Creamy “Race Car Wheels” Mac & Cheese

Who doesn’t love a creamy macaroni and cheese? Fun wheel shapes make this Mac and cheese extra special and fun! I remember reading one study that showed kids are more likely to try a new food when it has a fun name.. so we named this Race Car Wheels Mac and Cheese 😀 I made this using simple ingredients: cheese, milk, a little butter and flour for the roux. Then added in chopped spinach. I really wish more pasta brands would come out with more creative shapes!!  Or if you know of any brands that do, please share!

Ingredients:

1/2 box of Roselle or Wagon Wheels pasta

1/3 cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

1 tablespoon all purpose flour

1 cup low fat milk

4 oz of mild cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions and drain well
  2. In a pot over medium heat, melt the butter
  3. Once butter is melted, immediately add the flour and quickly whisk until you see a frothy foam
  4. Next add milk
  5. Continue whisking vigorously until milk thickens. Once it bubbles, lower the flame and add cheese
  6. Continue to stir until you get a nice cheese sauce consistency. Add in spinach and continue cooking about 1-2 minutes
  7. Then add the pasta and stir to combine. Enjoy!

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