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Baked Mac & Cheese

Winter 2004, The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004)

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Mac & cheese can be a true comfort on a gloomy day, and our healthy update takes advantage of extra-sharp Cheddar balanced with creamy low-fat cottage cheese and tucks a layer of spinach into the middle, which may help picky eaters down their vegetables. Whole-wheat pasta adds robust flavor and extra fiber.



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"Wow, gotta say in 14 yrs of marriage, this is the first time my husband [mac & cheese afficionado] liked homemade however, unlike my usual creedo, I did tweak a bit. I pretty much used this recipe as a basic & made only slight...
Baked Mac & Cheese Recipe

64 Reviews for Baked Mac & Cheese

09/10/2009

This is pretty good, considering its a healthier option, nice and creamy and cheesy enough. Two changes I would make when I make it again would be to leave out the nutmeg (kinda weird) and leave off the breadcrumbs (not really necessary)

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09/01/2009
Anonymous

This mac and cheese recipe is the BEST. I like to do it with a layer of peas instead of the spinach.

—Anonymous, Weehawken, NJ

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09/01/2009
Anonymous

This was really good. I didn't add the spinach but I added a little dry mustard to the flour and 1/4c. milk to make it more like the full fat recipe that I love. Will definitely make this again!

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09/01/2009
Anonymous

I love the combination of spinach and cheese. It's great to have a healthy update of our family's favorite dinner.

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