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Healthy Mac and Cheese with Creamed Spinach

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This healthier version of mac and cheese recipe is packed with lightened up "creamed" spinach, gluten-free pasta, and an almond milk béchamel!
Healthy Mac and Cheese with Creamed Spinach Recipe | SideChef
This healthier version of mac and cheese recipe is packed with lightened up "creamed" spinach, gluten-free pasta, and an almond milk béchamel!
Feed Me Phoebe
Phoebe is a cookbook author, chef, culinary instructor, caterer, recipe developer, and blogger behind Feed Me Phoebe.
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Phoebe is a cookbook author, chef, culinary instructor, caterer, recipe developer, and blogger behind Feed Me Phoebe.
http://www.feedmephoebe.com
30min
Total Time
15min
Active Time
$2.13
Cost Per Serving

Ingredients

US / METRIC
Servings:
4
Serves 4
2 Tbsp
Coconut Oil
or Olive Oil
3 cups
Penne Pasta
use gluten-free penne if you want to keep the recipe gluten-free
2
Large  Shallots , thinly sliced
2 cloves
Garlic , minced
1/4 tsp
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
2 Tbsp
Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour
or Brown Rice Flour
1/2 tsp
1 cup
Chicken Broth
or Vegetable Broth
1 cup
Almond Milk
9 1/2 cups
Fresh Baby Spinach
1 cup
1/4 cup
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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
584
FAT
20.3 g
PROTEIN
24.0 g
CARBS
75.6 g

Author's Notes

To make this low FODMAP, omit the shallot and garlic, and use a sharp aged cheddar which will have less lactose.

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a large cast-iron skillet, casserole pan, or a 9x13-inch baking dish, and set it aside.
Step 2
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the Penne Pasta (3 cups) and cook, following the package directions, until 2 minutes shy of al dente. The pasta should still have a bite to it. Drain, and shake out all the water.
Step 3
Heat the Coconut Oil (2 Tbsp) in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Sauté the Shallots (2) until soft, about 3 minutes.
Step 4
Add the Garlic (2 cloves) and Crushed Red Pepper Flakes (1/4 tsp) and cook for another minute.
Step 5
Sprinkle in the Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour (2 Tbsp) and stir to coat. Cook for a minute.
Step 6
Whisk in the Sea Salt (1/2 tsp) , Almond Milk (1 cup) , and Chicken Broth (1 cup) . Simmer until thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 4 minutes.
Step 7
Carefully fold in the Fresh Baby Spinach (9 1/2 cups) in two batches. Cook until wilted, 2 minutes.
Step 8
Add the White Cheddar Cheese (1 cup) and pasta and stir until very well coated in the spinach mixture.
Step 9
Transfer to the prepared dish and spread in an even layer. Sprinkle with the Shredded Parmesan Cheese (1/4 cup) .
Step 10
Bake the mac ‘n cheese until melted and crisp on the top, about 15 minutes. You can pop it under the broiler for a few minutes if you want the top to get extra brown and crunchy.
Step 11
Serve immediately!
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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
584
% Daily Value*
Fat
20.3 g
26%
Saturated Fat
13.6 g
68%
Trans Fat
0.0 g
--
Cholesterol
37.8 mg
13%
Carbohydrates
75.6 g
27%
Fiber
5.7 g
20%
Sugars
4.1 g
--
Protein
24.0 g
48%
Sodium
834.7 mg
36%
Vitamin D
0.6 µg
3%
Calcium
486.8 mg
37%
Iron
4.5 mg
25%
Potassium
662.0 mg
14%
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