Thursday, November 12, 2015

Spinach Bacon Macaroni and Cheese



Winter is roaring in with a vengeance! At least it feels that way around here. It's cold and blustery, what a change from earlier in the week. But it is November in Chicago, so I guess this is normal. Cold weather always has me craving comfort food and this Spinach Bacon Macaroni and Cheese is not only comforting, it's also healthy and delicious! I love that my little one gobbled this up without even noticing the spinach. It was a hit with the entire family!


Spinach Bacon Macaroni and Cheese
Serves 8
WW PP=8
Cal 303, Carbs 43.1, Fat 7.7, Fiber 3, Protein 14.2

Ingredients
16 oz. elbow macaroni, cooked to al dente
2 oz. reduced fat cream cheese
1/2 cup low fat milk (I used 2 perecent)
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. salt
1/3 cup crumbled bacon or bacon bits
1.25 cups Italian Five Cheese Blend
2 cups baby spinach

 
Cook macaroni according to package directions to al dente. Drain and set aside.

In a large saucepan over medium heat whisk together cream cheese and  milk, stirring until smooth. Add in the shredded cheese, garlic powder, and salt. Stirring frequently until melted. Once melted stir in bacon and spinach. 

Add cooked pasta to sauce and toss until combined. Enjoy!

2 comments:

  1. Oh this sounds so good and comforting right now. Thanks for sharing on the #HomeMattersParty . I hope you will join us again next week.

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  2. This sounds so yummy! Thanks for sharing at My Flagstaff Home!

    Jennifer

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