When I was reached out by AL Chipino I couldn’t help but be overjoyed. Receiving carton-loads of nachos is undoubtedly a dream come true for good people like me! The brand has a number of interesting and unique flavours and the tortilla chips are non-GMO and are gluten free!

Of course, the natural inclination is to bust open a pack and get your salsa and pig out in front of Netflix – pretty plain obvious.

But we can do much more than that at Kitchen Therapy – over the next few weeks I am going to share with you a range of unique recipes using nachos in your cooking.

This is a simple twist on the family favourite comfort food – Mac & Cheese! With a bit of nacho crunch on top, this definitely fancies up a regular fare!

Link to the recipe & to buy the product: here

Photo Credits: The Kitchen Trail

The Recipe
Serves 4


  • 1 cup macaroni, cooked
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup cream
  • 2 tsp dried herbs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • handful of AL Chipino Peri Peri
  • pinch of paprika


  • In a medium saucepan, melt the butter with olive oil and minced garlic.
  • Once the garlic has cooked through, stir in the cream and cheese on low heat until combined and add the herbs and salt.
  • Place the macaroni into the ramekins.
  • Divide the sauce into the ramekins.
  • Crush the chips into smaller bits and stir with paprika. Sprinkle the nachos over the macaroni.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 200C for 15 minutes.
  • Serve hot!

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