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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

09/13/2010
Anonymous

Very bland. This recipe needs a lot of modifications to be tasty.

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09/07/2010
Anonymous

Pretty tasty, but I'd add a mix of cheeses next time, along with a bit less spinach and a bit more pasta so it's a bit thicker.

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08/23/2010
Anonymous

Great recipe! I put two 10 oz. packages of spinach and I always vary the cheese to use whatever I have on hand. It works with either elbow or penne macaroni. I tend to mix it up partially when it's in the pan so each bite has spinach, macaroni, and cheese. While I wouldn't call this "healthy" it is delicious and a great way to get everyone to eat spinach.

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05/11/2010
Anonymous

Great recipe! I made a "Mexican" version, adding mashed kidney beans, chopped jalapenos, tomatoes, and avocado, and a bit of plain yogurt to the spinach (only used 1/4 cup spinach). Delicious!

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04/21/2010
Anonymous

This recipe is great! I did add some pieces of ham at my boyfriend's request which added some more flavor as well as some goat cheese, into the mix. I would recommend leaving off the breadcrumbs if there's gonna be left overs because they get mushy in the fridge.

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