Baked Penne and Cheese with Spinach

Recipe by Vina7737
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READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 8-10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cook the pasta in salted boiling water until it is very al dente.
  • (You want it slightly undercooked.) Drain well and toss with a drizzle of oil to prevent it sticking.
  • Melt butter in a large saute pan over medium heat; add onion and mushrooms, and saute for about 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle evenly with flour and stir until the flour is incorporated.
  • Slowly stir in milk and cook, stirring constantly, for five to seven minutes.
  • Add 1 1/2 cup of the cheese, salt to taste, cream, pepper, and nutmeg.
  • Cook and stir until the cheese melts.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the pasta and uncooked spinach leaves.
  • Pour the hot sauce over and mix well.
  • Spoon into a buttered casserole large enough to hold or into a buttered 9x13 baking pan.
  • Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup cheddar, cover with lid or foil.
  • Bake at 375 for 40 minutes, removing the lid/foil for the last 10 minutes.
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