Bacon, Peas and Mac & Cheese!

Bacon in macaroni and cheese is something that would never have happened in my house growing up… now that I think about it, mac and cheese wasn’t something that happened in my house growing up… so this was a treat. All we did was grab a bag of Leahey Gardens gluten-free Mac and Cheese (a personal favorite because it’s easy, delicious and low calorie) and prepare the pasta as instructed.

Once that was done we mixed in a diced tomato to keep the pasta from sticking. Meanwhile I started the sauce with some unsweetened plain almond milk, a generous sprinkle of cayenne, a dash of flake red pepper and a cup of frozen peas.

Brent browned some tempeh bacon to perfection!

The peas and mac looked perfectly appetizing to me but we had to take it one step further and add bacon.

I did find it to be a remarkably pleasant adddition: the smoke of the bacon with the salty cheesy sauce and sweet peas was exactly the kind of comfort food we needed that particular evening. Enjoy!

This is Brent and Christie, signing off!

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5 thoughts on “Bacon, Peas and Mac & Cheese!

  1. Somer says:

    I need to get some of that boxed kind for my toddler. He still cries when he sees the Annie’s variety in the store 😦 Love your additions!

  2. luminousvegans says:

    Nom! This looks soooo good. Never heard of this brand. I will have to keep an eye out. I love the idea of jazzing it up with the tomatoes, peas and tempeh bacon. Delish!

  3. A Tablespoon of Liz says:

    This looks amazing! I love comfort foods like mac and cheese… and well, adding (tempeh, of course) bacon just makes it even greater!

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