If you are looking for an amazing sauce for your pasta then you are going to love this Creamy Roasted Garlic Avocado Sauce recipe. This avocado pasta sauce is simple to make with just 5 ingredients and done in under 10 minutes!
Creamy Roasted Garlic Avocado Pasta Sauce
I LOVE pasta, which I am sure if you have been around here for a bit you can tell that, but what I really love about my pasta is my sauces. There are times when I can be happy with just the toppings and sauce that I normally use on top of pasta, like with my Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo. But the sauce is really what I love when I make pasta.
I am trying to be healthier and I am trying to keep things with as much flavor as possible and my solution this summer is a creamy avocado sauce that pairs perfect with any type of pasta. During the summer months I aim to cook as much as I can on the grill and to use fresh ingredients. I also want simple meals that require very little work and this creamy avocado pasta is one of our favorite pasta dishes to enjoy during the summer.
This creamy sauce reminds me of alfredo sauce texture wise but the flavor is rich while being healthy. Sometimes if i want a super healthy dinner then I will make this easy avocado pasta with zucchini noodles instead of pasta.
If you are looking for an easy pasta recipe to make for a healthy lunch or dinner then you are going to love this recipe. This creamy pasta recipe is a perfect meal anytime of day and it is a recipe the whole family will love. I know my kids love it, however they refer to it as the pasta with green pasta sauce.
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- Pumpkin Pasta Sauce
- Roasted Garlic Cream Sauce
- Creamy Avocado Pasta Sauce
- Spicy Cherry Tomato Pasta Sauce
- Sun dried tomato Pasta Sauce
- Low Carb Chicken Alfredo
Why You will love this recipe
Easy to make. This avocado pasta recipe is easy to make, there is no cooking involved except for cooking the pasta.
Done in under 20 minutes. If you already have roasted garlic on hand, including the cooking time for the pasta and blending up the avocado sauce this whole meal is done in under 20 minutes if you opt to not roast the tomatoes. If you are roasting the tomatoes then it is 40 minutes total but the oven does most of the work for you.
Creamy delicious sauce. This avocado pasta sauce is so creamy, it reminds me of an alfredo sauce but super healthy compared to it. With a hint of tangy flavor mixed with the cream avocados, it is just simple and delicious.
Tips and Variations for making this recipe
Use ripe avocados. When you are buying avocados you can remove the steam and if the inside is green it is ripe to use.
Use any type of pasta. I like using fettuccine but you can use any pasta, rigatoni, spaghetti, macaroni etc. All types of pasta will work with this creamy avocado pasta. You can also serve this creamy pasta sauce over zucchini noodles.
Change up the tomatoes. If you do not have vine ripe tomatoes on hand you can use other types of tomatoes including cherry tomatoes, roma etc.
Add other veggies. You can add other veggies including sweet corn, chopped tomatoes, and chunks of avocado are all great to add in.
Add Protein. If you want to add some protein, grilled shrimp or cooked chicken are great additions.
Use a food processor or a high-speed blender. You want the sauce to get creamy so they best way to do it is to use a food processor or a high-speed blender.
How to Store Leftover
I do not suggest storing leftovers, but if you have them and need to they need to be stored in an airtight container in the fridge. But you must know that the sauce will brown due to being stored and being exposed to oxygen.
What to Serve with Garlic Avocado Pasta Sauce
Normally when we make avocado pasta, we serve it with bread and salad. What type of bread and salad we serve depends on what we are in the mood for and what we have on hand. Check out some of our favorites to serve with this delicious recipe.
- Garlic Cheddar Biscuits
- Buttermilk Biscuits
- French Bread
- Italian Bread
- Olive Garden Salad
- Spinach Strawberry Salad
- Caesar Salad
How to pick a ripe avocado
When you’re choosing now avocados to make a sauce just remove the stem of the avocado if it’s brown the avocado ripened too much. You want to have a slight give to the skin when you press on them. If you need to speed up the ripping you can place them in a brown paper bag with a banana overnight.
How to Roast Garlic
Trim the top off of your head of garlic and place it on top of a large sheet of aluminum foil. Drizzle the garlic with the olive oil. Wrap the garlic up in the aluminum foil and bake for 40 minutes.
Once the garlic has cooled squeeze the garlic out of the skins.
Roasted Garlic Short cut
Anytime I need to roast garlic I roast a few heads at a time. We use a lot of garlic in our house, so it always gets used. If you are wanting to roast a bunch of heads of garlic at once you can, then just store them in the fridge or freezer wrapped in plastic or in a ziplock bag.
If storing roasted garlic in the fridge it will keep for 3-4 days. If you are storing it in the freezer it will keep for upto 3 months.
If frozen just defrost and use them as needed for recipes.
If you do not have time to roast fresh garlic before making this recipe you can substitute the fresh roasted garlic for with quick cooked garlic. To do this just add 10 tablespoons of minced garlic and 2 tablespoons of butter to a pan over medium heat. Cook the garlic until it is soft, brown and able to be mushed with a fork.
Creamy Garlic Avocado Sauce Ingredients
- olive oil
- Fresh ripe avocados
- Roasted garlic cloves
- salt and black pepper
- lemon juice
- Grated fresh Parmesan cheese
- Cooked pasta
How to make Creamy Garlic Avocado Sauce
Over high heat put a large pot of water on the stove and bring to a boil.
Cook the pasta according to the package instructions, drain the water when the pasta is done cooking.
Place the olive oil, avocado, garlic, salt, and lemon juice in a food processor. Pulse until the ingredients are smooth and creamy.
When the pasta is done cooking drain the pasta and put back into the large pot.
Add the avocado mixture to the cooked pasta and mix well.
Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
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Creamy Roasted Garlic Avocado Sauce
- Star cooking your zoodles or pasta depending on what you are using.
- While zoodles/pasta is cooking, Place the olive oil, avocado, garlic, salt and lemon juice to a food processor. Pulse until the ingredients are smooth and creamy.
- Combine the warm zoodles with the sauce in a large bowl, until all the zoodles have been covered.
- Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
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