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Creamy Vegan Mushroom Penne

Creamy Vegan Mushroom Penne | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #glutenfree #mushroom #penne #noodles #lunch #dinner #recipe

There’s a lot to love about September, not the least of which are the slightly chillier evenings that beg for a lightweight, cozy sweater and a big bowl of comfort food. It’s not officially fall just yet, but if you’re a pasta lover like me, today I’m sharing a quick twist on a creamy mushroom penne, in which cashews and nutritional yeast stand in for the cheese. (Don’t worry, it still tastes decadent!) The recipe is from the cookbook, Vegan Reset: The 28-Day Plan to Kickstart Your Healthy Lifestyle, by Kim-Julie Hansen who you may know from her wildly popular website, Best of Vegan.

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Creamy Vegan Mushroom Penne

Creamy Vegan Mushroom Penne | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #glutenfree #mushroom #penne #noodles #lunch #dinner #recipe

Creamy Vegan Mushroom Penne

Gluten Free, Vegan,

Serves: 2


Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Creamy vegan mushroom pasta made using cashews and nutritional yeast instead of cheese—a testament that healthier, plant-based food can be equally satisfying and comforting.

Creamy Vegan Mushroom Penne | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #glutenfree #mushroom #penne #noodles #lunch #dinner #recipe

Creamy Vegan Mushroom Penne

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Ingredients

For the Mushrooms & Pasta:

  • 1 cup cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup shiitake mushrooms, stems discarded, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup white button mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 ounces dried regular or gluten-free penne

For the Sauce:

  • 1 cup vegetable broth, or 1 cup water mixed with 1 teaspoon veggie bouillon paste
  • ½ cup cashews, soaked in water (see note below)
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Pinch of ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • 6 sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves

Cuisine: Gluten Free, Vegan Servings: 2

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes

Creamy vegan mushroom pasta made using cashews and nutritional yeast instead of cheese—a testament that healthier, plant-based food can be equally satisfying and comforting.

Instructions

  • Sauté all of the mushrooms, the shallot, and garlic in the oil in a large pan over medium heat for 7 minutes.
  • Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook the pasta according to the package instructions.
  • To make the sauce, blend ¾ cup of the broth, the cashews, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a blender until smooth.
  • Add the sauce, dried basil, and remaining ¼ cup broth to the pan with the mushrooms, stir well, and lower the heat to low. Cook for another 3 minutes.
  • Serve the pasta with the mushroom-sauce mixture, sun-dried tomatoes, and oregano.

Notes [1]

Cashews are high in fat, which makes them a good base for creamy sauces. Soak them in water for at least 2 to 3 hours, or even better, overnight, before blending them, unless you are using a high-speed blender, in which case you can omit the soaking step. Follow these instructions for soaking other nuts or seeds as well.

Excerpted from Vegan Reset, Copyright © 2018 by Best of Vegan LLC.

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  1. Beth says

    Loving that creamy mushroom sauce!! Plus sun-dried tomatoes are always a good idea. 🙂

    1. Yes! I feel like I don’t use sun-dried tomatoes enough. They add such a nice pop of flavor!

  2. Gaby says

    This looks delicious! I will have to check out the cookbook!

    1. The cookbook is wonderful. Highly recommend checking it out. 🙂

  3. Tamra says

    Creamy pasta dishes are so good! I used to love alfredo sauces back when I was eating dairy. I bet this would be a good way to use up some of my CSA vegetables too…roasted on top maybe?!

    1. I say bring on the roasted veggies! The more the merrier. 😉

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