Mac and Cheese with Pala'ai and Kaunamano Bacon
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The ultimate comfort food, mac & cheese gets elevated in this recipe with a locally-sourced twist of nutritious orange squash (palaʻai) and bacon from Kaunamano Farm. Scroll down for the full video tutorial!
Chef Casey of Cafe Pesto
6 oz Palaʻai
Boxed Mac and cheese & required ingredients
3 oz Bacon
Prepare boxed mac and cheese according to directions or follow your favorite mac and cheese recipe.
(optional) Peel defrosted palaʻai.
Dice palaʻai into bite-sized pieces.
Cut bacon into small strips and add to preheated pan on stovetop. Once bacon is cooked, remove from pan, leaving some oil in the pan.
Add palaʻai to hot pan. Add black pepper to taste and cook for 10 minutes or until caramelized to your liking. Add bacon back in and mix with palaʻai.
Combine mac and cheese and palaʻai/bacon mix and serve.
Tip: The same palaʻai and bacon topping can be added to your favorite dishes - spruce up a salad or make a delicious breakfast alongside eggs!