Creamy Avocado Pasta

Creamy Avocado Pasta

This Creamy Avocado Pasta recipe is healthy, delicious and vegetarian/vegan friendly.  It’s only 6 ingredients and the perfect meal to throw together when you don’t have a lot of time to cook!

Bowl of creamy avocado pasta with avocado and lemon in the background.

Hi guys!

This Creamy Avocado Pasta recipe is actually a blog post I first made and shared with you in September of 2014!  I had just left WLOS to blog full time and this was one of the first recipes I shared with you guys.  Now the recipe was just about perfect but the photos and post needed some help.  I was pretty proud of the post at the time, but I like to think I’ve gotten a little better at this in 6 years??? So I decided to go back and re-do it for y’all.

Avocado Pasta Sauce Vegan

I’m so glad I did because it reminded me what a delightful dinner idea this recipe is!  It’s vegetarian, vegan-friendly and so simple to make.  The flavors in this avocado pasta sauce are incredible and now I know that this is also a toddler/ kid-friendly recipe too.  It can be made vegan with no parmesan or vegetarian with a touch of cheese.  Both are delicious.

The twins LOVE avocado and gobbled up this ENTIRE recipe right after I made it.  They kept going YUM… YUM!

So If that’s not a proper endorsement… I don’t know what is!


Top of the dish with basil on top.

Creamy Avocado Pasta recipe

My Creamy Avocado Pasta recipe is filled with delightful foodie finds like avocado, garlic, lemon, and basil.  The flavors are light, bright and so flavorful and the avocado sauce is silky smooth without any cream.

It’s time we all get on the green pasta train.

Healthy creamy avocado pasta that is only 6 ingredients!

Vegan Avocado Sauce

The simple vegan avocado sauce comes together quickly and so silky smooth.  It’s one of those dishes you try once and wonder why you hadn’t been making it forever.

The flavor and texture is EVERYTHING.   You can serve this vegan avocado sauce on regular pasta noodles OR zucchini noodles for a low carb twist.  Either way is delicious.

Fork and pasta with avocado.

What’s in My Creamy Avocado Pasta Recipe?

I love making recipes with just a few ingredients and my Creamy Avocado Pasta recipe is no exception.  This is another recipe with only 6 ingredients!

  • Pasta: Use you favorite kind of pasta.  Whole wheat, regular or even zucchini noodles will work.
  • Avocado: Pick a nice and creamy ripe avocado for this.  You’ll want one that will blend into a sauce easily.
  • Basil: Basil adds loads of flavor to this Avocado Pasta without a lot of fuss.  You can substitute dried basil if you must, but fresh is so much better.
  • Lemon: Lemon is a great and healthy way to brigten and freshen up any dish including this one.
  • Garlic: You’ll need either fresh or jarred minced garlic.
  • Optional: Parmesan- Honestly this dish tastes great with or without the parmesan.  Leave it off if you are looking for a Vegan Avocado Pasta.


Bowl of pasta for dinner.


How Do You Make Avocado Pasta Sauce?

If you’ve never used avocado for pasta before you are missing out!  All you do to make this avocado pasta sauce is follow a few simple steps.


  1. Put your avocado, basil, garlic, lemon, and salt and pepper in a food processor.
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Boil your pasta according to the package.
  4. Toss the warm pasta with your avocado pasta sauce.
  5. If you aren’t vegan feel free to add a sprinkle of parmesan on top, but you don’t NEED it. 🙂


Eat and enjoy!


Avocado and Lemons

How do you keep avocado sauce from turning brown?

My Creamy Avocado Pasta recipe has an entire lemon in it!  The acid from that really helps this dish from turning brown.  While it didn’t stay quite as bright I was able to store mine for several days without it completely turning.  To help keep your avocado sauce from turning brown, even more, add an extra sprinkle of lemon juice on top after you put it in your storage container.


Can you reheat avocado pasta?

Yes! I reheat my avocado pasta!  With this dish fresh is best but it still tastes good after storage.  If it seems dried out add a few water droplets before reheating.


How long does avocado pasta last?

You can keep this Creamy Avocado Pasta recipe in the fridge for 3-5 days.  Store it in an airtight container.


Overhead shot with pasta and lemons.

Dinner is served!  These avocado noodles are now on regular rotation again at our house… especially since the twins love it so much!  Give it a try and let me know what you think.



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Creamy Avocado pasta recipe

Close up of basil and Creamy Avocado Pasta Recipe

Creamy Avocado Pasta recipe

This rich and creamy Avocado Pasta recipe is beyond delicious, simple to make and family friendly!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4
Calories 381 kcal


  • 8 oz whole wheat rotini pasta
  • 2 ripe avocados, seeded and peeled
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, additional for garnish
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste
  • optional garnish: shredded parmesan


  • Boil pasta according to package instructions. Drain and put back in the warm pot.
  • Combine avocado, basil, lemon, garlic, salt and pepper in a blender or food processor. Combine until smooth.
  • Add avocado blend into pot with the pasta. Mix well until all noodles are coated.
  • Garnish with basil leaves and parmesan.
  • Serve immediately.


The lemon in this recipe keeps the avocado from turning completely brown BUT this dish is still best served immediately.


Serving: 4gCalories: 381kcalCarbohydrates: 54gProtein: 10gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 11mgPotassium: 660mgFiber: 9gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 305IUVitamin C: 25mgCalcium: 36mgIron: 2mg
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Your turn!

What is your favorite way to eat pasta?

By | 2020-10-01T11:17:23-04:00 April 27th, 2020|All Vegetarian, Dinner, Food, Lunch, Side Dishes, Vegetarian Meals|24 Comments


  1. Ramona May 6, 2020 at 9:56 am - Reply

    5 stars
    This pasta dish looks delish! I have not yet made an avo sauce – this will be definitely the perfect debut, it looks absolutely delicious!

  2. Emily May 5, 2020 at 6:08 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    Love how creamy and satisfying this avocado pasta is! So good and will definitely be making again and again!

  3. Alexis May 3, 2020 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    I love this dish! I often add artichoke hearts or peas, it is delicious!

  4. Gail Montero May 3, 2020 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    My husband loves avocados so I can see him totally enjoying this delicious pasta dish!

  5. Sondra Barker May 3, 2020 at 3:13 am - Reply

    5 stars
    Yum this looks so easy and delicious! I love that it is made with avocado!

  6. Alena May 3, 2020 at 12:24 am - Reply

    5 stars
    Oh wow this looks good! I love that you made a creamy pasta sauce with plant-based ingredients! I just made a creamy hummus pasta and I’ll have to make this next!

  7. Jacqui DeBono May 2, 2020 at 10:28 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    This avocado pasta is twin approved here too! It’s the perfect recipe for using up the softer avocado and packs all the good fats and healthy ingredients into one filling dish!

  8. Lesli Schwartz May 1, 2020 at 3:43 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    I love using avocados in a “pesto” sauce for pasta. It is so easy and tasty! This looks like a winner recipe!

  9. Amy Liu Dong May 1, 2020 at 6:00 am - Reply

    5 stars
    Wow! This is a very unique pasta recipe that I’ve encountered so far, The looks is mesmerizing, the video is definitely a great help for us to follow on how to make this incredible pasta meal which is healthy as well.

  10. Stine Mari April 30, 2020 at 11:58 am - Reply

    5 stars
    Ooo yummy! Avocado sounds like a deliciously creamy sauce for pasta, especially with all that basil – yes please!

  11. Marta April 29, 2020 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    It’s such a genius idea to use avocado as a sauce for pasta! I can’t wait to try this out.

  12. Leslie April 28, 2020 at 11:48 am - Reply

    I think Avocado sauce is one of the best recipes invented and I love seeing different variations of it! Yours looks amazing!

  13. Kelly April 27, 2020 at 3:53 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    You had me at avocado! Love this creamy pesto and could see it on many things!

  14. Deborah Brooks April 27, 2020 at 9:48 am - Reply

    5 stars
    A huge avocado fan over here! I bet this would be tasty hot or cold

  15. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real April 27, 2020 at 8:06 am - Reply

    I’m kicking myself for not grabbing avocados at the store this weekend. But it seemed odd to try and find one that wasn’t ripe yet and touch a ton with everything going on

  16. Jean Maurie April 27, 2015 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    I never thought of using avocado for a pasta sauce but I so love avocado so why not? It looks delicious.

    I like to saute mushrooms and onions together until they are caramelized. Then grate in fresh garlic, Parmesan cheese. Sometimes I cut up yellow or zucchini squash and add a little of the spaghetti water and soy sauce with garlic powder. I also have added mozzarella cheese to thicken the sauce. I have a problem with tomatoes so I try to find different ways to eat pasta without the red sauce.

  17. Susanna @Zealous Mom September 9, 2014 at 9:58 pm - Reply

    Yum! This looks so delicious. I am a huge fan of avocado, and I could use this with rice pasta. I’m trying to eat gluten-free pasta as much as possible these days.

    • JulieWunder September 12, 2014 at 8:48 am - Reply

      Great idea! Pasta has come a long way in the past few years.

  18. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie September 9, 2014 at 8:42 pm - Reply

    This looks so good! I love some avocado. And is no carbs ever an option? : )

    • JulieWunder September 12, 2014 at 8:48 am - Reply

      Not in my world. I don’t know how people give it up!

  19. Wendy Winn September 9, 2014 at 12:27 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    Love this recipe. Happy to have you back in Asheville…if you are back!

  20. BLane Sherer September 9, 2014 at 11:13 am - Reply

    I appreciate your healthy recipes.
    You have a wunderful honesty about
    you in the sense that ” you practice
    what you preach “.

  21. David B Teague September 9, 2014 at 9:33 am - Reply

    5 stars
    Looks great! I’ll try it.

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