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Vegan pasta bake recipe with cauliflower, mushrooms and spinach. This plant-based dinner or lunch is gluten-free, healthy, low-fat, and easy to make. Recipe for vegan cheese sauce included.
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Cheesy Vegan Pasta Bake Recipe

This vegan pasta bake with cauliflower, mushrooms, and spinach is a great comfort food which is plant-based, gluten-free, and healthy. It's cheesy, creamy, delicious, and easy to make.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Casserole, Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bake, casserole, pasta, vegan
Servings: 6
Calories: 429kcal

Ingredients

  • 17 oz (500 g) pasta of choice e.g. gluten-free (500 g)
  • 12 oz (340 g) of mushrooms (340 g)
  • 5 oz (140 g) of spinach (140 g)
  • 1 medium-sized (500 g) head of cauliflower cut into florets (approx. 500 g)
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups (360-480 ml) of vegetable broth (360-480 ml) *see recipe notes
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) coconut milk canned (80 ml) *see recipe notes
  • 1-2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp dried Italian mixed herbs
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 batch of (200 g) easy vegan cheese sauce (or vegan cheese of choice)

Instructions

  • In a pot, cook cauliflower florets in salted water until tender (about 15 minutes) then discard the water.
  • In another pot, cook pasta according to the instructions on the packaging.
  • Once the cauliflower is fork tender, process it in a blender or food processor, together with the vegetable broth, garlic, coconut milk, spices, and salt + pepper. Blend until the mixture is smooth.
    Vegan pasta bake recipe with cauliflower, mushrooms and spinach. This plant-based dinner or lunch is gluten-free, healthy and easy to make. Recipe for vegan cheese sauce included.
  • Heat oil in a skillet and fry the mushrooms over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Add spinach and fry for an additional minute. Turn off the heat.
    Vegan pasta bake recipe with cauliflower, mushrooms and spinach. This plant-based dinner or lunch is gluten-free, healthy and easy to make. Recipe for vegan cheese sauce included.
  • Place the cooked pasta in a large bowl, add the cauliflower sauce, the mushrooms & spinach, and stir to combine.
    Vegan pasta bake recipe with cauliflower, mushrooms and spinach. This plant-based dinner or lunch is gluten-free, healthy and easy to make. Recipe for vegan cheese sauce included.
  • Pour everything in a greased baking dish (mine measures 13x9 inches / 33x23 cm).
    Vegan pasta bake recipe with cauliflower, mushrooms and spinach. This plant-based dinner or lunch is gluten-free, healthy and easy to make. Recipe for vegan cheese sauce included.
  • Make a batch of my easy vegan cheese sauce and pour it on top or use any vegan cheese of choice.
    Vegan pasta bake recipe with cauliflower, mushrooms and spinach. This plant-based dinner or lunch is gluten-free, healthy and easy to make. Recipe for vegan cheese sauce included.
  • Bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for about 20 minutes. Enjoy!

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Notes

  • If you want your pasta bake to be creamy (with a little bit of sauce) use 2 cups of vegetable broth, otherwise, use 1 1/2 cups.
  • Instead of canned coconut milk, you can use any other plant-based cream or milk of choice (e.g. soy cream, oat cream, almond milk etc).
  • You can also cook the pasta and cauliflower already in the morning and store it in the fridge until you start making this dish.
  • Recipe serves 6. Nutrition facts are for one serving.
Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Vegan Pasta Bake Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 429 Calories from Fat 97
% Daily Value*
Fat 10.8g17%
Carbohydrates 61.7g21%
Fiber 11.8g47%
Sugar 6.7g7%
Protein 18.4g37%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition

Calories: 429kcal | Carbohydrates: 61.7g | Protein: 18.4g | Fat: 10.8g | Fiber: 11.8g | Sugar: 6.7g