Homemade Mac & Cheese with Bacon and Spinach

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 25 min 6
Homemade Mac & Cheese with Bacon and Spinach
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199 gm Pasta, macaroni, elbow, dry
1/2 cup Frozen spinach (chopped)
3 medium slice Bacon (try baking in the oven)
2 tbsp All-purpose white flour
3/4 cup Partly skimmed milk, lactose free, 2% M.F.
114 gm Cream cheese (cut into small chunks)
1/2 cup grated Pecorino cheese (or 2 cups Italian cheese blend)
1/2 cup Romano cheese (grated)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, low sodium
1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese


In a large pot, bring 3 – 4 quarts of water to a full rolling boil. Cook the pasta according to box directions. When the pasta is 2 minutes from being al dente, add the spinach to the pot with the pasta, then drain the pasta/ spinach and return to the pot. Meanwhile, fry the bacon in a large skillet over medium high heat. When the bacon is fully cooked, drain the bacon on paper towels, let cool, and then chop. Reserve the bacon grease in the pan. To the same skillet with the bacon grease, stir in the flour with a whisk and turn the heat to medium. Pour the milk into the skillet, whisking constantly until it begins to bubble, then reduce the heat to low/simmer. Add the cream cheese chunks and whisk until smooth. Stir in the shredded cheese and whisk until melted. Pour the cheese sauce over pasta/spinach mixture, then stir in the chopped bacon. Add a little on top, if you desire! Prepare fresh veggies. Serve Homemade Mac & Cheese with Bacon & Spinach with veggies.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 440
Calories from fat 220
Calories from saturated fat 115
Total Fat 24.5 g
Saturated Fat 12.8 g
Trans Fat 0.3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 7.2 g
Cholesterol 73 mg
Sodium 616 mg
Potassium 258 mg
Total Carbohydrate 32 g
Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
Sugars 3.7 g
Protein 24.1 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 1.0
Meat 0.1
Milk 0.1
Milk Alternative 1.0

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