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BBQ Carnitas Mac & Cheese

BBQ Carnitas Mac & Cheese

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Recipe by Sagen Jackson Course: DinnerCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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  • 1 can 1 jackfruit

  • 2 cups 2 riced cauliflower, thawed or fresh

  • 1 cup 1 coconut milk

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 chickpea flour

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 nutritional yeast

  • 1 cup 1 vegetable broth

  • 2 Tbsp 2 minced garlic

  • 1 Tbsp 1 onion powder

  • 1 Tbsp 1 pepper

  • 1 tsp 1 salt

  • juice 1 lemon

  • 2 bar 2 bar-b-que sauce

  • 1 package 1 shredded vegan cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350*
  • Boil noodles according to package directions, then set aside.
  • To make carnitas: Shred jackfruit. Add jackfruit and bar-b-que sauce to a skillet on medium-heat and simmer for 5-7 or until heated through. Set aside.
  • To make cheese sauce: Add cauliflower, coconut milk, chickpea flour, nutritional yeast, vegetable broth, minced garlic, onion powder, pepper and salt to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Add cheese sauce to cast iron skillet and heat until mixture begins to simmer over medium. Stir in noodles. Top with cheddar cheese and place in oven.
  • Allow mac and cheese to bake for 10 – 15 minutes or until cheese becomes bubbly.
  • Then top with carnitas and serve.

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Sagen Jackson

Sagen knows first hand the harmful negative impacts bad habits can have on your health. For the past fifteen years, she has worked in the health industry developing programs for underserved women, partnering with doctors to create unique primary care services and serving with her local breastfeeding coalition and food bank. She loves helping women like you set health goals and crush them! Because she knows if she can overcome a drinking addiction and unhealthy eating habits so can you! It won’t always be easy but feeling and looking your best is always worth it! Download the HealthiHER app and get started on your journey to a HealthiHER you! You Glow Girl!

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