November 6, 2013

Spinach Mac n' Cheese Muffins

 
Although macaroni and cheese is one of my all time favorite comfort foods, it's one of those dishes I rarely make.  To be perfectly honest, it's out of fear that I will lose all self control and eat way more than had originally planned for.  You all know what I'm talking about!  Well, enter these spinach mac n' cheese muffins.  I followed this recipe, but used low fat cheese in place of regular cheese and they came out absolutely amazing.  The toughest part of making these muffins was having the will power to not eat them all!  
 


Ingredients
3 cups of cooked elbow pasta
1 cup cooked, drained spinach
1 cup cheese of your choice (I used a mix of parmesan, jack and mozzarella)
 1 cup 1% milk
1 egg
1 egg white
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp flour
1 clove of crushed garlic
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees 
Spray muffin tin with cooking spray
In a small sauce pan, melt the butter over medium heat 
Slowly whisk in the flour
Add in the milk and garlic bring it to just under a boil 
Slowly whisk in the cheese and continue to cook until you have cheese sauce
 Remove cheese sauce from heat and mix in one egg and one egg white
  In a large bowl, combine the cooked pasta, spinach, cheese sauce, salt, and pepper  
Pour the mixture into muffin tin
Bake for 20 minutes or until the muffins are brown on top 
Enjoy!

10 comments:

  1. YUM! I'm going to make these this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I love the idea of pasta muffins. These just look so fun to eat haha.

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  3. mmmm I love this idea of little muffin cups. Plus the spinach makes them healthier to eat, right?!

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  4. oh my goodness, YUM! I feel the same way about making things I love, I fear I will eat the whole thing in one go so I end up not making it.

    www.andrea-clare.blogspot.com

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  5. I need these in my life! I'm planning on making egg omelet muffins for a party next weekend, and they seem really similar to these. Everything is cute in muffin form!

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    1. So true! Everything is always cuter (and more delicious) in muffin form :)

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  6. This looks sooooo good! Perhaps it'll also help with portion control? I am totally going to make this soon. Thanks for posting!

    Joliene
    Young SF Lady

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  7. Oh. My. God. Serioulsy making these this weekend!

    Found you via the Glam network (blogger love)! Looking forward to following along. Hope you have a nice weekend, lady!

    x Hallie

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