Spinach-Tomato Macaroni & Cheese

Homemade, Family Style Mac ‘n Cheese
Spinach-Tomato Macaroni & Cheese
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Ingredients

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8 ounces elbow Macaroni about 1¾ cups
1 tbsp Olive oil
1 cup Onion finely chopped
¾ tsp Salt divided
10 ounces Baby spinach
1 cup Grape tomatoes halved
1 tbsp Butter
1 tbsp All-purpose flour
½ tsp Ground pepper
⅓ cup 1% Milk
⅓ cup low-sodium Vegetable broth
1 cup Cheddar cheese reduced-fat, shredded, divided

Nutritional information

406
calories
13g
fat
56g
carbohydrates
18g
protein
24mg
cholesterol
725mg
sodium
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    A fresh and healthy Spinach-Tomato Macaroni & Cheese that is made for the whole family. A great way to get in some nutritious vegetables like tomatoes and spinach by incorporating them into everyone’s most loved pasta dish – macaroni and cheese.

    Cook the macaroni, spinach mixture and garlic-onion tomatoes separately then mix them together with freshly made cheese sauce, bake it all together in the oven and voila, mac ‘n cheese to perfection.

    To make Spinach-Tomato Macaroni & Cheese, you will need the following ingredients:

    Spinach-Tomato Macaroni & Cheese Recipe-Spinach Tomato Mac and Cheese-Macaroni cheese with spinach, tomatoes

    So, how to make Spinach-Tomato Macaroni & Cheese?

    Steps

    1
    Done
    5

    Preheat oven

    Preheat oven to 350 °F.

    2
    Done
    10

    Cook macaroni

    Cook macaroni according to the package instructions, leaving out the salt, then drain and set aside.

    3
    Done
    4

    Cook onion and garlic

    In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil and add onion, garlic and ¼ tsp salt and cook, stirring continuously for 3-4 minutes until softened and tender.

    4
    Done
    2

    Add spinach

    Gradually add spinach with 1 tablespoon of water at a time, if needed, and cook until wilted. Remove from heat and transfer the mixture to a large bowl.

    5
    Done
    2

    Add tomatoes

    Over a medium-high heat, add tomatoes to the skillet and cook for about 1 minute until softened. Once cooked, remove from heat and add to the spinach mix in the bowl.

    6
    Done
    3

    Prepare cheese sauce

    In the same skillet, reduce the heat to medium and melt the butter. Add flour, pepper and remaining ½ teaspoon salt and whisk together. Cook, continuously whisking for 2 minutes.

    7
    Done
    2

    Add milk and broth

    Gradually add the milk and broth and continue cooking while whisking for 1-2 minutes until thickened and bubbling.

    8
    Done
    1

    Add cheese

    Add ¾ cup cheese and continue whisking until melted.

    9
    Done
    2

    Combine all ingredients

    Add the cooked macaroni and the cheese sauce to the spinach mix in the bowl and mix together, well.

    10
    Done
    2

    Prepare for baking

    Transfer the spinach-tomato macaroni to a 2 quarts baking dish and sprinkle with the remaining ¼ cup cheese.

    11
    Done
    15

    Bake

    Bake in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, until the cheese has melted.

    12
    Done

    Serve

    Remove from the oven and enjoy hot!

    Spinach-Tomato Macaroni Cheese is the easiest way to get your family to eat their vegetables. What other vegetables can you disguise inside your own homemade macaroni cheese? Let us know and tag #cookmerecipes in your own cooking posts online.

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    Recipe Reviews

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    Total Reviews: 1
    Athina

    So delicious! Thank you!

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