Monday, November 08, 2010

Green mac 'n cheese

My very favorite blogger, Auntie Leila, has a homemade Macaroni and Cheese recipe that is amazing. Simple, quick, NOT orange, and everyone loves it. I've made only one change: adding spinach (and thus turning it green). :)

Aunti Leila's Macaroni and Cheese, modified

1 lb. pasta (I use whole wheat from Trader Joe's)
1.5 cups milk
3+ cups fresh spinach
1 T. cornstarch
2 T. butter
1.5 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese (trust me, it is SO much better with sharp cheddar!)
garlic powder to taste

Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, blend together milk, spinach, cornstarch, and garlic powder in a blender. Melt butter in a saucepan, then stir in green milk mixture. When hot, stir in grated cheese and simmer until smooth and just slightly thickened. Pour over pasta and stir. Let sit a minute, then stir again to distribute the sauce evenly. Serve and enjoy!


Amy said...

We love Leila's recipe here but would be great to add some green right in. Thanks for sharing!

lasselanta said...

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slowlane said...

One time when I was little both my parents were sick with a highly contagious illness, so the five of us kids were on our own for meals. We had lots of green food: green eggs, green ground beef, green rice, etc. Except we achieved all this with food coloring. =)

Leila said...

Hey, thanks for the shoutout!
I'm so happy you like it, and I think adding stuff is what makes the world go round ;)