Happy Weekend friends. Today I’m bringing you a savory Spinach Bacon Mac & Cheese. I’m fortunate that John is an excellent cook and he makes the best Mac & Cheese. When the kids were little we’d have this for dinner quit often and we all loved it! I recently challenged John to kick his recipe up by adding spinach & bacon, along with a crunchy topping. Well, he did and this recipe is amazing! We also use whole wheat noodles, for added fiber and protein, along with 2% milk & cheeses, so it’s a little healthier but still incredibly delicious!
Our savory Spinach Bacon Mac & Cheese has spinach, bacon, lots of gooey cheese with a crunchy topping!
Cook the bacon, drain and chop.
In a large pot, cook the macaroni according to the package but minus 2 minutes. Drain and put the noodles back in the pot.
- 4 slices bacon, cooked, drained and chopped
- 1 (12 oz) box whole wheat macaroni noodles
- ½ cup butter. cubed
- 1 cup fresh spinach, chopped or 1 cup frozen, drained & chopped
- 2 cups milk
- ½ teaspoon salt or to taste
- ½ teaspoon pepper or to taste
- ¼ cup parmesan cheese
- 2 cups colby jack cheese, grated
- 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
- 2 tablespoons Panko bread crumbs
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Cook the bacon, drain and chop.
- In a large pot, cook the macaroni according to the package but minus 2 minutes. Drain and put the noodles back in the pot. Add all the ingredients, except the Panko bread crumbs and stir well.
- Pour into a greased baking dish or a 9" x 13" pan and sprinkle with the Panko bread crumbs.
- Bake in a preheated 375 degrees F oven for 35-45 minutes, or until bubbly and the top is golden brown.
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John & I will be first time Grandparents! Chelsea & Kenny are expecting a baby the end of March! We’re super excited and so happy to share this with you. 🙂 Enjoy your weekend friends.
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