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Baked Macaroni & Cheese with Greens
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Baked Macaroni & Cheese with Greens

45 Min(s)
25 Min(s) Prep
20 Min(s) Cook
Want to get more kale on the menu? Not sure if the family will like it? They might not even notice the greens in this creamy, cheesy baked mac and cheese.
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5 servings
Original recipe yields 5 servings
2 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked
1/4 cup olive oil, divided
3 cloves garlic, minced
4 cups loosely packed chopped kale (stems and ribs removed)
3 Tbsp. flour
2 cups milk
1-3/4 cups KRAFT Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese, divided
2 Tbsp. KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 Tbsp. GREY POUPON Dijon Mustard
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Let's Make It
1
Heat oven to 350ºF.
2
Cook macaroni as directed on package, omitting salt.
3
Meanwhile, heat 1 Tbsp. oil in large saucepan on medium heat. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 min. Add kale; cook and stir 3 to 4 min. or until wilted. Spoon into bowl; set aside.
4
Heat remaining oil in same pan. Whisk in flour; cook and stir 1 min. Gradually whisk in milk; cook and stir 3 to 5 min. or until thickened. Add 1-1/4 cups shredded cheese, 1 Tbsp. Parmesan and mustard; cook and stir 2 to 3 min. or until shredded cheese is melted.
5
Drain macaroni. Add to cheese sauce along with the kale; mix well. Spoon into 1-1/2-qt. casserole sprayed with cooking spray; top with remaining cheeses.
6
Bake 20 min. or until heated through.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Serving Suggestion
For added color and texture, serve with a mixed green salad tossed with your favorite KRAFT Lite Dressing.
Tip 2
Substitute
Substitute fresh spinach for the kale.
Nutrition
Calories
530
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g
36%
Saturated Fat 11g
55%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 50mg
17%
Sodium 450mg
20%
Total Carbohydrates 50g
18%
Dietary Fibers 3g
11%
Sugars 7g
14%
Protein 21g
42%
Vitamin A
110%
Vitamin C
35%
Calcium
50%
Iron
15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
servings
5 servings, about 1 cup each
* 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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