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Vegan Creamy Cajun Pasta

This easy and comforting Vegan Creamy Cajun Pasta is a cozy way to celebrate the changing of seasons. With sweet corn, tangy tomatoes, and flavorful cream sauce with a bit of a kick, this simple yet delicious pasta dish has it all.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Keyword: cajun, cashews, cherry tomatoes, corn, Pasta
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb. pasta
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1.5 cups corn
  • 3/4 pint tomatoes sliced
  • 2 cups cashews*
  • 2 cups warm vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp paprika or chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1.5 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 3/4 to 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast optional

Instructions

  • Cook pasta in salted water until just al dente.
  • Meanwhile, add oil to pan with onions. Cook until translucent, then add 1.5 cups corn and cook another 3 min.
  • Add the sliced tomatoes and set aside.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to a blender and blend until very smooth.
  • Serve with hot pasta and corn/tomato mixture.

Notes

*Soak cashews overnight or boil them in water for 15 minutes during the pasta cooking time. This serves to soften the cashews for easier blending.