Individual Spinach Mac and Cheese Gratins

Individual Spinach Mac and Cheese Gratins Recipe
Photo: Kate Mathis; Styling: Paul Grimes

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 10 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 485
Fat 26 g
Satfat 15 g
Protein 21 g
Carbohydrate 42 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 82 mg
Sodium 656 mg

Ingredients

12 ounces elbow macaroni
Salt
3 1/4 cups half-and-half
12 ounces shredded Cheddar
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 10-oz. package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
12 saltines, crushed

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Cook macaroni in a pot of boiling salted water until just tender, about 2 minutes less than package label directs. Drain; return to pot. Off heat, stir in half-and-half, cheese, mustard, spinach and 1 tsp. salt.

2. Divide macaroni mixture among eight small ovenproof dishes. Sprinkle each with cracker crumbs. Bake until macaroni mixture is bubbling and cracker crumbs are golden, about 10 minutes.

June 2011