Lunch & Dinner

Creamy Mushroom & Asparagus Pasta

Happy Weekend! Let’s start by celebrating with a Creamy Mushroom & Asparagus Pasta dish loaded with spring veggies, like this creamy vegan pasta complete with mushrooms and asparagus.

If you are looking for a quick, easy, and creamy recipe for lunch or dinner this is the ONE!

Almond milk is my top choice for creamy sauces and soups because it has a wonderfully light and neutral flavor. It blends well into a variety of dishes.

Almond milk + vegan cream cheese creates such a luxuriously creamy and mouthwatering sauce.

This Creamy Mushroom & Asparagus Pasta can be made as a gluten-free option, simply swap a regular past to gluten-free pasta.

You can also swap the vegan cream cheese to regular cream cheese if you don’t care for a vegan option.

Yields3 Servings

 10 oz pasta *of your choice
 tempeh
 200 g asparagus
 1 cup mushrooms
 3 cloves garlic
 8 oz vegan cream cheese
 ¾ cup almond milk
 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
 ¼ tsp pepper flakes
 2 tbsp lemon juice

1

Heat a large non stick* skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, 3 cloves garlic, mushrooms, and asparagus. Season with a healthy pinch each salt and pepper and stir.

* If you don't have non stick skillet you might need to use 1 Tbsp olive oil

2

Sauté for 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently, until the mushrooms are slightly browned and the asparagus are tender. Remove from skillet and set aside.

3

Cut the tempeh into cubes and season with pepper, salt, and smoked paprika. Fry for a few minutes, until golden brown.

4

Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add pasta and cook according to package instructions, then drain and set aside.

5

To a blender add vegan cream cheese, almond milk, vegan parmesan cheese* (optional), nutritional yeast, lemon juice, red pepper flake, and pinch sea salt and black pepper. Blend until creamy and smooth, add back to skillet.

6

Heat the sauce over medium heat to warm until slightly bubbly, then reduce heat to low to keep warm. Stir occasionally. Add cooked drained pasta directly to the sauce along with asparagus, mushrooms, and tempeh. Toss to coat.

Ingredients

 10 oz pasta *of your choice
 tempeh
 200 g asparagus
 1 cup mushrooms
 3 cloves garlic
 8 oz vegan cream cheese
 ¾ cup almond milk
 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
 ¼ tsp pepper flakes
 2 tbsp lemon juice

Directions

1

Heat a large non stick* skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, 3 cloves garlic, mushrooms, and asparagus. Season with a healthy pinch each salt and pepper and stir.

* If you don't have non stick skillet you might need to use 1 Tbsp olive oil

2

Sauté for 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently, until the mushrooms are slightly browned and the asparagus are tender. Remove from skillet and set aside.

3

Cut the tempeh into cubes and season with pepper, salt, and smoked paprika. Fry for a few minutes, until golden brown.

4

Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add pasta and cook according to package instructions, then drain and set aside.

5

To a blender add vegan cream cheese, almond milk, vegan parmesan cheese* (optional), nutritional yeast, lemon juice, red pepper flake, and pinch sea salt and black pepper. Blend until creamy and smooth, add back to skillet.

6

Heat the sauce over medium heat to warm until slightly bubbly, then reduce heat to low to keep warm. Stir occasionally. Add cooked drained pasta directly to the sauce along with asparagus, mushrooms, and tempeh. Toss to coat.

Creamy Mushroom & Asparagus Pasta

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Still hungry for most pasta dishes?
Try this extra creamy Roasted Bell Pepper Pasta or the Cheesy Butternut Squash Pasta!

P.S. this Black Bean & Banana Brownie makes the perfect dessert! I will just leave it here, in case you are in a mood for something sweet 😉

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