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Mac n' Cheese with Broccoli & Crispy Cajun Walnuts
2 or 4 Serving Dinner

Mac n' Cheese

with Broccoli & Crispy Cajun Walnuts

Tags: Gluten-Free High-Protein <600 Calories Soy-Free Chef's Choice Less Prep
SERVINGS
PREP & COOK TIME
25 min
CALORIES
540
FAT
18g
CARBOHYDRATES
83g
PROTEIN
13g

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INGREDIENTS

  1. 5 oz dried gluten-free penne
  2. 8 oz vegan mac n’ cheese sauce
  3. 6 oz broccoli florets
  4. 1 tbsp vegan butter
  5. ¼ cup gluten-free panko breadcrumbs
  6. 2 tsp Cajun spice blend
  7. ½ oz fresh parsley, minced
  8. ¼ cup walnuts, chopped
  9. 1 oz vegan shredded cheddar
  10. Salt and pepper*
  11. *Not included
  12. Ingredients are listed for 2 servings. If you're making 4 servings, please double your ingredients by using both meal kit bags provided.
  13. For full ingredient list, see Nutrition.
Allergens: tree nut (walnut)
Tools: Large pot, Small nonstick pan
SERVINGS
PREP & COOK TIME
25 min
CALORIES
540
FAT
18g
CARBOHYDRATES
83g
PROTEIN
13g

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INSTRUCTIONS

1
Boil pasta and broccoli

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil for the pasta. Add pasta and cook, 8 minutes. Add broccoli and cook until pasta is al dente and broccoli is bright green, 1 to 2 minutes. Drain and set aside. TIP: Keep the pot for step 3.

2
Make the crispy Cajun walnuts

Heat the small nonstick pan over medium-low heat and add vegan butter. Once butter is melted, add panko and a pinch of pepper and cook, stirring, until lightly golden brown. Add Cajun seasoning, walnuts, and parsley, and cook, stirring until well combined, 1 to 2 minutes. Set aside.

3
Finish the mac n’ cheese

Drain the pasta and broccoli and return to the pot. Return pot to stove over medium-low heat. Add mac n’ cheese sauce, shredded cheddar, and 1 tsp black pepper. Stir until shredded cheese has melted into the sauce, 3 to 4 minutes. (4-serving meal: use 1½ tsp black pepper)

4
Serve

Divide the mac n’ cheese with broccoli between bowls and top with crispy Cajun walnuts. Enjoy!

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