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Creamy Hemp Alfredo Pasta

You’re going to love this creamy hemp alfredo pasta. It’s a creamy white sauce mixed with fettuccine pasta and sautéed shiitake mushrooms and Brussels sprouts for a delicious and easy weeknight meal.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 461kcal
Author: Sarah McMinn

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cook the fettuccine in salted boiling water for 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally. Once the pasta is al dente, strain through a colander and toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil to prevent the pasta from clumping. Set aside.
  • To make the sauce, heat one tablespoon of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and onions and sauté for 2-3 minutes, until the onions become translucent and fragrant. Remove from heat and add the onions and garlic, along with the non-dairy milk, vegetable broth, hemp hearts, nutritional yeast, vegan parmesan (if using), salt, and pepper, to a blender. Blend for 1-2 minutes until the sauce is smooth and creamy. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  • Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the Brussels sprouts and cook for 4-5 minutes, until they start to brown on the edges. Stir in the shiitake mushrooms and sauté for an additional 2 minutes, stirring frequently, until the mushrooms are dark golden brown and have shriveled in size.
  • Add the prepared sauce and strained pasta to the vegetables and stir to combine. Let the sauce cooked down for a few minutes to allow it to thicken. If your sauce is too thick, add an additional 1/4 cup of non-dairy milk or vegetable broth to loosen it up.
  • Serve immediately with extra hemp hearts or vegan parmesan.

Notes

Serving and Storing - Serve this vegan Alfredo pasta immediately with extra hemp hearts. Serve with crusty bread, tomato soup, or a vegan caesar salad. Store leftover pasta in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, gently reheat the pasta over the stove with 1-2 tablespoons of water.
Recipe Tips
  1. Cook the pasta to al dente to avoid mushy pasta. It is best to follow the instructions on the back of the pasta box for correct cooking times. Depending on the type and thickness of the pasta, cook times can range from 5 to 6 minutes to 12 or more.
  2. The pasta sauce will thicken quickly once heated. Keep a close eye on it. If it is too thick, add extra non-dairy milk or water to loosen it up.
Variation - Feel free to swap out the vegetables for any other type of vegetable. Try using peas or asparagus. Likewise, feel free to use your pasta of choice.

Nutrition

Calories: 461kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 513mg | Potassium: 537mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 639IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 164mg | Iron: 4mg