Smoked Gouda Macaroni and Cheese

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Ingredients

  • 1 slice of whole wheat bread
  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp all-purposed flour
  • 2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black pepper
  • 2 oz. shredded smoked gouda cheese
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 5 cups coarsley chopped fresh spinach
  • 4 cups hot cooked elbow macaroni

Preparation

Preparation

1 preheat your oven to 350F
2 Place your piece of bread in a food processor, and purse 10 times or until coarse crumbs measure 1/2 cup.
3 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, still stirring constantly with a whisk until blended. Bring to a boil and cook until thick, which is about 2 minutes.
4 Add cheeses and continue to stir until melted.
5 Add your 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 350F for about 15 minutes or until bubbly.