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  • Writer's pictureAlison Elliott

Spicy đŸŒ¶ Everything Mac & Cheeze with Plant-Based Chicken Nuggets

The delicious hot sauce I use in this plant-based, creamy, cheezy, spicy Mac is Hillside Harvest Sun Kissed Tomato Hot Sauce. It is made locally by a friend of mine Kamaal Jarrett. You can buy his delicious hot sauce in any Massachusetts Whole Foods. He is also expanding to retail locations in NY & NJ! Check out his tasty product on social media (or click on this link). #shoplocal #localbusiness #supportive #startuplife #founder

The Plant-Based Chicken Nuggets are made by Nowadays. I was fortunate enough to speak with the lovely co-founder Max Elder about his journey creating a plant-based meat product and starting a successful business. Nowadays is expanding their sales network as well. They will begin selling at west coast Whole Foods locations!

I feel so excited and supported by so many startup founders. I am grateful for their time and support and I bring to you a delicious recipe inspired by all three of our products! #networking #foodie #recipe #vegan #healthy #happy #friendship #startups

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: 20 Minutes

Total Time: 25 Minutes


12 Nowadays plant-based chicken nuggets

1 Package TFF Everything Cheeze

1 & 1/4 c. Boiling water

1/4 c. +2 tbsp. Hillside Harvest Sun Kissed Tomato Hot Sauce

1 box of Banza Cavatappi (8 ounces)

2 tbsp. TFF Everything Cheeze Cashew Parmesan (Use as a topping or "breadcrumb")



  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

  2. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil.

  3. Boil ~two cups of water separately in a teapot or electric boiler.


  1. Place 12 Nowadays plant-based chicken nuggets on a baking sheet and cook for 20 minutes in the oven (or until golden brown).

  2. Add the 1 box of Banza Cavatappi (8 ounces) to the pot of boiling water and cook for 9 minutes.

  3. Add 1 & 1/4 c. of boiling water and 1 package of TFF Everything Cheeze to a blender. Add 1/4 c. of Hillside Harvest Sun Kissed Tomato Hot Sauce and blend for 30 seconds.


  1. Remove the nuggets from the oven and chop them into bite size pieces.

  2. Drain the cooked pasta and transfer it to a medium size bowl.

  3. Pour the blended spicy everything mac & cheeze sauce into the medium size bowl with the cooked pasta.


  • Add the chopped nuggets to the bowl with the past and cheeze sauce. Stir the ingredients together well.

  • Drizzle on 2 tbsp. of Hillside Harvest Sun Kissed Tomato Hot Sauce to the top of the Spicy đŸŒ¶ Everything Mac & Cheeze with Plant-Based Chicken Nuggets.

  • Top the Mac & Cheeze with 2 tbsp. of Everything Cheeze in it's dry, shelf-stable, cashew Parmesan form. This gives the dish a whole new level of flavor and spice.

Store in the fridge for up to 1 week.

I hope you enjoy this delicious, unique and healthy Mac & Cheeze with friends and family. It is truly made with amazing ingredients and products created by fantastic founders, who are deeply passionate about their business and mission.

I would LOVE 💕 to hear your feedback about this dish and my Everything Cheeze product. My email is Please feel free to reach out to me via email or on my website. Thank you for your support.

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Ali Elliott

Founder & CEO

The Farmer Foodie

Serving Size: 1 Big Bowl of Mac & Cheeze (4-6 Servings)

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