Creamy Broccoli Pasta features a non-dairy, vegan cream sauce tossed with pasta and broccoli. Recipe is super easy to make and ready in 30 minutes!
Have I got something wonderful for you today – this Creamy Broccoli Pasta recipe is pure healthy, easy to make comfort food!
I’ve been craving cream based meals lately and this vegan creamy pasta was just what I needed. Based on the cream sauce from my Easy Spicy Mac n Cheese, it’s easy, healthy and flavorful.
It’s a perfect bowl of creamy broccoli & pasta that I think you’ll enjoy time and time again. This simple vegan pasta dish will be ready in under 30 minutes, making it ideal for when you’re craving something comforting and quick!
Ingredients For The Best Creamy Broccoli Pasta
You’re going to love how easy it is to make a delicious vegan pasta dish! With only a few ingredients you can make the best creamy pasta with broccoli.
Ingredients you’ll need
- olive oil
- unsweetened almond milk
- garlic powder
- onion powder
- nutritional yeast
- broccoli florets
- salt & fresh cracked pepper
Feel free to use gluten free flour and your favorite plant-based milk, just be sure to use unsweetened. The nutritional yeast is super healthy and will add a savory ‘cheezy’ flavor to the overall recipe. Use more garlic and onion powder to suite your taste. For the pasta, use whatever you like from macaroni, elbow, penne, spaghetti, linguine, etc.
How To Make Creamy Broccoli Pasta
- Cook your pasta and broccoli. I like to cook my broccoli with the pasta. Just be sure you’ve added enough water to the pot if you do this. To do this I suggest adding the broccoli to the cooking pasta 3 minutes before pasta is done. Broccoli is at it’s best when it turns its brightest green. Set aside.
- Make your creamy base. You’ll create your creamy sauce by making a roux with flour, oil and non-dairy milk. The roux takes about 8 – 10 minutes to cook so you can start this while the water for the pasta is coming to a boil. Once done, cover and set aside.
- Mix. Add your cream base to the pasta and broccoli, mix and serve.
And that’s it, Creamy Broccoli Pasta made with minimal ingredients and ready in 30 minutes. Simple, mindful and highly delicious eating!
More Creamy Vegan Pastas
There’s something wonderful about creamy pasta dishes, especially when their dairy-free and vegan. Take a look at these other creamy vegan pasta recipes, you may find a new favorite for the meal rotation!
- Mac and Cheese with Peas
- Easy Spicy Mac & Cheese
- Baked Vegan Mac and Cheese
- See all Vegan Cheese recipes on TSV!
If you try this easy pasta recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment and rate it below. I love to hear what you think, or any changes you make.Print
CREAMY BROCCOLI PASTA
Simple, mindful and highly delicious eating! This creamy vegan broccoli and pasta is a perfect comfort food.
- Prep Time: 10 min
- Cook Time: 20 min
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: Serves 4 1x
- Category: Entree, Pasta
- Cuisine: Vegan
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 heaping tablespoons flour
- 2 cups plain, unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 – 1/2 cup nutritional yeast, optional
- 12 oz. pasta
- 12 oz. broccoli florets (about 2 1/2 – 3 cups)
- mineral salt & fresh cracked pepper, to taste
Cook pasta & broccoli: Cook your pasta according to package and set aside. Steam broccoli using your preferred method. If you like you can cook your broccoli with the pasta. Just be sure you’ve added enough water to the pot. To do this I would suggest adding the broccoli to the cooking pasta 3 minutes before pasta is done. Broccoli is at it’s best when it turns its brightest green.
Cheese sauce: In a medium saucepan, heat oil over medium heat, add the flour and whisk until smooth. Continue to cook for another 1 1/2 minutes. Slowly add in the almond milk and continue to whisk until smooth. Add in garlic powder, onion powder and salt to taste. Turn heat to medium low and cook another 8 minutes until sauce thickens, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and add optional nutritional yeast. Stir until well incorporated and taste for flavor adding more salt or garlic/onion powder as needed.
Mix together: Using the pot you cooked the pasta in, toss together the pasta, broccoli and sauce. Serve with fresh cracked pepper. For a little heat, try adding a dash or two of red pepper flakes.
In the pictures above I used 16 oz. of pasta, in hindsight I should’ve only used 12 oz. as the recipe calls for. You will have a slightly more creamy outcome…should be just perfect. If you want a lot of sauce, go ahead and double recipe!
The nutritional yeast is optional and will add a cheesy flavor if used. Plus it has a good nutritional profile so adding it will benefit you. When using nutritional yeast in cooked meals, to maximize its nutritional benefits its best to add later on in the cooking process.
If sauce is too thick add a tad more milk. If sauce doesn’t thicken enough add a teaspoon or so of flour and continue to cook over medium low heat until thickened.
If reheating, simply add a tad more non-dairy milk and heat over low until warm and creamy again.