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


    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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86 comments… Leave a Comment
  • Choco July 9, 2012, 6:08 pm

    Fast and lovely. Yay!

  • Yolanda July 9, 2012, 3:09 pm

    I would probably call this a pico de gallo pasta.

    • Joanne July 9, 2012, 6:14 pm

      that works, too!

  • Michael July 7, 2012, 3:44 pm

    Wow delicious put a little Franks Red Hot Sauce on it i suggest

    • Joanne July 9, 2012, 6:15 pm

      oh, yum! love the ideas of hot sauce!

  • Jill June 28, 2012, 7:15 am

    This looks really good, don’t often buy avaocados as I’m never sure what to do with them beyond salad so this is great!

  • kellie June 27, 2012, 6:56 pm

    I think this looks divine. I think adding shrimp or bacon would make it just as good. Oh…the various fresh summer veggies one could add.

  • Chae May 31, 2012, 10:25 am

    Made this last night! So delicious!! ( I omitted the green onion only because I didn’t have it – and also used fresh lime because I didn’t have lemon.) Thanks! I also pinned it 🙂 You rock!

  • Rachel April 12, 2012, 3:38 pm

    I made this and added cooked chicken as well…quite yummy!

  • PinkTulip March 25, 2012, 11:54 pm

    I smiled when I saw this. I will definitely make this.

    I’ve been making a very similar dish for years.

    • Joanne March 26, 2012, 10:59 am

      wonderful! we love the pasta and make it often!

  • Katrine March 19, 2012, 9:08 am

    Hello! This looks delicious, but will it work to reheat it a couple of hours after making it? I eat before my boyfriend, so he needs to reheat dinner when he comes home. Will the avocado keep or go bad?

    Thanks 🙂

    • Joanne March 19, 2012, 10:38 am

      Hi Katrine, It should keep well for a few hours. Just cover with some plastic wrap or place into a resealable container. We don’t however, suggest to keep past one day, it just is not as good.

  • Joanne March 6, 2012, 10:12 am

    so happy you liked it!!!


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