Avocado Pasta: Simple Comfort

Christina Lane | Dessert for Two

Quick and easy avocado pasta is great for date night, girlfriend night, or any weeknight at all.

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There is at least one night a week in which I need a fast, hearty dinner.  We do a lot of activities and events after work, and sometimes I have an hour from the time I walk in the door to when we have to leave again.  On those nights, I make this easy and filling avocado pasta.  
If your evening plans include drinks with friends, this pasta provides enough carbs and healthy fat to get you through the night---even your best friend’s post-breakup drinking binge.  (A few more nights like that, and I will re-name this from Avocado Pasta to ‘Break Up Pasta’!)
Avocado Pasta Picture
The minute you walk in the door, put a large pot of water on to boil for the pasta, and have your blender ready.  You are just minutes away from your new favorite easy weeknight meal. Plus, who can resist creamy avocados mixed with cheese? Not me, that's for sure. 
Pasta for two is definitely a specialty of Christina's. We think you'll love her Ricotta Gnocchi Recipe too. And hey, if you've got a little extra time, Stephie's Red Lobster Biscuit Recipe would be great with either recipe.

    2 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound fettuccine, dry
  • 1 avocado, large, very ripe and pitted
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.  
  2. Add the pasta to the pot and cook until al dente, or according to the package instructions.  Do not drain the water after cooking — you need the cooking water for the sauce.
  3. Meanwhile, in a blender, place the avocado halves, olive oil, lemon juice and Parmesan cheese.  
  4. Pulse briefly to combine, and then stream in 1/2 - 3/4 cup of the pasta cooking water until a smooth, creamy sauce forms.  Taste and add salt and pepper, if needed.
  5. Combine the pasta and avocado sauce and serve with extra Parmesan on top.
 

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About Christina

Christina grew up in Texas, but now lives in Missouri.You may know her best for her Dessert for Two, but here on Food Fanatic, she’s famous for her fantastic Dinners for Two.

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    This is one of my favourites! Included something similar in my own blog once

    Stephie-swope
    eat-your-heart-out.net

    This is seriously so perfect. One of my favorite easy dinner tricks! And good to know that it can stand up to a night of drinks with friends ;-)

    Amber
    bluebonnetsandbrownies.com

    Soooooo many deliciousnesses. I know that's not a word, but I needed to make one up just for this post. I've never thought to put avocado in a pasta sauce. You're so smart!