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Vegan Cheesy Broccoli Pasta: A Nutrient-Dense Meal

While plain wheat pasta may be a bit of an empty-calories choice for dinner, because it is very low in nutrients, black bean pasta is a different story. It contains much of the health benefits of black beans, though of course I recommend making whole foods (aka black beans) the bulk of your diet, and eating slightly processed foods like pasta seldomly. Hence, this vegan cheesy broccoli pasta is much more nutrient-dense than your regular pasta recipe.  

vegan cheesy broccoli pasta

All that being said, this vegan cheesy broccoli pasta is incredible nutrient-dense. As such, it contains the delicious oat-based cheese sauce, as well as a ton of delicious and slightly crispy broccoli. Fonally, after eating a lot of this stuff, I got to a point where all I wanted was the broccoli with the cheese sauce rather than the pasta. In fact, you could actually skip it in this dish. But if you are craving a slightly heavier meal, go for it. If you are going to have pasta, this is the perfect version. Fat free, protein rich, and absolutely yummy-licious. Can you believe you can make delicious cheese sauce from nutrient-rich oats? I just love plants, seriously… 

vegan cheesy broccoli pasta

Fat Free Protein-Rich Cheesy Broccoli Pasta
Serves 1
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
35 min
For the cheesy sauce
  1. 2 cups oats
  2. 1 cup sauerkraut juice or water (if using water, be sure to add a bit extra salt to taste)
  3. A pinch of black pepper
  4. 2/3 cup nutritional yeast flakes
  5. 2 tablespoons chickpea miso paste
  6. 1 red pepper, seeded
  7. Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  8. 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  9. 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
For the broccoli
  1. 3-4 cups roughly chopped broccoli
For the pasta
  1. 3 cups bean pasta (I used black bean)
Sprinkle on top
  1. Red pepper flakes and extra black pepper (optional)
For the cheesy sauce
  1. Blend all ingredients until smooth
For the broccoli
  1. Steam for 3-5 minutes, or until slightly tender
For the pasta
  1. Cook according to package directions
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