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White Cheddar Spinach-Bacon Macaroni and Cheese
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White Cheddar Spinach-Bacon Macaroni and Cheese

40 Min(s)
20 Min(s) Prep
20 Min(s) Cook
Kids are so charmed by this white cheddar mac & cheese with bacon that they don't even seem to notice there's spinach in it.
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6 servings
Original recipe yields 6 servings
3 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked
1 pkg. (6 oz. ) fresh baby spinach leaves
4 slices OSCAR MAYER Bacon, chopped
2 Tbsp. flour
2 cups milk
2 cups KRAFT Shredded Sharp White Cheddar Cheese, divided
1/4 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
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Let's Make It
1
Heat oven to 350°F.
2
Cook macaroni as directed on pkg., adding spinach for the last min. Cook bacon in large saucepan. Remove bacon; save drippings in pan.
3
Add flour to drippings; cook and stir until bubbly. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 3 to 5 min. or until thickened.
4
Stir in 1 cup Cheddar and Parmesan; cook and stir until melted. Add bacon and macaroni mixture; mix well.
5
Spoon into 1-1/2-qt. casserole; top with remaining cheddar. Bake 20 min.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Substitute
Prepare using fat-free milk and KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese.
Tip 2
Special Extra
Stir 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes into macaroni mixture before spooning into casserole.
Nutrition
Calories
540
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g
32%
Saturated Fat 13g
65%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 60mg
20%
Sodium 540mg
23%
Total Carbohydrates 54g
20%
Dietary Fibers 3g
11%
Sugars 6g
12%
Protein 24g
48%
Vitamin A
50%
Vitamin C
4%
Calcium
45%
Iron
15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Servings
6 servings
* 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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