Spinach Proscuitto Macaroni and Cheese for #SundaySupper

Today we are celebrating an anniversary!!! #SundaySupper turns 2!! How exciting, I have been with #SundaySupper for almost 1 1/2 years, so it was just a baby when I started. We have so many more things happening now and it has grown strong with such a lovely group of bloggers to work with every week. Sunday Supper magazine is now up and running and there is a yearly conference in Florida also.

At the helm is the fantastic Isabel Reis Laessig, from Family Foodie,  this was her baby, her conception. So I thought what better way to celebrate than with one of her fabulous recipes!! Week, after week she has delicious recipes that inspire us all to gather around the Sunday Supper table to share with our families.

This is now one of my favorite mac and cheese, I could have devoured the entire casserole dish. I adored the walnut topping and the taste of the white wine mixed in with the cheese. In her recipe she said to add either chicken stock or white wine, well I added both and for me it was the perfect balance. Little bits of yummy proscuitto in every bite just adds to the deliciousness!!!

Spinach Proscuitto Macaroni and Cheese by Noshing With The Nolands (Small)We were asked to look back to think of one of our favorite times we have had at #SundaySupper. That is hard as I enjoy each week for so many different reasons. Instead I will give you my top ten things I love about #SundaySupper.

1. The comaraderie with my fellow bloggers

2. Being able to share my recipe within this fabulous group

3. Getting new and exciting recipes each week

4. Being creative and challenging myself at times to cook within the given theme

5. Fun and imaginative posts to look at each week

6. Learning about blogging, social media and all that it takes

7. Sharing all the other wonderful recipes

8. Having fun on Twitter chats

9. Having a solid and knowledgeable group to ask questions to

10. Sharing recipes also on #WeekdaySupper

When you have all these things it sure doesn’t seem like work, so much fun!!!

Spinach Proscuitto Macaroni and Cheese by Noshing With The Nolands (2) (Small) Now back to this dish, it would make an excellent side also but we had it with a big salad. I made it in the afternoon, covered it and baked it at supper with the foil still on. It kept the pasta from drying out. I am sad this dish is all gone, I will have to make it again soon. I hope you try it and come back to me to tell me how much you like it!!! ENJOY!!!

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Spinach Proscuitto Macaroni and Cheese for #SundaySupper
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Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 8
 
An amazing macaroni and cheese!!
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. of ditallini pasta or elbow macaroni
  • ¼ lb. of proscuitto, sliced thick
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • ¼ cup of red or sweet onion
  • 1 tsp. garlic paste or garlic cloves to taste
  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups of white wine or chicken stock (I used one and one of each)
  • 4 Tbsp. flour
  • Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, grated
  • ½ cup walnuts, finely chopped
Instructions
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add the macaroni and cook at a boil until just al dente.
  2. Drain, rinse in cold water and set aside.
  3. Cut the proscuitto in thin strips. Cut the spinach into thin strips.
  4. In a food processor or with chopper, mince the onion and garlic until very fine and smooth.
  5. In a large skillet or pan, melt 1 Tbsp. of butter and add the proscuitto and cook until crisp, approx. 5 min.
  6. Remove from pan and place on a paper towel, set aside.
  7. Add the remaining butter and melt, add the onion and garlic and cook for 5 min. until slightly browned.
  8. Add the flour and stir and cook for 3-4 min. Add the milk milk gradually and whisk.
  9. Add the white wine and chicken stock and continue to stir until the mixture starts to thicken but is very smooth. It will just start to coat the back of a wooden spoon.
  10. Add the mozzarella while stirring. It may appear stringy but will mix with the pasta later.
  11. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
  12. Stir in the pasta, proscuitto and spinach.
  13. Butter a 9x13" baking dish or 8 small ramekins to make individual portions
  14. Add the macaroni mixture and sprinkle with the chopped walnuts.
  15. (Wrap and refrigerate is you want at this point).
  16. Bake at 350F for 20 min. if made right away if chilled in the fridge bake for 30 min. with foil covering.
  17. Place under the broiler if desired to brown and serve immediately.

Spinach Prosuitto Macaroni and Cheese by Noshing With The Nolands (Small)

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Comments

  1. The Ninja Baker says

    Your choice of Isabel’s special mac ‘n cheese is fitting for the occasion. Looks like you duplicated the recipe beautifully, Tara. P.s. Love your list and wholeheartedly agree =)

  2. Stacy says

    I don’t know how I missed it when Isabel posted this one, Tara, but I am grateful you have made it again! Love the white wine and chicken stock, but especially the proscuitto! Pinning on my Recipes to Try board!

  3. Helene D'Souza says

    Yay Sundaysupper! So glad I joined the group last year and that I met you and the others. I am a very big Mac and cheese fan since ever and what I miss most here in india is quality ham for my mac and cheese. I am so tempted by yours now!!

  4. Jennifer B says

    It’s not just that I like every element of this dish, but I LOVE every single element of this dish. I love them individually, and I love them all together. GREAT recipe!

  5. Katie says

    Get out of town! The prosciutto and spinach added to mac? Yes yes yes – it sounds absolutely out of this world. Can you send a bowl to me? ;)

  6. Liz says

    This could easily become my new favorite mac and cheese!!! It looks scrumptious…and with your and Isabel’s endorsement, I know it is!!! Thanks for joining in the celebration today :)

  7. Katy says

    This is a wonderful, grown-up version of mac and cheese! I love your list of all the things which make #SundaySupper special – you’ve captured my thoughts perfectly!

  8. Renee says

    I love your top 10 list and every bit of it is true! So nice to have you in the group Tara. And I could put a big dent in that mac and cheese too.

  9. Soni says

    Love this dish from Isabel and you did an amazing job here Tara!Agree totally with your 10 points and wishing for many more years of Sunday Supper movement!Its been a pleasure getting to know you!

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