I got this recipe off of skinny gina’s site because who doesn’t like a Mac N cheese dish, seriously when I make this for my daughter now (which is her favorite) hmmm wonder who she gets that from, I find myself taking bites! AHHH! So here is a healthier version! I can’t wait to try this!!
- 12 oz high fiber elbows like Ronzoni Smart Taste (Whole wheat is good too)
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp light butter
- 1/4 cup flour (I use wheat flour)
- 1/4 cup minced onion
- 2 cups skim milk
- 1 cup fat free chicken broth
- 8 oz Sargento 2% reduced fat mild cheddar
- salt and pepper
- 4 cups baby spinach
- 1/8 cup grated parmesan
- 1/4 cup seasoned whole wheat bread crumbs
- Pam butter flavored spray
Cook pasta in salted water according to package directions. Spray a baking dish with buttered flavor Pam. Preheat oven to 375°.
In a large, heavy skillet, melt butter. Add flour and cook over low heat stirring with a whisk. Add onion and cook another 2 minutes. Add milk and chicken broth and continue whisking, raising heat to medium-high until it comes to a boil and becomes smooth and thick. Season with salt and pepper.
Once it becomes thick, remove from heat, add cheese and mix well until cheese is melted. Adjust salt and pepper to taste, add cooked macaroni and baby spinach. Pour into baking dish. Top with grated cheese and breadcrumbs. Spray a little more buttered flavor Pam on top.
Bake for 15-20 minutes, then broil for a few minutes to get the breadcrumbs golden.
Servings: 8 • Serving Size: 1 cup
Calories: 296.67 • Fat: 9.7 g • Protein: 15.8 g • Carb: 34.5 g • Fiber: 5.3 g