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Vegan Pumpkin Alfredo Pasta

New Fall Favorite: Vegan Pumpkin Alfredo Pasta! It's dairy-free, nut-free, incredibly creamy, and simple to make.
Course Mains
Cuisine Vegan
Keyword pumpkin alfredo, pumpkin pasta, pumpkin pasta sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 606kcal
Author Aline Cueni

Ingredients

  • 7 oz fettuccine or pasta of choice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil or dairy-free butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 leaves sage finely chopped
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup dairy-free milk I used soy milk
  • ½ tbsp cornstarch
  • 1-2 tbsp nutritional yeast or dairy-free cheese, optional
  • ¼ - ½ tsp salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • tsp ground nutmeg
  • a pinch ground cayenne pepper

Instructions

  • Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salt water until al dente (or slightly undercooked - see notes). Take out a scoop of pasta water, then drain pasta over a sieve.
  • Heat a skillet with olive oil. Add minced garlic and sage, sauté for 3 minutes until fragrant.
  • Mix dairy-free milk and cornstarch in a bowl and add it with the pumpkin puree to the skillet. Cook while stirring constantly until slightly thickened (approx. 5 minutes).
  • Season to taste with nutritional yeast (optional), salt, pepper, nutmeg, and cayenne pepper. → Feel free to add a pinch of ground cinnamon.
  • Add drained pasta and toss for one minute! Thin the sauce with pasta water if desired!

Notes

  • Pumpkin Puree: Make your own following this Homemade Pumpkin Puree Recipe!
  • Keeps fresh for 3 days. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • Gluten-Free: Regular pasta can be replaced with gluten-free pasta (I love Barilla's Gluten-Free Fettuccine).
  • If you love your pasta al dente, slightly undercook them as they tend to soften a little when tossed with the pumpkin sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 606kcal | Carbohydrates: 84g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 375mg | Potassium: 623mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 10058IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 224mg | Iron: 4mg