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California Avocado Fettuccine

Total time:

15 min

Prep time:

5 min

Cook time:

10 min

Nutritional Highlights (Per serving) See Full
310 Calories
13 g Fat
6 g Fiber
850 mg Sodium
43 g Carbs
California Avocado Fettuccine


Creamy California Avocados and a few simple ingredients combine to create a delicious sauce for fettuccine or your favorite pasta. With the substitution of California Avocado in the sauce, you can now add great nutrition as a reason to enjoy this dish. Starting with an excellent source of fiber (21% DV), 35% DV vitamin B1, 25% DV vitamins B2 and B3 along with 18% protein,15% DV iron and folate and 10% DV vitamins K and B6.


Serves: 8

1 lb. fettuccine noodles
2 ripe, Fresh California Avocados, quartered, peeled and seeded
3/4 cup frozen petite peas, thawed
1 clove garlic, or more to taste, chopped
1/2 tsp. sea salt, or to taste
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, optional
1/8 tsp. cracked black pepper, or to taste
1/8 tsp. coarse sea salt

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting.
Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados.


  1. Cook fettuccine according to package directions, reserving 2 cups of pasta water before draining the noodles; keep warm.
  2. To make sauce, in a food processor combine avocados, peas, garlic and sea salt until smooth and creamy. There should be no visible avocado, pea or garlic pieces. Blend in one cup of the hot pasta water, then place sauce in a large bowl.
  3. Stir pasta into sauce, adding additional pasta water if desired for a thinner sauce.
  4. Stir in Parmesan cheese and black pepper; serve immediately.

Serving Suggestion: Garnish with basil leaves. Variation: For California Avocado Fettuccine Carbonara, stir in 2 strips of crisp bacon, chopped.

Beverage Pairing: Sparkling water.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Nutrition information per serving

Calories 310
Total Fat 13 g (Sat 3 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 1 g, Mono 6 g)
Cholesterol 5 mg
Sodium 850 mg
Potassium 289 mg
Total Carbohydrates 43 g
Dietary Fiber 6 g
Total Sugar 2 g
Protein 9 g

Vitamin A 7 mcg; Vitamin C 6 mg; Calcium 47 mg; Iron 3 mg; Vitamin D 0 mcg; Folate 50 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.07 g

Daily Value*: Vitamin A 0%; Vitamin C 6%; Calcium 4%; Iron 15 %; Vitamin D 0%

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

About the author

Created in 1978, the California Avocado Commission strives to enhance the premium positioning of California avocados through advertising, promotion and public relations, and engages in related industry activities. California avocados are commercially cultivated with uncompromising dedication to quality and freshness, by more than 3,000 growers in the Golden State. The California Avocado Commission serves as the official information source for California avocados and the California avocado industry.


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