Cheesy Shells and Greens

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Total Time
20 mins
10 mins

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.

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  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.