Avocado Mac and Cheese Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Avocado Mac and Cheese Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Avocado Mac and Cheese

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"Avocado adds extra creaminess to this zesty, reduced-fat mac & cheese with chili powder, lime juice and chives."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
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  • COOK

    15 mins
  • READY IN

    15 mins

Directions

  1. In large sauce pot, cook pasta in salted water according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine milk, garlic, nutmeg and chili powder. Bring to a boil; reduce heat; simmer for 5 minutes. When pasta is almost cooked, place in blender the parsley leaves, 1 1/2 cups of the diced avocado, the cheese, lime juice and hot milk with garlic cloves; whirl until smooth. Drain pasta and return to sauce pot. Pour cheese sauce over pasta; toss to combine. Add chives and remaining 1/2 cup diced avocado; toss gently. Serve hot or at room temperature.
  3. Best when served the day of preparation.
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Footnotes

  • Variations:
  • Use linguine in place of elbow macaroni and add sautéed bay scallops; use rotini (spiral shape) in place of elbow macaroni and add steamed shrimp; add spring vegetables to basic recipe.
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Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 21, 2014

I followed this recipe pretty much to the letter, and I would not change a thing, I did use Cooper Sharp cheese and the flavor was awesome! I think a good sharp cheddar cheese makes this recipe!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 14, 2014

Yeah. Just ok for me as far as the original recipe goes. I definitely listened to the suggestions on here! I doubled the spices and then it was still lacking for me. So, I added about 1 1/2 c of sour cream and drizzled lemon juice and added pepper. MUCH better!! I would try this again but also add a little more cheese. I still got the buttery taste and texture from the avocado that I love. So, not great but definitely a good starting off point to rework.

 

25 Ratings

Apr 20, 2014

This is a good recipe to really mess around with - I liked my finished product but I definitely didn't follow the recipe after reading the reviews. I added in some sour cream and feta cheese to make it a little creamier (and of course less healthy -ha) and I left out the nutmeg because I forgot. I added in some vegetable broth for extra flavor, also. I just dumped everything in a dish and stirred in the avocados because I couldn't find the top to my blender. I really liked this, as I said, but I did make quite a few changes. I liked the consistency, however, and it was a fairly quick weeknight meal. I'm going to continue to experiment with this because I feel like it has potential!

 
Jan 28, 2014

I really enjoyed this recipe and so did the kids. Hubby was not impressed with the hint of lime (which was part of why I loved it). I had to add some feta as I didn't quite have enough cheddar, and it needed salt, so I added 1/2 teaspoon. I also added shrimp, per the footnoted variations, but saluted them in garlic and oil. I also cooked some diced zucchini at the some time and then puréed it with the avocado and cheese so that it would be a meal complete with veggies. I used an immersion blender. I usually don't write reviews when I make this many changes, but in this case I don't think it affected the flavor much.

 
Dec 22, 2014

The avocado turned brown almost immediately and definitely lacked flavor.

 
Jul 28, 2014

At first when I made this, it was not as I expected. By the time all of the sauce was blended, the noodles and sauce were cold. I mixed it all together and heated it in the oven at 375 for 15 minutes to heat it up. Slightly overpowering avocado, recommend to add more cheese and not double the spices as other reviews have recommended.

 
Jun 26, 2014

I recently tried this recipe & unfortunately I was not a fan. Overall, it was very bland and not so tasty, not to mention if you have leftovers and know what happens to avocados after cut open and not eaten right away. This recipe below was healthy & yummy: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/cheesy-butternut-squash-pasta-sauce/detail.aspx

 
Jun 05, 2014

U better like avacados! Yum

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 458 kcal
  • 23%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 67.3 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Fat
  • 12.8 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 7.4 g
  • 30%
  • Protein
  • 19.6 g
  • 39%
  • Sodium
  • 187 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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