Yummy Pasta in Vegan Alfredo Sauce! Ⓥ

Each time I make this recipe my belly is super happy. This Vegan Alfredo Sauce is packed with flavor and not the heaviness that is often accompanied with Alfredo Sauce. A bonus is the heavenly aroma that permeates the air.

When I tell someone that I'm vegan they often reply, "wow, what do you eat?.. like air and grass?" I always laugh because there's so much misinterpretation about veganism. Thankfully living in 2020, there are TONS of options and different ways to create yummy, healthy, and tasty plant-based meals. It's not just dirt, cardboard, and air and this recipe is one of the many ways that prove that.

This is also my first time sharing a recipe so please be patient as I work on my format. Lastly, I don't always measure everything because I like to taste as I go and I suggest that you do the same, get creative! 

Ingredients you'll need:

  • 1/2 head of cauliflower
  • 1/2 onion
  • 3-4 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 bag or head of broccoli (frozen or fresh, I used frozen) 
  • Pasta - 1/2 lb, pick your fav!
  • Vegetable stock
  • Dairy Free Milk (I used Oat Milk)
  • Vegan butter or coconut oil

*salt & pepper to taste

Double all of the above for the full recipe. Being this was just for me (2 servings) I cut the recipe in half. I had some leftover Alfredo Sauce which I used for a homemade pizza sauce.

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Chop the garlic, cauliflower and thinly slice the onions

2. Heat pan - add 1tbsp of vegan butter or coconut oil

3. Sauté onions on low for 5 minutes

4. Add garlic, 1/2 tbsp of butter and cook on low for 10 minutes - then set aside.

5. Boil water - add cauliflower

6. Cook cauliflower until soft, 10-15 minutes (stab with fork to test softness)

7. Strain cauliflower

8. Put in blender (can do in 2 batches if you have a small blender like me)

9. Add Onions&Garlic + Oat Milk + Vegetable broth. Add a little at a time until right consistency

10. Add salt & pepper, blend (repeat if have 2 batches)

11. Cook pasta - I suggest al dente style - slightly undercooked

12. Steam broccoli

13. Drain Pasta - run under water to get rid of starch

14. Add drained pasta back to empty pot

15. Drain broccoli

16. Add broccoli to pasta in pot

17. Top with Alfredo Sauce (add a little at a time) stir and repeat until your preferred consistency

18. Add salt and pepper to taste

Bon Appétit! 👌

 

See, cooking vegan can be easy and delicious! I would love to hear from you if you plan on making this recipe, or if you made it. I'm happy to answer any questions you may have. I am by far not a professional, but I love to cook, eat, and share what I find along the way! :)

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