Avocado Pasta Sauce

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This easy, creamy avocado pasta Sauce recipe is made with 5 ingredients and is ready in under 5 minutes! This avocado sauce is a delicious served over noodles, zucchini noodles, rice, or your favorite veggies!

overhead photo of a bowl of pasta covered in avocado pasta sauce with a fork in the bowl with twirled pasta on the fork.


Is there any other food as perfect and versatile as an avocado? Use it to make Guacamole, creamy smoothies, and this avocado pasta sauce recipe.

Avocado pasta sauce is made with 5, nutritious ingredients in under 5 minutes! It’s the perfect dish for an easy weeknight dinner because it’s so easy to make.

This recipe is also packed with nutrients! It’s paleo, vegan, and has no gluten, dairy or sugar! It’s loaded with healthy fats which is perfect for our kids’ cute little developing brains (and mommy’s hair and skin).

overhead view of a bowl of pasta with Avocado Pasta Sauce on top garnished with fresh basil and parmesan cheese

Avocado Pasta Sauce: Ingredients and Substitutions 

overhead photo of the labeled ingredients in this Avocado Pasta Sauce recipe
  • Avocados. This recipe calls for two, medium avocados. 3 small or one XXL avocado would work.
  • Fresh Basil. I don’t recommend substitutions, but if you must, dried basil could be used, but it will change the taste of the sauce (but it will still be great)!
  • Olive Oil. Avocado oil is the best substitute.
  • Lemon Juice. Fresh or bottled works great.
  • Minced Garlic. I often substitute garlic powder for the minced garlic.
overhead photo of a bowl of pasta covered in avocado pasta sauce with a fork in the bowl with twirled pasta on the fork.

How to Make Avocado Pasta Sauce 

As always, we will chat about how to make this recipe step-by-step! It’s insanely simple, so there’s not much to remark on, but I will give you all the tips and tricks I can!

Begin by adding all the ingredients to the container of a blender or food processor. Add the oil first, then avocado and then the rest.

How to Make Avocado Pasta Sauce - ingredients ina  food processor

Then, process or blend until the mixture is smooth. Depending on the size of your container, you may need to stop, scrape down the sides, and then continue processing/blending.

Choose the consistency. make it chunky or totally smooth – it’s completely up to you.

How to Make Avocado Pasta Sauce - sauce in a food processor after mixing

Serve

I suggest stirring it into warm foods (pasta, rice, etc.) instead of heating it up by itself because too much heat changes the nature of the avocado. Here are some serving suggestions:

  • Serve it over your favorite pasta (like this homemade whole wheat pasta) or gluten-free pasta!
  • Toss your favorite zucchini noodles (or any other veggie noodles) with this avocado sauce!
  • Mix it into rice or cauliflower rice for a great side dish!
  • Serve it with meatballs: homemade meatballs, chicken meatballs, turkey meatballs.
  • Use it as a creamy dressing for your favorite green salad!
  • My personal preference: I eat this avocado pasta sauce recipe most often with this recipe for balsamic sausage and peppers.
front view of a bowl of pasta with Avocado Pasta Sauce on top garnished with fresh basil and parmesan cheese

Store/Freeze

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, or in the freezer for up to 1 month. Try to let as little air as possible get to the sauce so it doesn’t brown by using a container that just fits the amount you need to store, or cover the surface with extra lemon juice.

overhead photo of a bowl of pasta covered in avocado pasta sauce with a fork in the bowl with twirled pasta on the fork.

Avocado Pasta Sauce Recipe FAQs

Can I double this recipe?

Yes, if you are feeding a large crowd this recipe doubles very well. It’s also easier to blend with a larger amount of ingredients!

What goes well with avocado sauce?

Serve it over your favorite pasta (like this homemade whole wheat pasta) or gluten-free pasta!
Toss your favorite zucchini noodles (or any other veggie noodles) with this avocado sauce!
Mix it into rice or cauliflower rice for a great side dish!
Use it as a creamy dressing for your favorite green salad!
My personal preference: I eat this avocado pasta sauce recipe most often with this recipe for balsamic sausage and peppers.

Does avocado sauce turn brown?

Yes, it can turn brown when exposed to oxygen. So I suggest storing it in an airtight container with a drizzle of lemon juice over the surface to prevent browning. It’s best served immediately.

Can you reheat avocado pasta?

Yes, but I suggest heating up the noodles (or other vessel you will be serving it on) and mixing in the sauce and letting the food warm it up for the best results.

overhead photo of a bowl of pasta covered in avocado pasta sauce with a fork in the bowl with twirled pasta on the fork.

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Avocado Pasta Sauce with Fresh Basil

Laura
This easy, creamy avocado pasta Sauce recipe is made with 5 ingredients and is ready in under 5 minutes! This avocado sauce is a delicious served over noodles, zucchini noodles, rice, or your favorite veggies!
5 from 10 votes
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 1 cup sauce (about 4 servings)
Calories 145.8
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes

Ingredients 
 

Instructions 

  • Place all ingredients into the container of a blender or food processor fitted with the "S" blade.
  • Blend or process, starting on low speed and increasing to high, for 30-60 seconds or until mixture is smooth.
  • Remove sauce from the container. 
  • Serve over your favorite bowl of warm pasta, zoodles, rice or veggies!

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Notes

Ingredient Substitutions
  • Avocados. This recipe calls for two, medium avocados. 3 small or one XXL avocado would work.
  • Fresh Basil. I don’t recommend substitutions, but if you must, dried basil could be used, but it will change the taste of the sauce (but it will still be great)!
  • Olive Oil. Avocado oil is the best substitute.
  • Lemon Juice. Fresh or bottled works great.
  • Minced Garlic. I often substitute garlic powder for the minced garlic.
Store/Freeze
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, or in the freezer for up to 1 month.
Try to let as little air as possible get to the sauce so it doesn’t brown by using a container that just fits the amount you need to store, or cover the surface with extra lemon juice or plastic wrap pressed onto the surface. 

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 145.8kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.7g | Protein: 1.8g | Fat: 13.4g | Saturated Fat: 1.8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8.5g | Sodium: 271.9mg | Potassium: 451.6mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 270IU | Vitamin C: 11.1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.6mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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    1. I love the way you think. I have actually been developing a delicious Mexican-inspired avocado cream sauce and am almost there. I’d suggest using lime juice and cilantro! You can’t go wrong with that combo!