Creamy Avocado Pasta

photo of creamy avocado pasta on a white plate
This avocado pasta is super creamy and ready in just minutes. The no-cook sauce is prepared in the blender, for a quick and easy, creamy pasta sauce full of avocado flavor.

close-up photo of avocado pasta
I shared an avocado pasta recipe on the blog last year and while I still enjoy it, I think this version is even better.

The previous one was a little chunky, but this sauce is creamier, lighter, and even more flavorful with the addition of parmesan cheese. Plus, using a blender really helped to smooth and thin out the sauce enough to easily toss with your pasta.

overhead photo of halved avocados in a blender
overhead photo of avocado puree in a blender
close-up photo of a bowl of cooked pasta
I often get asked how I come up with my recipes. It’s not always the same process. It can be inspired by something I saw on TV or read on the internet, something I dreamed about in my sleep, a picture in my head, or a thought that comes to me while I’m resting in shavasana after yoga class (though these thoughts are usually of ice cream, donuts, donuts on top of ice cream, donuts blended in ice cream…you get the picture).

overhead photo of Creamy Avocado Pasta
In this case, the phrase avocado blender sauce has been repeating in my head for the last week. And so after impatiently waiting for my avocados to ripen, I made this sauce. It’s just a few ingredients, but the end result is a silky sauce that feels light and refreshing. It comes together in minutes and will likely be ready before your pasta is even finished cooking.
close-up photo of a forkful of avocado pasta

 

Creamy Avocado Pasta

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
This avocado pasta is super creamy and ready in just minutes. The no-cook sauce is prepared in the blender, for a quick and easy, creamy pasta sauce full of avocado flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz  uncooked spaghetti
  • 1 1/2 small avocados peeled and pits removed
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 1/2 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp shredded parmesan cheese plus additional for topping
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped parsley or basil for garnish

Directions:

  1. Boil spaghetti until cooked. Drain from water and set aside.

  2. In a blender, add avocados, milk, garlic powder, lemon juice, olive oil, 2 tbsp parmesan cheese. Blend until smooth. If you find your sauce too thick, you can thin it out with some additional milk or olive oil. Add salt and pepper as needed.

  3. Pour sauce over pasta and toss. Dish out onto plates. Sprinkle additional parmesan cheese on top and fresh herbs for garnish if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Avocado Pasta
Amount Per Serving (0.25 of recipe)
Calories 341 Calories from Fat 111
% Daily Value*
Fat 12.3g19%
Saturated Fat 2.2g14%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.6g
Monounsaturated Fat 7.8g
Cholesterol 2.4mg1%
Sodium 62.2mg3%
Carbohydrates 48.4g16%
Fiber 4.4g18%
Sugar 3.6g4%
Protein 10.3g21%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Vitamin C 12.4mg15%
Calcium 90mg9%
Iron 2.2mg12%
Net Carbs 44g88%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have. All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

 

4 comments on “Creamy Avocado Pasta”

  1. Looks delicious and easy to make.

  2. This looks great, I’m just wondering (because I have a family of seven and this would most likely be a side) what would pair best work this? Fish, chicken shrimp??? What do you think?

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