10 Amazingly Creamy and Dairy-Free Pasta Recipes

Creamy pastas usually consist of loads of butter and cream, but for the lactose intolerant and dairy-free individuals those pastas are off-limits. Fortunately, you can still enjoy a wide variety of creamy, yet still cream-free, pastas that are just as delicious (if not more so) than their lactose-laden counterparts.

1 of 10 1. Avocado Pasta


  • 9 oz uncooked spaghetti
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 1-2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium avocado, pitted
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • Lemon zest, for garnish


  1. Cook pasta in salted water, according to package directions and drain.
  2. Add garlic and basil to a food processor and pulse to mince.
  3. Add lemon juice, oil, avocado, and 1 Tbsp water to the food processor and blend until smooth. If sauce is too thick, add 1 Tbsp water. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Pour sauce into the pasta and stir to combine.
  5. Garnish with lemon zest, pepper, and fresh basil leaves and serve.

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