3 Ingredient Spinach Artichoke Mac and Cheese

Spinach mac and cheese is a simple 3 ingredient dish that takes moments of prep work but delivers on flavor and uniqueness.

a baking dish filled with spinach macaroni

Baked spinach mac and cheese

Finding minimal ingredient recipes is sometimes a challenge but I have to admit this one works out pretty well. While I enjoy my spinach artichoke macand cheese with a sprinkling of salt at the end, my kids enjoy it as-is. Yes, even the picky kids are enjoying the veggie macaroni and cheese. Win-win.

I like meals that don’t require much effort or prep work, which is probably why I keep making this tasty 3 ingredient macaroni and cheese recipe. While it’s not the traditional orange cheddar we expect, the flavors are good and the comfort meal feeling is still abundant.

ingredients needed for spinach macaroni

Spinach mac and cheese ingredients

  • Spinach dip
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Elbow noodles

What you’ll need to make this recipe

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Tips for making spinach and artichoke mac and cheese

We’ve had this recipe a few times now and have tried it a few different ways trying to find the perfect combination of noodles or brand of dip. While my homemade spinach artichoke dip tastes great in this dish we’ve personally found that spinach dips with water chestnuts aren’t our favorite. The light crunch isn’t what we want in our mac and cheese but to each their own.

Due to different noodles absorbing liquid at different speeds and different dips having different liquid contents you may risk having dry noodles here or there. If you think your mac and cheese is at risk of turning out dry, add in a cup or two of milk or reserved pasta water when stirring in the dip and cheese. Then you’ll get a much creamier end result.

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FAQ’s about spinach macaroni and cheese

Does this recipe only have 3 ingredients?

Yes, using storebought dip, cheese, and cooked noodles is all you need for a spinach dip mac and cheese recipe made simple at home. You could however add in more ingredients such as milk, water, other cheese varieties, salt, etc. But this recipe is a great one as-is and a good base to build up from if you wanted to get creative.

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How to Make 3 Ingredient Mac and Cheese

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and grease a 9×13 baking dish.

Cook your elbow noodles in a large pot according to package directions until al dente.

Drain the noodles and then return to pot. Turn off heat. Stir in the cheese and spinach dip until well mixed.

Place the noodle mixture into the prepared baking dish and bake in the oven for 20 minutes.

Optionally, broil on high for 1-2 minutes for a golden crisp top.

Serve with a sprinkling of salt added to taste.

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3 Ingredient Spinach Artichoke Mac and Cheese

Spinach mac and cheese is a simple 3 ingredient dish that takes moments of prep work but delivers on flavor and uniqueness.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 3 ingredient mac and cheese, baked spinach mac and cheese, spinach and artichoke mac and cheese, spinach mac and cheese, spinach macaroni and cheese
Servings: 8
Calories: 318kcal
Author: Beeyond Cereal

Ingredients

  • 16 ounce box elbow noodles
  • 12 ounce container spinach dip
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and grease a 9×13 baking dish.
  • Cook noodles in a pot on the stove according to package directions until al dente.
  • Drain noodles and return to pot. Turn off heat. Stir in cheese and spinach dip until well mixed.
  • Place noodle mixture into baking dish and bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
  • Optionally, broil on high for 1-2 minutes for a golden crisp top.
  • Serve with salt added to taste.
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Nutrition

Serving: 2scoops | Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 48.8g | Protein: 17.9g | Fat: 5.3g | Saturated Fat: 1.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.4g | Cholesterol: 9.3mg | Sodium: 586.4mg | Potassium: 206.3mg | Fiber: 2.7g | Sugar: 2.9g | Vitamin A: 51.3IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 329.4mg | Iron: 2mg

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