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Avocado Pasta

This creamy avocado pasta with bacon is ready in less than 30 minutes for an easy meal that is perfect for summer.

overhead photo of avocado pasta.

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.

avocado pasta in a white bowl

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.

process photo showing avocados, garlic, and seasoning in a food processor

Ingredients

  • Pasta like spaghetti, linguine, or fettuccine.
  • Bacon
  • Ripe avocados with pit and skin removed
  • Olive oil
  • Lemon juice
  • Garlic cloves
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

process photo showing what the avocado sauce looks like in the food processor

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.

process photo of chopped bacon

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.

Recipe Tips

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.

top-down photo of avocado pasta with a fork

More Easy Pasta Recipes

Avocado Pasta

Servings: 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
This pasta is for the serious avocado lover. This creamy avocado pasta with bacon is ready in less than 30 minutes for an easy meal that is perfect for summer.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5of recipe, Calories: 790kcal, Carbohydrates: 74.9g, Protein: 18.7g, Fat: 47.7g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Sodium: 292.1mg, Fiber: 9.8g, Sugar: 3.3g, NET CARBS: 65g

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.

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16 comments on “Avocado Pasta”

  1. Do you think this would be good with zucchini noodles?

  2. What a perfect summery dish! I am going to feature this in my weekly link love and I am going to try to make this soon!

  3. If you don’t have cayenne pepper, substitute with Chili powder and picante (medium). Add sour cream to make it creamier. Great recipe!

  4. OMG, I don’t even think I do  2,000 steps a day. Well, that should hopefull change once we go on our roadtrip since we will be doing a lot of walking.

    This is a great recipe incorporating ingredients that both TC and Bert loves in one dish. Can’t wait to make this for them.

    • I hope they like it! I’m sure you walk 2000 in a day! I usually can get about 2,000-4,000 without actively trying. but it’s really hard to get beyond that, except on vacation when I’m doing a ton of walking

  5. That looks so good! I can see trying this with many varieties of pasta.

  6. This is a great way to use avocados! It sounds delicious.

  7. I like this pasta idea! I hate breaking out the blender or food processor sometimes, but it would make it easier to get a saucy consistency for the avocado. I have had a Jawbone fitness tracker, and I can get to 10,000 steps if I take a brisk 30 minute walk on normal working days. My sister-in-law has a Fitbit; I’ll have to ask her how much walking she does to get 10,000 steps a day.

    • I hate breaking out the food processor or blender too, but it does make the sauce creamier. Hmm, really 30 mins? I usually take a brisk walk in the evening for about 25 minutes and I only get about 2500 steps. maybe I’m walking too slow!

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