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.
Baked Mac & Cheese
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.
67 Reviews for Baked Mac & Cheese
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!
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.
Really yummy recipe. Will definitely bake again.
I am planning to try this recipe as it looks good; however, I will have to find ways to lower the fat content such as using low-fat cheese and perhaps even non-fat cottage cheese!