Quick Meals: Organic Pasta with Non-Dairy Parmesan and Broccoli Florets
Updated: Jul 20
Traditionally, Alfredo is made with dairy products. It usually contains butter and parmesan cheese. However, I'd like to show you this quick and easy version that can be prepared vegan.
Have you ever had Vegan Alfredo? This Alfredo recipe tastes absolutely delicious and can be at your table in just about 25 minutes. Made with a spin on the usual creamy Alfredo sauce, I've made a simple version that is nourishing with broccoli florets. This recipe does not only taste super yummy but is healthy for you too! It also definitely satisfies all your cravings for a creamy, cheesy Alfredo pasta!
Plant Based Butter: We love Califia Farms brand.
Non-dairy Parmesan Cheese - We absolutely LOVE the brand, Violife.
Avocado oil - We love the brand, Primal Kitchen.
Broccoli florets - We use Whole Foods, 365 brand, Organic frozen broccoli florets.
Salt & Pepper: For enhancing the flavor (optional)
We absolutely LOVE the brand, Violife and their parmesan is literally out of this world! I am 100% serious, no joke, it's like eating the real thing. I have a real aversion to weird non-this or non-that things, so when I tell you this tastes like the real thing, it does. Give it a try and let me know what you think!
As for the butter, we love the plant based butter (with pressed avocado oil) by Califia Farms. My brother and father, who are both non-vegan, tried it recently and although they looked at it and questioned it, they both were pleasantly surprised when it melted and tasted just the same as the butter they have been using....another reason to love this brand of butter... you can keep your cholesterol in check too! Below are some up close details on why we lare big fans of Califia Farms butter:
The way I like to make this vegan Alfredo is quite easy, especially during a manic Monday or any busy day of your week. And as I said, it also doesn’t require a lot of time either. You don't even need a food processor or a blender! That's how easy this recipe is....so let's get started!
Cook the pasta (in this case it's not fettuccine like the typical Alfredo) but I used the pasta we had on hand and cooked according to the instructions.
As you are letting the pasta cook, sauté the broccoli in a separate pan with some avocado oil, garlic and onion powder.
When the broccoli is done cooking, set it aside. Grab a big oversized bowl, toss in the pasta first and then add in a couple scoops of non-dairy butter (usually 1 1/2 - 2 tablespoons do the trick ) and then sprinkle shavings of the non-dairy parmesan on top so that the pasta melts it all in with a few stirs as you blend it all together. Toss in your broccoli florets and voilá you are ready to eat!
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