Healthy recipes: Spinach macaroni and cheese

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  • By Kayla Scherf
  • Health and Wellness Center dietician
The Health and Wellness Center dietician provides a series of seasonal recipes for each month. February's recipes are based on spinach.

3 cups medium shell macaroni, uncooked
1 6-ounce package fresh baby spinach leaves
2 tablespoons flour
2 cups skim milk
2 cups 2 percent shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

How to make it:
1. Cook macaroni as directed on package, adding spinach for the last minute.
2. Heat milk on stove in sauce pan; gradually add flour. Bring to boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 3 to 5 minutes until thickened.
3. Stir in 1 cup cheddar and Parmesan cheeses; cook and stir till melted. Add macaroni mixture; mix well.
4. Spoon into 1 1/2 quart casserole; top with remaining cheddar cheese. Bake 20 minutes.

Total time: 40 minutes
Makes 6 servings