Spinach, Artichoke Mac & Cheese: Macaroni & Cheese Gets a Healthy Makeover

Spinach, Artichoke Mac & Cheese: Macaroni & Cheese Gets a Healthy Makeover

I'm not going to lie: I've made mac & cheese from a box plenty of times for my family. But when I do, I buy whole wheat varieties, and I often add "mix-ins" like beans and salsa, peas and tuna, or leftover chicken and sauteed mushrooms. And sometimes I make mac & cheese from scratch, because it's easy and it gives me more control over the ingredients. For this mac & cheese dinner, I turn to whole wheat pasta, convenient frozen spinach, a low-fat sauce made with three flavorful cheeses, and marinated artichoke hearts, which elevates the flavor even more.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups dried whole wheat elbow pasta
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 bunch green onions, cut into thin rounds
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 4 ounces reduced-fat Cheddar cheese, shredded (1 generous cup)
Read the whole recipe on Meal Makeover Moms' Kitchen