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Avocado Mac and Cheese

Rated as 3.43 out of 5 Stars
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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
Original recipe yields 6 servings

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.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 458 calories; 12.8 67.3 19.6 6 187 Full nutrition

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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