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Gruyere Mac and Cheese with Spinach

This mac and cheese is one of our favourites. I like to make it with gruyere and a bit of cheddar, but it would be yummy with any cheese as long as it melts nicely!

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[Bonus: I managed to only dirty one pot, a strainer, and a casserole dish to make clean up easier! If you are clever, you could do the entire thing with one oven safe pot and a strainer.]

Gruyere Mac and Cheese with Spinach

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Ingredients

  • 300 grams of pasta (about 3 cups)
  • 200-300 grams of grated cheese (2-3 cups) (I used mostly gruyere, but I added about a 1/2 cup of cheddar for a creamier texture)
  • 120 ml (1/2 cup) plain greek yoghurt
  • 100 grams chopped spinach (2-3 cups)
  • 2 table spoons of butter
  • half an onion, grated
  • two cloves of garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

1

cook pasta according to instructions

2

chop the spinach leaves, and put them at the bottom of your casserole dish

3

strain the pasta water (reserving a tiny bit of the water) and pour the hot pasta into your casserole dish to wilt the spinach

4

in the empty pot, melt your butter and add half of a grated onion. Once the onion has cooked for a few minutes, then add your garlic (FYI, garlic cooks WAY faster than onion).

5

once your garlic and onion is cooked, add 2/3 of your cheese (reserving 1/3 to go on top)

6

mix in your your reserved pasta water (about 1/4 cup), and Greek yoghurt

7

add you pasta into your sauce and mix well. Add more pasta water if it is too thick.

8

salt and pepper to taste

9

pour your mixture into an oven safe dish and cover it with the remaining cheese

10

place in a oven at 200°C (400°F) this is just to melt the cheese, so put the dish close to the heating element on top

11

sprinkle with parsley or smoked paprika


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