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vegan creamy broccoli pasta

Vegan Creamy Broccoli Pasta

This creamy vegan broccoli pasta recipe has a creamy broccoli sauce that takes only 15 mins to cook! It's a quick & tasty vegan dinner idea!
The vegan broccoli pasta sauce is creamy, garlicky, savoury, and deliciously addictive. Trust me, you'll want to make this weekly it's so good!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Vegan
Keyword: broccoli, creamy, pasta
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 3
Calories: 393kcal

Equipment

  • Oven, Airfryer, Steamer or Microwave to cook your broccoli
  • Pot or Wok to cook pasta
  • Blender to blend vegan broccoli pasta sauce

Ingredients

  • 3 servings pasta around 255g
  • 3 cups broccoli chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic peeled
  • 1 tbsp oil to coat broccoli if baking/airfrying, omit if steaming/boiling broccoli
  • 300 grams soft tofu 1 Block of tofu - extra protein
  • 1/2 block vegetable bouillon cube
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp basil (dry)

Instructions

  • Start by roasting, boiling or steaming your broccoli. If you use the oven, pre-heat to 425 degrees F. Prepare your chopped broccoli and peeled garlic into a mixing bowl and coat evenly in oil (if you're boiling or steaming, skip this part and just boil and steam as you desire). For air fryer or oven, place broccoli and garlic onto a lined baking sheet and roast in the oven at 425 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until roasted to your liking. If air frying, air fry at 400 degrees for 10-13 minutes until roasted to your liking.
  • Next, you'll want to start making your vegan creamy pasta sauce by adding into a blender: soft tofu, vegetable bouillon, nutritional yeast, garlic powder and dry basil. Blend until smooth. If you have a smaller blender and it's not blending easily, make sure the tofu is ripped into smaller chunks and you can add a splash of water to help but shouldn't be necessary.
  • Then, cook your pasta according to the package instructions. Use gluten-free pasta, if you are gluten-free and if you want higher-protein, use a higher protein pasta.
  • Once the broccoli and garlic are roasted, boiled or steamed, I recommend adding half of it into the blender and blend into the sauce until smooth, but you don't have to add it into the sauce if you don't want to. You can use your broccoli and garlic in the pasta.
  • Drain your pasta, and add your cooked pasta into the pot, with the sauce and the remaining broccoli and garlic and heat it up. Toss until well-combined. Add salt & pepper to taste and enjoy your vegan creamy broccoli pasta!

Notes

The sauce and broccoli alone (without pasta) are 137 calories per serving and 10g of protein. 

Nutrition

Calories: 393kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 536mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 602IU | Vitamin C: 83mg | Calcium: 190mg | Iron: 3mg