A wonderfully tasty comfort food that has its "company's coming" clothes on. The spinach also boosts the nutrition, making it a complete meal.
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- 1Cook the pasta in salted boiling water until it is very al dente.
- 2(You want it slightly undercooked.) Drain well and toss with a drizzle of oil to prevent it sticking.
- 3Melt butter in a large saute pan over medium heat; add onion and mushrooms, and saute for about 5 minutes.
- 4Sprinkle evenly with flour and stir until the flour is incorporated.
- 5Slowly stir in milk and cook, stirring constantly, for five to seven minutes.
- 6Add 1 1/2 cup of the cheese, salt to taste, cream, pepper, and nutmeg.
- 7Cook and stir until the cheese melts.
- 8In a large bowl, mix together the pasta and uncooked spinach leaves.
- 9Pour the hot sauce over and mix well.
- 10Spoon into a buttered casserole large enough to hold or into a buttered 9x13 baking pan.
- 11Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup cheddar, cover with lid or foil.
- 12Bake at 375 for 40 minutes, removing the lid/foil for the last 10 minutes.
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Nutritional Facts for Baked Penne and Cheese with Spinach
Serving Size: 1 (209 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 469.7
- Calories from Fat 250
- Total Fat 27.7 g
- Saturated Fat 16.9 g
- Cholesterol 86.6 mg
- Sodium 287.7 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 42.3 g
- Dietary Fiber 5.7 g
- Sugars 2.0 g
- Protein 15.6 g