Spinach-Bacon Mac & Cheese

14 Feb

Happy Valentine’s Day, my lovelies.  I know some people loathe the holiday so  I won’t say any more on that except to reiterate that there is no such thing as a Hallmark holiday.

What I have for you today is a recipe.  One of those little gems you find on the back of a package of cheese that ends up being sinfully delicious.  I made this for us last week and it’s definitely a keeper.

3 cups med shell mac
5 oz baby spinach leaves
5 slices bacon, chopped
2 tbsp flour
2 cups milk
2 cups sharp shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cups grated parmesan cheese

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Cook macaroni, adding spinach for last minute.  Meanwhile, cook bacon in large saucepan.  Remove bacon and save drippings in pan.
  • Add flour to drippings and stir until bubbly.  Stir in milk, bring to boil stirring constantly and then and additional 3 to 5 minutes until thickened.
  • Stir in one cup cheddar cheese and parmesan.  Stir/cook until melted.  Add bacon and mac; mix well.
  • Transfer to casserole dish.  Top with remaining cheddar and bake twenty minutes.
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