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!
Avocado Pasta Sauce Vegan
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.
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!
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.
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 are EVERYTHING. You can serve this vegan avocado sauce on regular pasta noodles OR zucchini noodles for a low-carb twist. Either way is delicious.
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 your 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 brighten and freshens 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.
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.
- Put your avocado, basil, garlic, lemon, and salt and pepper in a food processor.
- Blend until smooth and creamy.
- Boil your pasta according to the package.
- Toss the warm pasta with your avocado pasta sauce.
- If you aren't vegan feel free to add a sprinkle of parmesan on top, but you don't NEED it. 🙂
Eat and enjoy!
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.
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.
More healthy vegetarian pasta dishes to try...
- Kale Pasta
- Tex Mex Pasta Salad
- 4 Ingredient Caprese Pasta Salad
- 3 Ingredient Healthy Creamy Pesto Pasta
- Greek Tortellini Pasta Salad
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Creamy Avocado Pasta recipe
- 8 oz whole wheat rotini pasta
- 2 ripe avocados, seeded and peeled
- ½ cup fresh basil, additional for garnish
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- ¼ 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.
What is your favorite way to eat pasta?
Lemon lover says
So yummy! I only had one and a half avocados but I had some mixed veggies in the fridge so I threw them in there to substitute.. I would think with two of avos like the recipe calls for, the amount of lemon would be pretty good; it was a little strong with only one and a half, but I love lemon so no complaints here. I added some pasta water to thin it out, a touch of honey for sweetness, a dash of cayenne, and with the addition of the parmesan and hot sauce to top it off it was perfect!
Marie Allen says
I am the only person in my house that likes Avocado. Can I make this using just one?
Yes! Just half the entire recipe and it would work fine. I hope you enjoy it.
Marie Allen says
I just made this for dinner it is amazing. I added grilled chicken to it. Definitely will be adding this to my dinner rotation! Thank you
This pasta dish looks delish! I have not yet made an avo sauce - this will be definitely the perfect debut, it looks absolutely delicious!
Love how creamy and satisfying this avocado pasta is! So good and will definitely be making again and again!
I love this dish! I often add artichoke hearts or peas, it is delicious!
Gail Montero says
My husband loves avocados so I can see him totally enjoying this delicious pasta dish!
Sondra Barker says
Yum this looks so easy and delicious! I love that it is made with avocado!
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!
Jacqui DeBono says
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!
Lesli Schwartz says
I love using avocados in a "pesto" sauce for pasta. It is so easy and tasty! This looks like a winner recipe!
Amy Liu Dong says
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.
Stine Mari says
Ooo yummy! Avocado sounds like a deliciously creamy sauce for pasta, especially with all that basil - yes please!
It's such a genius idea to use avocado as a sauce for pasta! I can't wait to try this out.
I think Avocado sauce is one of the best recipes invented and I love seeing different variations of it! Yours looks amazing!
You had me at avocado! Love this creamy pesto and could see it on many things!
Deborah Brooks says
A huge avocado fan over here! I bet this would be tasty hot or cold
Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real says
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
Jean Maurie says
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.
Susanna @Zealous Mom says
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.
Great idea! Pasta has come a long way in the past few years.
Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie says
This looks so good! I love some avocado. And is no carbs ever an option? : )
Not in my world. I don't know how people give it up!
Wendy Winn says
Love this recipe. Happy to have you back in Asheville...if you are back!
I am! Thank you!
BLane Sherer says
I appreciate your healthy recipes.
You have a wunderful honesty about
you in the sense that " you practice
what you preach ".
David B Teague says
Looks great! I'll try it.