This creamy avocado pasta with bacon is ready in less than 30 minutes for an easy meal that is perfect for summer.
I love avocados. It’s one of those loves where if I meet someone who doesn’t like avocados I almost want to say I can’t be friends with them. Not that I’ve done that.
One of my favorite things to eat is avocado toast. This avocado pasta is a similar idea. The creamy sauce comes together easily in a food processor.
I especially love the summery green color of this dish. I paired it with some bacon since avocado and bacon go so well together. I guess if you want to go a healthier route, you could probably pair it with tomatoes.
I like that the sauce has a creamy texture without using any cream. It’s light but still tastes indulgent.
This pasta is for the serious avocado lover. It’s pretty much a pure avocado sauce, with a little seasoning and oil to make it less chunky and add some more flavor. It’s super easy to make and I’ll be making it again soon.
- Pasta like spaghetti, linguine, or fettuccine.
- Ripe avocados with pit and skin removed
- Olive oil
- Lemon juice
- Garlic cloves
- Cayenne pepper
- Onion powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
How to Make It
Bring a pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook it to al dente following the package instructions. Drain the pasta and set it aside.
In a skillet or pan, cook the bacon until it’s crispy. Chop it into bite-sized pieces.
Place the avocados, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, cayenne, onion powder, salt, and pepper in a food processor or blender. Blend at high speed until it forms a creamy sauce. If you need to thin it, add a little more olive oil (or some pasta water) until it’s your desired consistency.
Place the pasta, sauce, and bacon in a large bowl. Toss to coat the pasta in the avocado sauce and serve.
Garnishes and Extras
Fresh Herbs: Add fresh basil leaves, parsley, or thyme.
Cheese: Sprinkle shredded Parmesan cheese over the top.
Vegetables: Sliced cherry tomatoes, fresh corn, or steamed broccoli or cauliflower.
Protein: You could also add cooked chicken or shrimp. You could also add chickpeas, a good plant-based protein.
The avocado pasta dish is best served right away. It doesn’t keep well so I don’t recommend saving leftovers in the refrigerator.
You can use regular pasta with this recipe or your favorite gluten-free pasta. I think the avocado pasta sauce would be great with zucchini noodles, too.
More Easy Pasta Recipes
- 6 oz uncooked pasta
- 3 strips of bacon
- 1 1/2 ripe avocados pit and skin removed
- 1-2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/8 tsp onion powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- On the stove, bring water in a pot to boil and add in pasta, cooking to the desired doneness. Drain and set aside. In a pan, cook bacon to desired doneness. Chop bacon to bite-sized pieces.
- In a food processor or blender, add remaining ingredients. Blend on high speed until creamy sauce forms. Add salt and pepper as needed and mix again. If you would like a more liquid sauce, you can add a little more olive oil. I preferred mine to be thicker.
- Toss pasta, avocado sauce, and bacon. Serve immediately.
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.