Delicious, Plant-Powered Mix-In Ideas For Your Mac

Lentil Mac and Cheese with Kale, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Pine Nuts


Happy National Macaroni & Cheese Day, everyone!

In honor, here are some delicious, plant-powered mix-in ideas for your mac, to elevate an already tasty meal into something more:

Kale, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Pine Nuts

Inspired by: Lentil Mac and Cheese with Kale, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Pine Nuts, Fit and Frugal for Ancient Harvest (pictured)

This combination of fresh leafy greens, chewy dried tomatoes and crunchy pine nuts adds some Italian flair and a fantastic combination of textures. We also love the recipe’s addition of cayenne pepper and smoked paprika for a bit of spice.

Broccoli, Basil and Butternut Squash

With its creamy texture and mildly sweet flavor, butternut squash is a perfect addition to mac and cheese. Broccoli is also no stranger to the savory dish, but what if you combine both – and, what’s more, add some fresh basil to the mix? You’ll have a fragrant and flavorful bowl full of goodness, that’s what.

Mozzarella and Cherry Tomatoes

Caprese Salad is one of those ubiquitous summer treats that people wait all year long for – but, let’s be honest, it’s not the heartiest of meals. Add some fresh sliced cherry tomatoes, mozzarella and basil to Supergrain Mac & Cheese, though, and you’ve got a delicious, seasonal and filling dish.

Every Veggie You Can Think Of

Inspired by: Harvest Veggie Skillet Mac & Cheese, Fit and Frugal for AncientHarvest.com

From crunchy carrots to red bell pepper to leafy green Brussels sprouts, this version of mac is as colorful as it is delicious – and it’s easy to customize, according to what produce you have on hand. Got some fresh spinach to use up, or maybe cauliflower florets? Go ahead and throw those in.

Want an even simpler fix that makes more of your mac without a recipe? Try the My Super Mac Recipe Builder that helps you personalize your favorite flavor of gluten-free Supergrain Mac & Cheese™ by adding some super-delicious ingredients. And remember, if you’d like to add a powerful punch of plant-based protein, you really can’t go wrong with one of our new Lentil & Quinoa Supergrain Mac & Cheeses.

Get even more mouthwatering culinary inspiration and learn about our entire family of gluten-free products at AncientHarvest.com.