Baked Pasta with Spinach and Cheese

Baked Pasta with Spinach and Cheese

Macaroni and Cheese is definitely a fan favorite in our house, although my kids prefer the kind made out of a box that sits on the shelf in the pantry.  Ok, yes, I have to admit, in a pinch it is not bad – but definitely not something I would choose to eat.  Mac-n-cheese is not just for kids though – you can definitely find it on the menu of trendy restaurants, but usually they have some fancy type of ingredient mixed in to make it “different” – like truffles – and yes, who wouldn’t fall in love with truffled macaroni and cheese?  Believe me, I have – and it is incredible.  The crazy thing, my daughter was the one that ordered it, and she couldn’t get enough – this was after she complained that she didn’t want truffles in her macaroni and cheese – she just wanted it plain.  I was actually hoping she didn’t like it – more for me!

Ingredients

  • 10 ounce casarecce pasta or fusilli (short twisted spaghetti)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 cups chopped onion
  • 1.1 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1/4 cup)
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Read the whole recipe on First Look, Then Cook