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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Make the penne pasta according to package instructions. While the pasta is boiling, make your Creamy Garlic Sauce
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.
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.
Transfer to a high-speed blender. Add hemp beverage, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, and salt. Blend until completely smooth.
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.
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