Bacon and Spinach Mac and Cheese, y’all!
It’s as delicious as it sounds. Even my non-green-eating hubby loved it. When I win his stamp of approval with something green, it’s like I’ve won the lottery.
Well, not like really winning the lottery, but you get my point, right?
I’ve partnered with New World Pasta Company to promote the newly earned Non-GMO Project Verification on a number of their pasta products.
So what does this mean?
38 of Skinner’s pasta products — from ziti to spaghetti to rigatoni — are now Non-GMO Project Verified, the most trusted sign that a product is produced through best practices for GMO avoidance. This verification is yet another way Skinner is demonstrating its commitment to responding to new, consumer-driven food trends and leading the way in the pasta category.
I mean, we all love mac and cheese, right? For us, it’s a family favorite. But this Bacon and Spinach Mac and Cheese isn’t your normal, out of the box mac and cheese. This is savory, and explodes with flavor in your mouth. It’s soooo good!
But honestly, y’all. You shouldn’t just take my word for it. You should try it.
Bacon and Spinach Mac and Cheese
- 16 ounces uncooked Skinner Large Elbows
- 2 tablespoons salted butter
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2.5 cups 2% milk
- 8 ounces shredded mild cheddar cheese, divided
- 2 cups roughly chopped fresh spinach leaves
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions, green part only
- 6 slices center-cut thick bacon, cooked and crumbled (or cut)
Although my kids are pretty good about eating most everything I put in front of them, it’s always nice not to have to hide ingredients. Although you can clearly see the spinach, it doesn’t overpower the dish. Chopped spinach is much easier to stomach than full spinach leaves according to my kids. So many times when I add spinach to a recipe, I always chop it or make pretty, little chiffonade strips.
What’s pretty great about this recipe is you can adjust all the ingredients according to your family’s likes. Want less spinach, put in less. Want more bacon, add in a few more slices. It’s totally up to you.
But regardless, I don’t really think you can go wrong here. I mean, it’s mac and cheese.
What’s not to love about mac and cheese?