Bison Mac and Cheese
Introducing “30 Minute Bison Mac” – the perfect recipe for busy weeknights! With bold bison flavors and a creamy cheese sauce, this dish is both quick and delicious. Enjoy a wholesome meal without compromising on taste.
Bison, known for its lean and tender meat, takes center stage in this easy recipe. Not only does it add a unique depth of taste to the dish, but it also offers numerous health benefits. Bison meat is lower in fat and calories compared to beef, making it an excellent option for those seeking a healthier protein source. It’s also rich in essential nutrients such as iron, zinc, and vitamin B12, which are vital for maintaining a well-balanced diet.
The magic happens when tender ground bison meets a luscious cheese sauce, perfectly coating every spiral pasta noodle. The result is a delightful combination of flavors that will leave your taste buds satisfied.
Best of all, this quick dish comes together in just 30 minutes – ideal for those busy nights when time is of the essence.
Bison Mac and Cheese
- 16 oz Great Range Ground Bison
- 1 shallot - minced
- 1 jalapeño - minced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 tablespoon cumin
- 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
- 2 1/2 cups uncooked spiral pasta noodles
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup smoked gouda cheese - shredded
- 1 cup cheddar cheese - shredded
- 1/4 cup sour cream + more for topping
- 3-4 green onions - chopped + more for topping
In a large pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat, brown the ground bison until about half of it is no longer pink. Season the ground bison with salt and pepper, then add the minced shallot and jalapeño, stirring them into the meat.
Next, stir in the tomato paste and whole-grain mustard until they are evenly coating the bison meat.
Sprinkle the cornstarch over the contents of the pot. Then stir in the paprika, cumin, and garlic powder.
Add the uncooked pasta to the pot, and then stir in the water. Simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the pasta is al dente.
Reduce the heat to medium-low and stir in the heavy cream, smoked gouda, and cheddar cheese. Stir until the cheeses are melted into the noodles and turned into a creamy sauce.
Stir in the sour cream along with half of the green onions. Serve immediately, topped with more sour cream and green onions to taste. Enjoy!