healthy vegan creamy pasta soup with beans cashews and gluten-free pasta

Creamy Pasta Soup

This creamy pasta soup contains only wholesome plant-based ingredients, is easy to make, and delicious! It's made with cannellini beans and cashews. The recipe is vegan, gluten-free and can be made nut-free.
Course Main Course, Side, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword chowder, pasta, pastasoup, soup, vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 463kcal
Author Michaela Vais


For the soup:

  • 1 large carrot peeled and chopped
  • 1-2 stalks celery chopped
  • 7 oz broccoli florets
  • 1/2 tbsp oil
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 5-6 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1-2 tsp ground lovage (Maggi herb) (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 7 oz dry pasta (I used gluten-free)
  • Fresh herbs to garnish

Cashew-Cannellini Cream:

  • One 15 oz can white cannellini beans or any other white beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1/2 cup cashews soaked (*see recipe notes)
  • 1 1/2 cups plant-based milk
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • Watch the video (scroll down a bit) to see all instruction steps.
  • Soak cashews for a couple of hours OR boil them for 20 minutes in water until they are soft. Once the cashews are soft, transfer them to a blender, add the cannellini beans, the plant-based milk, lemon juice & salt and blend on high speed for about 2 minutes or until super smooth and creamy. Set aside.
  • For the soup: Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat, add the onion, all veggies and fry for about 4 minutes. Then add the garlic, the spices and fry for a further minute.
  • Add in the veggie broth (I first used 5 cups but had to add another cup later). Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat.
  • Now add the cashew-cannellini cream and stir. Let the soup simmer for about 6-8 minutes.
  • Finally, add dry pasta of choice and let the soup simmer for about 8-10 minutes or until the pasta is al-dente (check the package instructions). Stir frequently! If the soup is too thick either add more veggie broth or plant-based milk! Taste and adjust seasoning. You will most likely need to add more salt!
  • Garnish with fresh herbs and enjoy! Make sure to also check out my delicious Vegan Lasagna Soup!



  • For a nut-free version, simply use 75 grams of hemp seeds!
  • If you love pasta and soup, you might also like my Vegan Lasagna Soup.
  • Recipe serves (at least) 4. Nutrition facts are for one serving.
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Pasta Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 463 Calories from Fat 124
% Daily Value*
Fat 13.8g21%
Carbohydrates 60g20%
Fiber 13g52%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 18.9g38%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 463kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 18.9g | Fat: 13.8g | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 10g