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Avocado Macaroni and Cheese

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"Making Recipes off of Facebook can be risky, but I had a good feeling about this one. I doctored it up a little bit, adding a little bit more cheese and some different spices, and it turned out to be a hit! This Mac and cheese is perfect because it has some super yummy flavors, but is much lighter than the average mac and cheese." -Noah, a cooking instructor at the Doctor Yum Project Kitchen

Ingredients

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4 cups elbow macaroni, cooked and drained (can use whole grain pasta if you prefer)
elbow macaroni
4
cups
cooked and drained
can use whole grain pasta if you prefer
⅛ teaspoon garlic salt
garlic salt
teaspoon
2 avocados
avocados
2
1 lime, juiced
lime
1
juiced
1 clove garlic
garlic
1
clove
1 package soft crumbled goat cheese (about 4 ounces total)
soft crumbled goat cheese
1
package
about 4 ounces total
¼ teaspoons red pepper flakes
red pepper flakes
¼
teaspoons
1 tablespoon basil
basil
1
tablespoon
¼ cup milk
milk
¼
cup
½ cup Mozzarella cheese
Mozzarella cheese
½
cup
¼ cup panko bread crumbs
panko bread crumbs
¼
cup

Method

Add avocado, garlic salt, lime juice, garlic, goat cheese, red chili flakes, basil, and milk in a food processor or blender and pulse until smooth. Pour over cooked macaroni and mix until coated. Place macaroni mixture into an oven safe baking dish and sprinkle the top with mozzarella and Panko bread crumbs. Broil for 7 to 8 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve warm

Prep time
20 min
Cook time
8 min
Yields/Serves:
6

Yum Ratings

😫😟😐😀😍 “The color is a little weird, but the flavors are so yummy!” —Laini, age 7
😫😟😐😀😍 “So many great flavors in one dish!” —Heidi, a grown up
😫😟😐😀😍 “Super yum! Extra cheesy!” —Lexi, age 4
😫😟😐😀😍 “So much better than regular Mac and cheese!” —Pablo, age 10