Avocado Mac and Cheese

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Total Time: 40 min

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Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information
per serving

Calories 571
Total Fat 28g
Saturated Fat 13.1g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 22g
Cholesterol 58mg
Sodium 1004mg
Total Carbs 58.7g
Dietary Fiber 7.4g
Total Sugars 7.3g
Protein 23.7g
Potassium 942mg

Vitamin A 866 IU; Vitamin C 13 mg; Calcium 89 mg; Iron 4 mg; Vitamin D 4.5 IU; Folate 86 mcg

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 17%; Vitamin C 21%; Calcium 9%; Iron 24 %


*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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Serves: 4

1/2 lb. elbow macaroni 1 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded and peeled 4 oz. light cream cheese 1/4 cup Skim milk 1 tsp. oil 1/2 large green pepper, diced 1/2 medium onion, diced 2 invisibles cloves garlic, minced 1 medium tomato, diced 1/2 cup corn 1 1/2 tsp. chili powder 1 tsp. oregano 1 tsp. cumin 1 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. Red pepper flakes 1 jalapeno or Anaheim pepper, minced (optional) 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  1. Bring water to a boil for the pasta in a medium saucepan. When the water comes to a rolling boil, add pasta. Reduce heat to medium and cook pasta for 8-10 min, or until al dente. When done, drain and set aside. While the pasta is cooking, you can start the sauce.
  2. Place avocado, cream cheese, and milk in the bowl of your food processor. Blend together until smooth.
  3. In a large saucepan, heat oil. Add diced green pepper, onion, and garlic. Sauté until onions are translucent (3-5 min).
  4. Add avocado puree and remaining ingredients, except shredded cheese. Heat over medium heat until sauce begins to warm (2-3 min). Add cheese ½ cup at a time, stirring to combine and let cheese melt between additions.
  5. Mix drained pasta with sauce and serve warm.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Did You Know?

Avocados can actually be used in baking recipes. Learn more about California Avocados.

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados


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