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10 Twists

10 Twists

on Mac N’ Cheese

When it comes to dishes where cheese takes a starring role, mac n’ and cheese is the ultimate classic. It’s also a meal that’s easy to put your own spin on. Whether you change the types of cheeses you use or integrate novel components into your favourite recipe, there are countless ways to reinvent mac n’ cheese. Here are 10 ways to twist it:

 

1. Add some bacon
Who doesn’t love bacon? With its saltiness and crunch, bacon will enhance the taste of the cheese and add texture to your dish. Fry it separately, making sure it’s good and crisp. Then, cut it into pieces and add it to the bowl as you mix together your pasta, béchamel and shredded Extra Old Cheddar Cheese or Medium Cheddar Cheese.

2. Swap out the pasta for quinoa
Quinoa is great for a more nutritious take on mac n’ cheese. Just replace the pasta with cooked quinoa in our recipe. It’s an ideal option for those who don’t eat gluten but still want to experience the deliciousness of mac n’ cheese.

3. Add in some cauliflower
Cauliflower is the perfect way to make your mac n’ cheese even heartier. Dial up the flavour by browning the cauliflower in small florets in the oven before adding it to your recipe. You could also mash the cauliflower and add it to your cheese sauce.

4. Serve it app-style
Wow your guests by serving up mac n’ cheese bites. Once you’ve prepared the recipe, spoon the macaroni into greased muffin tins. Sprinkle over some bread crumbs and bake for 15 minutes at 375 ° Fahrenheit.

5. Incorporate it into a grilled cheese sandwich
Why not combine two delicious favourites for an ultra-decadent treat? Butter the outsides of two slices of bread and fill them with cooled mac n’ cheese and add a slice of Swiss Cheese, Creamy Havarti Cheese, or Monterey Jack Cheese with Jalapeño natural slices. Brown in a frying pan and serve.

 

6. Make it fancy with seafood
It’s easy to turn mac n’ cheese into a gourmet dish by stirring in some lobster, crab or shrimp. You can also put a new twist on a weekday mac n’ cheese meal by adding canned tuna. If so, Mild Cheddar Cheese is perfect for evening out the taste of seafood.

7. Stir in some squash
Adding puréed squash seasoned with nutmeg, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper will make your mac n’ cheese even creamier and tastier. Garlic & Herb Cheddar Cheese is absolutely marvellous with squash.

8. Prepare it with beer
You may already use white wine in your béchamel sauce when making mac n’ cheese. But next time, try beer for an even richer taste. Pale ale is great for adding tang, while red beer imparts a bolder flavour to the dish.

9. Go green
Green veggies and cheese are a match made in heaven! Pair Armstrong Marble Cheddar Cheese with peas, spinach, or blanched broccoli florets. It’s a great way to get your kids to eat their vegetables!

10. Turn up the flavour
Sometimes, a little detail can make a world of difference. Take your macaroni to new heights by drizzling some truffle oil over your dish. Or add rich, smoky flavour by stirring in cubes of Smoke Flavoured Natural Cheddar Cheese sticks.