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.
Course Casserole, Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine American
Keyword bake, casserole, pasta, vegan
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 429kcal
Author Michaela Vais

Ingredients

  • 17 oz gluten-free pasta or pasta of choice (500 g)
  • 12 oz of mushrooms (340 g)
  • 5 oz of spinach (140 g)
  • 1 medium-sized head of cauliflower cut into florets (approx. 500 g)
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups of vegetable broth (360-480 ml) *see recipe notes
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk canned (80 ml) *see recipe notes
  • Spice mix: 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 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!

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