CHEF JEFF — ONE BYTE AT A TIME: Creamy Mac ‘n’ CheeseThis recipe is adapted from one in “Home at 7, Dinner at 8,” by Sophie Wright.
By: Herald Staff Report,
This recipe is adapted from one in “Home at 7, Dinner at 8,” by Sophie Wright.
Creamy Mac ‘n’ Cheese
1 pound penne pasta
5 ounces Boursin cheese
3 tablespoons cream cheese
9 ounces grated mozzarella cheese or fresh mozzarella
6 ounces fresh baby spinach
¼ to ½ cup breadcrumbs
¼ to ½ cup grated Parmesan
Cook pasta in pot of salted water over high heat until al dente. Heat broiler to medium. Place Boursin, cream cheese in saucepan over medium heat; cook, mixing well, until cheeses form sauce. (Or microwave in bowl, 1½ minutes.) Drain pasta, reserving ½ cup water. Return pasta to pot; fold in cheese mixture, water, mozzarella until well combined. Stir in spinach. Pour mixture into buttered baking dish, 9 inches wide, 3 inches deep. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs, Parmesan, Broil until golden brown.
Yield: Serves 6.
Approximate nutritional analysis per serving: 509 calories, 17 grams fat (8 grams saturated), 42 milligrams cholesterol, 64 grams carbohydrates, 29 grams protein, 536 milligrams sodium, 4 grams fiber.
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