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Avocado Mac n Cheese

No need for butter to make this mac n cheese creamy and delicious! Swap in some good fats by adding avocado. Pump up the protein by adding canned tuna or grilled chicken.

Avocado Mac n Cheese

Avocado Mac n Cheese

No need for butter to make this mac n cheese creamy and delicious! Swap in some good fats by adding avocado.

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound whole wheat elbow macaroni, cooked according to package directions
  • 1 1/2 cups 1% milk
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 ripe avocado, halved, pitted
  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon (plus ½ tablespoon) lemon juice, divided
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives, (optional)

Instructions

  1. Combine milk, garlic, chili powder, salt and pepper in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH in 1 minute intervals until hot.
  2. Place 1½ of avocados and 1 Tbsp. lemon juice into blender and pulse. Add cheese and hot milk, and blend until smooth. Chop remaining ½ avocado and toss with the remaining ½ Tbsp. lemon juice.
  3. Mix avocado sauce with pasta. Serve topped with chopped avocado and chives, if using.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 515Total Fat: 19gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 469mgCarbohydrates: 65gFiber: 9gSugar: 3gProtein: 24g

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Christine Pittman

About the Author

Christine Pittman is the author behind popular cooking sites - CookTheStory.com and TheCookful.com. As a mom of two, she enjoys sharing quick and easy, homemade and healthy recipes with families.

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