Spinach & Artichoke Mac and Cheese

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 45 min 4
Spinach & Artichoke Mac and Cheese
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1 pinch Salt
454 gm Pasta, penne, whole wheat, dry
2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
3 tbsp Butter, unsalted
1 large Yellow onion (finely chopped)
3 clove(s) Garlic (finely chopped)
3 tbsp All-purpose white flour
1/2 cup White wine (optional)
2 cup Partly skimmed milk, 2% M.F.
1 dash Nutmeg, ground
1 package (10oz) Frozen spinach (defrosted, dried with a towel)
284 gm Frozen artichoke (defrosted, dried with a towel)
1 dash Black pepper
1 1/4 cup shredded Fontina cheese (plus extra for topping)
1 1/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano (plus extra for topping)


Pre-heat the oven to 350ºF.

Place a large pot of water over high heat to cook the pasta. When the water is boiling, salt it well and drop in the pasta. Cook to al dente, according to the package directions. Drain the pasta and reserve.

While the pasta is cooking, place a medium pot over medium-low heat with two turns of the pan of olive oil, about 2 tablespoons, and the butter. Add the onion and garlic to the pan and cook the veggies until very soft, about 10 minutes.

Turn the heat up to medium-high and sprinkle the flour into the pan. Cook for about 1 minute, then whisk the wine into the pan, cooking for another minute to burn off the alcohol. Whisk the milk into the pan and bring up to a bubble. Add the nutmeg, veggies and some salt and pepper to the sauce and simmer until thickened, 2-3 minutes. Add the cheeses to the sauce and stir until melted.

Toss the prepared sauce with the cooked pasta and transfer to a casserole dish. Sprinkle some more of the fontina and Parmigiano Reggiano cheeses over the top and bake until the cheese has melted and the top is golden brown, about 30 minutes.

Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 976
Calories from fat 379
Calories from saturated fat 198
Total Fat 42 g
Saturated Fat 22.0 g
Trans Fat 0.6 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.4 g
Monounsaturated Fat 13.6 g
Cholesterol 104 mg
Sodium 669 mg
Potassium 1266 mg
Total Carbohydrate 107 g
Dietary Fiber 16.2 g
Sugars 12.2 g
Protein 45 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 4.6
Milk 0.5
Milk Alternative 1.3
Vegetables 1.7

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