This pasta is by far the BEST vegan pumpkin "cheese" sauce! Not only is it tasty, but it is loaded with fiber, vitamins, minerals, protein, and healthy fats!
Pumpkin: Pumpkin is a great source of potassium, beta-carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C, Vitamin B, calcium, and magnesium. It is also a great source of fiber!
Avocado Oil: A healthy fat high in vitamin E and Lutein. It has been shown to reduce cholesterol, improve heart health, reduce inflammation, improve skin, and help the body absorb fat soluble vitamins.
Garlic: Garlic is high in vitamin C, vitamin B6 and manganese. It has also been shown to boost the immune system, reduce blood pressure, improve cholesterol, and improve memory.
Nutritional Yeast: Nutritional yeast is used to add protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to a dish. It is also very high in B12!
Cashew Butter: Cashews are a great source of fiber, fat, and protein. They are also high in copper, magnesium, and manganese.
Soybean Pasta: Soybean pasta is a great plant based protein. It is also packed with fiber which can lower cholesterol, manage blood sugar, and improve digestion.
· 1 cup pumpkin puree
· 1/2 tablespoon avocado oil
· 1 clove garlic
· 1/4 teaspoon paprika
· 1/4 teaspoon salt
· 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
· 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
· 2 tablespoons cashew butter
· 1/2 package of soybean pasta (or pasta of choice!)
1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, and set aside.
2. In a sauté pan over medium heat, add avocado oil and garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes.
3. Add paprika, salt, nutritional yeast, almond milk, pumpkin, and cashew butter. Stir until well combined.
4. Add cooked pasta to the pumpkin sauce. Top with vegan cheese or basil!
Written by Allison Sherkin, RHN, CHNC
Allison is the in-house nutritionist at House of Wellness. She is a registered holistic nutritionist with experience in weight loss, mental health, hormonal balance, and digestion. She is passionate about helping others elevate their health and truly discover their highest potential! Allison believes in products made with integrity and focuses on effective solutions to help her customers and clients.