Creamy Avocado Penne and Cheese - Avoroni Macacado

We may not eat much meat but we do eat too much cheese.  I am working on cutting down the cheese in various recipes and still keep the richness of the dish.  I applied this to my mac and cheese, yesterday.  Step one was to cut down the main cheese in the recipe.  The second step lit up like a light bulb in the middle of my mixing my ingredients.  Use an avocado to get the creaminess.

Creamy Avocado Penne and Cheese


1/2 pound gluten-free penne, cooked according to package directions
1 avocado, mashed
2 tablespoons cream cheese
1 cup Cheddar or Mexican mix, shredded
1 cup low fat milk
1/4 teaspoon black pepper


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Drain and rinse penne.  Place in a large bowl.
In a small bowl, mash together cream cheese and avocado.  
Add milk and black pepper to the penne and mix.  Combine with avocado-cream cheese mixture.  Make sure the cream cheese coats the macaroni.
Transfer to greased 2 quart casserole.  Top with shredded cheese.
Bake for 20 minutes or until cheese browns.

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  1. This looks so so GOOD! I like that you used gluten free pasta in this recipe. I am trying to cut back and eventually eliminate wheat from my diet. Thanks for posting! :)

  2. YUM. I love creamy, cheesy foods!

  3. I don't think there's such a thing as too much cheese!

  4. Oh wow, that looks so good! I am going to book mark this. My 3 year old loves mac and cheese but refuses to eat any kind of fruits or vegetables. Maybe this way he can get something healthy with his mac and cheese!


  5. I love the name of this recipe, that is very clever! What a wonderful way to make mac and cheese healthier and even more delicious.


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