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Southwest Cheesy Mac with Jalapeños & Pepita Parmesan
2 or 4 Serving Dinner

Southwest Cheesy Mac

with Jalapeños & Pepita Parmesan

Add some southwestern flair to your favorite childhood dish with spicy pickled jalapeños and sweet roasted red peppers. Nutritional yeast, a deactivated yeast that’s a great source of B vitamins (except for B12), imparts a nutty, cheesy flavor rivaling that of parmesan. We combine it with pepitas for a rich, crunchy topping.

Tags: High-Protein Chef's Choice High Fiber
SERVINGS
PREP & COOK TIME
40 min
CALORIES
820
FAT
26g
CARBOHYDRATES
115g
PROTEIN
33g

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INGREDIENTS

  1. 2 tbsp vegan butter
  2. 1 yellow onion, peeled and chopped
  3. 2 garlic cloves, peeled and roughly chopped
  4. 1 tbsp white miso paste
  5. 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  6. 1 cup almond milk
  7. 6 oz cavatappi pasta
  8. 2 oz vegan cheddar
  9. 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds, roughly chopped
  10. 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  11. 2 oz pickled jalapeños, minced
  12. 4 oz roasted red peppers, minced
  13. Salt*
  14. Pepper*
  15. *Not included
  16. Ingredients are listed for 2 servings. If you're making 4 servings, please double your ingredients by using both meal kit bags provided.
  17. For full ingredient list, see Nutrition.
  18. ~This recipe has a spicy ingredient! For low-heat, use spicy ingredients as instructed. For no-heat, omit them entirely.~
Allergens: soy, tree nuts (almond), wheat
Tools: Large pot, Blender, Large nonstick skillet, 8x8 baking dish
SERVINGS
PREP & COOK TIME
40 min
CALORIES
820
FAT
26g
CARBOHYDRATES
115g
PROTEIN
33g

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INSTRUCTIONS

1
Make the sauce

Preheat oven to 400°F. Bring large pot of salted water to a boil for pasta. Melt butter in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, miso paste, and a pinch of salt and pepper and cook until onion is translucent, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in flour and almond milk, whisk, and bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring often, until sauce thickens, 3 to 5 minutes. Carefully transfer sauce to blender and set aside.

2
Cook the pasta

Add pasta to boiling water, stir, and cook until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain, rinse under cool water to stop cooking process, and return pasta to pot, off heat.

3
Blend in the cheese

Add cheddar and a pinch of salt and pepper to blender with sauce. Blend cheese sauce until smooth, 1 to 2 minutes.

4
Make the pepita parmesan

Stir together pumpkin seeds, nutritional yeast, and a pinch of salt in small bowl.

5
Finish and serve

Add cheese sauce, jalapeños, and red peppers to pot with pasta and stir. Transfer to baking dish, sprinkle with pepita parmesan, and bake until hot and bubbling, 7 to 10 minutes. Divide southwest cheesy mac with jalapeños and pepita parmesan between plates. Dig in!

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