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Creamy Lemon and Paprika Pasta

A nourishing and flavorful pasta dish that is sure to be a go-to dish! This Creamy Lemon and Paprika Pasta is simple to make and is a healthier take on a traditional cream sauce.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Keyword: lemon, paprika, Pasta
Servings: 4 people


  • 1/2 lb. pasta
  • 1 cup cashews boiled in water for 20 minutes
  • 2 tsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 cup vegan cream cheese used garlic chive flavor
  • 1 cup warm vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • pepper to taste
  • juice of 1/2 lemon

For serving

  • chives and paprika or cayenne


  • Boil pasta in salted water until al dente.
  • In a separate saucepan at the same time, boil the cashews.
  • While they are cooking, gather the other sauce ingredients.
  • When the pasta is done, drain and reserve 1/4 cup pasta cooking water.
  • Drain cashews, add them to a blender along with remaining sauce ingredients. Add sauce back to hot pasta.
  • Stir well, add bit of pasta water a little at a time if desired, to thin the sauce.
  • Serve, top with chives and paprika or cayenne.