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Skillet Spinach-Tomato Mac and Cheese Garlicky Green Beans and Carrots

Recipe selected from the eMeals Quick & Healthy Plan for Two.


Skillet Spinach-Tomato Mac and Cheese

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1 (8.5-oz) pouch microwavable elbow pasta
  • 1½ Tbsp butter, divided
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes
  • 1 (6-oz) pkg baby spinach
  • 1½ Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ⅓ cup 2% reduced-fat milk
  • ⅓ cup low-sodium vegetable broth
  • ½ cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat broiler. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, melt ½ Tbsp butter in a small broiler-safe skillet over medium-high heat; add tomatoes, and cook 4 minutes or until tomatoes begin to burst. Gradually add spinach, in batches, stirring until wilted and adding water, 1 Tbsp at a time, if needed. Remove from skillet.
  3. Melt 1 Tbsp butter in skillet over medium heat; whisk in flour, salt, and pepper. Cook, whisking constantly, 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in milk and broth.
  4. Cook, whisking often, 8 minutes or until thick and bubbly. Gradually whisk in 6 Tbsp cheese until melted. Stir in tomato-spinach mixture and pasta; sprinkle with 2 Tbsp cheese.
  5. Transfer skillet to oven, and broil 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden.

Note:

Microwavable elbow pasta cooks in 60 seconds. If you don't have a small ovenproof skillet, use a large skillet and spoon pasta mixture into a small baking dish.

Garlicky Green Beans and Carrots

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1 (12-oz) pkg green beans and carrots
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ tsp garlic salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper

Instructions

  1. Cook green beans and carrots according to package directions. Toss with oil, garlic salt, and pepper.

Time

Clock
10mPrep
20mCook
30mTotal

Nutritional Information

Main Side Total
Servings 2 2
Calories 468 121 589
Servings 2 2 4
Calories 468 121 589
Fat (g) 18 7 25
Sat. Fat (g) 10 1 11
Protein (g) 19 2 21
Carb (g) 61 14 75
Fiber (g) 4 5 9
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