I've been making this for years, and my kids and husband love it. I change a few things to make it easier AND bigger servings: use Italian Breadcrumbs (so you don't have to use the other seasonings listed for the breadcrumb mixture); double---or even triple--the breadcrumb amount. Use 3 cups of pasta instead of 2 cups. And I use a whole 16 oz bag of frozen chopped spinach. I also love that I can make this ahead in the morning/night before, and it's ready for the oven whenever!
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.
65 Reviews for Baked Mac & Cheese
Just what is so healthy about this recipe? It has over 900mg of sodium per serving, almost half of your RDA! No thanks.
A friend ended up in the hospital over Christmas and I wanted to make sure his fiancee was eating well. I made a double batch of this and brought them one of the casseroles. She was SO grateful and wanted the recipe.
I happily shared. It may be more effort than the boxed version but thre is absoluely no comparison! It was sooo tasty.
This was so yummy. It was pretty quick and easy to make too. I followed the recipe exactly, but also threw in some diced onions I had on hand into the sauce. The onion definitely added some good flavor to it and I suggest adding if you like onions.
I thought this recipe was pretty good. I've made it twice now, once with the layer of spinach and another time with chopped fresh broccoli. I think I prefer the broccoli. I also added more breadcrumb topping because that it one of my favorite components of homemade mac and cheese. Overall it was pretty decent, but I agree that it was a little on the bland side. I will probably try the onion idea of the other reviewer. It was decent enough though that I will make it again even though my husband did not care much for it.