Adding chard, kale, or spinach to macaroni and cheese is the easiest way to get your family to eat their greens. The smaller you cut the greens the better. Colby jack is a nice blend of cheddar and jack cheese, but you can use whatever blend of cheese your family enjoys.
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees and lightly oil an 8x8 inch brownie pan or any small casserole dish.
2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil with a heavy pinch of salt. Boil elbow macaroni for 6 minutes, drain and return to pot, set aside.
3. Heat a medium pot over low/medium heat and add olive oil and flour. Stir together and cook for 1 – 2 minutes then slowly whisk in warm milk until completely combined. Add in onion and salt & pepper. Simmer for 10 minutes, then remove onion piece.
4. Add in 1 ½ cups of the shredded cheese, a little at a time,whisking to combine. Once all the cheese is added continue to cook for an additional 5 minutes.
5. To the pot of macaroni, add the swiss chard, chicken, and cheese sauce, stir to combine and then spoon into the prepared 8x8 pan. Top with remaining ½ cup of cheese and place into preheated oven for 20 minutes. Serve warm.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (369g)|
|Recipe Makes: 4 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 36 (9%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 4g||5 %|
|Saturated Fat 0.8g||4 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 1.7g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.8g|
|Cholesterol 68.4mg||21 %|
|Sodium 269.6mg||9 %|
|Potassium 500.8mg||13 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 49.4g||15 %|
|Dietary Fiber 2.4g||10 %|
|Sugars, other 47g|
|Protein 35.4g||51 %|
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Calories per serving: 386
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