Creamy Vegan Pesto Pasta With Broccoli

Creamy Vegan Pesto Pasta With Broccoli created by Izy Hossack

This is something I just put together today. I was craving something creamy, but wanted to keep it vegan and this is what I came up with. I got some of the ideas for the sauce from other recipes in the Micheff Sister's Cookbook. I think next time I will use this pasta mixture in a casserole baked with bread crumbs covering the top.

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  • In a blender or food processor, blend cashews and 1/2 cup water until smooth. Then add the tofu, 1 tablespoons olive oil (reserve 1 Tbsp), 3/4 cup water, vegetarian chicken seasoning, 1 1/2 Tbsp nutritional yeast, and salt, and blend until smooth and creamy. You may want to add a tad more water if it's too thick. Set aside.
  • Boil pasta noodles and drain.
  • In a large saucepan, saute the onion and garlic in the remaining 1 tablespoons olive oil until onions are clear. Add 1/3 cup water and the vegan chicken seasoning. If you are using fresh spinach, cook it with the onion, if using frozen spinach add it to the saucepan after the onion is clear.
  • Once the onion, garlic, and spinach is cooked and the water has been evaporated, add the blended mixture (cashews, tofu, etc), cooked broccoli, and pesto sauce to the sauce pan. Cook together on low for 5 minutes.
  • Serve mixed sauce on top of cooked pasta and enjoy!
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"This is something I just put together today. I was craving something creamy, but wanted to keep it vegan and this is what I came up with. I got some of the ideas for the sauce from other recipes in the Micheff Sister's Cookbook. I think next time I will use this pasta mixture in a casserole baked with bread crumbs covering the top."
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  1. Jay P.
    I notice that the recipe calls for adding to poultry/vegan chicken seasoning in two different areas, but the ingredient is only listed once on the ingredients list.... so do you divide the 2 tsp, or use 2 tsp twice?
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  2. Calla A.
    I haven't made this, but I'm concerned because usually pesto sauce includes parmesan cheese. My daughter is a strict vegan and wouldn't eat something with even a little bit of dairy in it. So, I'm just cautioning strict vegans to either purchase vegan pesto or make their own from scratch, omitting the cheese or using vegan cheese.
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  3. Julianne C.
    How would I go about making this with no cashews? I am allergic.
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  4. Izy Hossack
    Creamy Vegan Pesto Pasta With Broccoli Created by Izy Hossack
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    Creamy Vegan Pesto Pasta With Broccoli Created by Izy Hossack
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