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Epic Nacho Organic Beef Mac ’n’ Cheese

Epic Nacho Organic Beef Mac ’n’ Cheese

with a Tortilla Chip Topping, Green Pepper & Smoky Red Pepper Crema

Why choose between two comfort food dishes when you can combine them into one epic dinner? This week, our chefs give mac ’n’ cheese the nacho treatment, stirring twirly cavatappi noodles into a queso-style, creamy spiced cheddar sauce. Of course, you can’t have nachos without the toppings—here, we’ve got crumbled blue corn tortilla chips for crunch and more cheeses for melt factor, plus smoky red pepper crema, scallions, and hot sauce. Your dinner companions will be fighting over the last bite.


Produced in a facility that processes eggs, milk, fish, peanuts, sesame, shellfish, soy, tree nuts, and wheat.

Total Time25 minutes
Prep Time5 minutes


serving amount

1 unit

Long Green Pepper

2 unit


1 clove


2 tablespoon

Smoky Red Pepper Crema

(Contains Milk)

6 ounce

Cavatappi Pasta

(Contains Wheat)

1 tablespoon

Southwest Spice Blend

1 tablespoon


(Contains Wheat)

6 tablespoon

Cream Cheese

(Contains Milk)

1 cup

White Cheddar Cheese

(Contains Milk)

1.5 ounce

Blue Corn Tortilla Chips

(Contains Sesame)

½ cup

Mexican Cheese Blend

(Contains Milk)

1 teaspoon

Hot Sauce

10 ounce

Organic Ground Beef

Not included in your delivery



1 teaspoon

Cooking Oil

2 tablespoon


(Contains Milk)


Nutrition Values

/ per serving
Calories1380 kcal
Fat83 g
Saturated Fat42 g
Carbohydrate93 g
Sugar7 g
Dietary Fiber6 g
Protein63 g
Cholesterol255 mg
Sodium1040 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.


Medium Pot
Small Bowl
Medium Pan


Prep & Mix Crema

• Heat broiler to high. Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil. Wash and dry produce. • Core, deseed, and dice green pepper into ½-inch pieces. Trim and thinly slice scallions, separating whites from greens. Peel and mince garlic. • Place smoky red pepper crema in a small bowl. Add water 1 tsp at a time until mixture reaches a drizzling consistency. Season with salt and pepper.

Cook Pasta

• Once water is boiling, add cavatappi to pot. Cook, stirring occasionally, until al dente, 9-11 minutes. Drain.

Start Sauce

• While pasta cooks, heat a drizzle of oil in a medium, preferably ovenproof, pan (use a large, preferably ovenproof, pan for 4 servings) over medium heat. Add green pepper and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, until softened, 4-5 minutes. • Add Southwest Spice Blend, scallion whites, garlic, and 2 TBSP butter (3 TBSP for 4); cook, stirring, until butter has melted and scallion whites are softened, 1 minute.

Add ground beef or organic ground beef to pan along with green pepper. Cook, breaking up meat into pieces, until green pepper is softened and beef is browned and cooked through, 4-6 minutes. Cook through the rest of this step as instructed.

Finish Sauce

• Stir flour into pan until smooth and incorporated, 1 minute. Gradually stir in ½ cup water (¾ cup for 4 servings) until fully combined. • Add cream cheese and cook, stirring, until fully incorporated and sauce has thickened, 1-2 minutes. • Turn off heat; stir in cheddar until melted and smooth. Taste and season with salt and pepper.

Mix & Broil Mac 'N' Cheese

• Stir drained cavatappi into pan with sauce until coated. Taste and season with salt if needed. If mixture is too thick, add a splash more water. TIP: If your pan isn’t ovenproof, transfer mixture now to a baking dish. • Using your hands, crush tortilla chips and evenly sprinkle over mac ’n’ cheese. Top with an even layer of Mexican cheese blend. • Broil until cheese melts, 2-3 minutes. TIP: Watch carefully to avoid burning.


• Drizzle mac ’n’ cheese with smoky red pepper crema. Top with scallion greens and as much hot sauce as you like. Serve.

Ground Beef is fully cooked when internal temperature reaches 160°.