School is back in session and life is crazy again. When I get home from a busy day at the office, the last thing I want to do is spend hours in the kitchen creating a complicated meal for the family. This Italian Style Macaroni and Cheese is the answer to my weeknight dinnertime worries. It comes together in under 30 minutes, and 20 minutes of that time I don’t have to do anything but watch it bake away in the oven while I prepare the rest of dinner.
If your family enjoys macaroni and cheese, this is the perfect dish to sneak some extra vegetables and calcium into their diet. The spinach and tomatoes give that boost and pair nicely with the pasta and cheese. This creamy, flavorful dish is finished off with another sprinkle of cheese and crispy panko topping, then baked in the oven until the top gets golden brown and the cheese gets extra bubbly.