Stovetop Avocado Mac and Cheese

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My avocado obsession continues, this time with Stovetop Avocado Mac and Cheese! If you like our Creamy Avocado Pasta, you will love this decadent macaroni and cheese. It is basically the same delicious pasta, but kicked up a notch. Josh thought I was a little looney when I told him what we were having for dinner, but after one bite, he was in mac and cheese heaven. If you are an avocado lover, you will go crazy for this macaroni and cheese!

Stovetop Avocado Mac and Cheese on twopeasandtheirpod.com Love this easy mac and cheese!

This avocado macaroni and cheese is so easy to make. It is perfect for busy weeknights or whenever you are craving a comforting meal, but feeling lazy. You don’t even have to turn on the oven. To make the pasta, you boil the macaroni, make the avocado sauce in the food processor, and whisk together a cheesy sauce on the stove top. You combine everything in a big bowl and devour!

The creamy avocado sauce coats the pasta nicely with a hint of garlic, cilantro, and lime. The creamy cheese sauce is out of this world. We used Pepper Jack cheese, which gave the dish a nice kick. If you want a milder flavor, you can use Monterey Jack. I garnished the macaroni and cheese with fresh avocado chunks. You can never have too much avocado!

This Stovetop Avocado Mac and Cheese is all kinds of awesome! It is creamy, cheesy, and comforting. When you are in the need for pure comfort food, make this mac and cheese. It is comfort food to the max! This is also a great dish for Cinco de Mayo. I think chips and guacamole would go great on the side:)


Stovetop Avocado Mac and Cheese

Creamy, cheesy, and easy Avocado Mac and Cheese!
4.29 from 14 votes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
15 minutes
Total Time
25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces dry elbow macaroni
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 avocados peeled and pitted
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups shredded Pepper Jack cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh avocado chunks for garnish, if desired

Instructions

  1. Bring water to a boil in a large pot. Salt the water and add in macaroni. Stir and cook until Al Dente, about 8-10 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, make the avocado sauce by placing the garlic, avocados, lime juice, cilantro, salt and pepper into a food processor or blender. Process until smooth and creamy. Set aside.
  3. To make the cheese sauce, place butter in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat. When butter is melted, whisk in flour to create a paste. Whisk in milk until smooth. Stir with a wooden spoon until the sauce starts to thicken. Add in Pepper Jack cheese and stir until cheese is melted and sauce is creamy.
  4. Place macaroni in a large bowl. Pour the avocado sauce over the macaroni and stir until well coated. Add the cheese sauce and stir until macaroni is coated and creamy. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve warm. Garnish with fresh avocado chunks, if desired.
  5. Note-the lime juice keeps the avocado from browning. The mac and cheese is best eaten the first day, but it is still good the second day. The pasta may turn slightly brown, but not bad. If you want a milder flavor, you can use Monterey Jack or White Cheddar Cheese.

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Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. I thought you should know that my peoples made this recipe last night and they totally pigged out. They ate the entire pot in ONE sitting, and they didn’t even let any of us dogs try any. They “claimed” it is because avocados are bad for dogs, but I think we all know the real reason why they wouldn’t share….

  2. I don’t like cilantro so I substituted parsely. Also, I didn’t have pepper jack cheese so I substituted cheddar jack cheese. I used an entire 14 oz box of pasta. All else was the same. I found it lacking in a “kick” of flavor so when I reheat another serving I may add some wasabi sauce. I would make it again to give it another chance as it is a great way to use avocados.

  3. My amiga and I JUST made this beautiful recipe and lemme tell you guys, your mind will be blown to smithereens. The richness of the cheese compliments the fresh creaminess of the avocado sauce. It was hard to stop coming back for more, but because I enjoy walking I had to stop myself from eating any more of that sabroso pasta. All of you seriously need to make this and stop talking about it, because you are missing out on a world of wonderfulness.

  4. I love avocado. I made this recipe last weekend and my husband and I love it. Thanks for all your vegetarian recipes! Love from Costa Rica.

  5. I just have to say i tried this yesterday with my 9month old with some plain mac and cheese and mashed avacado with no seasoning and i loved it. Im glad i found this recipe for the adult version, its a surprising combo but it tastes fantastic

  6. This is a great recipe! We all loved it! My 15 year old daughter thinks it’s the best mac and cheese. A keeper for sure!

  7. OMG! I just cooked this and it is to DIE for! I used Monterrey Jack since I wasn’t able to find Pepper Jack but it was still amazing! Thanks for the recipie!!! =D

  8. Hi! just wanted to let you know this recipe is fantastic!! We’ve made it so many times, including for my boyfriend and I’s 4 year anniversary dinner! Everyone that has tried it, loves it, and I promote and share the recipe as often as I can. thank you for this! SO DELICIOUS!!!! We replace the pepper jack cheese with “hot-pepper” cheese, essentially the same thing, but with a little more kick! and its always so smooth, thick and creamy with the cheese sauce and avocado sauce! I seriously LOVE it!

  9. So, this was interesting to say the least. It was pretty easy to make. I am 17 and I managed to do this on my own WHILE making some delish avocado fries! At the end… it tasted bland… but extra salt certainly helped! I am going to try and make this into a summer salad! Keeping the added avocado/cilantro mix but instead of melting the cheese… I’ll just cut it into cubes and combine it with the cool noodles. This dish isn’t for picky eaters! I’d seen an avocado-sriracha mac n’ cheese and I’d maybe recommend trying that also!

    If you want a themed meal like mine.. with the avocado… try the avocado fries! Heres the link :https://sites.google.com/site/wearenotmartharecipes/avocado-fries-with-creamy-sriracha-dipping-sauce

  10. A friend and I made this for lunch yesterday, and I just wanted to let you know that it’s delicious. We topped it with a good-quality hot sauce and served it with garlic bread topped with fresh mozzerella (we definitely weren’t shooting for healthy!). I’m also planning on making it for a potluck I’m hosting next week. I have a feeling I’m going to be making this recipe for years!

  11. I just made this tonight and it was fantastic! My husband does not even like avocados and he ate 2 giant bowls of this (he does love pepper jack cheese though lol)

    I don’t have a blender so instead used a fork to mash it all up and it came out great

  12. Just made this today, Party in your mouth/ Comfort food. Two thumbs up from the people who tried it. Tastes like guacamole with a macaroni and cheese aftertaste.

  13. This is incredible! Just made it, with a few substitutions ( I used lower fat cheese and milk, and tofu noodles), and I know it’ll be a staple for me.

  14. I made this for my husband who is usually against anything green, but he gobbled this deliciously cheesy dish right up! Will definitely be making again, hopefully for guests!

  15. Made it with Rotini and it was absolutely delicious! Thanks for posting. Our whole family enjoyed it and are posting it on FB and Pinterest and emailing the results.

    Love!

  16. Avacodo pits keep the avacodo green n fresher longer. I always put the pits in my guacamole. I imagine it would have the same effect in the Mac n cheese.

  17. I make this all the time and it’s delicious! I always top it with crunchy bacon at the end and it goes great with the creaminess of the avocados!

  18. I just made this and it’s AMAZING. So rich and creamy with the perfect amount of spice! I used a 3 cheese colby pepper jack cheese but the only difference is a slighter less rich green color. Absolutely an awesome recipe

  19. This looks so good! Do you think it would turn out okay if i cut it in half? My husband isn’t big on avocados…

    Thanks,

    Amanda

  20. i just made this, it’s so tasty! used white cheddar, didn’t have any cilantro unfortunately but will def add next time. i used veggie pasta as well. super tasty <3 next time i won't use a blender to make the avocado part – i'd rather just mash with a fork like i'm making guac than have tons of bits and pieces to wash afterwards lol

  21. Made this per the recipe apart from using almond milk and no cilantro. It is AMAZING! So flavorful and the avocado chunks added are like the cherry on top. Next time I’m trying it with GF pasta and Dairy-free cheese alternative. Thanks!

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