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Avocado Mac and Cheese [V+GF]

avocado mac and cheese in bowl close up with cashews scattered around the bowl

Can you ever have too many mac and cheese options? Nah, didn’t think so. How about some creamy, velvety, delicious, avocado mac and cheese? Oh yes please!

Avocado mac and cheese is SO flavourful and SO satisfying! It’s also vegan and gluten free. An easy choice! If you’re not avoiding gluten, feel free to sub any of your favourite pastas. Plus, it’s kid friendly and made using healthier ingredients so you can feel good about serving this to your loved ones.

There is something so warm and comforting about mac and cheese. Maybe because it reminds so many of us of our childhood. Mac and cheese is really a winning dish for most, if not all little ones! If avocado mac and cheese doesn’t do it for you, how about Dairy Free Mac & Cheese with Roasted Sweet Potato or Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese?

avocado mac and cheese close up with avocado slices garnished over bowl

To make this super easy recipe all you need is one pot and a blender. (I use my Vitamix but any high powered blender will do the trick!) Add all your ingredients (except the pasta) to your blender and process until smooth and creamy. Meanwhile, cook your pasta according to package directions. Then drain and combine with the sauce. Simple, easy, dinner is served! Avocado mac and cheese really checks all the boxes!

  • delicious
  • satisfying
  • kid approved
  • healthy
  • easy!!

If desired, serve your bowls garnished with extra slices of avocado and sprinkled with cashew Parmesan cheese! (You can find my recipe for Parmesan cheese in this amazing lasagna post.)

avocado mac and cheese in bowl with halved avocado and cashews scattered around the bowl

For more easy recipes you may enjoy these! As usual, I’d love to hear what you think in the comments below.

avocado mac and cheese in bowl close up with cashews scattered around the bowl

Avocado Mac and Cheese [V+GF]

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free, vegan
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 5 Servings
Avocado mac and cheese is deliciously creamy and made using healthier ingredients so you can feel good about serving it to your loved ones.
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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup cashews soaked in boiling water for 30 minutes and drained
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 tbsp vegan butter
  • 1.5 cups unsweetened cashew milk or plant milk of choice
  • 1 ripe avocado peeled & pitted
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 340 g package gluten free pasta of choice

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to boil, and cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and return to the pot.
  • Meanwhile, add all your ingredients (except the pasta) to a high powered blender (I use a Vitamix) and process until smooth and warm, about 3-4 minutes. If you do not have a high powered blender that will heat your sauce, transfer the sauce to a sauce pan and heat over stove top once puréed.
  • Pour your sauce over the cooked pasta and mix well.
  • Serve in bowls garnished with avocado slices if desired.
Calories: 398kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 573mg | Potassium: 318mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 4.3% | Vitamin C: 18.7% | Calcium: 1.3% | Iron: 9.8%
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*Nutritional information is an estimate, calculated using online tools.

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