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
  • sue March 11, 2014, 12:42 pm

    Thank you so much for your lovely receipes, i will be try this one out. I like how simple your receipes are, not complicated even for beginners such as myself.

    • Joanne March 17, 2014, 3:29 pm

      You are so welcome! So glad you have found us.

  • Helle February 12, 2014, 11:06 am

    Perfect…made this the first time exactly like the recipe. It was delicious. Second time we had company. I bought some fresh shrimp and sauteed them in garlic butter while the pasta was cooking. Added home made garlic bread. We love garlic!! Dinner ready in 15 minutes and it was tasted absolutely great!! Got rave reviews from all.

  • Nicole February 9, 2014, 5:56 pm

    I’m pregnant and was craving pasta and guacamole so I figured why not mix it like its pesto? I was curious to see if there are recipes for this and found this page, which is almost identical to what I did minus onions because I didn’t have any and used garlic salt instead. It is deliscious served hot or even cold! Love it.

  • EnglishMuffin February 5, 2014, 11:31 am

    I just made this pasta after I brought my son home from school, it took about 10 mins to make! It was divine, thank you so much! I made it with Gamelli pasta which I think added to its tastiness 🙂 I did add extra lemon juice as I love everything extra lemon-y. Can’t wait to make it again

  • Krystal January 31, 2014, 8:09 am

    Thank you. We love pasta and are always looking for new recipes to try.

  • Joyce January 23, 2014, 8:29 pm

    Because of a severe allergy to garlic, I grated an onion instead–just like I do when making guacamole–and made a very simple avocado sauce (didn’t have tomatoes, and was watching yet another snow storm blow in off the bay, so no traveling for this woman). DELICIOUS! I do want to make it with the tomatoes next time, but this satisfied a slight craving for both pasta and avocado, so I’m happy. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

  • Jane December 28, 2013, 3:35 am

    I loved this so simple and easy. Would this freeze for work lunches?

    • Joanne December 30, 2013, 11:22 am

      Hi Jane, We’re thinking this would be best eaten the same day. The avocado will most likely brown over time.

  • Taoito December 7, 2013, 5:11 pm

    I’ve cooked various versions of avocado pasta before and i have to say that this one was the best avocado pasta ever (though I left out the tomatoes and added some habanero to spice it up a bit)! Simple and brilliant! Thank you!

    • Joanne December 9, 2013, 12:11 pm

      Thanks so much!

  • Ash November 1, 2013, 12:24 pm

    I wanted to make a quick & easy dinner for myself and stumbled across this recipe.. As I had the ingredients, I decided to make it — honesty, I was a bit apprehensive at first but as soon as I had a spoon full of it, I wanted more. I didn’t expected it to taste this great! Thank you so much for this recipe, I’m will definitely make this a lot more! 5 stars!

  • Caroline October 25, 2013, 6:13 pm

    I add ginger and basil to this mixture!

    • Joanne October 30, 2013, 9:57 am

      Sounds delicious!


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