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Italian Style Macaroni and Cheese
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Italian Style Macaroni and Cheese

30 Min(s)
10 Min(s) Prep
20 Min(s) Cook
Tomatoes, spinach and a blend of spices give this ultra-cheesy macaroni and cheese its Italian-style appeal.
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9 servings
Original recipe yields 9 servings
2 cups elbow macaroni, cooked
1-1/2 cups 1% milk
3 Tbsp. flour
1-1/2 cups KRAFT Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese. divided
1 cup KRAFT Mexican Style Finely Shredded Four Cheese
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, drained
1 pkg. (5 oz.) baby spinach, rinsed
1/4 cup bread crumbs
season to taste
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Let's Make It
1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 1-1/2-qt casserole dish with cooking spray and set aside.
2
Heat large pot over medium heat and add the milk, flour, 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, Mexican Style cheese, , onion powder, garlic powder and cayenne red pepper and whisk until the cheese begins to melt.
3
Remove from the heat and stir in the pasta, diced tomatoes and spinach and continue to mix until the spinach is wilted.
4
Pour the macaroni and cheese into a 1-1/2-qt. casserole dish. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese and the breadcrumbs. Bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Serving Suggestion
Omit the cayenne red pepper if you want less spice in the dish.
Tip 2
Substitute
You can substitute in other vegetables to your liking. Try adding cooked peas, or cooked mixed vegetables. This dish is very customizable to your family’s tastes.
Nutrition
Calories
0
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol
Sodium
Total Carbohydrates
Dietary Fibers 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
0%
Iron
0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Servings
9 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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