Avocado Pesto Pasta

December 10, 2013

Let us lean in now for a not-so secret idea for dinner. Pesto on pasta, that is nothing new.

How about a healthy ingredient to make that pesto sauce silky smooth. And even with a nutty flavor.

Avocado. Typically, if a pasta sauce is extra tasty, I also expect it to be extra not-so-good for me. Delighted girl am I that this trick lies with none other than our good friend, the superfood (whatever that means). Come now, let me show you.

AVOCADO PESTO PASTA from Rachel SchultzAVOCADO PESTO PASTA
Serves 3-4

1 pound pasta, cooked al dente
2 cups my favorite pesto
1 avocado
3 chicken breasts, cooked & shredded (optional)
Parmesan, grated

While pesto is still in food processor, add avocado and pulse until creamy.

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Combine avocado pesto with cooked pasta and chicken. Top with parmesan.

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AVOCADO PESTO PASTA
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 pound pasta, cooked al dente
  • 2 cups my favorite pesto
  • 1 avocado
  • 3 chicken breasts, cooked & shredded (optional)
  • Parmesan, grated
Instructions
  1. While pesto is still in food processor, add avocado and pulse until creamy.
  2. Combine avocado pesto with cooked pasta and chicken.
  3. Top with parmesan.

 

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Comments

  • Rachel

    I just made this for a cozy, romantic night in last night! I started reading your blog after getting married and deciding that I wanted to learn how to cook. I can’t tell you enough how much I appreciate your posts!

    • Rachel Schultz

      Thank you Rachel! That is great.

  • Megan B

    Rachel, this sounds so yummy! I cannot wait to make it.

    • Rachel Schultz

      I already made it again since posting this :)

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