Avocado Basil Pasta


Cook the pasta then toss everything together for this fast dinner recipe.

Avocado Basil Pasta
Photo: Kim Cornelison
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 8 ounce dried bow tie and/or wagon wheel pasta

  • 2 medium avocados, halved, seeded, peeled, and coarsely chopped

  • 6 slices bacon, crisp cooked, drained, and crumbled

  • cup chopped fresh basil

  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup finely shredded Pecorino Romano cheese


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.

  2. 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. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

491 Calories
26g Fat
50g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 491
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 358mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 11.8mg 59%
Calcium 141.4mg 11%
Iron 3.8mg 21%
Potassium 737mg 16%
Folate, total 193.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
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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