Banza recently came out with several boxed mac and cheeses, and when they contacted me to see if I’d like to give them a try, I was thrilled!
Not only was I interested in trying chickpea pasta, I also loved the fact that each of their mac and cheeses was gluten free, high fiber, soy free, non GMO, low glycemic index and rBST free.
Banza’s deluxe mac and cheese gives you twice the protein, four times the fiber, and fewer net carbs than your average mac and cheese. I call that a win-win for everyone.
The best part? It’s a deluxe version of their mac and cheese so there are no additional ingredients to worry about. Everything you need is already in the box: chickpea elbows and a pouch of cheddar sauce.
I cooked the pasta according to the directions on the package, then drained the pasta.
After adding the pasta back to the pan, I squeezed out the gooey cheese sauce and stirred for a bit.
All the happy memories of childhood without the guilt! I’m in!
The mac and cheese has a nice creamy cheddar tang – not too much, but it kept it from being bland. The texture and overall taste mimic traditional wheat pasta. I give it four enthusiastic elbows up!
The only thing I would have liked more of was a bit more of the cheese sauce in the pouch. The pasta soaked up the sauce quickly, leading to a bit of a dry finish. The next time I made this, I ended up adding two tablespoons of cream when I stirred the elbows and sauce together in the pan.
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