Super Creamy Vegan Mushroom Sauce Pasta

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This vegan mushroom sauce and pasta recipe is a quick and simple comforting weeknight meal. With a deliciously creamy vegan mushroom gravy pasta sauce, you can create a more-ish, creamy vegan pasta recipe again and again.

This vegan mushroom pasta recipe is a quick and simple comforting weeknight meal. With a deliciously creamy vegan mushroom gravy pasta sauce, you can create a more-ish, creamy vegan pasta recipe again and again.

I’ll never understand the mushroom hate running rampant in the world. This creamy vegan mushroom pasta is a staple in my apartment during the winter months, transforming a simple mushroom pasta recipe into deliciously creamy vegan pasta loaded with juicy mushrooms.

And, if you’re not in the mood for pasta as your carb of the night then I can tell you first-hand that this creamy vegan mushroom gravy sauce is just as delectable when spooned liberally over baked potatoes, mashed potatoes, and even on crostini/ toast. This creamy mushroom pasta sauce works as an accompaniment to any carb.

However, for this particular post, I’ve decided to share my simple vegan mushroom pasta option. This meal is quick to prepare (under 20 minutes!), a comfort food classic, packed with flavor, and the vegan mushroom gravy recipe meal preps surprisingly well for leftovers. I always make too much, just so I can have a lazy lunch the following day.

This vegan mushroom pasta recipe is a quick and simple comforting weeknight meal. With a deliciously creamy vegan mushroom gravy pasta sauce, you can create a more-ish, creamy vegan pasta recipe again and again.

I decided to use chestnut mushrooms for this particular recipe but you can play around with mushroom varieties to find your perfect combination. I may not have the guts to go foraging for mushrooms in ‘the wild’, but I love to play around with all the different mushroom varieties that you can now get a hold of at farmer’s markets and in-store.

Also, if you need another reason to add this mushroom pasta recipe to your repertoire, know that this vegan mushroom pasta sauce and pasta combo provides around half your daily recommended intake of protein. I was so surprised, I ran the recipe through my nutritional calculator twice to double-check.

This officially makes it my favorite vegan pasta sauce at the moment.

This vegan mushroom pasta recipe is a quick and simple comforting weeknight meal. With a deliciously creamy vegan mushroom gravy pasta sauce, you can create a more-ish, creamy vegan pasta recipe again and again.

Unfortunately, I have yet to make homemade vegan pasta for my blog. However, if you’re vegetarian and wanting to make some homemade pasta from scratch then here are a couple of recipes you may like. All-Natural Homemade Rainbow Pasta and Homemade Pappardelle Floral Pasta & Basil Pesto

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How to Make the Creamy Mushroom Pasta Recipe

What’s needed

Ingredients for a creamy vegan mushroom pasta recipe

There are surprisingly few ingredients needed for this mushroom pasta recipe – considering the amazing flavor of the dish.

The few ingredients that are needed include

Pasta – While you can make your own, I’ve decided to keep things nice and simple by using store-bought fresh pasta (you can also use dried pasta). This is a pappardelle variety – just make sure that you select a pasta that is egg-free if you want a 100% vegan mushroom pasta recipe.

Mushrooms – I used chestnut mushrooms as they have more depth to them than button mushrooms. You could also experiment with other varieties to see what flavor combinations you prefer, or even make a mixed mushroom pasta sauce.

Onion and butter – great for stir-frying and adding flavor. I used my favorite plant-based butter for this. I have yet to post a vegan butter recipe – let me know in the comments if that would be something you’d be interested in.

spices- garlic powder, cloves powder, nutmeg powder, salt. I used my favorite combination for mixing with mushrooms.

nutritional yeast, cornstarch, and oat milk – to make the sauce creamy. Oat milk is naturally quite thick and creamy, I used Homemade Oat Milk. However, cornstarch naturally thickens the sauce further to make a delicious gravy’ and nutritional yeast adds a variety of nutritional benefits as well as a nutty, cheesy flavor.

The Creamy Vegan Pasta Recipe Steps

Begin by finely dicing the onions and slicing the mushrooms.

Add the onion and butter to a large pot/pan and lightly stir-fry till golden. You can use olive oil if you prefer – however, this will affect the flavor of the final dish.

Add the mushrooms and stir well, to combine. Leave them to cook for 2-3 minutes until the mushrooms begin to soften and brown.

Add the spices and incorporate them well then leave to cook for a further 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.

the steps to making a delicious vegan mushroom pasta

Add the oat milk, nutritional yeast, and cornstarch. Stir well and leave the vegan mushroom pasta sauce to simmer for another 5 minutes.

steps to making a creamy vegan mushroom gravy sauce

During this time, the sauce will darken and begin to thicken. If you prefer it to be slightly runnier then just add a bit more milk. If you find it too runny then add slightly more cornstarch.

You can optionally add a dash of soy sauce for some more ‘saltiness’, adding depth of flavor. I prefer using soy for this recipe, more than using salt & pepper, but the choice is yours.

vegan mushroom gravy / pasta sauce in a large pan

In the meantime, bring some lightly salted water to a boil. Add the pasta to the salted water and cook for 4-5 minutes (or follow package instructions).

cooking pappardelle pasta

Drain the pasta. You are ready to assemble.

a pan of creamy mushroom pasta sauce and colander with pappardelle pasta

First place the pasta. Then, pour over the mushroom sauce. Sprinkle with pepper and fresh thyme.

topping pasta bowl with creamy vegan mushroom sauce

Enjoy your vegan mushroom pasta hot.

Optionally you could add some vegan ‘parmesan cheese’ by combining cashew nuts, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, and salt in a blender till a rough powder consistency.

creamy vegan pasta with a vegan mushroom gravy sauce and herbs

Other Vegan Recipes You May Like

If you’re in the mood for other creamy vegan pasta then you might like this Easy Vegan Bechamel Pasta Bake. You may also like these Zoodles (courgetti) With Home-made Pistachio Pesto. Lastly, who doesn’t need a Creamy Vegan Mac & Cheese recipe to turn to for a quick, delicious weeknight meal?

Also, if you are looking for vegan sauces, why not check this Quick Easy Brown Vegan Gravy?

If you try this creamy mushroom pasta recipe then I’d supper appreciate a recipe rating. Also, I love seeing your recreations so feel free to tag me on Instagram @AlphaFoodie.

Creamy Mushroom Sauce Pasta

5 from 44 votes
By: Samira
This vegan mushroom sauce and pasta recipe are a quick (takes just 20 minutes!) and simple comforting weeknight meal. With a deliciously creamy vegan mushroom gravy pasta sauce, you can create a more-ish, creamy vegan pasta recipe again and again. This vegan mushroom sauce is also a wonderful addition to creamy mashed potatoes, on top of toast, and basically any carb.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 3 servings

Ingredients 
 

  • 10 ounces fresh pasta
  • 8 ounces chestnut mushrooms
  • 1.5 cup oat milk
  • 1 tBsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tBsp corn starch
  • 2 tBsp plant-based butter
  • 1 onion
  • 1/4 tsp clove powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg powder
  • salt and pepper to taste ( or soy sauce)
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • a few sprigs fresh thyme optional

Instructions 

  • Begin by finely dicing the onions and slicing the mushrooms. 
  • Add the onion and butter to a large pot/pan and lightly stir-fry till golden. You can use olive oil if you prefer – however, this will affect the flavour of the final dish. 
  • Add the mushrooms and stir well, to combine. Leave them to cook for 2-3 minutes until the mushrooms begin to soften and brown.
  • Add the spices and incorporate them well then leave to cook for a further 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  • Add the oat milk, nutritional yeast and cornstarch. Stir well and leave the vegan mushroom pasta sauce to simmer for another 5 minutes. During this time, the sauce will darken and begin to thicken. If you prefer it to be slightly runnier then just add a bit more milk. If you find it too runny then add slightly more cornstarch. *
  • In the meantime, bring some lightly salted water to a boil. Add the pasta to the salted water and cook for 4-5 minutes (or follow package instructions). 
  • Drain the pasta. You are ready to assemble: First place the pasta. Then, pour over the mushroom sauce. Sprinkle with pepper and fresh thyme.
  • Enjoy your vegan mushroom pasta hot. Optionally you could add some vegan ‘parmesan cheese’ by combining cashew nuts, nutritional yeast, garlic powder and salt in a blender till a rough powder consistency.

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Notes

* You can optionally add a dash of soy sauce for some more ‘saltiness’, adding depth of flavour. I prefer using soy for this recipe, more than using salt & pepper, but the choice is yours.
Course: Main
Cuisine: European
Freezer friendly: 2 Months (sauce)
Shelf life: 5 Days

Nutrition

Serving: 1portion, Calories: 407kcal, Carbohydrates: 77g, Protein: 17g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 73mg, Sodium: 90mg, Potassium: 715mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 12g, Vitamin A: 293IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 211mg, Iron: 5mg

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

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24 Comments

  1. Cleo Sherouse says:

    This was a good recipe! I enjoyed the flavor and made it with the gluten free banza pasta. This was my first time cooking with clove powder. Next time I feel that I will use less of this cause the scent was very overpowering for me. I used soy sauce at the end and added a bit more corn starch.

    1. Support @ Alphafoodie says:

      Thanks for your comment, Cleo!

  2. Mike S says:

    5 stars
    You mentioned a vegan butter recipe… Very interested if that magic is possible.

    1. Support @ Alphafoodie says:

      Hi Mike,
      Still testing some recipes. Please stay tuned!

  3. Rose says:

    5 stars
    Such a great recipe thank you ! J’adore ! Making this tonight and my kitchen smells amazing !

    1. Support @ Alphafoodie says:

      Thank you for your comment, Rose. Glad you are enjoying the recipe.

  4. Natalie says:

    5 stars
    Totally awesome. I just added some Chianti at the end. Made it more Italian for me. (When I eat pasta like this I think Italian.) thank you!

    1. Support @ Alphafoodie says:

      Thank you for your comment, Natalie. Glad you adjusted the recipe to your liking, this is a great tip. 🙂

  5. Sophie says:

    5 stars
    Thanks for the great recipe, it tastes fantastic.

    1. Support @ Alphafoodie says:

      Thank you for your comment, Sophie. Glad you liked the recipe.

  6. C says:

    This looks amazing!

    1. Support @ Alphafoodie says:

      Thank you so much for your comment, Christina.

      1. Sandra says:

        Although this is probably delicious, it’s definitely NOT a Egan. Butter is the first ingredient.
        Very disappointed

      2. AlphaFoodie Support says:

        Any time that butter is mentioned within one of my vegan recipes, I’m referring to a dairy-free butter (as mentioned in the post, where I discuss the ingredients). I have yet to post my own vegan butter recipe (still working on perfecting it), so I suggest using your favorite vegan butter or margarine

  7. Rina says:

    5 stars
    Absolutely fantastic, used diff kinds of mushrooms I had on hand, super delicious

    1. Support @ Alphafoodie says:

      Thank you so much for your comment, Rina. So happy you tried the recipe and adjusted it to what you had on hand 🙂

      1. Marjorie says:

        There are no onions listed in the ingredients list

      2. Support @ Alphafoodie says:

        Hi Marjorie,
        The recipe calls for 1 onion. All the ingredients are listed with the required amounts in the recipe card at the bottom of the post. I hope this helps and you give this recipe a try.

  8. Rina Favreault says:

    5 stars
    This was incredible, I used other kind of mushrooms I had on hand and doubled up the recipe and more of the seasonings as i like it to have a stronger taste. I used rice noodles ( my husband used regular pasta ) and it was so very delicious.

    1. Samira says:

      Thank you so much Rina, that’s so nice to hear and thanks for the feedback, I am so glad you liked the recipe :))).

  9. Andrea says:

    This looks amazing!!!!!!
    And, yes 100% need the vegan butter recipe ‍

    1. Samira says:

      Hi Andrea, I am so happy you like the recipe. And thanks for letting me know about the vegan butter – it is on my list of DIYs to post as soon as possible. 🙂

    2. Lauren says:

      5 stars
      Made with soy sauce instead of salt and added some lemon juice which really made it perfect

      1. Support @ Alphafoodie says:

        Thank you for your comment, Lauren. Glad you tried the recipe and adjusted it to your taste.