Mac and Cheese Burger

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Hello & Happy Tuesday!!





While it’s a rarity for me to ever eat pasta (truth), I love anything with spice and shiitake bacon!



This recipe came to fruition while craving something spicy and savory and of course effortless!!










What I enjoy about this concept is that it has multiple flavor dimensions, cheesy, salty, savory, and spicy all rolled into one. If you even wanted to add a slight hint of sweetness you could also add maple syrup to the marinade for the shiitakes!





I found this recipe to be a no brainer and aesthetically pleasing to the eye and my tastebuds!


If you love a little fire, recipes with a wow factor and ones that please even the non vegans, you have to try my recipe for vegan Jalapeño Shiitake Bacon Mac n Cheese Burgers!









Why this recipe rocks: 







Crowd pleaser!

Can be made sans jalapeño to be child appropriate!

Great for entertaining! (can be made into mini bites to serve)
















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Yields 4 Burgers

Vegan Jalapeño Mac and Cheese Burger

Easy peasy Mac n Cheese Jalapeño Shiitake Bacon Burgers

1 hrPrep Time

15 minCook Time

1 hr, 15 Total Time

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  • 1 block vegan Follow Your Heart Mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 2 jalapeños sliced
  • 4 cups cooked pasta
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 3/4 cup Panko
  • 4 buns
  • Shiitake bacon:
  • 1 cup shiitakes sliced
  • 1 tsp Liquid Smoke
  • 1 tbsp vegan Worcestershire
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil (or any oil)


  1. Shiitake bacon: add the sliced shiitakes to a bowl and coat in all the ingredients. Let sit for a few hours or overnight for optimal flavor or simply toss and bake on 200 for 45mins until crispy. Rotate midway to ensure crispness!
  2. In a pan add the chopped vegan cheese, add the almond milk, store and cook on medium heat for 5-7 minutes until completely melted and combined. Add to the cooked and drained pasta, combine, add the shiitake bacon, sliced jalapeño and panko. Form into patties, and serve on buns!






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