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This was fantastic! DH asked why we had never used avocado in pasta before since it was so delicious. I made sauce as written and added a diced red bell pepper and cherry tomatoes for color and to make it a main course. Fresh, flavorful, and easy. Will definitely make again.

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FlyingCook September 12, 2012

Good and easy. I added a little red pepper flakes for kick, and used the pasta water to thin it a little.

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Charmie777 July 16, 2012

This was great, and very easy to make. <br/><br/>I pureed the avocados in the blender along with some salt and freshly cracked black pepper, the juice of one lemon and 2/3 cup of grated parmesan, adding several big slurps of evoo infused with chilli. My avocados were quite small and, thinking the lemon may be overpowering, I mixed in some thickened cooking cream. Forgot to put in the garlic, but the semi dried tomatoes I used had been marinated in it, so there was plenty of flavour. <br/><br/>After tossing the farfalle with the avocado mixture, I threw in the basil chiffonnade and chopped semi dried tomatoes. Served it with extra parmesan, seal salt and freshly cracked black pepper and a fresh onion and parmesan batard.<br/><br/>We loved it and I plan to make it again soon. Thanks, Barb!

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Soobeeoz October 01, 2013

I left out the bacon because I am a vegetarian, but this was still so good!! I think I will make this more than red sauce pasta for sure.

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bcherrycherry September 12, 2012

I used an extra avocado (they were on sale). I also ended up using dried basil (good, but fresh would have been better). I added mushrooms, onions, and grape tomatoes, and used a different kind of noodles (don't know what, exactly. Short ridgy tube-shaped noodles.)

Was completely awesome. There was barely any left over, and that was just because everyone was so full they couldn't eat any more. Great, simple recipe.

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Onambarwen February 07, 2012

Fast and flavorful. I sauteed my garlic over low heat and then added the (pre-cooked) bacon and other ingredients over low heat. I did this in a large pan. Once my pasta was cooked (I always cook the whole box because the leftovers are handy), I just spooned a reasonable amount into my pan with the sauce and stirred everything together over low heat, so the heating through was not an issue. I think I used more than 2 T lemon juice (just to use the whole lemon) and we couldn't actually taste lemon but I have a feeling it is providing just the right contrast that allows the avocado and bacon flavors to really shine.

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Meredith C-ville July 10, 2010

Really like the light lemon flavor with the avocdo and bacon. I added an orange pepper for color and crunch. We ate this as an entree, so it fed two of us. Thanks!

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Maito May 30, 2010

This is a fantastic, quick, and easy meal for the week night. It has always been a favorite in our house! The way the avocado melts onto the hot pasta, it makes it very creamy. We typically add a little more cheese on our plates, but this is a truly wonderful dish.

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80sQueen May 20, 2010

Quick and easy, and DELICIOUS!!! For the bacon, I used precooked & crumbled bacon from the salad dressing section of the store. (I always have some on-hand, in the fridge, and it keeps far longer than cook-it-yourself bacon.) I used Trader Joe's grated Peccorino Romano cheese, and mixed it in, at the end, rather than just sprinkling it on top. Also, provided a bowl of toasted pignolias (pine nuts), for sprinkling on top of each portion. It added a nice little crunch and bit of sweetness. The whole family loved it -- even my picky ten-year-old.

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8hands4jesus January 11, 2010

I used shells, worked fine. I also put in 1/2 a roma tomato diced I liked the texture this gave the dish. I only had dried basil but I let it soak w/ the lemon for a bit and it worked fine. I'm vegan so I added soy bacon bits & rice "Parmesan" cheese. This dish was fast, delicious & very creamy. What a great way to use avocados

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megpell78 March 30, 2009
Avocado Basil Pasta