Avocado and Goat Cheese Alfredo Pasta

Servings: 2

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients
  • 6 ounces linguine
  • 1 large avocado, pureed
  • 1/2 jalapeno (optional)
  • 1 tablespoons cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (~1 lime)
  • 1 tablespoon butter or oil
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream or milk or half and half
  • 4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated
  • salt and pepper to taste
Directions
  1. Cook the pasta as directed on the package.
  2. Meanwhile, puree the avocado, jalapeno, cilantro and lime juice in a food processor or blender and set aside.
  3. Melt the butter in pan over medium heat, add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about a minute.
  4. Add the cream, goat cheese and parmesan, simmer until the cheese has melted, mix in the avocado mixture and heat to warm.
  5. Remove from heat, season with salt and pepper and serve hot over the pasta garnished with more goat cheese, avocado and cilantro as desired.

Note: The lime juice will help ensure that the avocado in the sauce does not turn brown so if you have any leftovers, they will still be good the next day.

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