4.97 from 26 votes
Creamy Avocado and Spinach Pasta
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
22 mins

Creamy Avocado and Spinach Pasta - a creamy sauce made with avocados, spinach, basil and pecans. A super healthy and delicious pasta dish, eat without guilt.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 457 kcal
Author: Joanna Cismaru
  • 10 oz spaghetti dry, or fettuccine, I used semolina pasta
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cup spinach fresh
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/4 cup basil
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 3/4 to 1 cup pasta water
  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp pepper or to taste
  1. Cook pasta: Cook the pasta according to the package instructions.

  2. Make the avocado sauce: Add the rest of the ingredients to your blender and blend until it turns into a smooth sauce. Start with 3/4 cup of pasta water and add more as needed to get the consistency you want.

  3. Assemble: Toss the pasta with the sauce in a bowl and serve immediately. This sauce is best served the day it is made, as it uses avocados which will turn a brownish color.

Recipe Notes

How do I store leftovers: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 1 day, but keep in mind that because of the avocado pesto, it will change color and might turn brownish.


Can I use any other types of nuts: Yes you can, but you will need some sort of nuts in this sauce. You can use pine nuts, walnuts, pistachios or almonds.


Can I add chicken to this: Yes, for sure. Adding some cooked chicken would be a great protein to add to this dish.


Nutrition: Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


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