Quick and Easy Avocado Pasta

15-Minute Avocado Pasta recipe! This pasta comes together so quickly with no fancy equipment needed.

It’s hard to believe, but you only need avocado for the creamy avocado sauce.

No butter or cream, just avocado!

Creamy Avocado Pasta Recipe

I love how easy this is and the fact that I can make it in less than 15 minutes is a real bonus, especially during the week.

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How to make Avocado Pasta

The great thing about this recipe is that in the time the pasta takes to cook, we can make the creamy avocado sauce.

Simply add avocado to a bowl and mash really well with a fork.

A ripe avocado is ripe is best for this, otherwise there won’t be much flavor. An avocado is ripe when it gives slightly when squeezed. You can see our tips for buying, cutting and storing avocados here.

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Next add a little flavor — we like fresh garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper.

A microplane helps with the garlic — If you don’t have one, just mince the garlic finely.

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Use a fork to mash everything together. You can also use a food processor, but we hate cleaning it, so a fork is our go-to.

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Once the pasta is cooked, add a little pasta water to thin out the sauce.

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Then throw in tomatoes, chopped green onion, and the pasta.

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Toss well. The sauce should coat the pasta — if you need too, you can add a little more water to thin things out a bit.

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That’s it! Your very own bowl of creamy avocado pasta.

Recipe updated, originally posted February 2012. Since posting this in 2012, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear and added a quick recipe video. – Adam and Joanne

4.7 from 32 reviews
Quick and Easy Avocado Pasta
 
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Fast, fresh and so easy. The longest part of this recipe is cooking the pasta. The avocado “sauce” is made in minutes. In the recipe, we call for grated garlic. To do this, we use a microplane grater. If you do not have one at home, make sure you mince the garlic very finely before adding. Choosing avocados can be a little tricky, for our tips, see our thoughts on how we choose and store avocados.
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Yield: Serves 2
You Will Need
  • 8 ounces dry pasta
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1 green onion, finely sliced
  • 1 large ripe avocado
  • 1/4 teaspoon finely grated garlic
  • Juice from 1/4 of a lemon
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
Directions
Cook Pasta
  1. Bring a pot of salted water to the boil and cook pasta according to package directions. Once cooked, reserve 1/2 cup of hot pasta water then drain pasta.
Prepare Avocado Sauce
  1. Mash avocado in a large bowl. Stir in the garlic and lemon juice then season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  2. Stir in a 1/4-cup of the reserved pasta water. Add pasta, tomatoes, and green onion then toss until the pasta is completely coated by the sauce. If the sauce is too thick, add a little more pasta water.

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  • Lianne September 12, 2016, 12:07 am

    I love all the ingredients of this recipe, but all together with the mashed avocado didn’t taste right to me. I even added granulated garlic, more lemon and some cilantro. Dish just wasn’t that good was sorta blah.

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  • Kathryn September 6, 2016, 8:10 am

    I made enough of this so I had two portions, one for tomorrow, had to stop myself from going back for seconds! This, is my new favourite go to dish… I also omitted the onion and used some chicken cooked in coconut oil, that needed using. This dish is actually perfect for me because I’m a singer, and it doesn’t give you that cloggy throat feeling that cream or butter does! Xxx

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  • brian June 12, 2016, 11:02 pm

    Fast and fresh. Made with fresh pasta. Took about 15 minutes to make. My wife absolutely loved it. Loved the fact it was light and healthy. Most importantly I didn’t spend hours in the kitchen.

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  • Caylon February 3, 2016, 8:17 am

    I use this one a lot these days. My girlfriend loves avocados and this can be done up quick and easy. The latest time I mixed in sauteed mushrooms and veggies instead of tomatoes, still tastes great. Thanks!

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  • Andy November 10, 2015, 3:55 pm

    Has anyone tried mixing in canned crab meat?

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    • Samantha July 30, 2016, 11:44 am

      I used wheat pasta instead, so good. I wish I had more avocados!

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  • MaineMumma September 13, 2015, 5:04 pm

    Awesome idea- quick to make, healthy and my kids (1 and 6) inhaled it! Made a great change for dinner and a nice lunchbox filler 🙂 Thanks for posting! I used garlic powder since I was in a rush and lime juice for that tangy flavor. When I have some time I’m thinking of adding a dash of cilantro and other flavors to try to mimic guacamole! 😉

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  • Aijika July 14, 2015, 9:54 pm

    Thank you for sharing your recipe, I also find it hard to figure out what type of recipes I’m going to use in making Avocado pasta recipe to my wife really happy and proud but Also, thanks for the tips. I hope I’ll be able to make such delicious pasta like yours.

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  • Janelle July 13, 2015, 9:52 pm

    My little boy and I just made this dish. I absolutely love avocado and tomato. My son loves tomatoes but only tolerates avocado. I don’t know where I went wrong because it just didn’t work for me tonight, though the little guy clearly really enjoyed it because he’s asked for seconds… then thirds. Maybe I’ll give it another chance in the future just because of the little guy.

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  • txgrl April 8, 2015, 1:05 pm

    everyone try adding a little sour cream to avocado sauce

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    • Joanne April 9, 2015, 5:10 pm

      That sounds like a great idea!

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  • V. Frasier March 1, 2015, 7:33 pm

    I am eating this wonderful dish right now! I surprised myself how fast I could prepare it, I love having dinner parties where everyone brings a covered dish,this definitely will be the one I make. Thank you! Now I must finish eating. Quick, easy and tasty all about the favor.

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  • Laura October 10, 2014, 11:10 am

    I discovered your website this morning and am very impressed with your clear and specific directions. i.e. how to cut up vegetables, etc. I am gluten and dairy intolerant, but your recipes look easy to use with a few substitutions. I enjoy your easy going writing too.

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