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This Creamy Chipotle Pasta is made with a vegan cream sauce and topped with roasted cauliflower & chickpeas!

This Creamy Chipotle Pasta is made with a vegan cream sauce and topped with roasted cauliflower & chickpeas | ThisSavoryVegan.com #veganpasta #spicypasta #pastanight

I am in love with this Creamy Chipotle Pasta. The sauce is a simple, non-dairy, creamy chipotle mixture. And the addition of roasted cauliflower & crispy chickpeas make this pasta completely irresistible! It has the perfect amount of spice, crunch and creaminess.

Step One: Make the Cauliflower & Chickpeas

Chickpeas and cauliflower are a match made in heaven. And for this recipe they are roasted with a mix of dry seasonings until charred and crispy.

Preheat the oven and line a baking sheet with parchment paper (this will help with clean-up).

Add cauliflower florets, a can of chickpeas, oil and dry seasonings to the baking sheet and toss to coat. Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes. Flip and cook for another 5-10 minutes. You want them to have a nice char on the outside.

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Step Two: Make the Chipotle Pasta

The best part about this pasta is that it is made in one pot. Start by bringing a large pot of water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente. Be sure not to overcook the pasta – it will continue to cook in the sauce!

Once the pasta is drained, melt some vegan butter in the same pot. Add minced garlic & shallot and cook for 1 minute. Add a chipotle pepper, adobo sauce, tomato paste and cream cheese. Whisk until smooth. Pour in some broth & non-dairy cream and bring to a boil.

Add the cooked pasta back in and toss for a couple minutes – the pasta should be fully cooked and the sauce should thicken. Give it a try and add salt & pepper to taste.

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Step Three: Assemble & Serve

Once the sauce has thickened up and the pasta is completely cooked, plate the pasta. Top it with fresh parsley & basil and spoon the cauliflower & chickpeas on top.

This pasta is best served right away – so the cauliflower and chickpeas can stay warm. The sauce will also continue to thicken as it sits. If you have leftovers, you can loosen the sauce back up with a little oil or broth.

This pasta is great if you’re serving a crowd. It isn’t overly spicy and is a complete meal in one bowl!

This Creamy Chipotle Pasta is made with a vegan cream sauce and topped with roasted cauliflower & chickpeas | ThisSavoryVegan.com #veganpasta #spicypasta #pastanight
This Creamy Chipotle Pasta is made with a vegan cream sauce and topped with roasted cauliflower & chickpeas | ThisSavoryVegan.com #veganpasta #spicypasta #pastanight

Creamy Chipotle Pasta

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
This Creamy Chipotle Pasta is made with a vegan cream sauce and topped with roasted cauliflower & chickpeas!
5 from 5 ratings

Ingredients

FOR THE CAULIFLOWER & CHICKPEAS

FOR THE PASTA

  • 12 ounces spaghetti dry
  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 small shallot minced
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo diced
  • 1 tablespoon adobo sauce from the can
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons vegan cream cheese I used Kite Hill
  • 1 cup broth I used vegan chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy cream or sub non-dairy milk
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • fresh parsley and basil for serving

Equipment

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add all of the cauliflower and chickpea ingredients to the baking sheet and toss to coat. Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes. Flip and cook for another 5-10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente (undercook for a full 2 minutes since the pasta with finish cooking in the sauce). Reserve some of the pasta water, drain and place the empty pot back on the stove.
  • Melt the vegan butter in the pot over medium heat. Add the garlic & shallot and cook for 1 minute. Add the chipotle, adobo, tomato paste and cream cheese. Whisk until smooth. Pour in the broth & cream and bring to a boil.
  • Lower the heat, add the pasta back in and toss for a couple minutes – the pasta should be fully cooked and the sauce should thicken. Add pasta water if needed. Give it a try and add salt & pepper to taste.
  • Serve hot with the cauliflower, chickpeas, parsley and basil.

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Calories: 427kcal, Carbohydrates: 62g, Protein: 14g, Fat: 15g
Cuisine: Italian
Course: Main Course
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