Spinach and Artichoke Macaroni and Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 0g
Dietary Fiber 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
- 8 ounces whole-wheat elbow pasta
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 medium shallots, finely chopped (about 1/3 cup)
- 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup skim milk
- 1/3 cup reduced-fat sour cream
- 1 cup lightly packed shredded part-skim mozzarella
- 2/3 cup lightly packed shredded low-fat Swiss cheese
- 1/4 cup lightly packed grated Parmesan
- One 6-ounce bag baby spinach (about 6 heaping cups)
- One 9-ounce box frozen artichoke hearts, thawed and roughly chopped
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Special equipment: a broiler-safe 2-quart baking dish
- Position an oven rack at the center of the oven, and preheat the broiler.
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook the pasta according to the package instructions. Reserve 3/4 cup of the pasta water; strain the pasta.
- Wipe out the pot. Add the butter, and melt over medium heat. Add the shallots, and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, 2 to 4 minutes. Add the garlic, and cook, stirring, until soft, about 2 minutes. Add the flour, and whisk constantly until it begins to toast, about 2 minutes. (The flour will form a thick paste, but that's okay; just keep it moving in the pot.) Whisk in the milk and the reserved pasta water, and whisk constantly until the mixture is thick like gravy, 3 to 5 minutes. Whisk in the sour cream, 2/3 cup of the mozzarella, the Swiss cheese and 1 tablespoon of the Parmesan. Once the cheeses have melted, add the spinach, and cook until just wilted, about 1 minute. Stir in the artichoke hearts, pasta, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Transfer to a broiler-safe 2-quart baking dish.
- Stir together the remaining 1/3 cup mozzarella and 3 tablespoons Parmesan in a small bowl. Sprinkle over the pasta. Broil until golden and bubbly, about 2 minutes.