Green Mac & Cheese

Here’s a delicious and quick way to enjoy an affordable organic meal the whole family will love. The base of this starts with 2 organic boxes of white cheddar macaroni and cheese. Adding spinach and an optional protein gives you a great meal.

I’m all about cooking from whole ingredients, but we can all use this Green Mac & Cheese short cut. There are 2 boxes of macaroni and cheese in this, but if you pick an organic brand that has ingredients you can trust, it’s a great quick option. I have been using Annies Homegrown for about 30 years and feel really good about their products.

I love how quickly I can get this on the table. I also really like that this makes a little more than the 4 of us can eat, so I put the leftovers in individual glass lunch portions to reheat later in the week. Frozen spinach is such a good deal – do you know how much fresh spinach goes into those packs? And that stuff isn’t cheap when buying it fresh. Just in case you’re wondering, this serves 6 and is less than $2.50 a serving with the optional protein of canned beans or chicken added in to the cost.

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  1. Make the macaroni and cheese as directed on the box.
  2. Bring your spinach to room temperature. Squeeze out liquid. (it does not need to be extremely squeezed dry, some moisture is fine. Just a squeezing the bag or box in your hands over the sink will do.)
  3. Put the spinach, cream cheese, 1 cup of milk. garlic and onion powder and mustard in a food processor and blend well. You really want to break down the spinach leaves so theres no visible leaves.
  4. Stir the spinach mixture in the mac and cheese and heat over the stove on medium low heat. Add more milk to get the consistency you like. Salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Optional : Stir in 1 can of white beans or 2 cups cooked shredded or diced chicken. Over here, green hot sauce and sliced scallions would be the perfect topping. You do you.
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