Basil And Avocado Mac & Cheese Recipe

Basil And Avocado Mac & Cheese Recipe

How To Make Basil And Avocado Mac & Cheese

Our mac & cheese recipe comes with a unique twist of avocadoes! It’s a creamier dish from the original, and perfect for big dinners with friends.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes



  • 1cupfresh basil leavestrimmed
  • 1medium avocado
  • 1garlicminced
  • salt and pepperto taste
  • 1packagewhole wheat pasta
  • 4tbspunsalted butter
  • 4tbspall purpose flour
  • 2 ½cupswhole milk
  • 1pinchnutmeg
  • 1pinchpaprika
  • 1cupcheddar cheesemedium, hand-grated
  • 1cupcolby jack cheesehand-grated
  • fresh parsley, and basil and breadcrumbs, to garnish


  1. In a food processor or blender, pulse together the basil, avocado, and garlic until a smooth paste forms.

  2. Season with salt and pepper to taste and set aside.

  3. In a large pot of salted boiling water, add the pasta and cook 1 to 2 minutes shy of the directed cooking time on the box.

  4. Save ½ cup of pasta water and drain the pasta when it’s done cooking.

  5. To make the roux, melt the butter In a pan on medium-high heat.

  6. Once the butter is melted, add the flour and whisk constantly until the mixture thickens into a paste, around 2 to 3 minutes.

  7. When thickened, pour in all of the milk at once, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon or spatula for about 5 to 6 minutes.

  8. Once the sauce is thick enough to coat the back of the spoon, turn the heat off and season with nutmeg, paprika, salt, and pepper to taste.

  9. Add the cheddar and colby jack cheese then stir to combine the cheese with the sauce.

  10. When combined, add the basil and avocado puree, pasta, and pasta water.

  11. Stir until everything is thoroughly combined, then season with salt and pepper to taste.

  12. Garnish with parsley, basil, and breadcrumbs, serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 660.31kcal
  • Fat: 48.89g
  • Saturated Fat: 26.04g
  • Trans Fat: 0.85g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 15.78g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.73g
  • Carbohydrates: 31.15g
  • Fiber: 4.26g
  • Sugar: 13.07g
  • Protein: 27.13g
  • Cholesterol: 119.94mg
  • Sodium: 943.66mg
  • Calcium: 770.37mg
  • Potassium: 738.93mg
  • Iron: 1.91mg
  • Vitamin A: 420.70µg
  • Vitamin C: 13.31mg
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