I really love easy recipes with very little clean-up. After making the 5 Minute Mug Macaroni and Cheese, I knew I wanted to make another version with avocado and white cheese. I’ve had an avocado mac and cheese bookmarked forever but there was always a reason not to make it.

With avocados on hand, I had no excuse. Rather than using a cup, this time I used a large bowl, hoping to prevent less water spillage while cooking. There was still a lot of water that overflowed, but it’s easy to wipe up.

I made a few adjustments to the mug macaroni recipe based on my previous experience. I also didn’t follow the avocado mac and cheese recipe perfectly either because I was trying to go for super simple and I didn’t have any limes or cilantro.

The avocados add a nice creaminess to the macaroni and cheese. And I love the green color. I left some big chunks of avocados inside for an extra avocado goodness.

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One Bowl Avocado Mac and Cheese

Ingredients:

1/3 cup macaroni noodles
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup shredded white cheese (I used monterey jack)
1/2 tbsp milk
1/4 of a ripe avocado, mashed
pinch of black pepper

Directions:

1. Using a large bowl, add water and macaroni. Microwave for 2 minutes. Please note that water will spill out during cooking/heating. Check on noodles and stir. Cook for an additional one minute and check doneness. Cook at additional 1 minute intervals if needed. Mine was after this first minute (so 3 minutes total), so I didn't need the additional cooking time.
2. Add in shredded cheese and milk and mix in. Cook for an additional 30 seconds, then add in mashed avocado and pepper and stir. It's okay if the avocado has some chunks remaining. Stir until cheese and avocado is fully combined.

Adapted from Babble and inspired by Two Peas and Their Pod

   

3 Responses to “One Bowl Avocado Macaroni and Cheese”

  1. Jessica — August 4, 2012 at 4:44 am

    Jeez, I just bought a couple avocados because they were on sale this week and you post this. I know what I’m having for lunch next week…now, with everything else I tend to mix in mac ‘n cheese, why did I never think of avocados? Now I just have to wait for mine to ripen.

  2. Oceanside Chiropractor — August 5, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    This one bowl avocado macaroni and cheese recipe is too good to be true. I love that it’s so easy and the ingredients are basic at best. I do wonder though if the taste of the avocado isn’t too distracting with the dish?

    • Kirbie replied: — August 6th, 2012 @ 8:29 am

      I feel like the avocado taste is pretty mild so it’s not too distracting.

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