15 Minute Creamy Avocado Pasta

January 02, 2018

Short on time? Prepare this Creamy Avocado pasta in just 15 minutes! While your pasta is cooking on the stove, you’ll prepare a creamy, delicious sauce in your food processor with avocado, fresh basil, garlic, and lemon juice and give it whirl. That’s it.  Once the sauce is blended with the pasta, the heat of the pasta will warm the avocado sauce and create a smooth, velvety texture. It’s my rendition of Fettuccine Alfredo sans the heavy cream. : )

Choose a hi-protein pasta to create a more nutrient dense dish, like Barilla Protein Plus or a Gluten Free brand like Banza Chickpea, Ancient Harvest Lentil Pasta, or Capello’s Fettuccine.  

If you have a few extra minutes to spare add  any additional toppings: artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, cooked asparagus, grilled chicken or shrimp.

Tip: This recipe yields 2 servings, so if eating for one, store leftover sauce in an airtight container, with a piece of plastic wrap on top of avocado sauce before sealing to prevent any natural browning.



15 minutes


Dinner, Lunch




2 people


1.1 medium ripe avocado, pitted
2.1/2 lemon, juiced + lemon zest to garnish
3.1-3 garlic cloves, to taste (I used 3 and it was super garlicky, but if you are not a big fan of garlic use 1 clove)
4.1/2 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
5.~1/4 cup fresh basil
6.2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
7.6-oz of your choice of pasta
8.Fresh black pepper, to taste

Optional Extras

1.cooked asparagus
2.sundried tomatoes
4.cooked protein: shrimp or chicken



Prepare Pasta.

Bring several cups of water to a boil in a medium sized pot. Add in your pasta, reduce heat to medium, and cook until Al Dente, about 8-10 minutes.


Prepare Sauce.

While pasta is cooking, make the sauce by placing the garlic cloves, lemon juice, and olive oil into a food processor. Process until smooth. Now add in the pitted avocado, basil, and salt. Process until smooth and creamy.


Combine Pasta and Sauce.

When pasta is done cooking (al dente), drain in a strainer. Add pasta to each plate then top with creamy avocado sauce. Garnish with lemon zest and black pepper. Serve immediately and enjoy!


This dish does not reheat well due to the raw avocado in the sauce. If eating for one, store leftover sauce in airtight container, but add a piece of plastic wrap on top of avocado sauce before sealing as this will prevent any natural browning.

Reheat leftover noodles in hot water or microwave until warmed then add leftover avocado sauce.

Adapted from OhSheGlows.com

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