Quick Penne with Vegan Cream Sauce:
This cream sauce is amazing. You're gonna love it! Also, if you want to make a quick mac and cheese, just add a little more nutritional yeast and another teaspoon of Earth Balance to the sauce and serve over macaroni.
NOTE: Make sure to use unsweetened almond milk. It's very important when making vegan cheese/cream sauces in order to achieve that cheesy taste without actually using any cheese.
TIP: Add a drop of oil to the pot of water before boiling pasta to prevent it from sticking together.
INGREDIENTS:For the Sauce:
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
1 tsp sesame tahini
1 tsp olive oil
1 tbsp Earth Balance buttery spread (or other butter substitute)
Crushed Red pepper, optional
You'll Also Need:
2 cups penne, cooked according to package directions
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
2 medium onions, diced
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1/4 tsp kosher salt
Drop of oil
Total Cook Time: 20 to 25 minutes.
INSTRUCTIONS:1. Cook the pasta according to package directions.
2. While the pasta is cooking, whisk in the almond milk, nutritional yeast, tahini, olive oil, and Earth Balance buttery spread in a medium sauce pan. Add the crushed red pepper if desired.
3. Heat a medium pan with a drop of oil. Add the grape tomatoes, onions, garlic, and kosher salt. Saute on medium to medium-high heat until the onions are cooked through and translucent, 7 to 8 minutes. Be careful not to burn the garlic!