Classic Stuffing and Mac & Cheese

6 servings per side

Prep & Cook Time: 45-55 min.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Cook Within: 7 days

Contains: Milk, Eggs, Wheat

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In Your Box (serves 6)

  • Info
    20 oz. Macaroni and Cheese
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    2 Ciabatta
  • 4 oz. Sliced Cremini Mushrooms
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    2 oz. Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Shallot
  • 1 Celery Stalk
  • 6 tsp. Chicken Broth Concentrate
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    1 oz. Butter
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    ¼ cup Italian Panko Blend
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    ½ oz. Grated Parmesan
  • ½ fl. oz. Garlic Oil
  • 1 Sage Sprig
  • ½ tsp. Garlic Salt

Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient labels in your meal bag.

  • Nutrition (per serving)

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • 1 Large Non-Stick Pan

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F
  1. 1

    Start the Stuffing

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Thoroughly rinse any fresh produce and pat dry.

    Cut ciabatta into 1/2" pieces. Place bread pieces in one provided metal tray in an even layer. Bake in hot oven until slightly toasted and dry, 14-16 minutes.

    While bread bakes, trim ends off celery and cut into 1/4" slices.

    Peel and mince shallot.

    Stem and coarsely chop sage.

  2. 2

    Finish the Stuffing

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 1 Tbsp. olive oil and butter. Heat until melted.

    Add shallot, mushrooms, and celery to hot pan. Stir occasionally until softened, 3-4 minutes.

    Add garlic salt and sage. Stir occasionally until fragrant and vegetables are tender, 1-2 minutes.

    Stir in chicken base and 13/4 cups water until combined. Bring to a boil.

    Once boiling, remove from burner. Add toasted bread and stir to combine. Transfer stuffing to tray used to bake bread. Bake in hot oven until top is golden brown and liquid has been absorbed, 24-26 minutes.

    While stuffing bakes, bake mac and cheese.

  3. 3

    Bake the Mac and Cheese

    Remove macaroni and cheese from packaging tray. Do not bake the plastic!

    Spread macaroni and cheese on bottom of second provided metal tray. Top with cheddar cheese, Parmesan, and panko and drizzle with garlic oil.

    Bake in hot oven until cheese melts and bubbles, 18-22 minutes.

    Rest baked mac and cheese, 5 minutes. Bon appétit, and happy Thanksgiving!

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