One Pot Broccoli Alfredo

Serves 4

5 Minute Prep Time

By Morgan Shupe on September 13, 2016 , categorized in Dinner

vegan alfredo

This decadent fettuccine alfredo recipe is perfect for those nights you just need a hearty pot of pasta. Because you only need one pot to make it in, we won’t say anything if you decide to skip the plate and eat straight from the pot.

Note: If you use gluten-free pasta, it will thicken the sauce. Use coconut milk or water to thin the sauce out as needed. If the sauce is too thin, thicken it by adding 1 to 2 teaspoons of arrowroot, all-purpose, or gluten-free all-purpose flour to half a cup of sauce before mixing it into the remaining sauce.

Ingredients

  • 2 to 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 8oz./226g whole grain spaghetti or fettucine (or gluten-free equivalent)
  • 4 to 6 cloves garlic, minced (or ½ tsp garlic powder)
  • 2 cups canned coconut milk
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 head broccoli, cut in bite size pieces
  • 2 cups spinach
  • Optional: 1 package (173g /6oz.) meatless chicken
  • Optional: vegan parmesan, to top

Preparation

  1. If using meatless chicken: In a large pot, brown meatless chicken in 1 tablespoon of olive oil and set aside.

  2. Combine olive oil, pasta, garlic, coconut milk, stock, water, and spices.

  3. Bring to a boil stirring often. Once boiling reduce to a simmer.

  4. Simmer for five minutes stirring often. While cooking, stir often and add half a cup of water at a time as needed.

  5. Add broccoli. Simmer another 5 to 10 minutes or until pasta is al dente (still firm when you bite into it). Cooking time will vary depending on pasta.

  6. Remove from heat. Stir in spinach and meatless chicken.

Morgan Shupe

Morgan Shupe is a Vancouver chef, freelance recipe developer and regular contributor to Vega’s Expert Panel. Her amazingly delicious plant-based recipes for meals and smoothies are well-renowned at the Vega HQ kitchen—where she was formerly Vega’s Chef.

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