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
  • 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

  • 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 🙂

  • 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!

  • 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. 🙂

    • Joanne October 18, 2012, 12:23 pm

      Love that you added the basil! Yum!

  • Barbara September 9, 2012, 12:22 pm

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

    • Joanne September 10, 2012, 11:34 am

      Ohhh — great idea for adding the cheese!

  • Trisha September 1, 2012, 5:44 pm

    This is a really great recipe and to top it easy and versatile thank you for making this availble 🙂

  • Anette August 26, 2012, 5:32 pm

    Went to the backyard- blessed with avocado trees and tomato plants. Made this incredible dish… A new way to eat avocados!! I added a pinch of pepper flakes to kick it up a notch and it was delicious!!! Thank you.

  • Amy July 18, 2012, 5:14 pm

    I’ve just made this and wow. 🙂

    • Joanne July 18, 2012, 5:20 pm

      So happy you enjoyed it! We love that pasta 🙂

  • natalie July 14, 2012, 3:29 pm

    i made this the other day, very good,i added a pinch of lemon pepper and it was wonderfull, definitly a great summertime dish.

    • Joanne July 18, 2012, 11:45 am

      ooo, love the lemon pepper addition!

  • aidan July 12, 2012, 7:25 pm

    i made this last night for my boyfriend and my family, but i added goat cheese to the avocado mixture and i also grilled off some chicken breast and shrimp to mix in as well.

    It was absolutely fantastic!


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