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22 January 2006 @ 04:30 pm
Smoked Gouda Macaroni and Cheese  
from Cooking Light



1 (1-ounce) slice whole wheat bread
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions (I didn't use these because I forgot to buy them.)
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups fat-free milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded smoked Gouda cheese (I used chipotle gouda, but you can use any cheese that melts well.)
1/3 cup (about 1 1/2 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
5 cups coarsely chopped fresh spinach
4 cups hot cooked elbow macaroni (about 2 cups uncooked)
Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350°.
Place bread in a food processor, and pulse 10 times or until coarse crumbs measure 1/2 cup.

Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and garlic; cook 1 minute. Add flour; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually add milk, salt, and pepper, stirring constantly with a whisk until blended. Bring to a boil; cook until thick (about 2 minutes). Add cheeses; stir until melted.

Add spinach and macaroni to cheese sauce, stirring until well blended. Spoon mixture into a 2-quart baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until bubbly.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)

CALORIES 399(25% from fat); FAT 10.9g (sat 6.2g,mono 3g,poly 0.8g); PROTEIN 20.1g; CHOLESTEROL 33mg; CALCIUM 421mg; SODIUM 725mg; FIBER 3.7g; IRON 3.6mg; CARBOHYDRATE 54.9g