Cheesy Shells and Greens

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Lainey39

This makes a nice meatless dinner for four. Feel free to add a crispy bread crumb topping to this dish by pulsing 4 slices of bread in a food processor to form coarse crumbs. Stir in 1/4 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley and 2 T olive oil. Sprinkle over the pasta before broiling. Recipe is from Woman's Day.

Top Review by weekend cooker

Though I scaled this down to 2 servings, and left out the cayenne, and used ground nutmeg. It made for a nice pleasant lunch. Putting this together was quite easy, and it made for a nice lunch. Great idea for a lunch, or dinner, Made for PRMR tag.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat.
  3. Add the flour and cook, stirring for 2 minutes; whisk in the milk.
  4. Cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, 5 minutes.
  5. Whisk in the mustard, nutmeg, cayenne, if using, 1 cup Cheddar, 1/2 t salt and 1/4 t pepper.
  6. Add the pasta and spinach and toss to combine.
  7. Heat broiler; transfer the mixture to a 1 1/2 quart broiler-proof baking dish or four 12 ounce ramekins.
  8. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup cheddar and broil until golden brown, 3-4 minutes.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a