Creamy, rich, and delicious! This satisfying comfort food is simple and easy.

For a different variation, replace broccoli with asparagus. If nuts are an allergy problem, replace the cashews with 12 oz silken or fresh firm tofu + 3 Tbsp tahini.

A few dollops of cooked butternut squash puree adds extra creaminess.




Creamy Cheezy Broccoli Pasta
Serves:: 4-6 servings
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  • 1-16oz pkg whole grain macaroni, alphabet, (454g) spiral or other favorite pasta
  • 3-4 stalks broccoli, cut into florets
  • 6-8 Tbsp nutritional yeast flakes - (or parmesan cheese non-vegans)
  • 11⁄3 cups raw cashews
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp miso
  • 11⁄2 tsp onion powder or dehydrated onion
  • 11⁄4 tsp salt
  • ¾ tsp Hungarian paprika
  • 1⁄2 tsp garlic powder or dehydrated garlic
  • 1⁄2 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 cup water (or broth and eliminate salt)
  • 1-2 Tbsp capers (opt)
  1. Add pasta to a pot of boiling, salted water, stirring occasionally.
  2. Cut broccoli into bit sized pieces, adding to the pot just prior to pasta being cooked, so the broccoli can steam lightly (until tender-crisp.)
  3. While pasta cooks, make Creamy Cheezy Sauce.
  4. Place all ingredients in blender or food processor. Process several minutes until very smooth. If needed, stop occasionally to scrape down the sides of the processor. NOTE: If you have leftover sauce it will keep 2-3 days refrigerated or it freezes well.
  5. Drain the pasta and broccoli into a colander.
  6. Transferf the pasta-broccoli mixture back into the cooking pot. Stir the sauce, as is, into the hot, drained pasta and broccoli.
  7. Optional Topping: Sprinkle with Vegan Parmesam

 There are many brands of nutritional yeast flakes, which are rich in B vitamins and have a cheesy flavor.

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Nutritional Yeast Flakes

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Nutritional Yeast