray.

9)      Transfer pasta mixture into casserole dish.  Top with breadcrumb mixture.

10)   Bake uncovered for 10 minutes.

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  1. Teo of my three children adore mac and cheese and spinich so I think this is going to be one we will try!! Always enjoy my visits!!

  2. Ok that looks really good! I may have to test this out on the kiddos to see if they notice the spinach. :)

    Stopping by from Voiceboks!


  3. hmm. I use spinach in my stuffed manicotti, but I've never thought about it in my mac & cheese! I may have to try this. I'm dropping by from the Tell Me Something Good hop.

  4. This looks good. Would come over and share some of your recipes at my link party Cast Party Wednesday tomorrow? Now here's a creative way to your kids to eat their greens.
    I hope to see you there!

  5. I agree...Mac n Cheese cannot be light. No way. But that is a great idea to try to sneak in some spinach! Very sneaky. ;-)

  6. Oh my goodness. It's one in the morning, and I should be going to bed, but instead I'm looking at your delicious food and my stomach is grumbling - because, well, there's NOTHING better than mac & cheese - it's totally one of my favorite, favorite foods! I (surprisingly!) have all the ingredients for this, and will totally be making it in the morning!

  7. Thanks for linking up your recipes at Cast Party Wednesday. I hope you come back tomorrow and share some more of your awesome recipes!
    I hope to see you there!


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