Avocado Pasta Recipe

Quick and easy Avocado Pasta is what's for dinner tonight! You'll love this twist on an easy weeknight meal.

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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Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 224
Calories 833

% Daily Value*
43%
Total Fat 28g
34%
  Saturated Fat 7g
47%
Sodium 1133mg
35%
Total Carbohydrate 106g
14%
  Dietary Fiber 11g
  Sugars 1g
55%
Protein 28g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.

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    The recipe calls for a "large pot of salted waster" and then says "'Do not drain the water after cooking." Surely this is a mistake. Is the avocado sauce added to the entire pot of pasta and water?

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    @ mary

    the large pot of salted water IS the water after cooking. if you read the directions more carefully, it says to put the cooking water into the avocado mixture to make the creamy sauce.




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