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Creamed Spinach Macaroni and Cheese

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Creamed spinach macaroni and cheese is a fun combination of two favorite side dishes. It is a great way to get them to eat their greens!

Serving spoon filled with creamy white mac and cheese with chopped spinach in it.

This yummy mac and cheese recipe is super creamy and cheesy. Plus it has spinach mixed in to balance it all out.

It is a perfect accompaniment to almost any entrée. Just imagine how good it will look on your dinner plate.

If you are looking for a tasty way to change up your side dish routine, you are in the right place. This recipe combines a mozzarella version of our favorite creamy stovetop mac and cheese with spinach for a winning mashup.

This recipe was originally shared back in 2015. We have served it with everything from prime rib to grilled chicken over the years.

When I pulled up the recipe to make it, I realized it could use a facelift. So I snapped some quick pictures and updated the recipe card to make it easier for you to enjoy.

saucepan filled with white cheese sauce, colander filled with cooked shell pasta and box of defrosted chopped spinach.

Now I hope this inspires you to give it a try. It’s a great way to get a little more spinach in your family’s diet!

Original post from 2015

I have been thinking about making this for quite some time. I loved the idea of mixing creamed spinach and creamy macaroni and cheese.

So, when my husband said he wanted to grill some steaks I decided this was the perfect opportunity to give it a try. I mean if steak houses are famous for serving creamed spinach with their prime rib, wouldn’t this be a great down home spin on that idea? Yes! Yes, it is!

Saucepan of creamy spinach mac and cheese with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.

Somehow I failed to get a picture of my husband’s steak. He got himself a 23 oz T bone.

Because who doesn’t need 23 oz of beef for dinner? He asked if I wanted one too, but I knew I had to live through the evening so I asked him to get me something a little more reasonable.

Scooping out helping of cheesy white macaroni and cheese with spinach.

Little Dude loved the macaroni and cheese. Cheese and pasta are two things I can usually count on him eating, so it is a convenient cover to get him to try some green vegetables as well.

Hopefully that trick will work for your family as well!

Yield: 6 Servings

Creamed Spinach Macaroni and Cheese

Scooping out helping of cheesy white macaroni and cheese with spinach.

This yummy mac and cheese recipe is super creamy and cheesy. Plus it has spinach mixed in to balance it all out. It is a perfect accompaniment to almost any entrée. Just imagine how good it will look on your dinner plate.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 oz pasta
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 oz mozzarella
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic
  • 10 oz frozen chopped spinach
  • a few grates of fresh nutmeg (about a 1/4 tsp)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta to al dente according to package directions and drain.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium-low heat, begin to heat up the soup and milk. Stir in the cream cheese and mozzarella and cook until cheeses are melted and the mixture is smooth.
  3. Add the seasonings, spinach and pasta. Stir to coat.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in the Parmesan cheese.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 260Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 659mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 12g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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This yummy mac and cheese recipe is super creamy and cheesy. Plus it has spinach mixed in to balance it all out. It is a perfect accompaniment to almost any entrée. Just imagine how good it will look on your dinner plate.

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