Avocado Mac ’n Cheese

Serving Size


Total Time

20 minutes

Special Equipment Needed


Ingredients :

  • 1 lb. whole-wheat elbow macaroni, cooked according to package directions
  • 1½ cups 1% milk
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ½ tsp. chili powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 2 ripe avocados, halved, pitted
  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 Tbsp. (plus ½ Tbsp.) lemon juice, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped chives (optional)


  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.Nutritional information per serving:
    Food energy: 515kcal, Saturated fatty acids: 9.21g, Monounsaturated fatty acids: 8.17g, Polyunsaturated fatty acids: 1.61g, Total fat: 18.98g, Calories from fat: 170, Cholesterol: 40mg, Carbohydrate: 64.87g, Total dietary fiber: 9.40g, Protein: 23.62g,, Total lipid (fat): 20.69g, Ash: 4.45g, Total sugars: 3.49g, Calcium: 389mg, Iron: 3.34mg, Magnesium: 141mg, Phosphorus: 478mg,
    Potassium: 542mg, Sodium: 469mg

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