Creamy Avocado Pasta

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  • I took a poll on facebook last week that said “Few things in life are better than…….” and here is what you came up with:
    Fried chicken, fresh veggies from the garden, brownies, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, sausage balls, baby back ribs, and brie cheese on rice crackers. Uh, yum!

    My answer? Few things in life are better than a good bowl of pasta! Creamy sauce, warm noodles, zesty cheese; mmmmm, I love a good bowl of pasta. It fills you up and it’s comforting. It just can’t be beat.

    Creamy Avocado Pasta
    This dish was unbelievably easy to toss together and took less than 15 minutes to make! And it’s gooOOOoood!! It’s as easy as cooking the pasta, blending the sauce and mixing the two. The buttery avocado makes such a wonderful creamy sauce with out any oil, butter or cream. Only healthy fats in this dish!
    The lemon juice and garlic make this pasta so fresh tasting and with the salty Parmesan, you won’t even miss the meat!
    Creamy Avocado Pasta
            serves 6-8
    1 box whole wheat linguine pasta
    2 room temperature, ripe avocados, skin and pit removed
    Juice from a lemon
    3-4 cloves garlic
    2/3 C shredded Parmesan cheese
    Pinch of sea salt
    Sun dried tomatoes, sliced
    Fresh basil leaves
    Extra Parmesan cheese
    In a large pot, boil water, add pasta and cook to al dente.
    Meanwhile, blend the avocado, lemon juice, garlic, Parmesan, and sea salt in food processor. Drain the pasta and return pasta and sauce to the pot. Stir together, until sauce is warm. Serve pasta and top with sun dried tomatoes, fresh basil and Parmesan cheese.
    This amazing sauce is so rich and creamy and only has 5 ingredients! It is so full of flavor that I didn’t add any meat to the dish. If you feel like you need to, add some grilled, sliced chicken to make it a complete meal. This “carb lover” could not have been happier with the way it turned out though.
    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04871821199110969105 Jocelyn

      I heart avocados…this dish is amazing looking!!! The carb lover in me is drooling:-)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01955902374940558547 Grubarazzi

      Yum! This looks like a great combo of flavors. I have done this a few times, but I make mine with basil and lemon. I couldn’t exist without avocados. I’m certain. I bet your bun in the oven is lovin’ this!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04489795426899175268 Jessica@AKitchenAddiction

      Delicious! I love avocados in pasta!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10556748143167671943 Shari TheSaucyGourmet

      Got 3 avocados on the counter I gotta us, perfect! You have such a lovely blog, I have nominated you for an award. Please check it out at http://www.thesaucygourmet.net/2012/07/great-summer-dinner-fresh-herb-crusted.html

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11912164636084718557 Taylor

      Mmm I’ve tried avocado pasta before and absolutely loved it! Though my version didn’t have sundried tomatoes…that’s genius!!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06696070162184353591 Liz Ford

      I’ve been dying to try an avocado pasta! I feel like now I have to – you have never steered me wrong!!

      http://www.southerncharmnola.com

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11322375856566229251 Carrie Burrill

      I have been wanting to make something like this for awhile now. I just <3 anything filled with creamy avocado!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04292841944812910360 Carolina HeartStrings

      These are just about the perfect ingredients with pasta. Love your pictures.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02156302334473762780 From Valeries Kitchen

      I absolutely love avocados and pasta but would never think to put them together. Looks delish!

    • http://bakerbettie.com/ bakerbettie.com

      Hey Stephanie,

      This looks amazing and so healthy! I love your blog. You have so many awesome looking recipes!

      ~Kristin (aka Baker Bettie)

      P.S.- I was browsing through The Food Blogger’s Network list and I noticed that you are a fellow Kansas girl!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17772331741003549785 Karen

      This not only sounds delicious, but the pictures are making my mouth water. I think my sister and I will have to make this dish for a sisterly bonding night.