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Avocado Mac and Cheese

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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Ingredients

15 m servings 458 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings

Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 458 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 12.8 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 67.3g
  • 22%
  • Protein:
  • 19.6 g
  • 39%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 187 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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Directions

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  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.

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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Most helpful positive review

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

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...

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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!

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...

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...

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, ...

This is too bland. I wouldn't try this again.

The avocado turned brown almost immediately and definitely lacked flavor.

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 mi...

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 a...

U better like avacados! Yum