Kimchi Mac and Cheese [RECIPE]

Good Afternoon Everyone!

How are you today? Are you having a wonderful day? It’s almost Friday!! YAY!! If you’ve been hanging around here for a while, you know how much I love mac and cheese. In fact, I love it so much… I’ve shared it with you several times. There was time I made Paula Deen’s Mac and Cheese. And the time when I made sweet potato tuna mac. There was even the time when I made Vegan mac and cheese! Yes, around here… we love macaroni and cheese. So I guess it’s really no surprise that the Noob Chef Junior created this recipe all on her own!

Yes, my little one was curled up the other day when all of a sudden she said, “Mom! What if we make kimchi mac for lunch?”. Now I had never made kimchi macaroni and cheese before… nor was I sure that the flavors would work. But hey, I’m down for trying something new so I agreed. Off we went to the kitchen. Her little hands got to work mixing and blending everything together while I stood back in awe. She really has an incredible gift with food and cooking too ā¤ (Proud mommy moment!).

The result was a dish so easy, yet flavorful and slightly spicy that anyone would love it whether you are a fan of kimchi or not. She pureed 1/2 cup of kimchi in a food processor to add extra flavor and spice in an otherwise bland box of macaroni and cheese. And wow… it did not disappoint! Not to mention there was a whole heaping of vegetables blended in too! šŸ™‚ So the next time you’re craving mac and cheese… try thinking outside of the box and give this easy, delicious recipe a try! Have a wonderful day everyone and as always, keep on cooking! šŸ™‚

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Kimchi Mac and Cheese

Courtesy of: The Noob Chef Jr.

Serves: 4 generously

Ingredients:

  • 1 family-sized box of Kraft mac and cheese
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 can tuna
  • 2 tbsp. soy nut butter
  • 1/4 c. grated cheese
  • 1/2 c. kimchi, pureed in a food processor
  • 1.5 cups water

Instructions:

  1. Begin by filling a pot halfway with water and bring to a boil. Drop in the macaroni and boil for 10 minutes. Drain and put back in the pot.
  2. Add the butter, cheese packet, and grated cheese. Mix to combine.
  3. Then add the water and peas. Turn on the stove over medium heat and continue mixing until everything begins to get creamy.
  4. Add the kimchi and tuna. Mix through until well combined.
  5. Serve hot and enjoy!
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