Avocado Bacon and Parmesan Pasta Lunch

Need to step outside the box just a bit? Check this out!

Here at MOMables, we understand the need to mix up the lunch box and serve some delicious non-sandwich ideas.

Avocado, Bacon, and Parm Pasta

One of those ways is with pastas. Our Avocado Bacon & Parmesan Pasta recipe is sure to be your newest lunch box hit!

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Mom and Dad get the satisfaction of knowing your kids are getting the healthy benefits of avocado in this dish. A superfood, avocados are packed full of essential amino acids and antioxidants. And avocado adds an additional layer of creaminess when you bite into the slices with Parmesan cheese.

Now, if your kids are anything like my own, they hear the word BACON, and they’re game for any meal I put on the table. Let’s face it, bacon makes all meals better. ;)

We make ours with gluten-free pasta to keep it safe for our dietary needs. You can also omit or sub the Parmesan cheese if it’s not suitable for your family.

Serve it warm, by packing it in a thermos for lunch time, or it’s just as delicious served as a cold dish in the main compartment of your lunch container.

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Avocado Bacon & Parmesan Pasta

Avocado, Bacon, & Parmesan Pasta - MOMables.com

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Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked pasta
  • 6 slices bacon, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch thick slices
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 medium avocados, pitted, peeled, and sliced crosswise
  • 2/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Drain and set aside, reserving ½ cup of the pasta water and the pot that was used to cook the pasta.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, cook the bacon over medium-high heat until almost crisp, then add the garlic and cook for 1 minute more.
  3. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon and garlic to the pot that was used to cook the pasta, along with the avocados, parsley, lime zest, lime juice, Parmesan, and the reserved pasta water.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium-low, and gently cook the pasta until all of the ingredients are warmed through.
  5. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve and enjoy.

 

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About Keeley McGuire

Keeley is our resident allergy friendly contributor. She is a full-time working mom to one little girl who loves her homemade lunches. In her personal blog, KeeleyMcGuireBlog, she shares her gluten free and peanut free recipes, her love for her crockpot, and the occasional craft.