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Avocado Cream Pasta


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Avocado Cream Pasta

My family prefers their pasta very creamy—either fettucini alfredo or penne a la vodka shows up on the menu almost every week. But what do I do when we want creamy without the heavy cream? This healthy, refreshing alternative will surprise you.


  • Ready Time : 0 min


4 servings (plus a midnight craving portion)


  • 1 pound linguine
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • Juice of 3 limes
  • ¼ cup whole milk or heavy cream
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • ¼ cup fresh basil
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese


Prepare the pasta according to package directions.
In a food processor, add the garlic, lime juice, and olive oil. Process until smooth. Add the avocado, basil, milk, and salt. Process until sauce is smooth. When pasta is done cooking, drain and return to pot. Toss with avocado cream sauce and parmesan cheese.

To serve, top each serving of pasta with summer salsa. Garnish with additional basil and parmesan.

NOTE: This pasta should be served immediately and does not reheat. It, may, however, be served cold the same day.





4 Responses to Avocado Cream Pasta

  1. I just made this, but with a veggie (tomato, onion, olive and zucchini) salsa. It’s outstanding, and something I feel good about feeding my family. Thanks for the recipe! It’s a keeper.

  2. avatar says: annette

    ive made this. what i do is save a little of the pasta water & add a tiny bit to the sauce to give it a little thickening agent cose we like it thick.

  3. avatar says: robee61

    I made this following the directions and we did not care for it. I am not sure why as we like all of the ingredients. Maybe it was too much cheese or too much basil. I would not make this again.

  4. I know I’m a bit behind the schedule of testing this recipe, but I had saved it and just got around to do so this week. I thought it was great! Very flavorful, but I’m just not sure if it’s a main or side dish. I decided to serve it as a side dish along with a spiced rub salmon. (Trying to eat carefully, this pasta sauce is too heavy for a main dish.)

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