Creamed Spinach Mac & Cheese

Creamed Spinach Mac & Cheese combines the comfort of creamy macaroni and cheese with the goodness of spinach. This comforting dish takes classic mac and cheese to a whole new level by incorporating nutritious spinach and a creamy sauce. It’s a delicious way to sneak in some greens while indulging in a comforting and satisfying meal.


  • 8 ounces (about 2 cups) elbow macaroni or pasta of your choice
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach leaves
  • Optional: 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes for a hint of spice


1. Cook the Pasta:

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.

2. Prepare the Cream Sauce:

  1. In a large skillet or saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  2. Add the flour to the melted butter and whisk constantly for 1-2 minutes to create a roux.
  3. Gradually pour in the milk while whisking continuously to prevent lumps from forming.
  4. Cook the sauce, stirring constantly, until it thickens and coats the back of a spoon, about 5-7 minutes.
  5. Stir in the shredded cheddar cheese and grated Parmesan cheese until melted and smooth.
  6. Season the sauce with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Add red pepper flakes if you like a bit of heat.

3. Add the Spinach:

  1. Add the fresh baby spinach leaves to the cheese sauce and stir until the spinach wilts and incorporates into the sauce.

4. Combine the Pasta and Sauce:

  1. Add the cooked pasta to the skillet with the cheese and spinach sauce. Stir until the pasta is evenly coated.

5. Serve:

  1. Serve the Creamed Spinach Mac & Cheese hot, garnished with additional grated Parmesan cheese if desired.
  2. Enjoy this comforting and flavorful dish as a main course or side dish.

Creamed Spinach Mac & Cheese is a delicious and satisfying dish that combines the creaminess of classic mac and cheese with the nutritious addition of spinach. With its creamy cheese sauce and tender spinach leaves, it’s sure to become a favorite comfort food in your household. Whether enjoyed as a main course or side dish, this dish is perfect for family dinners, potlucks, or any occasion where you want to impress with a comforting and flavorful meal.

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