Avocado Mac and Cheese

Main Dishes

Avocado Mac and Cheese


  • 1/2 lb. wagon wheel pasta
  • 3/4 c. skim milk
  • 1 ea. Avocado From Mexico, halved, pitted, peeled, and diced
  • 3/4 c. sharp white cheddar cheese, diced (about 4 oz.)
  • 1/2 c. thawed frozen peas
  • 1-1/2 t. lemon juice
  • 1/2 t. salt


  1. In large sauce pot, cook pasta in salted water according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in small saucepan, heat milk until hot; remove from heat, set aside.
  3. Reserve 1/2 cup of the avocado for later use.
  4. When pasta is almost cooked, in a blender, combine remaining avocado, cheese, peas, and lemon juice; gradually add hot milk; blend until smooth.
  5. Drain pasta; return to sauce pot. Season with salt to taste.
  6. Stir in cheese sauce; add remaining 1/2 cup diced avocado; toss gently. Serve immediately.


Nutrition Facts
Avocado Mac and Cheese
Amount Per Serving 4
Calories 420 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Trans Fat 0g  
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g  
Monounsaturated Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 520mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 51g 18%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 3g  
  Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 18g 0%
Vitamin A 0mg 0%
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Vitamin D 0mg 0%
Calcium 0mg 20%
Iron 0mg 20%
Potassium 350mg 22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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!

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