30 Sep Healthy Pumpkin Pasta Sauce (Vegan, Paleo)
The ultimate fall Pumpkin recipe for an easy and delicious healthy dinner! This creamy and healthy Pumpkin Pasta Sauce is made with cashew cream, pumpkin puree, sage and garlic. It is also Paleo, Vegan, and Gluten-Free.
One week into fall, and I am well stocked on pumpkin puree over here! I have been experimenting with all kinds of pumpkin recipes:
sweet and savory.
A few of my most popular fall SWEET recipes on Instagram and Pinterest you Must Try:
- Healthy Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Bars
- Gooey Healthy Pumpkin Brownies
- Healthy Pumpkin Bread (Paleo, Gluten Free) – Video
This Healthy Pumpkin Alfredo Pasta Sauce is my first SAVORY pumpkin recipe this season.
I am so excited to share this perfect fall dinner recipe with you guys.
Simple Ingredients for Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce
With only a few ingredients, you can make the most creamy, pumpkin and flavorful vegan Pumpkin Alfredo sauce. Here are the ingredients you need for this recipe:
- Pumpkin Puree
- Raw Cashews
- Fresh Sage
- Dairy Free Milk or Broth
- Pumpkin Spice
How to Make Healthy Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce
What Makes this Pumpkin Pasta Sauce Recipe Healthy?
Dairy-Free Alfredo Sauce
Traditional Alfredo pasta sauce is made with butter, heavy cream and cheese. In this healthy version, I used cashew cream instead.
I was obsessed with my butternut squash vegan “cheese” sauce last fall, and since I have been on a pumpkin kick lately, I figured I must give this pasta sauce a pumpkin makeover.
Health Benefits in Pumpkin
Besides the delicious taste and creamy texture pumpkin puree adds to this pasta sauce, it also has lots of health benefits:
- Rich in Vitamin A
- High in Antioxidants
- Packed with Immunity Boosting Vitamins
- Great for glowing skin
- Fiber Rich and keep you fuller longer
Read More Here.
How to Make Cashew Cream
The secret of this creamy Dairy Free Pumpkin Pasta Sauce is the cashew cream.
Soaking raw cashews in warm water overnight, and then blending it in a high speed blender leave you with the most luscious creamy texture.
Soaking Raw Cashews:
First, we need to soak the raw cashews in warm water and a pinch of salt overnight or for at least 6 hours. This process will not only sprout the cashews which makes our bodies digest the nutrients better, but will also make the raw cashews soft and plump.
Then, drain and rinse the cashews. When you blend it with the rest of the ingredients in a high speed blender,
Voila, it will magically turn into pumpkin cashew cream and result in the creamiest Pumpkin Alfredo sauce.
How to Serve Creamy Pumpkin Pasta Sauce
1. With Pasta!
I love Pasta in all shapes, but these little bow ties are super fun and seem to showcase the creaminess of this pumpkin alfredo sauce really well.
2. Or with cauliflower Gnocchi
You can find how to make the most crispy cauliflower gnocchi recipe Here.
To be honest, I could also just drink it like soup.
This Simple and Healthy Pumpkin Pasta Sauce could not be easier! Paired with pasta of your choice, this creamy pumpkin alfredo sauce makes the perfect dairy free, paleo and vegan fall recipe.
ENJOY THE SWEATER WEATHER. HERE ARE SOME MORE FALL RECIPES YOU MAY WANT TO TRY!