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Creamy Avocado and Gouda Cheese Pasta

It’s another week which means it’s time for another gouda cheese recipe! Today we have a creamy avocado and gouda cheese pasta for you to try out today. Turn your day from an average day into a gouda day!

Prep: 10 min       Cook: 10 min

Ingredients (4 – 6 servings)

– 2 medium size ripe avocado;s, pitted and removed from skins
– 3/4 cup gouda cheese, finely shredded or grated
– 1 pound fettuccine pasta
– 1 clove garlic
– 1.2 cup toasted pine nuts
– Salt and pepper
– 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped, plus more for garnish
– 1/2 lemon, juiced
– 2 medium size ripe avocado;s, pitted and removed from skins
– 1/2 cup milk or plain almond milk
– crushed red pepper flakes, for serving (optional)

Directions

Bring water to boil in a medium sized pot. Add pasta and cook according to package directions or personal preference. Reserve a cup of the pasta water before draining.

Meanwhile, start making the sauce by place the avocado, garlic, and lemon juice into a food processor. Process the until you get a smooth consistency. Make sure there are no longer any chunks of avocado, and then add milk and process again until smooth. Add in the basil,  gouda cheese and a pinch of salt and pepper. Process until smooth and creamy and you can no longer see any cheese shreds. You want the sauce to be as smooth as possible.

Once pasta is done cooking, drain in a strainer and place pasta into a larger serving bowl. Pour the sauce onto the pasta, add toasted pine nuts and toss until fully combined. Add some of the reserved pasta water to slightly thin the sauce. Garnish with fresh basil, crushed red pepper flakes and black pepper. Serve immediately and enjoy the gouda goodness!

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