One-Pot Pumpkin Alfredo
1/4 cup olive oil
1 large yellow onion
6 garlic cloves, minced
5 large sage leaves
1 large sprig of rosemary
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
1/4 cup all-purpose flour (see notes for gluten-free option)*
1 (13.5-ounce) can “lite” or reduced-fat coconut milk (or oat milk)
1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
Freshly cracked black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cups pumpkin purée
1/4 cups vegetable broth
1/2 tablespoons white or yellow miso paste
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
8 ounces pasta of choice
Garnishes: 1/2 cup of vegan parmesan cheese (I love this brand)
Heat a nonstick soup pot or large, deep nonstick skillet*** over medium heat. Add the olive oil and once it’s hot, add the diced onion. Cook for 5-6 minutes until the onion is softened and lightly browned.
Add the garlic, and chopped sage/rosemary/thyme leaves. Cook, stirring frequently, for 2 minutes.
Reduce the heat to medium-low. Then add the flour, whisking constantly with a wooden spoon for 1 minute until well incorporated and the mixture forms somewhat of a paste. Stream in the lite coconut milk in stages, whisking after each addition to prevent clumps. Then cook for 2 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened.
Add the pumpkin purée, kosher salt, black pepper to taste, and the nutmeg, and stir until thoroughly incorporated. Using an immersion blender, blend until the sauce is mostly smooth and creamy.
Add the vegetable broth, miso paste, and nutritional yeast and stir to combine. Finally, add the pasta (broken in half if using a long pasta variety), and move the pasta around to submerge it in the liquid.
Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to maintain a rapid simmer. Once it’s simmering, cook for about 20 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened onto the pasta and the pasta is al dente.
Remove from the heat, and taste the pasta for seasonings, adding more salt as needed. Garnish with parsley and vegan parmesan cheese or cashew parmesan.
Bon apetit! 😊
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