Smoky Spinach Macaroni and Cheese

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is an interesting twist on an old favorite. Also a verrrry clever way of sneaking spinach into your family's mouths. Smoky, creamy and oh-so-satisfying.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Add shallots and garlic; cook 1 minute.
  4. Add flour; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  5. Gradually add milk, cream, salt, and pepper, stirring constantly with a whisk until blended.
  6. Bring to a boil; cook until thick (about 2 minutes).
  7. Add cheeses; stir until melted.
  8. Add spinach and macaroni to cheese sauce, stirring until well blended.
  9. Spoon mixture into a 2-quart baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  10. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs.
  11. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until bubbly.


Most Helpful

I didn't have the smoked version of the cheeses, and I mixed some parmesan with the breadcrumbs. I found that even after doing that the topping was very dry and boring. Next time I'll only use 1/4 cup crumbs and maybe dot with butter. Still a nice way to get that spinach in though!

mommymakeit4u January 21, 2011

This was absolutely the best mac and cheese I have ever had. I loved every bite of it. I also like the fact that this recipe makes a very manageable amount, unlike many recipes for casseroles that I come across that seem like they came straight out of Elementary School Cafeteria Recipes Monthly. I will be making this one again thanks so much for posting!

I Cook Therefore I Am April 02, 2008

I'm not giving stars because I changed it so much. I halved the recipe, but I actually used a lot more spinach, 10ozs of frozen spinach(defrosted and excess moisture pressed out). I added 16ozs of sliced browned smoked sausage. I still mixed it all up together and popped in the oven. The way I did it, the dish was a total meal in one. I used regular mozarella cheese instead of the smoked cheddar, but I did use the smoked Gouda. I really enjoyed the taste the gouda gave it. This was quick, easy, flavorful, and satisfying.

tara portee May 10, 2007

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