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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.


Recipe created by Christine Pittman in partnership with Produce for Kids.

Avocado Mac n Cheese
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Servings 6 Prep Time 15minutes
Servings 6 Prep Time 15minutes
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. Recipe created by Christine Pittman in partnership with Produce for Kids.
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 avocados, halved, pitted
  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon ((plus ½ tablespoon) lemon juice, divided
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives, (optional)
Directions
  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 Value
Calories 515 Fat 19g Protein 24g Carbohydrates 65g Fiber 9g Sodium 469mg Cholesterol 40mg Sugars 3mg Calcium 389mg Iron 3mg
Tags , , , ,
Servings 6 Prep Time 15minutes
Servings 6 Prep Time 15minutes
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. Recipe created by Christine Pittman in partnership with Produce for Kids.
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 avocados, halved, pitted
  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon ((plus ½ tablespoon) lemon juice, divided
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives, (optional)
Directions
  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 Value
Calories 515 Fat 19g Protein 24g Carbohydrates 65g Fiber 9g Sodium 469mg Cholesterol 40mg Sugars 3mg Calcium 389mg Iron 3mg

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