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Greek Mac & Cheese Casserole | Recipe

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Feta cheese, along with tons of spinach and scads of herbs, means this green-packed version of mac and cheese has plenty of flavor without a heavy cream sauce. You can prep it to the point of baking up to 2 days ahead; keep it covered and chilled and pop it in the oven just before you’re ready to eat.

Greek Mac and Cheese Casserole

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces large elbow macaroni or other hollow pasta
  • 1 pound spinach
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 6 scallions, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 sprigs parsley (leaves), chopped
  • 6 sprigs dill, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 4 ounces kasseri or provolone cheese
  • 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled

Directions

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Bring a large stockpot of water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to box directions, drain and set aside.

Meanwhile, heat a pot over medium heat. Add 1/3 cup water and the spinach. Cover, reduce heat to low and cook until spinach is wilted and tender, about 5 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold, running water to cool. Use your hands to squeeze as much liquid out of the spinach as possible; working in small handfuls. Fluff the spinach back up a bit, place  in a large bowl and set aside.

Return the pot to medium-high heat, add the oil, onions, scallions and salt. Cook, stirring, until tender and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add to the spinach. Toss in the parsley and dill. Stir everything together. Add the pepper and nutmeg; stir to combine.

Add 3/4 of the cheeses. Stir to mix. Add the pasta; stir to combine.

Coat an 8-by-8 baking dish with cooking spray. Dump the mixture into the dish, top with the remaining cheese and bake until browned and bubbling, about 30 minutes.

Let sit about 5 minutes before cutting into 4 pieces. Serve warm.

Nutrition Information

Serves: 4 |  Serving Size: 1 piece

Per serving: Calories: 379; Total Fat: 12g; Saturated Fat: 5g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 25mg; Sodium: 665mg; Carbohydrate: 48g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 3g; Protein: 21g

Nutrition Bonus: Potassium: 356mg; Iron: 18%; Vitamin A: 97%; Vitamin C: 32%; Calcium: 35%

Recipe and photo by Molly Watson

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