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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
- 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
- Cook pasta to al dente according to package directions and drain.
- 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.
- Add the seasonings, spinach and pasta. Stir to coat.
- Remove from heat and stir in the Parmesan cheese.
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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.