Recipes and Cooking Avocado Basil Pasta 4.5 (49) Cook the pasta then toss everything together for this fast dinner recipe. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 14, 2011 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Kim Cornelison Total Time: 30 mins Servings: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 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 ⅔ cup chopped fresh basil 2 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper ⅛ teaspoon salt ½ cup finely shredded Pecorino Romano cheese Directions 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. Makes 4 servings. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 491 Calories 26g Fat 50g Carbs 15g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label 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.