Creamy Cashew Pasta Sauce

I was never a huge fan of white sauce on pasta (yes I know – what?) Everyone else seemed to love it and because it usually came along with bacon and cheese I was even less interested. I always hated bacon as a child and anything with dairy seemed to upset my stomach – hence the aversion to it.

So even since being vegan, vegan alternatives for white sauce have not been on the top of my list to try, I guess it’s the link that I make between white sauce and feeling ill. However I wanted to try making a creamy vegan pasta sauce full of flavour for a pasta and broccoli dish I make all the time.

I decided to experiment a little bit and the final product was delicious.

This has been one of my most requested recipes – so enjoy guys!

  • 1 medium white onion chopped
  • 3 large garlic cloves minced
  • 1 1/4 cups raw cashews (soaked overnight or if you forget like me just soak them in some hot water while you prep the other ingredients)
  • 2 Tbs lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 cup vegetable broth (add more as you blend if you find it is too thick)
  • Half of a medium baked sweet potato – without skin
  • Pepper to taste

Saute onion with 1/2 tsp of rice bran oil in a small pan, when onion starts to brown add the minced garlic and stir until fragrant (be careful not to burn the garlic).

Drain soaked cashews and add to a high speed blender, we use a Vitamix. Add onion/garlic mix ad all other ingredients and blend until smooth and creamy.

We usually pour this over a very simple meal of Pasta & Broccoli. I boil pasta and 2 heads of broccoli in the pot together until the pasta cooks then drain. Stir through Creamy Cashew Sauce and garnish with fresh herbs and pepper.

* pic is of the pasta and sauce fried up the following day! So good.




    1. Yes broth is the same as stock. We make our own veggie stock by saving all our veggie scraps in a large ziplock bag in the freezer – we add to it and when itโ€™s full we simmer it on the stove with some water (salt and pepper). Then keep in the fridge for that week ๐Ÿ˜Š

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