Avocado Basil Pasta

"This looks so good, I belive it could be served as a salad or as a one-one dish meal. The recipe comes from Better Homes & Gardens Magazine."
photo by Carianne photo by Carianne
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  • Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • Drain.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine the avocados, bacon, basil, lemon juice,olive oil, garlic, pepper, and salt.
  • Add the hot pasta and toss to combine.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl.
  • Sprinkle with cheese.

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  1. FlyingCook
    This was fantastic! DH asked why we had never used avocado in pasta before since it was so delicious. I made sauce as written and added a diced red bell pepper and cherry tomatoes for color and to make it a main course. Fresh, flavorful, and easy. Will definitely make again.
  2. bcherrycherry
    I left out the bacon because I am a vegetarian, but this was still so good!! I think I will make this more than red sauce pasta for sure.
  3. Charmie777
    Good and easy. I added a little red pepper flakes for kick, and used the pasta water to thin it a little.
  4. Soobeeoz
    This was great, and very easy to make. <br/><br/>I pureed the avocados in the blender along with some salt and freshly cracked black pepper, the juice of one lemon and 2/3 cup of grated parmesan, adding several big slurps of evoo infused with chilli. My avocados were quite small and, thinking the lemon may be overpowering, I mixed in some thickened cooking cream. Forgot to put in the garlic, but the semi dried tomatoes I used had been marinated in it, so there was plenty of flavour. <br/><br/>After tossing the farfalle with the avocado mixture, I threw in the basil chiffonnade and chopped semi dried tomatoes. Served it with extra parmesan, seal salt and freshly cracked black pepper and a fresh onion and parmesan batard.<br/><br/>We loved it and I plan to make it again soon. Thanks, Barb!
  5. Onambarwen
    I used an extra avocado (they were on sale). I also ended up using dried basil (good, but fresh would have been better). I added mushrooms, onions, and grape tomatoes, and used a different kind of noodles (don't know what, exactly. Short ridgy tube-shaped noodles.)<br/><br/>Was completely awesome. There was barely any left over, and that was just because everyone was so full they couldn't eat any more. Great, simple recipe.


  1. M D A
    MMMMM! Barb you always amaze me! I used chicken instead of bacon (lower fat), and for me less cheese! I recommend 1 min in the microwave before eating so everything heats up a bit and blends the flavors. Claudia you may want to try a hot sauce or red chili flakes for that something missing! I though it was great without, will be a regular now. Thanks again.
  2. Claudia Dawn
    I felt that something was missing but can't put my finger on it. I used mostaccioli instead of the bow-tie pasta but followed the rest of the recipe to a T. I'd be interested in what suggestions others have to jazz it up. I felt it was so-so but my son loved it so I'm giving it 4 stars.



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