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Spinach-Bacon Macaroni and Cheese

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6 servings, about 1 cup each

This macaroni and cheese recipe gets a nice smoky taste—and great color—with chopped bacon and fresh baby spinach.

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  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Cook pasta in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt and adding spinach to the boiling water for the last minute.
  • Meanwhile, cook and stir bacon in large saucepan until crisp. Use slotted spoon to remove bacon from pan, reserving drippings in pan. Add flour to drippings; cook and stir 1 min. or until bubbly. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 3 to 5 min. or until thickened.
  • Add 1 cup cheddar and Parmesan to saucepan; cook and stir 2 to 3 min. or until melted. Add pasta mixture and bacon; mix well.
  • Spoon into 1-1/2-qt. casserole sprayed with cooking spray; top with remaining cheddar. Bake 20 min. or until heated through.

Serving Suggestion

Serve this main dish with crunchy, raw vegetables and your favorite fresh fruit to round out the meal.


Prepare using fat-free milk and KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese.

Special Extra

Stir 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes into the pasta before spooning it into the prepared casserole.


  • 6 servings, about 1 cup each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings, about 1 cup each
Calories 490
% Daily Value
Total fat 25g
Saturated fat 13g
Cholesterol 60mg
Sodium 540mg
Carbohydrate 44g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 6g
Protein 22g
Vitamin A 50 %DV
Vitamin C 6 %DV
Calcium 45 %DV
Iron 15 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • mstessier |

    Very good tasting recipe! However I did add a bit of pepper, a dash of salt and a dash of nutmeg to enhance the flavor. Instead of the 2 cups of sharp cheese, I used 1/2 cup of sharp & 1/2 cup of mild. I didn't have any shells so I used macaroni. Milk was 2%. I also added the 1/2 cup of tomatoes as they suggested as an option and really enjoyed that. I must admit it was not a big hit with the kids, but my husband and I really enjoyed it! I will be doing it again for sure!

  • leannmcmurry |

    Really great dish! I added a little salt and pepper and it was delicious. My family LOVED it- definitely a keeper.

  • LaurieCadwell |

    Delicious! I added halved grape tomatoes to mix. Wonderful!