Creamy Pumpkin Pasta
Incredibly creamy (and cheesy!) pumpkin pasta recipe that you can prepare under 15 minutes.
It’s amazing how well pumpkin performs in this dish – it makes everything nice and creamy, and somehow doesn’t taste like…anything. Perfect way to sneak pumpkin to your pumpkin-hating spouse/kids’ brunch? I think so!
Nutritional yeast + cashews add cheesy flavor to the pasta. As for milk, feel free to use your fav plant-based milk (I used soy milk).
The preparation is super easy. I started by first blending all the ‘sauce’ ingredients (pumpkin puree + cashews + nooch + spices + milk) in a blender.
The blended sauce is quite runny. So to make it thick and creamy, I cooked it alongside all-purpose flour and let them simmer for 2 minutes.
Once it thickened up, I added cooked fusilli pasta and cooked for about a minute.
And that’s about it – delicious, vegan, creamy pumpkin pasta is ready. Serve hot.
Let’s do this!
Creamy Pumpkin Pasta
Quick and easy vegan creamy pumpkin pasta recipe by Veganbell
- 1/2 cup cashews (soaked in hot water for 30 minutes)
- 2 cups pumpkin puree
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon salt (adjust to taste)
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
- 2 cups soy milk
- 2 tablespoons vegan butter (or olive oil)
- 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 4 cups cooked pasta
- Chili flakes, to garnish
In a blender, add soaked (and drained) cashews + pumpkin puree + garlic + salt + pepper + paprika + maple syrup + nutritional yeast + soy milk. Blend well until the mixture is smooth. Set aside.
Set a large pan over medium heat. Add vegan butter. Once it's hot, add dried rosemary and saute for 10 seconds. Then add all-purpose flour and mix-cook for 2 minutes, or until the lumps are gone.
Stirring continuously, add the blended cashew-pumpkin mixture (in small portions). Mix well.
Continue stirring and bring the mixture to a gentle simmer. Turn down the heat to low-medium and keep simmering for 2 minutes. Once it's thickened, add the cooked pasta and coat well.
Creamy pumpkin pasta is ready. Garnish with chili flakes and serve hot.
If you enjoyed this Creamy Pumpkin Pasta recipe, do check out this Vegan Mac & Cheese I posted earlier.
If you enjoy my blog, I’d love if you followed me on Instagram (feed below).
If you’re a newbie vegan, or have just started a plant-based diet, you might find my another project VeganPage useful.
Thanks for visiting Veganbell. 🙂