To my boyfriend, very few meat-free dishes count as a meal. Mac and cheese is one of them, which means it makes frequent appearances on our dinner rotation. It’s delicious, but a bit boring, so lately I’ve been playing around with variations like this Greek adaptation. It has all the melty, creamy, comforting goodness of classic mac and cheese balanced with briny bits of feta, fresh herbs and veggies. It’s tangy, tasty, and craving inducing.
The secret to keeping this dish tasting bright is to make sure that the ingredients remain distinct. Dusting the herbs and olives on the surface instead of stirring them in allows the flavors to meld slightly without becoming homogenous.
Pro Tip: If you love briny flavors, add 1/2 cup chopped olives or 2 tablespoons capers to the spinach layers.