Quick and Easy Avocado Pasta Recipe

15-Minute Avocado Pasta! This pasta comes together so quickly with no fancy equipment needed. Jump to the Avocado Pasta Recipe or watch our quick recipe video showing you how to make it.

It’s hard to believe, but you only need avocado for the creamy avocado sauce. No butter or cream, just avocado! 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. We love this recipe so much that we’ve even made a version swapping sweet potato noodles for the pasta.

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How to Make the Best 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.

How to Make the Best Avocado Pasta Recipe

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.

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. 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.

Mash avocado and then add water

Once the pasta is cooked, add a little pasta water to thin out the sauce. Then throw in tomatoes, chopped green onion, and the cooked pasta. After a good toss, the sauce should coat the pasta — if you need too, you can add a little more water to thin things out a bit.

How to Make Avocado Pasta

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

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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

Quick and Easy Avocado Pasta Recipe

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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.

Makes 3 servings

You Will Need

9 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 fresh ground pepper, to taste

Directions

    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.

    Mash avocado in a large bowl. Stir in the garlic and lemon juice then season with salt and pepper, to taste.

    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.

Adam and Joanne's Tips

  • Nutrition Facts: The nutrition facts provided below are estimates. We have used the USDA Supertracker recipe calculator to calculate approximate values.

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Nutrition Per Serving: Calories 359 / Protein 12 g / Carbohydrate 60 g / Dietary Fiber 7 g / Total Sugars 3 g / Total Fat 8 g / Saturated Fat 1 g / Cholesterol 0 mg
AUTHOR: Adam and Joanne Gallagher

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82 comments… Leave a Comment
  • Carl October 16, 2013, 5:07 am

    This looks really nice, I can already taste it. One of my sons however dislikes raw tomatoes. He does like sundried tomatoes though, so I can give it a try with those instead.

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    • Joanne October 16, 2013, 10:36 am

      Sun-dried tomatoes would be delicious.

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  • kyla gillen August 6, 2013, 9:08 am

    yummmy but i think i put in to much garlic

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    • Joanne August 8, 2013, 12:43 pm

      Next time, try toasting a whole clove of unpeeled garlic in a dry pan over medium heat. Just move it around every so often until it has browned a little (5 to 7 minutes). Peel it then mince as usual. The garlic will be a little softer, but also less pungent.

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  • Lucy July 21, 2013, 9:22 pm

    Basically, pasta with guacamole.

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  • dianne July 1, 2013, 11:16 am

    absolutely delicious!!!

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  • Mary Soucy June 25, 2013, 11:28 pm

    Oh, my! I can’t believe I didn’t think of putting creamed avocado with pasta…. This is a wonderful idea!! I can’t wait to put this together. I am the only one who likes avocado, but I bet I could pass this off to the unsuspecting spaghetti loving person in the house!! I’ll just double up on the tomato. I will write back with the results…… 🙂

    Thank you for sharing this delight!

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  • Sonia June 15, 2013, 2:06 pm

    That was absolutely easy to make and delicious to eat. Definitely a healthy choice and quick fix. It’s sweet, creamy, and zesty with the taste of garlic. I absolutely loved it and would recommend it to everyone, especially vegetarians like me!

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  • Adwoa June 3, 2013, 9:58 pm

    Tasty quick dish! I love avocados. Substituted tomatoes for orange peppers and carrots! Delish!

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  • Erin May 27, 2013, 5:23 pm

    Wow… really really impressed with this recipe. I never knew I could do this with avocados!

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  • Crystal Sell March 6, 2013, 7:00 pm

    Yum! Thank you for this delicious recipe. Mu husband and I just finished eating it with added chicken. This is a keeper!

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  • Jack February 19, 2013, 10:02 pm

    This recipe is the incredible!

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  • Rosemary February 15, 2013, 6:44 pm

    What an awesome idea. I love all those ingredients, but never thought of pairing them with avocado. This dish would probably go really well with a glass of Viognier. @quenchbytidings

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  • Lili-Anne February 14, 2013, 3:59 pm

    very nice, since the avocado is already very fat, it’s perfect instead of cream or butter 🙂 thanks for the recipe 🙂

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  • Kit December 19, 2012, 1:56 pm

    My boyfriend is visiting his family over Christmas, so I’m having to do a lot of cooking-for-one right now. I made a me-sized portion of this pasta…and it was so good that it didn’t even make it into a regular bowl! I just ate it straight out of the mixing bowl in which I made the sauce. SOOOOO GOOD. I love avocados & never thought to add them to pasta before!

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  • Mary Cuthbert October 16, 2012, 3:50 pm

    Just tried this recipe and LOVED it. I added finely chopped basil to the avocado and skipped on the tomatoes but it was a great lite lunch. Thanks, I’ll be keeping this recipe in my book. 🙂

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    • Joanne October 18, 2012, 12:23 pm

      Love that you added the basil! Yum!

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  • Barbara September 9, 2012, 12:22 pm

    I loved this. Sprinkled grated Romano cheese on finished dish and then I finished it!

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    • Joanne September 10, 2012, 11:34 am

      Ohhh — great idea for adding the cheese!

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