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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Creamed Spinach Macaroni and Cheese

   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 Matt 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 Matt'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.

   Jax 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.

Creamed Spinach Macaroni and Cheese

Ingredients:

6 oz pasta, cooked to al dente 
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 cup milk
3-4 oz mozzarella (I used a little less than half of an 8 oz block of cheese)
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

  1. 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.  
  2. Add the seasonings, spinach and pasta.  Stir to coat.  
  3. Remove from heat and stir in the Parmesan cheese.
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16 comments:

  1. My daughter is a spinach AND a macaroni and cheese lover. I think she might like this a lot.

    Thank you!

    xo

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    1. I hope she loves it! It was a sneaky way to get Jax to eat some spinach. I hope all is well in your neck of the woods. Your fishing trip looked like fun!

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  2. This looks so delicious! Pinning, and thank you!

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    1. Thank you! I have been dreaming it up for a while and was happy that the finished product was as good as I had imagined.

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  3. looks very good, I LOVE putting spinach in our mac and cheese...adds a healthy twist and great flavor. Stopping by from #FullPlateThursday

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    1. Thank you! We put peas and ham in our mac and cheese sometimes, but usually not spinach. I think spinach might be a regular addition from now on!

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  4. Sounds interesting! Wonder if I could get my kids to try it? Thanks for the inspiration! Stopping by from the Weekend Recipe Link Up. Hope you have a great weekend!

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    1. My little guy ate some and he usually isn't too into green things. The fact that it was macaroni and cheese was enough to convince him. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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  5. I love spinach! Wha a great recipe. Have a great weekend! xxx Maria

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    1. Me too! Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

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  6. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday, I just pinned this recipe it looks so good! Hope you are having a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thanks for hosting! We really enjoyed this twist on macaroni and cheese and hope you do too!

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  7. I would have never thought of putting creamed spinach together with mac and cheese. It looks good! Thanks for sharing with Idea Box.

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    1. Thank you! We thought it was a really nice combo... and this way Jax couldn't just eat the mac and cheese and not touch the spinach!

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  8. Great Family Friendly recipe!! Kids will eat spinach!! LOL! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you tomorrow! Pinned!

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