Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese

Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese

I’ve never been a big mac and cheese fan. But every once in awhile I get a craving for it. So when I was asked to cook for a yam festival, I thought why not combine two comfort foods – mac and cheese and sweet potatoes. Turns out, it’s delicious! Plus pasta made with beans provides a significant protein boost and is gluten-free!

I recommend cooking this pasta for about a minute and a half less than the instructions. It’s better al dente. Sweet potatoes are pretty much a daily staple in my home and they taste good in a variety of recipes! Share with me in the comments your favorite and creative ways to eat incorporate sweet potatoes into dishes.

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ingredients for sweet potato mac and cheese with banza chickpea pasta

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  • 2 boxes Banza Chickpea Pasta Mac and Cheese Classic Cheddar
  • 1 box Banza Chickpea Pasta Mac and Cheese Deluxe
  • ½ cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup pureed sweet potato


  • Cook pasta according to package directions and set aside.
  • In a large saucepan over medium-low heat, heat milk and butter. Add the two powered cheese packets from the two boxes of Banza Chickpea Pasta Mac and Cheese Classic Cheddar and the creamy cheese packet from the box of Banza Deluxe. Stir in sweet potato, stirring frequently, until heated thoroughly.
  • Mix in cooked pasta and serve.
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