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Avocado basil pasta recipe

Avocado Basil Pasta

While I didn’t spend this summer pregnant, I still found myself circling around a few distinct cravings.

Namely, I had a recurring craving for avocados and tomatoes. I craved avocados and tomatoes so much that I started scouring the internet for recipes that included both of these ingredients.

When I landed on a recipe for an Avocado Basil Pasta from Better Homes & Gardens, I knew it was something I would love.

While the original recipe doesn’t call for tomatoes, let me tell you, the addition is delicious. I plucked a couple ripe tomatoes from my father’s garden, and boom. Warm, yummy avocadoey-tomatoey-basil goodness.

Avocado Basil Pasta

Of course, if you don’t have any good garden tomatoes left this season, you can always skip that step.

Either way, this is a fantastic pasta dish that is easy to make, and a definite crave-quencher.

Hope you enjoy!


Yield: 4 servings

Avocado basil pasta


8 ounces bow tie pasta
2 medium avocados, halved, seeded, peeled, and chopped
6 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
2 medium ripe tomatoes, roughly chopped
2/3 cup chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese


1. Cook bow tie pasta according to package directions. Drain.
2. In a large bowl combine the avocados, chopped tomatoes, crumbled bacon, basil, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, pepper, and salt. Add the pasta and combine, then sprinkle with cheese.

Total Time: 30 minutes

Adapted slightly from Better Homes & Gardens.

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  1. September 19, 2012 @ 5:49 pm

    That looks so yummy!!!

  2. September 19, 2012 @ 6:21 pm

    Oh that looks really yummy!

  3. September 19, 2012 @ 6:24 pm

    That’s funny, I made something really similar just a couple of nights ago! Same ingredients, almost, but prepared a little different. It was so good that it was gone fast and I forgot to take a photo! It was the first time I made it, so next time I’ll have to take a photo and post it on my blog, I’ll send you a link so that you can add another recipe to your ‘tomato and avocado craving’ repertoire! :)

  4. September 19, 2012 @ 9:08 pm

    OMGoodness … this looks so good! I’m vegan so I’d leave out the bacon but I think that the other flavors would be enough to carry the dish, don’t you? Yum! My mouth is watering! Thanks for sharing!

    • September 19, 2012 @ 9:37 pm

      Absolutely. I love bacon, but in this recipe, it is not the star by any means – it would be just as good without!

    • October 18, 2012 @ 3:28 pm

      I’d say I liked it better without the bacon!

  5. September 19, 2012 @ 9:13 pm

    This looks so fresh, yummy and best of all, simple!

  6. September 20, 2012 @ 2:55 pm
    Kristi Whitaker

    Looks really good. We will have to try this!!

  7. September 22, 2012 @ 11:39 am

    love the photos whose the photographer?

  8. September 25, 2012 @ 4:09 am

    Nice recipe, Thanks for sharing

  9. September 25, 2012 @ 11:32 am
    Betty Baez

    This sounds and looks so good! I love avocados unfortunately the rest of my family not so much :/

  10. October 1, 2012 @ 2:20 pm

    This looks delicious! I don’t think a single recipe could go wrong with avocados and tomatoes.

  11. October 2, 2012 @ 3:16 pm
    Sarah Oldre

    Garlic, bacon, avocados, cheese! Some of my favorite foods! I’ve never thought to put avocado with pasta, but I’m definitely going to try it now. Thanks!

  12. October 11, 2012 @ 4:25 pm

    Yum! That looks delicious!

  13. October 12, 2012 @ 11:58 pm

    Oh, looks so good. I am always looking for tasty and unique pasta dishes. This one seems so fresh that I’ve got to give it a whirl. My sister-in-law made this one the other night and it’s sooooo delish. Thanks for sharing this recipe!


  14. October 16, 2012 @ 4:26 pm

    This looks so delicious, I really have to try it. I’ve been meaning to buy bow pasta and always forget, it makes food more appetizing and pretty. I also love avocados and parmesan cheese, the perfect combo!

  15. October 18, 2012 @ 3:25 pm

    I tried this recipe out right away, because I love all the stuff in this pasta! In the end I liked it better without bacon (I tried with and without). Either way, it was sooooo yummy – and you can easily tailor it to make just a quick single serving for lunch (but I still put in a whole avocado because I love it so much).

  16. January 1, 2013 @ 4:56 pm

    I made this recipe for New Year’s Day lunch yesterday and we loved it! We’re in Australia and we thought it was perfect for the hot weather – fresh, light and delicious!

  17. February 24, 2013 @ 10:00 am

    Looks delicious! How many servings does this recipe make?

  18. June 14, 2013 @ 5:58 pm

    Sounds scrummy! Will be trying this one! All of my favs.

  19. July 21, 2014 @ 7:05 pm

    So yummy. I’ve made it a couple of times now. Tonight I added asparagus. So versatile.


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