Monday, March 7, 2016

Skinny Spinach Mac and Cheese

This recipe makes 6 large servings, at 9 Weight Watchers Smart Points per serving. It is a great comforting version of mac and cheese, only packed with spinach!


2 c. whole grain Penne pasta
10 oz. Buitoni Alfredo Sauce, light
9 oz. pkg. Frozen chopped spinach (cooked according to microwave package directions), drained
2 c. cottage cheese, fat free
1/4 c. milk, 1%
1 Tbs. margarine, melted
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 tsp. dried basil
1/2 tsp. salt and fresh cracked pepper
1 c. shredded reduced fat Mozzarella cheese

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Spray a 9x9 inch baking dish with non stick cooking spray and set aside. Cook the pasta according to the directions (around 6-8 minutes) until they are still slightly chewy and not overcooked. Drain the pasta and set aside. In a large bowl, combine the Alfredo sauce, spinach, cottage cheese, milk, melted margarine, garlic, basil and seasonings.

Add in the noodles to the cheese spinach mixture and stir until everything is well combined. Pour into the prepared dish and smooth out the top. Sprinkle with the Mozzarella cheese and place into the oven. Bake for 25 minutes until the Mozzarella on top is melted and a golden brown.

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