Spinach-Bacon Mac & Cheese Recipe
Spinach-Bacon Mac & Cheese Recipe

Spinach-Bacon Mac & Cheese Recipe

45 Min(s)
25 Min(s) Prep
20 Min(s) Cook
Take mealtime to the next level with this Spinach-Bacon Mac & Cheese Recipe. This smoky Spinach-Bacon Mac & Cheese Recipe is packed with flavor.
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6 servings
Original recipe yields 6 servings
3 cups medium pasta shells, uncooked
1 pkg. (6 oz. ) baby spinach leaves
4 slices OSCAR MAYER Bacon, chopped
2 Tbsp. flour
2 cups milk
2 cups KRAFT Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese, divided
1/4 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
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Let's Make It
1
Heat oven to 350°F.
2
Cook pasta in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt and adding spinach to the boiling water for the last minute.
3
Meanwhile, cook and stir bacon in large saucepan until crisp. Use slotted spoon to remove bacon from pan, reserving drippings in pan. Add flour to drippings; cook and stir 1 min. or until bubbly. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 3 to 5 min. or until thickened.
4
Add 1 cup cheddar and Parmesan to saucepan; cook and stir 2 to 3 min. or until melted. Add pasta mixture and bacon; mix well.
5
Spoon into 1-1/2-qt. casserole sprayed with cooking spray; top with remaining cheddar. Bake 20 min. or until heated through.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Serving Suggestion
Serve this main dish with crunchy, raw vegetables and your favorite fresh fruit to round out the meal.
Tip 2
Variation
Prepare using fat-free milk and KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese.
Tip 3
Special Extra
Stir 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes into the pasta before spooning it into the prepared casserole.
Nutrition
Calories
380
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g
23%
Saturated Fat 11g
55%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 50mg
17%
Sodium 480mg
21%
Total Carbohydrates 33g
12%
Dietary Fibers 4g
14%
Sugars 5g
10%
Protein 21g
42%
Vitamin A
70%
Vitamin C
10%
Calcium
15%
Iron
10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
servings
6 servings, about 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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