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Spinach Mac And Cheese

Rated as 4.44 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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1 h servings 426
Original recipe yields 10 servings


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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with 1 teaspoon butter.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Remove sauce from heat and stir in 2 cups Cheddar cheese; whisk until melted. Season sauce with salt, pepper, and nutmeg.
  5. Drain macaroni and spread evenly in the prepared baking dish. Cover with cheese sauce. Mix well. Sprinkle remaining 1 cup Cheddar cheese on top.
  6. 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.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 426 calories; 20 41.2 20.5 60 467 Full nutrition

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Followed the recipe. Super easy and ymmy!

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It seemed a little dry. I expected it to be creamier. Tastes good though!

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Followed the recipe. Super easy and ymmy!

Adding the spinach to Mac and cheese, great idea! Loved it!

At the time I'm writing this review, the recipe is rated halfway between 4 and 5, and that's what I'd give it if we could give half stars. It offers a tasty, healthy twist on the old standby of...


Tasty! I only had half of the pasta but accidentally made a full batch of the sauce (and added some onion), so my mac 'n cheese was SUPER creamy, just the way I like it.

This was awesome. I will definitely be making this again and again.

It seemed a little dry. I expected it to be creamier. Tastes good though!

This is pretty good-- I was afraid that the sauce would be too watery with 3 cups milk, but it wasn't. I didn't use nutmeg, and used an Italian cheese blend instead of cheddar (omitting the top ...