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Oh-So-Good Macaroni and Cheese
Oh-So-Good Macaroni and Cheese

Oh-So-Good Macaroni and Cheese

40 Min(s)
20 Min(s) Prep
20 Min(s) Cook
Even people who aren't keen on spinach tend to think this baby spinach and Parmesan-spiked mac and cheese is oh so good!
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6 servings
Original recipe yields 6 servings
2 cups whole wheat elbow macaroni, cooked, drained
2 cups packed baby spinach leaves, chopped
1 small tomato, chopped
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
2 Tbsp. flour
1-1/2 cups fat-free milk
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Let's Make It
1
Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine macaroni, 1-1/2 cups of the cheddar cheese, the spinach, tomatoes and Parmesan cheese in large bowl; set aside. Heat oil in medium saucepan on low heat 1 min. Add onions; cook 2 to 3 min. or until crisp-tender. Add flour; mix well. Cook 2 min., stirring constantly. Gradually add milk, stirring until well blended after each addition. Increase heat to medium. Bring to boil; cook 2 to 3 min. or until thickened, stirring constantly. Add to macaroni mixture; toss to coat.
2
Spoon into 1-1/2-qt.-casserole dish sprayed with cooking spray; sprinkle with remaining Cheddar cheese.
3
Bake 20 min. or until heated through.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Healthy Living
Preparing this delicious recipe with 2% milk Cheddar cheese and fat-free milk instead of regular cheese and 2% milk saves 60 calories, 6g fat and 4g saturated fat per serving. In addition, using whole wheat macaroni boosts the fiber to 4g per serving compared to 2g fiber per serving when prepared with regular macaroni.
Tip 2
Variation
Substitute cooked broccoli florets for the spinach and chopped red bell peppers for the tomatoes.
Tip 3
Substitute
Substitute 3 cups whole wheat rotini pasta for the 2 cups elbow macaroni.
Nutrition
Calories
330
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g
18%
Saturated Fat 6g
30%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg
10%
Sodium 450mg
20%
Total Carbohydrates 34g
12%
Dietary Fibers 4g
14%
Sugars 5g
10%
Protein 19g
38%
Vitamin A
40%
Vitamin C
10%
Calcium
50%
Iron
10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
servings
Makes 6 servings, 1 cup each.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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