Green Guacamole Mac n' Cheese for St. Patrick's Day

March 3, 2014

Guacamole mac n' cheese is tasty green meal to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.  This mac n' cheese recipe is far from the traditional version, it has a definite kick of spice from the pepper jack cheese and jalapenos.  The chopped cilantro adds freshness and an herbal flavor.  Spicy guacamole mac n' cheese is a festive and delicious meal for this very green holiday.

Spicy Guacamole Mac n' Cheese

2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
8 ounce package elbow macaroni
1 (7 ounce) package of Wholly Guacamole Classic dip
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
2 jalapenos, seeded and diced

In a separate pot, bring water to a boil. Add macaroni noodles and cook for 8-10 minutes or until noodles are cooked. Carefully drain and set aside.

Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat.

Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute, stir constantly with a whisk. Be careful not to burn the flour mixture. Stir in milk and continue stirring until mixture boils and becomes thick.

Once mixture has thickened add shredded cheese; stir until cheese has melted. Sauce should be creamy and smooth.

In a large mixing bowl, combine Wholly Guacamole dip, cilantro and jalapenos. Add drained, cooked noodles and cheese sauce.

Gently stir until all ingredients are well distributed. Garnish with cilantro. 

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