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Quickest Mac and Cheese

Quickest Mac and Cheese

with Spinach, Tomato, and Cheesy Breadcrumbs

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If you think mac and cheese is just pasta and cheese, think again. Our chefs managed to sneak tomato and spinach into this super speedy comfort dish. But don’t worry—your kids will be too distracted by the crunchiness of the panko breadcrumbs and creaminess of the cheddar cheese to even notice.

Tags:VeggieChild friendlyFamily friendly
Allergens:WheatMilk

Produced in a facility that processes milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybean.

Total Time30 minutes
Cooking difficultyEasy
Ingredients

serving 4 people

Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon

serving 4 people

12 ounce

Gemelli Pasta

(ContainsWheat)

1.5 cup

Cheddar Cheese

(ContainsMilk)

2 ounce

Cream Cheese

(ContainsMilk)

5 ounce

Spinach

1 unit

Roma Tomato

1 unit

Yellow Onion

1 box

Milk

(ContainsMilk)

¼ cup

Panko Breadcrumbs

(ContainsWheat)

Not included in your delivery

1 tablespoon

Butter

(ContainsMilk)

2 teaspoon

Olive Oil

unit

Salt

unit

Pepper

Nutrition Values/ per serving
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/ per serving
Energy (kJ)2577.344 kJ
Calories616 kcal
Fat25 g
Saturated Fat13 g
Carbohydrate76 g
Sugar8 g
Dietary Fiber6 g
Protein25 g
Cholesterol59 mg
Sodium376 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.
Utensils
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Large Pot
Strainer
Tall-Sided Pan
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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1

Wash and dry all produce. Preheat broiler to high or oven to 500 degrees. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Halve, peel, and finely dice onion. Core and dice tomato.

2

Add pasta to boiling water. Cook until al dente, 9-11 minutes. Drain when finished.

3

Heat a large drizzle of olive oil in a large tall-sided pan over medium heat. Add onions and toss until softened, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes and toss until broken down, another 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

4

Wilt the spinach: Stir spinach into pan to wilt. (HINT: You may need to work in stages.) Season with salt and pepper. Remove pan from heat.

5

Add drained pasta, 3 Tablespoons cream cheese, 1 Tablespoon butter, and 2 packages cheddar cheese. Thoroughly combine to melt cheeses. Slowly add milk 1 Tablespoon at a time to reach a creamy consistency (we used roughly ½ cup). Season with salt and pepper. TIP: If pasta isn’t hot enough to melt cheeses, place pan over low heat.

6

Broil and serve: Sprinkle with Panko and remaining cheddar cheese. Transfer to oven and broil until melted and golden brown, 2-3 minutes. (TIP: Keep a close eye on it!) Serve the mac and cheese divided between bowls and enjoy.