Vegan Angel Hair Pasta Primavera Recipe

Vegan pasta primavera with broccoli, carrots and green peas
Vegan pasta primavera with broccoli, carrots and green peas over angel hair pasta.
  • 25 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: about 4 servings
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Vegetarian pasta primavera with angel hair pasta. This simple and healthy vegan and dairy-free pasta primavera is a healthy main dish easy enough to prepare on a weeknight. Made from a simple creamy homemade white sauce and plenty of garlic and basil for flavor, this is a healthy and filling vegetarian pasta dish perfect for a quick and easy vegetarian dinner. Give it a try and see if you don't just decide to add it to your usual go-to repertoire of dishes you make over and over again. 

Pasta primavera is one of those recipes that can be made in any number of different ways; there's really no wrong way. With lots of healthy veggies - including broccoli, carrots, mushrooms and frozen peas - this simple pasta primavera ties together the vegetables and pasta in a low-fat and vegan soymilk-based white sauce with nutritional yeast for extra flavor. With little oil and completely dairy-free this vegetarian and vegan pasta primavera with angel hair is very low in fat and is completely cholesterol-free as well. 

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What You'll Need

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp dried basil
  • 6 tbsp flour
  • 3 cups soy milk
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 small head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 1 medium carrot, sliced
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound angel hair pasta

How to Make It

First, heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add in the diced onion, and the garlic and basil and allow to heat until the onion becomes translucent, about 5-7 minutes. Next, stir in the flour to make a thick paste.

Slowly add the soy milk, stirring constantly. Stir in the nutritional yeast, then cook over low heat just until the mixture thickens.

In a separate pan, using a vegetable steamer, steam the broccoli florets and the sliced carrots just until barely tender, then add them into the white sauce along with the mushrooms and thawed frozen peas.

Add salt and pepper to taste, then cook over low heat just until fully heated through, stirring often.

Cook the angel hair pasta according to package directions, then serve the pasta primavera sauce over the prepared pasta.

Enjoy your healthy vegetarian and vegan pasta primavera!

This healthy vegetarian and vegan pasta primavera recipe is reprinted with permission from The Compassionate Cook Cookbook.

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