This simple creamy sauce packs huge flavor thanks to a small dollop of basil pesto. Creamy Pesto Mac is creamy comfort with some hidden vegetables, too! Vegetarian | Vegetarian Recipes | Vegetarian Meals | Vegetarian Recipes Dinner | Vegetarian Meal Prep | Vegetarian Dinner
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Yield: 6 Servings
Ingredients: 2 cups uncooked macaroni ($0.50) 2 Tbsp butter ($0.22) 2 Tbsp flour ($0.02) 2 cups whole milk ($0.60) 1/2 cup grated Romano or Parmesan ($0.53) Check below.
Step one. Thaw the spinach at room temperature or in the microwave. Squeeze out the excess water. Set the spinach aside. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, then add the macaroni noodles. Boil for 7-10 minutes, or until al dente. Drain the macaroni in a colander.
Step 2, While the pasta is boiling, prepare the sauce. Add the butter and flour to a small sauce pot. Heat and stir the butter and flour over medium heat until it forms a creamy paste and begins to bubble. Continue to stir and cook for about one minute more.
After that, Whisk the milk into the butter and flour, then allow it to come up to a simmer, while whisking. When it reaches a simmer, the sauce will thicken. Remove the sauce from the heat.