Avocado Mac & Cheese

What a great idea, using avocado to make a creamy sauce for pasta.

What a great idea, using avocado to make a creamy sauce for pasta.

Avocado Mac & Cheese

5 Servings

Avocado Mac & Cheese

What a great idea, using avocado to make a creamy sauce for pasta.

Ingredients:

  • 10 ounces dry elbow macaroni
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese

Directions:

  1. Bring salted water to a boil in a large pot.
  2. Add in macaroni, stir and cook al dente, about 8-10 minutes.
  3. Drain and set aside.
  4. In a food processor, add garlic, avocados, lime juice, cilantro, salt and pepper.
  5. Process until smooth and creamy, set aside.
  6. Place butter in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat.
  7. Whisk in flour to create a paste.
  8. Continue to whisk while adding milk.
  9. Whisk until smooth.
  10. Stir with a wooden spoon until sauce starts to thicken.
  11. Add in the cheese.
  12. Continue to stir until cheese is melted and sauce is creamy.
  13. Place macaroni in a large bowl.
  14. Pour the avocado sauce over the macaroni and stir until well coated.
  15. Add the cheese sauce and stir until macaroni is coated and creamy.
  16. Season with additional salt and pepper, to taste.
  17. Garnish with additional diced avocado chunks, if desired.
http://www.thehungryhoarder.com/2012/06/21/avocado-mac-cheese/

Recipe slightly adapted from Two Peas & Their Pod

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