Avocado-Yogurt Spaghetti with Veggies

Good-for-you pasta does exist when you increase the veggies and decrease the refined grains. Thanks to an avocado in the sauce, this healthy spaghetti recipe tastes rich and creamy while loading you with nutrients.

avocado-yogurt spaghetti with veggies
Photo: Brie Passano
Total Time:
30 mins
3 cups sauce + 2 cups pasta


  • 3 ounce dried whole grain spaghetti

  • 1 ripe avocado, halved, seeded, and peeled

  • 1 6 ounce carton plain fat-free Greek yogurt

  • 2 tablespoon lime juice

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¼ - ½ teaspoon sriracha sauce

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ½ cup thinly sliced red onion

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 cup thin bite-size strips red and/or yellow sweet peppers

  • 2 cup seeded and chopped cucumber

  • ¼ cup snipped fresh cilantro


  1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain and keep warm. Meanwhile, for sauce, in a small bowl mash avocado with a fork. Stir in the next five ingredients (through black pepper).

  2. In a large skillet heat oil over medium. Add onion; cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute. Add sweet peppers; cook about 4 minutes more or until vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.

  3. Stir in cucumber and yogurt mixture. Cook over medium-low until heated through. Serve yogurt sauce over spaghetti. Top with cilantro.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

234 Calories
10g Fat
29g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 234
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 284mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 104.3mg 522%
Calcium 86mg 7%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Potassium 457mg 10%
Folate, total 132.9mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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