Vegan Mushroom Alfredo

Vegan Mushroom Alfredo

Recipe Rating: 3.31702
Serves 4
Almonds blended with almondmilk make a rich sauce for this vegan pasta dish. We like the flavor and smooth texture of spelt pasta and the way rotini traps the sauce, but feel free to substitute your favorite pasta.
  • 8 ounces spelt rotini or other medium pasta shape
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 pound mixed mushrooms, trimmed and sliced
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt, divided
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 7 tablespoons sliced almonds, divided
  • 2/3 cup plain unsweetened almondmilk
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add pasta and cook until al dente, about 9 minutes. Drain well and set aside.

Meanwhile, heat oil in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring frequently until browned, about 8 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 2 more minutes.

Toast 3 tablespoons of the almonds in a small skillet set over medium heat, shaking the pan frequently, until just browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Set aside. In a blender, combine remaining 4 tablespoons untoasted almonds, almondmilk and nutritional yeast; blend until very smooth, about 1 minute. 

Drain pasta and add to the skillet along with the almondmilk mixture, pepper and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Toss until combined and serve sprinkled with parsley and toasted almonds.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: 360 calories (120 from fat), 13g total fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 480mg sodium, 48g carbohydrates, (5 g dietary fiber, 11g sugar), 14g protein.
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