To be clear, the term “supreme” here means “complete meal with meat and vegetables so you have an excuse to eat luscious mac and cheese if you need one”. Super juicy chicken thigh morsels in your mac and cheese with bursts of tang from the tomato and spinach so you can retort “What?! It’s healthy!”.
This isn’t really a ‘healthy’ version or even ‘lightened up’, but we do use whole grain pasta to help with the fiber ratio and we get actual vitamins from the spinach plus cancer-fighting lycopene from the tomatoes. You can diminish more fat by using low-fat cheeses. The whole wheat pasta and chicken will probably make you feel satisfied after one portion. So, you know… there’s room for dessert.
PS- the dish in the pictures has a kind of sepia tone going on due to using white cheddar with the whole grain pasta. Using a yellow cheddar should make yours look more mac and cheesish! Also – this dish makes a bit of a mess! Prepare yourself, enlist a helper or clean as you go…
Mac and Cheese Supreme
A complete meal with juicy chicken thighs, healthy spinach, tomatoes and lots of comfort!