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24 Sep 2017

Toronto

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By Gracie Carroll

An Epic Mac and Cheese Eggs Benedict Recipe Made with Barilla Pasta

By Gracie Carroll

Mac and Cheese Eggs Benedict Recipe Made with Barilla Pasta

On most days, I try to kick things off with coffee and a healthy green smoothie. However, every once in a while, is there anything better than indulging in a hearty breakfast, especially when, well, you might be a little hungover?

The holidays are coming and with all the cheery celebrations, I’m sharing my new favourite recipe for a game-changing brunch you can make at home to wow your guests, or just yourself. So skip the lineups, stay in, and stay cozy while you whip up this epic Mac and Cheese Eggs Benedict recipe (yeah, you heard me right: Mac and Cheese and Eggs Benedict combined!) served with a delicious Caesar to wash it down.

The inspiration to make this recipe came from my friends at Barilla pasta who had shared their ‘Macbenedict’ recipe with me. This was the first time I’d ever heard of such a thing, and all I could think was: how great would it be to spend Boxing Day or New Year’s Day enjoying this naughty but very nice meal with friends and family?

Mac and Cheese Eggs Benedict Recipe Made with Barilla Pasta

Naturally, after looking over the ingredients for the recipe — and reviewing other recipes for how to make Béchamel and Hollandaise sauce from scratch — I was determined to find a quicker, easier, lighter and healthier way to make this Mac and Cheese and Eggs Benedict mashup to reduce the guilt, without sacrificing the flavour.

Since I’m eating leftovers while I write this, I can say with confidence that this recipe is a total winner that will not disappoint, even with the reduced dairy. Seriously, even my very hungover photographer raved about the dish after we finished shooting these photos and he was able to dig in. He had no idea that I had tweaked the original recipe to make it lighter and healthier. All he saw was: eggs, bacon, macaroni and happiness.

Here you’ll find a “Gracie-fied” version of Barilla’s ‘Macbenedict’ recipe that includes quicker, easier and dairy-free recipe alternatives for the Béchamel and Hollandaise sauces, although I kept the cheddar cheese to keep some ooey gooey goodness in there! See how to make it below:

Gracie Carroll - Mac and Cheese Eggs Benedict Recipe

Mac and Cheese Eggs Benedict Recipe with Barilla

(Serves 6)

What You Need

For the Mac and Cheese:

For The Spicy Vegan Hollandaise:

For The Vegan White Sauce (Béchamel)

Mac and Cheese Eggs Benedict Recipe Made with Barilla Pasta

What To Do:

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Mac and Cheese Eggs Benedict Recipe Made with Barilla Pasta

Hope you love this one as much as I do!

Enjoy!

xo

@GracieCarroll

 

 

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