Bacon Avocado Pasta

An easy 20 minute pasta dish loaded with fresh avocado, crisp bacon and Parmesan goodness. And you know that everything is better with bacon!

Bacon Avocado Pasta - An easy 20 minute pasta dish loaded with fresh avocado, crisp bacon and Parmesan goodness!

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Bacon Avocado Pasta - An easy 20 minute pasta dish loaded with fresh avocado, crisp bacon and Parmesan goodness!

But enough about Butters. Let’s talk bacon! And avocado. My two favorite ingredients of all time tossed in the easiest pasta dish known to man. You can toss in more veggies to taste but I kept it nice and simple with red onion and tomatoes. Plus, you can’t go wrong with freshly grated Parmesan on top, right?

Bacon Avocado Pasta - An easy 20 minute pasta dish loaded with fresh avocado, crisp bacon and Parmesan goodness!

The best part about this dish is that it can be served hot or cold. And the freshly squeezed lemon juice will preserve the avocados for a bit so you can even make this 1-2 hours ahead of time, making it perfect for a picnic!

Bacon Avocado Pasta

An easy 20 minute pasta dish loaded with fresh avocado, crisp bacon and Parmesan goodness!

Ingredients:

  • 12 ounces fusili pasta
  • 4 slices bacon, diced
  • 2 avocados, halved, seeded, peeled and diced
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1/3 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves, chiffonade
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, or more, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add bacon and cook until brown and crispy, about 6-8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
  3. In a large bowl, combine pasta, bacon, avocado, tomatoes, onion and basil. Stir in Parmesan, olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Serve hot or cold, garnished with Parmesan, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 520.8 Calories from Fat 345.6
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 38.4g 59%
Saturated Fat 6.5g 33%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Cholesterol 12.7mg 4%
Sodium 125.0mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 39.3g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4.9g 20%
Sugars 3.5g
Protein 6.8g 14%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.