Spinach & Artichoke Baked Mac and Cheese
Baked mac and cheese is taken to the next level when it gets together with spinach and artichoke dip. Can you say cheesey flavor explosion?
Servings Prep Time
8-12people 10min
Cook Time
50min
Servings Prep Time
8-12people 10min
Cook Time
50min
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta al-dente (roughly 2 minutes less than package directions call for)
  3. When pasta is done, drain, toss with a small drizzle of olive oil to keep the pasta from sticking and set aside.
  4. (I used the same pot from above) In a large pot (it must fit all the pasta!!) melt butter over medium heat, add garlic, stirring constantly, and cook for minute or two until garlic becomes fragrant.
  5. Add the flour and whisk to make a rue, cook, stirring constantly till flour mixture turns a caramel color.
  6. Slowly add milk a cup at a time, stirring in between till smooth and lump free.
  7. Add cubed cream cheese and stir till melted, slowly add the rest of the cheese (except about a cup reserved for topping) a handful at a time whisking in between till all cheese is melted and combined.
  8. Add pepper, salt, soy sauce, and paprika, whisking till combined.
  9. Add the artichokes and spinach and mix till combined. Add the pasta and mix until everything is coated evenly.
  10. In a large baking dish add the pasta mixture and top with the remaining cheese.
  11. Bake 20-30 minutes or until cheese starts to brown and edges bubble.
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