Kale and Mama Lil's Mac & Cheese

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Tips For The Best Kale and Mama Lil's Mac & Cheese

Okay – if you’ve never tried Mama Lil’s Sweet Peppers before, you are definitely missing out. Mama Lil’s is a crowd favorite here at Beecher’s and they’re a staple of the Northwest, but sweet pickled peppers in any form are one of the most fun Mac & Cheese add-ons you'll come across. We actually have a Chicken and Mama Lil’s Peppers grilled cheese sandwich in our retail locations, and we must say - it's worth a try. This mac and cheese is a force to be reckoned with - you won't even be able to tell you're eating your daily dose of kale!

How To Make Kale and Mama Lil's Mac & Cheese

The real key to this recipe is the pickled peppers. We love to support brands that have common values – like only the best and freshest ingredients going into their products. (We love when it tastes good, too!).


How thick you chop your kale will depend on your preference. We prefer 1-inch squares which work perfectly when mixed into the mac and cheese. There is no bite more perfect than one that combines kale, Mama Lil’s Peppers, and our very own “World’s Best”!

kale and mama lil's peppers

Serve & Store

Let cool for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy hot. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for 2 to 3 days.


Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 to 50 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Serves: 2 to 4 (as a side)

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1 “World’s Best” Mac & Cheese (20oz)

1 ounce chopped kale (about 1-1/2 cups)

1/3 cup Mama Lil’s Pickled Peppers

1/4 cup grated Beecher's Flagship cheese (about 1 ounce)


  1. Cook “World’s Best” Mac & Cheese according to cooking instructions.
  2. Immediately after removing the mac and cheese from the oven, fold in the kale and peppers. Top with the Flagship cheese.
  3. Return the pan to the oven and bake for 5 minutes or until the top is melted.
  4. Let set for 5 minutes. Serve hot.

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