Meatless Monday: Italian Baked Avocado for One!


Italian Baked Avocado 

As you’re reading this I’m currently on a flight on my way back from the Rock’n’Roll half in Vegas.  Hopefully alive and not injured 😉 Since I had to write this up quick before I left on my trip, I wanted to make sure I had something yummy to share.  Avocados are always a hit so that was a no brainer but I wanted to make sure this recipe was extra tasty and fabulous, so I added some Italian flare and popped them in the oven.

Let me just tell you, you haven’t tasted the deliciousness of an avocado until you’ve baked it.  I actually tried a baked avocado for the first time at a book club party last winter.  At first I was unsure of what it might taste like…why in the world would someone mess with something as as beautiful as raw avocado perfection? I was skeptical then I took a bite and my world changed a little.

You can really flavor this any way you please (southwestern flavors would be fantastic) but I was in the mood for some Italian so I just grabbed a handful of ingredients that I had on hand, mixed them together, topped the avocado with it and after a 10 minute bake it was ready to devour.

 Baked Italian Avocado For One {Gluten Free, Vegan}

Italian Baked Avocado for One
Serves 1
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Cut avocado in half lengthwise and remove pit.
  3. In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup bread crumbs, sauce, goat cheese and lemon juice.
  4. Spoon mixture into each half of the avocado.
  5. Sprinkle remaining tablespoon of bread crumbs on top of each along with the red pepper flakes.
  6. Place on baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
  7. Remove and devour!
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Don’t forget to link up with Cassandra, Rachel and I if you have a yummy meatless recipe to share! :) 

I also link up with Lean Lena for Tasty Tuesdays so make sure to check out all that deliciousness too! 

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Susie @ SuzLyfe
Reply November 17, 2014

I am weird. I'm not a big pasta or cheese person, but I love Italian flavors and Italian food, and ESPECIALLY pasta sauce
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Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes
Reply November 17, 2014

Can you believe I don't like avocados??!! It's a texture thing for me. Ok, I'm DYING to hear how Rock N Roll went!!
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    Reply November 18, 2014

    I do find that a little hard to believe, but I am not fond of a lot of food for that reason so I know what you mean :) Rock n Roll went really well! I ran pain free and almost hit my original goal time...happy overall :)

Jess @hellotofit
Reply November 17, 2014

I've never had warm avocado, either! But this recipe looks, I may have to ;) thanks for sharing!
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    Reply November 18, 2014

    It is delish! Let me know what you think if you make it :)

Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
Reply November 17, 2014

I LOVE baked avocado. I usually have them with an egg inside, but I love this way too. Who knew hot avocado could be so good?!
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Angie @ A Mother's Pace
Reply November 17, 2014

This looks amazing! I've never tried a baked avocado before but I'll have to make one soon. It's a great way to use up a little extra sauce!
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    Reply November 18, 2014

    Thank you! Yes, it is the perfect way to use some extra ingredients and make a fun little dish :)

Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
Reply November 17, 2014

ooh creative! Love avocados. Can't wait to hear about your trip and how you did at the race. Hope you are ok!
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    Reply November 18, 2014

    Thank you! I JUST got home! It went really well, I had a pain free race which was great and had fun at the race :)

Nicole @ Waterloo, with Love
Reply November 18, 2014

this is SO incredibly creative! I HAVE to try this! Pinned!
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GiGi Eats
Reply November 18, 2014

INTERESTING! I would never have thought to bake in an avocado!
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    Reply November 18, 2014

    I wouldn't have either until I tried it and fell in love!

Reply November 18, 2014

Congratulations on the marathon and thank you for the yummy recipe.
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Julie @ Running in a Skirt
Reply November 18, 2014

Ohhh.... I love avocados. I'll give this one a try!

katie @ fromicecreamtomarathon
Reply November 18, 2014

I never even thought about baking an avocado! Will be trying this for sure!
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    Reply November 18, 2014

    It really is yummy! Let me know what you think :)

Lean Lena
Reply November 18, 2014

I've never baked or tasted baked avocado. After reading your post I feel like I need to go home and bake one :)
Thanks for linking up with Tasty Tuesday today and for this awesome recipe!
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Mary Beth Jackson
Reply November 18, 2014

I have a avocado tree in my backyard so I am always looking for a new recipe! This looks great! Thanks! I hope Vegas was fun!
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    Reply November 18, 2014

    Thank you! How lucky that you have an avocado tree in your backyard, I'm jealous! Vegas was a blast but I am happy to be back :)

Reply November 19, 2014

This looks delicious! I will definitely be giving it a try soon. Thanks for the recipe!
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