Easiest creamy vegan avocado pasta. Super green and packed with nutrients. One of those recipes I make almost weekly but never wrote down an actual recipe for; I’m finally sharing the deets with you all!

This is such a good staple recipe to have on hand for days you don’t feel like cooking much, but want something nourishing and delish.

Even picky eaters will love this one! It has a delicious lemony flavor, and if you add fresh basil it tastes like a creamy pesto pasta! I make this often with and without basil, though, as it’s so tasty either way!

The nutritional yeast lends a sort of “cheesy”, savory flavor. You can skip it by using parmesan if you don’t need this to be vegan!

Don’t forget to season your pasta water well with sea salt, as you’ll be using some of it to thin out the sauce. Otherwise, it will make the sauce taste a bit bland.

I love to pair this with a chickpea or lentil pasta for a protein boost, and any veggies I have on hand. Think broccoli, zucchini, asparagus, kale, etc. It’s super versatile and so good every time!

Enjoy! xo

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Creamy Vegan Avocado Pasta

  • Author: Mia Zarlengo
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 34 servings 1x
  • Category: Lunch, Dinner


Easiest every creamy avocado pasta. Dairy free, healthy, and so delicious! 


  • 8 oz pasta of choice 
  • Reserved pasta water, as needed
  • Juice of 1 large lemon
  • 1 large clove of garlic
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 large ripe avocado
  • 1 handful of baby spinach
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp Italian seasonings
  • Salt + pepper, to taste
  • Optional: small handful of fresh basil


  1. Cook your pasta according to directions on box. Just before draining pasta, reserve 1/2 cup of the starchy pasta water and set aside.
  2. Into your blender, add all of the remaining ingredients with 1/4 cup of the reserved pasta water. Blend until super smooth, adding more water as needed.
  3. Mix sauce with your pasta, top with vegan parmesan (optional), and enjoy! 

Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Lunch + Dinner, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian


Nov 6, 2020

Creamy Vegan Avocado Pasta

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  1. Julia says:

    Thank you so much for this delicious recipe! Loved it so much can’t wait to try other recipes of yours.

  2. Cate says:

    So simple and tasty – I love the fact that it doesn’t have nuts. I made the pasta with shrimp and it was great.

  3. Lexi Gavlas says:

    Added some blistered tomatoes and chicken sausage and it was delish!

  4. Carly says:

    So, SO delish! Have been loving each recipe of yours I’ve tried and this did not disappoint. Trying to find ways to get more greens into my diet, and this avo/spinach + lemon/garlic combo was wonderful.

    Paired with pesto turkey meatballs and even my meat + potato-loving boyfriend rated it a 10/10.

    Thanks, Mia!

  5. Sedona says:

    Sooo good! I added onion and mushrooms and it was to die for. Definitely my favorite recipe and it tastes like pesto sauce!

  6. Alyssa Rose says:

    I make this basically once a week at this point…it can’t be beat! Easy, delicious, and nourishing ❤️ Thank you, Mia!

  7. Jessica Lambros says:

    Super yummy pasta! You can really taste the lemon and all of the flavors come together really well! My whole family absolutely LOVES this recipe and I am looking forward to trying more in the future. I’ve never makde homemade pasta sauce and was surprised it can taste THAT GOOD. SOOO delicious thank you for sharing!!!

  8. Viola Elliott says:

    Sooooo good! This would be amazing on the summer as it is light and citrusy, but still creamy and satisfying. Everything you could want in a pasta! ????

  9. Mirna says:

    thank you so much for sharing this recipe it was delicious!!!

  10. Britney says:

    added some vegetables and tofu and it was perfect! Love how easy this recipe is.

  11. Sarah says:

    Just tried this with Banza pasta and it was SO GOOD! Creamy with light and refreshing flavor. I’m gong to make more to have for lunches this week and will add some chicken sausage, too.

  12. RJJ Heuvelman says:

    It isnt vegan as long as you use non vegan pasta, because pasta is made with eggs in it

  13. Katie c says:

    Really amazing and very delicious I had to add chicken for my husband and he said perfect

  14. Shellie says:

    This sounds delicious. Can I substitute kale for the spinach?

  15. Geri says:

    I need the nutrition information on this? Can you post? I couldn’t find it.

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