While happily eating the truffle mac and cheese, my partner stopped and said to me, “You know what would be really good in this? Crab cakes.”
I would have never thought of it, and I love making faux crab cakes. Basically I’ll look for any excuse to use a ton of Old Bay in whatever I’m cooking, so the next night I repeated the recipe but mixed in all the ingredients I’d use to make crab cakes. I figured actually making crab cakes and then breaking them up into the mac & cheese would just be a waste of time, since it’s all going to get cooked together anyway. And to be honest, this tastes a lot like tuna noodle casserole.
The best part? No fake meat or cheese needed! Although they wouldn’t hurt. Most of these ingredients, save for the nutritional yeast, can be found in normal grocery stores.