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Green Mac and Cheese


Green Mac and Cheese

Add your greens into your mac and cheese! The best part is kids can't tell that it is loaded with spinach!
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Course: dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: healthy macaroni and cheese, mac and cheese, macaroni and cheese, pasta


  • 4 cups fresh spinach packed
  • 1/2 cup parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic optional
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil if you don't like the flavor of olive oil, use light olive oil!
  • 2 3/4 cups whole milk divided
  • 1 lb cooked macaroni pasta
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper more or less to taste
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup monterrey jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup white cheddar cheese


  • In a the bowl of your food processor, add spinach, olive oil, parsley, garlic cloves, and 3/4 cup milk. Process until smooth.
  • In a large pot, add butter and flour on medium-high heat, cook for about 1-2 minutes or unti l mixture is a golden color.
  • Add *WARM milk, and seasonings. Stir until it starts to thicken. Turn heat to low and add cheeses.
  • Add your "green" sauce and mix until it comes together. Add your cooked pasta.



*heat 2 cups of milk until warm. 

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  1. Your video shows olive oil being added to the green mix in the food processor, yet it is no where in the instructions or the ingredient list. With there being umpteen different varieties of olive oil, which are you using in this recipe that is not included in your ingredient list or directions?