First off not the best picture....and I didn't take any while making it so it will have to do for now. I found this recipe on one of the blogs I read Carrots 'n' Cake - Lightened Up Mac and Cheese and I looove love love any type of mac and cheese but this one intrigued me because it called for Brussels sprouts and spinach plus it used some Greek yogurt for the cheese sauce. I recently had some pretty yummy Brussels sprouts over the holidays so I decided to buy some and see if I continue to enjoy them since I was never a fan before.
I followed the recipe pretty closely with a few modifications:
- I used fresh spinach and added to the cheese sauce once it was done cooking
- I used full fat Greek yogurt (mmm)
- I roasted the Brussels sprouts in the oven with some olive oil and salt and pepper so they would have that yummy roastedness flavor and then I just put them in my food processor for a few pulses to shred them before adding to the macaroni, cheese, and spinach mixture
So the verdict after tasting the finished product was a win! I was pretty surprised by how much I liked this recipe (but it still is pasta and cheese and can't go too wrong with that combo). I will be making again for sure and I'm thinking Brussels sprouts may become a normal veggie now for me hmmm never would've thought that!