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avocado, bacon, and tomato pasta

Big happenings in the Ellingson/soon-to-be Ellingson household today…we’re getting a puppy!!  After a month of begging, pleading, persuading discussing getting a dog with Marc, we finally decided we are ready for a dog.  We pick her up this afternoon and after that, life will never be the same.  In a good way!  

I’m guessing our new addition will be taking up a lot of our free time, so we will need lots of quick and easy meals…like this one!  The sauce takes just a minute to whip up, and besides frying up some bacon, all you need to do it cook the pasta.  Marc and I both raved about this pasta and even though we were both “not that hungry” and wanted “just a light dinner” we finished off the entire pot of pasta.  I guess this was a good thing, since the original recipe states the leftovers don’t keep well or reheat due to the avocado in the sauce.  

avocado, bacon, and tomato pasta



  • Avocado Bacon, and Tomato Pasta
  • makes about 2 servings
  • adapted from Oh She Glows
  • 1 avocado pitted
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 oz 2 servings spaghetti pasta
  • 2 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1 to mato diced
  • Parmesan cheese for topping


  • Bring pot of water to boil in medium pot. Add pasta, reduce heat, and cook according to directions on package.
  • Meanwhile, make the sauce by placing the lemon juice, garlic cloves, salt, basil, and olive oil into a food processor.
  • Process until smooth.
  • Add the avocado and process until well blended and smooth.
  • When pasta is done cooking, drain and place in large bowl.
  • Toss with sauce until well combined.
  • Lastly, top with bacon crumbles, tomatoes, and Parmesan cheese.
  • Enjoy!
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