Thursday, June 10, 2010

Homemade Mac n Cheese with Spinach $4.72

We promised it would be back and it is. Our healthy, homemade version of mac and cheese. Kim and I believe there is so many ways to vary this recipe, but I decided to go with spinach this time because suddenly Michael cant get enough spinach, and I cant get enough of him eating eat!!
12 ounce small noodles .90
1 1/2 cup reduced fat cottage cheese.99
1 tablespoon flour.05
1 1/2 cup milk.20
1/2 tsp salt.05
1/4 tsp black pepper.02
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper.02
1 1/2 c shredded cheddar cheese.90
2 tablespoon dijon mustard.10
2 tbsp plain bread crumbs,20
2/3 thinly sliced green onion(optional).10
1 lb frozen spinach $1.19
boil noodles according to instruction
in food processor or blender, blend cottage cheese until a smooth consistency
in the meantime in large skillet, combine milk and flour and heat on medium, stirring constantly until it forms a smooth even consistency
add cottage cheese puree, mustard, cheese, salt, pepper, cayenne, onion and stir constantly until it forms a smooth, cheesy sauce, add thawed out spinach, mix thoroughly
remove from heat
place noodles in a large baking dish, mix in sauce, until noodles are completely coated
top mixture with breadcrumbs
and bake at 300 for 15 minutes, until top noodles are slightly brown and crispy

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