Spinach and Muenster Mac and Cheese

Did you know there's an entire website of solely macaroni and cheese recipes? There is. Check it out here. Normally I don't endorse recipes requiring a specific brand (in this case Wisconsin cheese products), but cheese is cheese and you can use any brand. Plus macaroni and cheese is awesome and worthy of making exceptions to rules (like dinner not consisting solely of dairy?).

Spinach and Muenster Macaroni and Cheese

1 tbsp butter
1 tsp garlic, minced
1/4 C green onions, minced
2 tbsp flour
2 C milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 C muenster cheese, chopped
1/3 C parmesan cheese, grated
2 C fresh spinach
4 C cooked small pasta (elbow, shells, etc.) - this is about 2 C uncooked
1/2 C breadcrumbs 

Preheat oven to 350. Grease an 8x8 inch pan. Melt butter in a sauce pan over medium heat. Add garlic and onions. After one minute, add flour and stir constantly. Whisk in milk (pour slowly, cold milk doesn't like hot pan!), salt, and pepper. Bring mixture to a boil. Allow to boil until mixture thickens, about 2 minutes. Turn the heat to low and add the cheese, stir until all melted. Turn off the heat and add the spinach, stir until wilted. Stir in the cooked pasta. Turn into your prepared pan and sprinkle with bread crumbs. Bake for 15 minutes.

FYI: I'm eyeing this recipe next, but have decided to justify purchasing truffle butter I need an occasion. If you would like to be that occasion, let me know.

1 comment:

  1. OMG THIS LOOKS AMAZING! I'm going to give this a try in the near future!