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Baked Mac & Cheese with Spinach
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Baked Mac & Cheese with Spinach

40 Min(s)
20 Min(s) Prep
20 Min(s) Cook
Want to get spinach on the menu? Try baking it in a homemade mac and cheese casserole.
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6 servings
Original recipe yields 6 servings
1 pkg. (10 oz.) baby spinach leaves
1 Tbsp. water
1 Tbsp. butter
2 cups fat-free milk
1/4 cup flour
1/4 lb. (4 oz.) 2% Milk VELVEETA®, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 pkg. (7 oz.) KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Italian* Three Cheese Blend, divided
2 cups elbow macaroni, cooked
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Let's Make It
1
Heat oven to 350ºF.
2
Place spinach in 1-1/2-qt. microwaveable casserole sprayed with cooking spray. Drizzle with water. Cover with lid. Microwave on HIGH 2 min. or just until spinach is wilted; drain. Cool slightly.
3
Meanwhile, melt butter in large saucepan on medium heat. Stir in flour. Gradually add milk, stirring constantly with whisk until blended; cook and stir additional 1 min. Add 2% Milk VELVEETA and 1-1/4 cups shredded cheese; cook and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat. Add macaroni; mix lightly.
4
Squeeze spinach dry. Return to same casserole dish sprayed with cooking spray; top with macaroni mixture.
5
Bake 20 min. or until heated through, topping with remaining shredded cheese after 10 min.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Variation
Prepare using KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Queso Blanco VELVEETA, farfalle (bow-tie pasta) and stemmed kale leaves.
Tip 2
Serving Suggestion
Serve with a side of roasted broccoli florets.
Nutrition
Calories
360
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g
13%
Saturated Fat 6g
30%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg
10%
Sodium 650mg
28%
Total Carbohydrates 43g
16%
Dietary Fibers 2g
7%
Sugars 7g
14%
Protein 23g
46%
Vitamin A
130%
Vitamin C
6%
Calcium
50%
Iron
15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Servings
6 servings, 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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