Creamy Avocado Pasta

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Whip up this creamy, healthy pasta in minutes with a mixture of avocado, lemon juice, olive oil and fresh basil. The avocado makes an incredibly delicious, buttery sauce that you’ll crave again and again on your favorite pasta!

Creamy Avocado Pasta – Creamy, healthy and oh-so delicious pasta with avocado, lemon and basil. It's what dreams are made of! | thecomfortofcooking.com

Let’s see. The things I won’t miss about summer? Mosquitoes. Humidity. The A/C bill (and you know we New Englanders keep it cranked!). The things I will miss? Juicy lemons. Fragrant basil. And, oh mama, those buttery smooth avocados.

Can you tell I’m a winter kind of girl?

For the 2.456 seconds that Austin will have cool weather and I can still get a decent avocado, I’m going to wrap up in a cozy sweater and pile a big bowl of this into my mouth. All for myself. ‘Cause that’s just how we do.

Creamy Avocado Pasta – Creamy, healthy and oh-so delicious pasta with avocado, lemon and basil. It's what dreams are made of! | thecomfortofcooking.com
You’d swear there was at least a pound of butter in this beautiful pasta, but nope! Just a little olive oil, lemon juice, fresh basil and a bunch of smooooth avocado whirred up into a savory sauce.

Creamy Avocado Pasta – Creamy, healthy and oh-so delicious pasta with avocado, lemon and basil. It's what dreams are made of! | thecomfortofcooking.com
Toss in some chopped tomatoes, cooked bacon or chicken, or a heap of freshly grated Parmesan. However you dress up this fuss-free pasta you’re gonna love it. And then you’re gonna pass out from carblicious bliss. Mmm!

Creamy Avocado Pasta – Creamy, healthy and oh-so delicious pasta with avocado, lemon and basil. It's what dreams are made of! | thecomfortofcooking.com
Whip up this divine, delish pasta some weeknight as an easy option for busy nights. And before avocados are out of season and overpriced, stock up and savor the smooth, savory goodness until summer’s over for good!

Creamy Avocado Pasta*

Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 12 oz. pasta I used whole wheat spaghetti
  • 2 ripe avocados, pitted and scooped
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 handful fresh basil
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • Freshly grated parmesan

Instructions

  • Set a medium-sized pot of salted water to boil. Add pasta, reduce heat slightly and cook until al dente, 8-10 minutes.
  • In a food processor, combine avocado flesh, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, basil and salt. Blend until smooth and creamy. Set aside in a large bowl.
  • Transfer cooked pasta to the bowl. Toss with avocado mixture and freshly grated parmesan. Serve with additional grated parmesan, if desired.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

* Please note: This dish must be served same day, same minute it’s made. It cannot be left out, refrigerated, or frozen without turning brown from the avocado. As soon as it’s done, just dig in!

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  1. Wow!! The recepie sounds great! Can’t wait to try!
    But, really…your photography is mind blowing!!!Inspirational!
    Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. When I am back on my feet this is one of the first things I want to make. Gold star for you Georgia!

  3. I love everything about this pasta! Lovely pictures. And please tell me it gets under 60 degrees here in Austin! Actually, I would be happy with 75 at this point. :)

  4. I love this kind of pasta. Avocado really is the wonder fruit! I’m ready to say goodbye to summer but I’m sure I’ll be missing it by the dead of February.

  5. Love that swirling heap of goodness!

  6. I love this pasta. I am not ready for avocados to go away!

  7. You will not believe that last night I was looking for a dinner recipe for my two avocados sitting on my counter – and I have everything to make this! Guess what’s for dinner?

  8. Hi Georgia,
    What a gorgeous and healthy dish!

  9. Oh I am totally agreeing with you. I don’t have a problems with mosquitoes since I never ever got bitten(for real) but humidity I cant deal with at all!:)
    This is one of my favorite pastas. I love creamy avocado pasta.Great recipe and amazing pictures! I wish you great Labor day weekend!

  10. I am buying a bunch of avocados for the long weekend because I will miss them too, this looks delicious.

  11. Love this pasta dish, Georgia!

  12. This is genius and I can’t wait to try it!

  13. Oh, gosh, this looks incredible! Creamy from the avocado and flavorful with the basil, lemon and garlic…what’s not to love??? I’m so ready for the mosquitos to disappear, too~

  14. I love how uber creamy and easy this pasta is to make. Great flavors in here! I’m definitely making this soon!

  15. Funny I am a total summer girl-probably bc I live in Wisconsin :). I also adore a great avocado!

  16. I need to try this. I remember I bookmarked avocado pasta and haven’t made it yet. Now you reminded me with this delicious looking pasta! Oh looks so good! Hopefully California will have avocado a little longer… I gotta grab some quickly before price goes up. :) Have a great Labor Day weekend Georgia!

  17. I’ve made this dish before and it really is the best! That sauce is amazing.

  18. Girl, I’ve got an avocado on the country right now just WAITING to be pastacized :) This looks fabulous :)

  19. I don’t like creamy recipe, in the sense I don’t like to add cream on pasta. But in this case it’all about avocado which is one of my favourite ingredient. I’ve never thought I could use with pusta, I’ll try this recipe!

  20. This is definitely my kind of recipe! Love that vibrant green too!

  21. The pasta looks fantastic with creamy avocado sauce!!

  22. If you save the pits from the avocados and cover the leftovers, the dish will keep without the browning effect.

  23. If you save the pits from the avocados and cover the leftovers, the dish will keep without the browning effect.

  24. i swear this is what I had for lunch today! My version includes a spoonful of Greek yogurt and cilantro instead of basil

  25. I love the look of the pasta and the way it has been twirled around the fork is gorgeous. I love avocados too. I’m so glad our winter is over and Spring has arrived xx

  26. Your photos look wonderful. Especially the “pasta flower”. Love it.
    The recipe you have shared is simple and easy and no doubt delicious. Thanks.

  27. I love the creaminess that avocados bring to any dish. This looks fantastic!

  28. Auntie Rain says:

    John made this for lunch today. Absolutely delicious and so clean tasting!I wonder how it will be leftover.

  29. Aw, Rain! So glad you enjoyed it! Leftovers might turn a little brown from the avocado, but they’ll still be tasty. ;)

  30. Looks great can’t wait to try it!

  31. Yum! I love avocado and this recipe wounds amazing.

  32. As a Californian I have avocados year round for a relatively low price. I have found lime juice keeps them from turning brown.

  33. Just made this for dinner and it was amazing! Such a great recipe and healthy too. I’m so glad I found this :)

  34. This pasta is a huge hit. I usually double the recipe and add chicken. This last time I did not have basil so decided to try with cilantro and it was delicious as well!

  35. Ingrid Q. says:

    WOW!!! recipe was delicious and my kids ate it like there was no tomorrow and most of all they didnt know what was in it they tated it and said wow mommy this is good even asked for seconds!! thanks again

  36. This has quickly become a household staple! Thanks for the awesome, fuss-free recipe.

  37. I just made this and it tastes amazing! Even my little sister who actually never eats anything that’s green liked it! It was so easy but everyone thought that it was super hard to make and was suprised when they found out how easy it was :) The fact that it’s healthy makes it even more amazing!!

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