a plate of pasta with roasted tomatoes
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Creamy Garlic Pasta

This Garlic Pasta is a nice change of pace for nights when you've craving something other than a red sauce pasta. The sauce is made with dairy free butter, milk, nutritional yeast and plenty of garlic to bring tons of flavor to this overall simple recipe. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: pasta, vegan pasta
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb. favorite pasta
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes sliced

for the sauce:

  • 1/4 cup dairy free butter
  • 3/4 cup dairy free milk
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 tsp salt or more to taste
  • black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Cook pasta over the stovetop as you normally would.
  • While the pasta is cooking, add olive oil and garlic to a skillet and heat over medium-low heat for 2-3 minutes, or until garlic becomes fragrant; pour garlic into a bowl and set aside. Next, heat tomatoes in that same skillet for 3-5 minutes or until tomatoes are soft.
  • For the sauce: melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Meanwhile, whisk milk, cornstarch, nutritional yeast, salt, and pepper together in a bowl. Pour garlic and milk mixture into the saucepan, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 2-3 minutes, allowing mixture to thicken a bit.
  • Once pasta is cooked, pour "cheese" sauce overtop and then add the tomatoes. Enjoy!

Notes

*Feel free to use ANY pasta, including any variety of gluten free pasta if you prefer.