Greek-Style Macaroni and Cheese

Greek-Style Macaroni and Cheese 150 Author: Canadian Living Credits: Greek-Style Macaroni and Cheese 150

  • Portion size 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 bags (8 oz/250 g each) fresh spinach
  • 1/3 cup butter melted
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 cups shredded provolone cheese
  • 1 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 cup grated Romano cheese
  • 4 cups Scoobi-Do pasta
  • 1 1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs

Method

In large pot, cook spinach with 2 tbsp (30 mL) water over medium-high heat, stirring once, until wilted, about 3 minutes. Transfer to sieve; press out moisture. Chop and
set aside.

In saucepan, melt 1/4 cup (60 mL) of the butter over medium heat; cook onion, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and oregano; cook for 1 minute. Sprinkle with flour; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in mustard.

Whisk in milk until smooth; bring to simmer and cook, stirring frequently, until thickened, about 6 minutes. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Stir in provolone, 1/3 cup (75 mL) of the feta and the Romano cheese until smooth.

Meanwhile, in large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until still slightly firm in centre, 6 minutes. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup (125 mL) of the cooking liquid. Return pasta to pot. Stir in milk mixture, liquid and reserved spinach. Transfer to greased 13- x 9-inch (3 L) glass baking dish.

Combine bread crumbs with remaining butter; sprinkle over pasta. Top with remaining feta cheese. Bake on baking sheet in 375°F (190°C) oven until bubbly and golden, 30 to 35 minutes.

Nutritional facts Per each of 8 servings: about

  • Sodium 1056 mg
  • Protein 27 g
  • Calories 548.0
  • Total fat 28 g
  • Potassium 583 mg
  • Cholesterol 84 mg
  • Saturated fat 17 g
  • Total carbohydrate 49 g

%RDI

  • Iron 33.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 89.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 65.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 81.0
  • Vitamin C 10.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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