You'd think that, growing up in the South, I'd have learned how to make real mac-n-cheese at quite a young age, but I didn't. I do, however, LOVE mac-n-cheese, and even the boxed stuff is okay on occasion. This, is not that occasion!
This particular recipe is super easy and super tasty, so you really have no excuse to grab the box!
What you'll need
Spiral/elbow pasta (or mini shells, or penne, if you prefer)
Raw Baby Spinach (9 ounce bag)
1 pint half-and-half
3 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon sweet Hungarian paprika
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg