BBQ Chik’n Mac n’ Cheese

30 minutes | Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 Package Alpha Foods Chik’n Nuggets
  • 1/2 cup bbq sauce
  • 8 oz pasta (Elbow Mac or Cavatappi)
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter
  • 3 Tbsp Flour
  • 2 cups plant-milk
  • 8 oz vegan cheese shreds
  • 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Additional Toppings

  • Vegan Ranch
  • Green Onions

Directions:

  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions.
  2. Cook Chik’n nuggets according to package instructions OR cook in an air fryer at 390 degrees for 14-16 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  3. Melt butter in a pan over medium heat.
  4. Add flour a tablespoon at a time and whisk in between each tablespoon. Once all flour has been added whisk thoroughly and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Add plant milk 1/2 cup at a time and whisk in between each 1/2 cup. Bring to a simmer.
  6. Add vegan cheese and stir until melted.
  7. Add all the seasonings and adjust to your taste.
  8. Combine cheese sauce with pasta.
  9. After Nuggets are cooked, place them in a large mixing bowl with the BBQ sauce, and toss to coat the nuggets. 
  10. Top the Mac n’ Cheese with the Nuggets, more BBQ sauce, or vegan ranch or anything else you like!
  11. ENJOY!