We doubt that you've had a mac and cheese this colorful and protein-packed before! Bonus: No oven time is required.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan cook macaroni according to package directions, except do not add any salt to the water; drain.

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  • Meanwhile, coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and onion to hot skillet. Cook for 4 to 6 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and onion is tender, stirring frequently. (If onion browns too quickly, reduce heat to medium.) Remove skillet from heat. Add semisoft cheese; stir until melted.

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  • In a medium bowl whisk together milk and flour until smooth. Add all at once to chicken mixture. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat to low. Add cheddar cheese, stirring until melted. Add cooked macaroni; cook and stir for 1 to 2 minutes or until heated through. Stir in spinach. Top with cherry tomatoes. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

369 calories; 12 g total fat; 7 g saturated fat; 85 mg cholesterol; 393 mg sodium. 494 mg potassium; 33 g carbohydrates; 4 g fiber; 6 g sugar; 33 g protein; 1749 IU vitamin a; 9 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 10 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 113 mcg folate; 1 mcg vitamin b12; 404 mg calcium; 2 mg iron;

Reviews (1)

7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
11/28/2017
3 stars, good & I'll make again. Hubby thought it was great. I thought OK. Creamy comfort food, very easy to make. (I just used shredded rotisserie chicken & added w/cheese). Tomatoes add a lot of flavor, so just use the whole pint instead of 1 cup, needs some salt (1/2 tsp or so) and next time I'll try a sprinkle or 2 of nutmeg.