Avocado Pasta Recipe

Christina Lane | Dessert for Two Updated

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

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’!)
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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.

Avocado Pasta 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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Recipe Yields: 2 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 224
Calories 729

% 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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Avocado Pasta 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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Published:
Modified:
Author:
Cooking Method:
Boiled
Category:
Dinners
Tags:
, , , , , , , ,
Related Recipes:
Cooking for Couples Recipes, Avocado Recipes, Pasta Recipes, Easy Dinner Recipes, Dinner Recipes, Easy Recipes, Quick Recipes, Boiled Recipes, Blended Recipes
Recipe Yields:
2 servings
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Total Time:
Related Post:
Published:
Author: Christina Lane
Recipe Yields: 2 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 224
Calories 729

% 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.
Christina Lane

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.