Rich and decadent, creamy avocado pasta sauce is quite possibly my favorite pasta sauce. The best part? I don’t even have to feel guilty about eating it!
Creamy Avocado Pasta Sauce is basically a healthy alfredo sauce. Magically, while they don’t share any of the same ingredients, they taste wildly similar.
Thick Greek yogurt with creamy avocado serves as the base for a garlic and lemon juice, providing the flavor and acidity we love in a nice alfredo sauce.
What makes this avocado sauce even better? It is ready in just 15 minutes. FIFTHTEEN minutes, foodie friends!
- 10 ounces (dry) whole wheat spaghetti
- 2 avocados , pitted and sliced
- 8 ounces plain Greek yogurt
- 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 4 cloves garlic , chopped
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves , roughly chopped
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 2 cups cherry tomatoes , halved
- 1/2 cup scallions , chopped
- 1 cup bacon , cooked and chopped (optional)
Cook pasta according to package directions.
While pasta cooks, place avocado, plain Greek yogurt, Kosher salt, garlic, lemon juice, parsley and extra virgin olive oil small food processor or blender. Pulse until smooth. You can also use a blender or stick/immersion blender to combine.
Drain pasta and add avocado mixture to the same hot pot. Heat over low, stirring occasionally, for 2-3 minutes or until hot. Add cooked pasta to avocado mixture and toss until fully coated.
Plate pasta, top with fresh grape tomatoes, scallions and bacon.
Other types of pasta can be used. Bacon is optional, this dish also tastes great with chicken and shrimp. Additional toppings can include crushed red pepper and freshly grated Parmesan cheese.