Mac ‘n’ Ado

Side Dishes For Chefs

Mac ‘n’ Ado


  • 1 cup Avocado mornay (recipe follows)
  • 3 cups cavatappi , prepared
  • 1/2 tsp pancetta , diced
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes , halved
  • Avocado mornay ingredients: (makes two cups)
  • 1 1/2 cups Avocados From Mexico sliced
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/2 cups milk , warmed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • 3 ounces parmesan cheese , grated


  1. In a medium sauté pan over medium heat, sauté Avocado Mornay and cavatappi until heated through.
  2. Add pancetta and tomatoes and toss to coat with sauce.
  3. Transfer to serving dish and serve.
  4. Mix in avocado chunks if desired.
  5. Avocado Mornay Instructions: In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add flour and cook, stirring constantly until the roux is pale yellow and frothy. Do not allow to brown.
  6. Slowly whisk in milk until well incorporated. Add salt, pepper and parmesan. Whisk until cheese is completely melted and well incorporated.
  7. In a food processor, process avocado for three minutes or until consistency is smooth and pureed.
  8. While the food processor is running, slowly add in Avocado Mornay
Did you know the avocado is a fruit, not a vegetable? Learn more about the amazing avocado, including its rich history, cultural impact and tasty ways to eat this delicious superfood in guacamole as well as other dishes! © 2024 All rights reserved.

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