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Jalapeno Mac and Cheese

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  • Author: Eat Drink Shrink
  • Total Time: 25 minutes




Shiitake bacon:



  • Cilantro
  • Sliced Jalapeños


  • 48 cups cooked pasta


  1. Soak the cashews in water overnight. If not, simply place in water and pop in the microwave for 5 minutes and allow them to soak or as long as you can. Add all the nacho cheese ingredients to a blender or vitamix and blend until smooth. If you want to monitor the heat factor, add some of the jalapeño and taste before adding more.
  2. Add more almond milk a little at a time to achieve the desired consistency if yours is too thick. Toss with cooked pasta and top with garnishes.  
  3. Breadcrumbs: place in a pan with butter or olive oil and cook for 3-5 minutes until slightly toasted. You can add a pinch of chili powder and cumin if desired.
  4. Shiitake Bacon: Preheat the oven to 250. Toss the sliced mushrooms in the ingredients and spread out on a baking sheet. Bake for 25-45 minutes until slightly crispy. Set aside.
  5. Serve warm with the shiitake bacon, breadcrumbs and garnishes!


If you desire more of a Mexican flavor profile, skip the jalapeños and just add 1 adobo pepper to the sauce!

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes


  • Serving Size: 4-6 servings