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Skinny Creamy Garlic Sauce with Penne Pasta

This skinny Creamy Garlic Sauce with Penne Pasta is a wholesome, non-dairy alternative to a classic pasta dish. The creamy base is made with sautéed garlic and cauliflower and seasoned with hemp plant-based beverage and nutritional yeast for an easy and satisfying meal the whole family will love.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian, Vegan
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 272 kcal
Author: Sarah McMinn
  1. Make the penne pasta according to package instructions. While the pasta is boiling, make your Creamy Garlic Sauce

  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add garlic and sauté, stirring occasionally, until garlic is fragrant. About 2 minutes.

  3. Add cauliflower florets and sauté for another 2-3 minutes. Once slightly tender, add vegetable broth, cover, and cook until cauliflower is soft all the way through, about 10 more minutes.

  4. Transfer to a high-speed blenderAdd hemp beverage, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, and salt. Blend until completely smooth.

  5. Strain cooked pasta, rinse with cool water, and transfer it in a large bowl. Add Creamy Garlic Sauce and stir to coat. Serve with fresh parsley or red pepper flakes. 

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Recipe Notes

Serving and Storing - Serve pasta immediately with artisan bread and a side salad. Store leftover pasta in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Gently reheat the pasta over the stove with 1-2 tablespoons of water.

Recipe Tips - Immediately mix the cooked pasta with your creamy garlic sauce to avoid clumping.

Variations - For a gluten-free meal, try this Gluten-Free Penne Pasta

Nutrition Facts
Calories Per Serving: 272
% Daily Value
Carbohydrates 40g 13%
Protein 10g 20%
Fat 7g 11%
Sodium 385mg 17%
Potassium 245mg 7%
Fiber 5g 21%
Sugar 3g 3%
Vitamin A 245IU 5%
Vitamin C 26.6mg 32%
Calcium 71mg 7%
Iron 0.5mg 3%