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Avocado Mac n Cheese

Christine Pittman
No need for butter to make this mac n cheese creamy and delicious! Swap in some good fats by adding avocado.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Entree & Main Dishes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 515 kcal

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 avocados halved, pitted
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon plus ½ tablespoon lemon juice, divided
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Combine milk, garlic, chili powder, salt and pepper in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH in 1 minute intervals until hot.
  • 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.
  • Mix avocado sauce with pasta. Serve topped with chopped avocado and chives, if using.

Nutrition

Calories: 515kcalCarbohydrates: 65gProtein: 24gFat: 19gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 469mgFiber: 9gSugar: 3g
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