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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

03/08/2010
Anonymous

If you don't want to put a vegetable into the dish, add 1/4 cup of chicken broth or 1/4 cup of the juices from a can of collard greens, string beans or any other green vegetable you prefer. Very delicious.

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01/19/2010
Anonymous

Loved it! My girlfriend was extremely skeptical, but said she thought it was amazing and that we should make it again, using all whole-wheat noodles next time.

Didn't use the nutmeg, and used half part-skim mozzerella and half cheddar. Did a mix of whole wheat and regular rotini, and a full 16 oz bag of spinach, which she thought was a little much and I loved. Next time, all whole-wheat pasta, and I'll smash a clove or two and sautee that before starting the sauce.

Minneapolis, MN

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01/15/2010

I loved this dish. Definately use sharp cheddar cheese. I used the reduced fat version. I also used wheat flour since I didn't have whole wheat noodles on hand just regular ones... I am definately making it again. Instead of doing a layer of spinach, I mixed it in the mac. I needed to ensure my 3-year-old did not have an easy time trying to pick it out. It worked. She ate it. :)

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12/14/2009
Anonymous

This is absolutely delicious!

Kavi

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12/03/2009
Anonymous

This recipe was a big hit at our house, I love how easy it is and my husband and toddler both wolfed it down.

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