Vegetarian White Sauce Pasta

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This creamy vegetarian white sauce pasta is easy and can be ready on the dinner table in 20 minutes. It has minimal ingredients and will impress your friends and family with flavors. You will want to add this to your monthly rotation of cozy comfort meals!

Cooked creamy vegetarian pasta with avocado on top in a serving dish.
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Why Make This Recipe

Nothing is more comforting than a big creamy bowl of pasta.

This meal is simple with minimal ingredients, but has a decadent flavor and texture.

This Meal can be made Vegan. Just swap every thing with a dairy free version.

It’s customizable. You can add meats, veggies or use any pasta shape you’d prefer.

What you will need for this recipe:

all the ingredients for creamy vegetarian pasta. Noodles, avocado, garlic, broth, butter, milk, seasoning, parmesan, flour, lemon juice.
  • High quality milk & butter. I go for Horizon® Whole milk and butter. It is creamy, organic and has no hormones
  • Minced garlic. I suggest roasting it first in the oven if you have time, however raw works just as well.
  • Parsley. Dried works but I prefer fresh for this recipe
  • Veggie broth or water. Veggie broth will give your creamy garlic sauce a lot more flavor.
  • Lemon juice. A little squeeze goes a long way.

How To Make This Recipe

Step on and step two of the creamy vegetarian pasta.

Step 1 Cook pasta according to package. In a saucepan melt the butter and garlic for about 2 minutes to brown the garlic. add the flour to the mix slowly, whisk briskly to keep clumps from forming. 

Step 2 Stirring the mixture consistently with a good whisk, slowly add the liquid ingredients (except lemon juice! Keep to the side until sauce is finished). Allow them to simmer while stirring until it thickens a little 

Step 3 Add in the cheese, whisk briskly until the cheese melts completely. Add the lemon juice and parsley. Turn off stove and serve over pasta. Garnish with parsley, avocado and parmesan. 

Creamy Garlic Parmesan Pasta up close with slices of avocado over the top.
Creamy Garlic Parmesan Pasta

FAQs And Expert Tips

This Sauce is thick. If you prefer a thinner sauce similar to buttered pasta, you will need to add a little more broth or water to your sauce before serving.

Be sure to keep some extra chopped parsley to the side for garnish. The fresh green color really makes this dish pop.

Top your plate with a few slices of avocado. Something about the avocado pairs so well with the garlic parmesan cream sauce.

If you are looking for sides to serve with this pasta, I suggest roasted or steamed broccoli. You can also top this pasta with a protein like salmon, chicken or tofu.

Serving dish of creamy vegetarian pasta with a spoon and avocado slices.

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Creamy Garlic Parmesan Pasta
5 from 2 votes

Vegetarian White Sauce Pasta

This creamy vegetarian garlic parmesan pasta is easy and can be ready on the dinner table in 20 minutes. It has minimal ingredients and will impress your friends and family with flavors.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 1 lb rotini pasta
  • 3 tbs butter
  • 1.5 cup Horizon Organic Milk
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken or veggie broth
  • 3 tbs flour
  • tbsp minced garlic
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • ½ cup grated parmesan
  • ½ sliced avocado for garnish
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

Instructions 

  • Cook pasta according to package. In a saucepan melt the butter and garlic for about 2 minutes to brown the garlic. add the flour to the mix slowly, whisk briskly to keep clumps from forming. 
  • Stirring the mixture consistently with a good whisk, slowly add the liquid ingredients (except lemon juice! Keep to the side until sauce is finished). allow them to simmer while stirring until it thickens a little 
  • Add in the cheese, whisk briskly until the cheese melts completely. add the lemon juice and parsley. Turn off stove and serve over pasta. Garnish with parsley, avocado and parmesan. 

Notes

*Add avocado slices for an extra creamy texture to the pasta.
*make this dairy free by subbing plant based milk and butter.
*Use any noodle you prefer, they all work great.

Nutrition

Serving: 4g | Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 7.5g | Saturated Fat: 1.5g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Fiber: 4.25g | Sugar: 3.5g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Bailey
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 271
Keyword: dinner
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  1. 5 stars
    This was really good. I added rotisserie chicken to it.