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Quick & Creamy Macaroni & Cheese with Spinach
Quick & Creamy Macaroni & Cheese with Spinach

Quick & Creamy Macaroni & Cheese with Spinach

25 Min(s)
25 Min(s) Prep
We don't think of this creamy mac and cheese as a dastardly trick to get kids to eat spinach. We think of it as a clever (and very effective) ruse.
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5 servings
Original recipe yields 5 servings
2 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked
3 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
4 cups loosely packed baby spinach leaves
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp. flour
2 cups milk
1 pkg. (8 oz.) KRAFT Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1/4 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
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Let's Make It
1
Cook macaroni as directed on package, omitting salt.
2
Meanwhile, heat 1 Tbsp. oil in large saucepan on medium heat. Add spinach and garlic; cook and stir 3 min. or until spinach is wilted. Spoon into bowl; set aside.
3
Heat remaining oil in same saucepan. Whisk in flour; cook and stir 1 min. Gradually whisk in milk; cook and stir 3 to 5 min. or until thickened. Add cheeses; cook and stir 2 to 3 min. or until shredded cheese is melted.
4
Drain macaroni. Add to cheese sauce along with the spinach; cook and stir 3 min. or until heated through.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Serving Suggestion
Serve with a crisp mixed green salad tossed with your favorite KRAFT Dressing.
Tip 2
Substitute
Substitute loosely packed chopped Swiss chard leaves for the spinach.
Nutrition
Calories
0
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g
36%
Saturated Fat 13g
65%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 55mg
18%
Sodium 490mg
21%
Total Carbohydrates 47g
17%
Dietary Fibers 3g
11%
Sugars 7g
14%
Protein 23g
46%
Vitamin A
60%
Vitamin C
6%
Calcium
60%
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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