Boxed Mac and Cheese with Guac

I was in the mood for some mac and cheese. I haven't had any in a really long time. I had a couple boxes of the Aldi brand box style in the cabinet. So I set about preparing one of those.

After the macaroni is cooked I usually add 1 tbl of butter, a 1/4 cup of almond milk and a 1/4 cup of water to the cheese packet powder to make the sauce. I didn't want to use butter today and I happened to have some homemade guacamole. So I thought to myself, avocado is fatty like butter, what if I try that.

I used two small spoonfuls of the guac because that was all that was left and a 1/4 cup of almond milk, but no water was necessary. It created a velvety smooth cheese sauce that was much better than any I'd ever made before with a boxed product. It was really good. I also threw in some crushed red pepper flakes for a tiny kick of heat. Best boxed mac and cheese I've ever had. And it was still a beautiful bright yellow/orange cheese sauce. It didn't turn it a weird color at all.

The guac was really simple. Just one avocado, 1/4 cup white vinegar, 1 jalapeno, 1 garlic clove in the chopper attachment for the blender until smooth. Remove to storage container. Season with 2 tsp salt, 1 tsp black pepper, 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp coriander. Stir to combine. Let chill a while.

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