Pasta with Creamy Avocado "Pesto" Sauce

Kathy W


This decandent sauce is creamy, buttery and luscious. If you love avocados, then you will enjoy this quick and easy sauce.


★★★★★ 4 votes

10 Min
15 Min
No-Cook or Other


  • 1
    ripe avocado
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/2-1 tsp
    onion, finely minced
  • 1/2-1 tsp
    lime juice
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp
    slivered almonds, lightly toasted and finely chopped
  • 16 oz
    pasta - your choice
  • 2-3 Tbsp
    melted butter
  • ·
    grated parmesan

How to Make Pasta with Creamy Avocado "Pesto" Sauce


  1. Sauce: Remove avocado from skin and place in a small bowl. Mash with a fork until fairly smooth - it doesn't have to be perfect. Stir in lime juice, mayonnaise, onion, almonds, salt and pepper. Blend well.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  3. Drain and return to pot. Drizzle with melted butter. Mix to coat the pasta then serve up each individual portion.
  4. Spoon on a generous dollop of avocado sauce and gently mix. (The heat from the pasta will "melt" the sauce much like any other pesto), sprinkle with parmesan and enjoy.

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About Pasta with Creamy Avocado "Pesto" Sauce

Course/Dish: Pasta, Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtags: #almonds, #avocado, #pasta

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