15-Minute Veggie Loaded Creamy Avocado Pasta

15-Minute Veggie Loaded Creamy Avocado Pasta

 

 

This 15-Minute Veggie Loaded Creamy Avocado Pasta recipe is for the Alfredo lovers out there. You won’t believe how creamy and delicious this avocado pasta is – without any cream! Using avocado as a cream substitute means this pasta is loaded with healthy fats.

 

As usual, this pasta recipe is also loaded with veggies to keep this dinner entrée balanced.I’ve also added a secret ingredient…Hemp Hearts! Hemp hearts are seeds rich in protein, healthy fats and fibre. Just 3 Tbsp of Hemp Hearts add a whopping 10g of protein to any recipe. In this pasta dish, they add a delicious nutty flavour as well as a boost of nutrition.

 

 

Keep this recipe in mind for busy weeknights. It uses frozen veggies which means there’s no chopping required and is done in 15 minutes. What more could you ask for?

 

 

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15-Minute Veggie Loaded Creamy Avocado Pasta 

 

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15-minute veggie loaded creamy avocado pasta

15-Minute Veggie Loaded Creamy Avocado Pasta


  • Author: Brittany Raftis, RD
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Servings

Description

This one is for the Alfredo lovers out there. You won’t believe how creamy and delicious this avocado pasta is – without any cream! Using avocado as a cream substitute means this pasta is loaded with healthy fats. As usual, this pasta recipe is also loaded with veggies to keep this dinner entrée balanced.


Ingredients

1.5-2 cups uncooked pasta of your choice
2 garlic cloves
¼ cup packed basil leaves
¼ cup Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts
2 Tbsp lemon juice
3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 ripe small avocado, putted and skin removed
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 cup frozen peas, thawed
2 cups spinach leaves
For serving:
Parmesan cheese (optional)
Freshly ground pepper

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta in salted water according to instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small food processor, add garlic, basil, lemon juice, olive oil, and avocado. Pulse until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Once pasta has cooked, strain it and add the noodles back to the pot. Don’t worry about straining all of the water, a small amount will help the sauce stick.
  4. Place pot back on the heated element and add in sauce, peas, and spinach. Mix until contents are warmed throughout and spinach has wilted.
  5. Serve with Parmesan cheese (optional, but highly suggested!) and fresh ground pepper.

Keywords: creamy avocado pasta recipe, healthy pasta recipe, vegetarian recipe, hemp seeds, avocado, pasta, spinach, frozen peas

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About Brittany 

 

Brittany Raftis, Registered Dietitian Real Good Eats

Hi there! I am a registered dietitian and I  💚  food! I am passionate about making it easier for busy people to eat well by sharing quick and healthy recipes. Healthy cooking at home can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. I love helping people uncomplicate weeknight dinners and reduce stress around meal time, so I’m so glad you’re here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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