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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
Keyword: Creamy Garlic Sauce
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 272 kcal
Author: Sarah McMinn
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 head small cauliflower, chopped into bite-sized florets
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 cup Pacific Foods Hemp Unsweetened Original Non-Dairy Beverage
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2-1 tsp salt
  • 12 ounces whole wheat penne pasta
Instructions
  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%