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Vegan creamy mushroom pasta
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Creamy vegan mushroom and kale pasta

This Vegan Kale and Mushroom Pasta recipe is the perfect dinner option for those who are totally obsessed with pasta! It is so creamy and flavorful, and tastes even better the next day!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian, vegan
Keyword: cashew sauce, dinner, kale pasta, mushroom pasta, pasta, vegan, vegan creamy pasta, vegan pasta
Servings: 8 people

Equipment

  • food blender of processor
  • a large skillet

Ingredients

cashew cream

  • 1.5 cup cashews soaked for 2-4 hours
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 rosemary sprigs
  • 1 cup pasta water
  • 3 cups chopped kale
  • 4 large portobello mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lbs uncooked farfalle pasta or bow pasta

Instructions

To soak the cashews

  • Place the cashews in a large bowl or cup and cover with water and let it soak for 2 hours to 4 hours. Drain and rinse throughly.
  • Place the soaked cashews in a blender, add the 2 cups of vegetable broth, salt and pepper to taste and the 4 cloves of garlic. Puree until very smooth and set aside.
  • Now bring a large pot of water to a boil, cook the pasta according to the directions on the box. Once the pasta is ready, save one cup of the pasta water and then drain the pasta. Do not run it under water!
  • While the pasta is cooking, add the oil to a large skillet and stir in the mushrooms, making sure to stir constantly. 5 minutes in add the kale and cook for another 5 minutes, or until tender. Add in the cashew cream, the rosemary sprigs, the red pepper flakes, and the salt and pepper to taste. Continue stirring until the sauce reaches a soft simmer. Turn off the heat, and add in the pasta.
  • Gently fold the pasta in the sauce, if it is too thick slowly add in the pasta water while continuing to fold.
  • Serve warm with extra red chili flakes on top and a nice spray of truffle oil or a light sprinkle of nutritional yeast.

Notes

This pasta can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a 6 days.