Avocado Mac and Cheese

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Nutrition Facts
Avocado Mac and Cheese
Amount Per Serving 4
Calories 430 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g  
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g  
Monounsaturated Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 300mg 13%
Potassium 0mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 68g 25%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Sugar 8g  
Protein 17g 0%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 20%
Iron 20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces wagon wheel pasta
  • 3/4 cup skim milk
  • 1 Avocado From Mexico halved pitted, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup thawed frozen peas
  • 3/4 cup white cheddar cheese (about 4 oz) diced sharp
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  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, the peas, cheese and lemon juice; gradually add hot milk; blend until smooth.
  5. Drain pasta; return to sauce pot.
  6. Stir in cheese sauce; add remaining 1/2 cup diced avocado; toss gently.

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Nutrition Facts
Avocado Mac and Cheese
Amount Per Serving 4
Calories 430 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g  
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g  
Monounsaturated Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 300mg 13%
Potassium 0mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 68g 25%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Sugar 8g  
Protein 17g 0%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 20%
Iron 20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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