One Bowl Avocado Macaroni and Cheese

photo of a forkful of avocado macaroni and cheese

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.
photo of a bowl of Avocado Macaroni and Cheese
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.

overhead photo of a bowl of Avocado Macaroni and Cheese

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.
close-up photo of macaroni and cheese

One Bowl Avocado Mac and Cheese

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1

This easy single-serving avocado macaroni and cheese cooks in the microwave in just minutes.

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup macaroni noodles
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup shredded white cheese I used monterey jack
  • 1/2 tbsp skim 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.

Notes:

 Recipe adapted from Babble and inspired by Two Peas and Their Pod

Nutrition Facts
One Bowl Avocado Mac and Cheese
Amount Per Serving (1 bowl)
Calories 364 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 248mg 10%
Potassium 358mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 1g
Protein 15g 30%
Vitamin A 9%
Vitamin C 6.1%
Calcium 27.2%
Iron 5.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

3 comments on “One Bowl Avocado Macaroni and Cheese”

  1. 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. 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?

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