Vegan Creamy Alfredo Broccoli Pasta

by Kim Lange
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This Vegan Creamy Alfredo Broccoli Pasta is super simple to whip up in less than 30 minutes from start to finish. It’s the perfect main or side dish for those busy weeknights.  Definitely comforting and satisfying! 

It’s a pretty basic alfredo, but it’s veganized completely and it tastes amazing!  The kids won’t even turn this down, even with the broccoli in it, which ultimately balances out the dish to make it more vegetable-friendly.  Yay!  

You can add any steamed or frozen veggies in to make your own version. 

Simply add some roasted red pepper, peas, mushrooms, fresh spinach, roasted zucchini or whatever your little heart desires or any veggies that you need to use up.   Then you’ll have more of a Pasta Primavera and it’s all good!   

Pasta is one of our favorites and we have it quite often.  You can use any pasta shapes you want, even gluten-free pasta is available.  Have fun with this recipe and make it often!  

For more pasta dishes, enjoy this Vegan Spaghetti and Meat SauceVegan Pasta PrimaveraBest Ever Easy Vegan Macaroni & Cheese and these 18 Best Vegan Mac and Cheese Recipes You’ll Definitely Want to Mac on!  

VEGAN CREAMY ALFREDO BROCCOLI PASTA

This Vegan Creamy Alfredo Broccoli Pasta is so easy and super simple to whip up in less than 30 minutes from start to finish and it’s the perfect meal or side dish for those busy weeknights!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Dinner, lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian
Diet: Vegan
Keyword: alfredo sauce, sauce, Vegan Pasta Sauce
Servings: 4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons vegan butter or olive oil
  • 4-5 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 cups unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • Optional: 2-3 tablespoons nutritional yeast can also use vegan parmesan
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • Optional: Squeeze of lemon
  • 12 oz. pasta
  • 12 oz. broccoli florets about 3 cups

Instructions

  • Cook your pasta according to package. Steam broccoli using your preferred method. If you like you can cook your broccoli with the pasta by adding the broccoli to the cooking pasta 3 minutes before pasta is done. (make sure you add extra water if you cook the broccoli with the pasta. Broccoli should be bright green. Set aside while you cook the alfredo sauce.
  • In a medium saucepan, heat oil or vegan butter over medium heat, add the flour and whisk until smooth.
  • Continue to cook for another 1 1/2 minutes. Add a little of the almond milk and mix it in, then gradually add the rest of the milk and continue to whisk until smooth.
  • Add in garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper and squeeze of lemon.
  • Turn heat to medium low and cook another 8 minutes until sauce thickens, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and add nutritional yeast or vegan parmesan.
  • Adjust consistency with additional milk if needed.
  • Stir until well incorporated and taste for flavor adding more salt or garlic/onion powder as needed.
  • Toss together the pasta, broccoli and sauce in the pot you cooked the pasta in.
  • Serve!

Notes

For a little heat, try adding a dash or two of red pepper flakes, additional vegan parmesan and some lovely cracked pepper!  YUM! 

This Vegan Creamy Alfredo Broccoli Pasta is super simple to whip up in less than 30 minutes from start to finish. It’s the perfect main or side dish for those busy weeknights.  Definitely comforting and satisfying! 

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