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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87 comments… Leave a Comment
  • Christine March 9, 2017, 6:01 pm

    I’ll definitely be making this again!

  • Pam February 6, 2017, 8:24 pm

    Came out DELICIOUS! So simple and quick to make.

  • Gail February 5, 2017, 4:05 am

    Made this yesterday. Came out great. I omitted the green onions and tomatoes. It was quick and delicious and I will have it again. I love avocados.

  • Diane January 30, 2017, 11:42 am

    I love your cooking style and recipes!

  • Kerry December 17, 2016, 11:19 am

    I put way more garlic and lemon in this because I love garlic and lemon… also added some plain yogurt instead of water which a) make the sauce go further and b) added a nice tartness. Love this recipe, it’s a good one to get creative with (sometimes I’ll add some chilli flakes or nutritional yeast !)

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Andy November 10, 2015, 3:55 pm

    Has anyone tried mixing in canned crab meat?

    • Samantha July 30, 2016, 11:44 am

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


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