EXCLUSIVE: Kourtney Kardashian Shares Her ‘Perfect Comfort Food’ Recipe: Mac and Cheese with Turkey Bacon

05/18/2016 at 01:13 PM ET

Photography by Ivan Solis for Kourtney Kardashian; Getty

Known for following a healthy, organic diet (you know, with the occasional Kit Kat thrown in for good measure), Kourtney Kardashian appreciates the “perfect comfort food” that is macaroni and cheese.

The reality star shared her recipe for the cheesy dish exclusively on her app and with PEOPLE. And while it looks decadent and rich, this meal is not about to set you into a guilt-filled food coma.

“Who doesn’t love mac ‘n’ cheese?!” she asks.

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“I use all organic ingredients, gluten-free noodles and non-dairy cheese whenever possible, as my kids and I aren’t eating gluten or dairy,” says the mom to Mason, 7, Penelope, 3 and Reign, 2.

Kardashian opts for easy substitutes in the recipe to give it her healthy spin—like adding turkey bacon instead of traditional bacon. She also incorporates almond milk for a touch of sweetness, non-dairy cheeses (though you can use the real thing as long as it’s organic, she says) and gluten-free pasta.

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“I bake this on the top rack of the oven so it gets crunchy on top,” she says. “I love the mix of flavors and textures. YUMMMMMMY!”

Photography by Ivan Solis for Kourtney Kardashian

Kourtney Kardashian’s Mac and Cheese with Turkey Bacon
Serves: 8–10

6 tbsp. organic butter
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
3 cups organic pepper jack cheese (or non-dairy cheese substitute)
3 cups organic mild cheddar cheese (or non-dairy cheese substitute)
1 package of gluten-free macaroni noodles
1 tsp. dry mustard
5 cups almond milk
½ cup organic flour
1 package pre-cooked and crisped chopped organic turkey bacon

1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Prepare noodles according to package directions.

3. Melt butter, then add in flour, salt, dry mustard, pepper and milk.

4. Stir for 10 minutes until thick, over medium heat.

5. Add in cheese and melt completely.

6. Pour cheese over fully cooked noodles.

7. Mix well.

8. Place in oven-safe cooking pan and bake until crisp, approximately 45 minutes.

—Ana Calderone, @anacalderone

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Me on

I like, love, like, mac, like ‘n, like cheese. Her vocabulary is revolting.

Guest on

As if she does it herself please how patronising she can get lost kmt

tree on

There was a national news story on just this week about how putting young children on a gluten-free diet, unless they’ve been specifically, MEDICALLY diagnosed with a gluten allergy, is actually doing more harm than good and CAUSING more possible health problems than it’s preventing. But it’s so trendy to say you’re gluten-free that I guess nobody cares.

ausscyn on

I rather doubt she actually cooks at all. Remember, she can’t even peel a banana! Then too, she always has her nose up her ass, so how can she do anything?

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