Denver Mac and Cheese Reviews | The Pig and the Sprout
Mac and cheese is one of my greatest loves so I decided to start a blog series reviewing Denver mac and cheese dishes from restaurants around town. I’m on a mission to spread the word about the best and worst mac and cheeses in the area. My quest is to find the best in town. Join me as I eat my way through Denver, one mac and cheese review at a time. Today, I’m reviewing The Pig and the Sprout‘s mac and cheese entree. Enjoy!
Denver Mac and Cheese Rating
Flavor – 3/5
Consistency – 4/5
Presentation – 4/5
Price – 4/5
Topping – 4/5
Mix in options – 4/5
The Pig and The Sprout
For my first mac and cheese review during the pandemic, I’m doing things a bit differently. I got take out! I usually only do Denver mac and cheese reviews when I go out to eat but it was time to adjust to the new world. Luckily this place is only a block away from me so our food was as fresh as if we dined in. Restaurants are not doing well so if you can get some great mac and cheese for take-out or delivery, please do! I also love that this restaurant has two sides to their menu, one for meat-lovers and the other for vegan, vegetarian, and pescatarian dishes. This mac and cheese entree was from the “Sprout” side. Now, onto the review! The acidity of the tomatoes balances the cheese sauce very well and the spinach added a great earthiness. I’m not the biggest fan of these veggies in mac and cheese (I’m more of a mushroom and onion kind of girl) but it really worked here. The sauce itself had some room for improvement and could have used some spices and seasoning. This mac and cheese a little dry on the top. The sauce was very smooth and creamy, I just would have liked more of it.
Mac and Cheese Entree
The presentation was difficult to judge because it was take-out but it still looked great considering. They get an extra point because almost all of their packaging is compostable. I also appreciated the foil lining because even though it isn’t compostable, it did a great job of keeping things from getting soggy. I thought that $15 was a pretty good price for this mac and cheese because it was an entree. It was definitely a filling meal. This macaroni and cheese came with a crunchy breadcrumb topping that was very satisfying. I did take one point off because there were some burnt spots. There were two meat mix in options and I usually like to see some veggie options as well but the tomatoes and spinach made up for the lack of non-meat mix-in options.
Sorry that photo is so blurry. I promise I’m a much better photographer at actual sessions! Here’s an obligatory cheesy photo of me eating mac and cheese!
Where’s the best mac and cheese you’ve had in Denver? Comment below so I know where to try next! Click here for all my Denver mac and cheese reviews. And check out my About Me page to see what else I’m obsessed with!