Creamy pasta with broccoli

I love cooking with my vegan friends. Ever since I found this recipe, we have been cooking it again and again with different types of mushrooms and it’s just as impressive each time!


Difficulty: Easy

Time: 35 min. preparation time, 0 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 620 / Protein 20g / Carbohydr. 60g / Fat 27g

Ingredients (4 servings)

200 gbroccoli
100 gmushrooms (e.g. shiitake, oyster, or button mushrooms)
5 gparsley
1 clovegarlic
250 gshell pasta
50 gpine nuts
150 gcashew butter
5 tbspwater
1lemon (juice)
1.5 tspmustard
0.5 tbspolive oil
1.5 tspvinegar
ice cubes for ice bath
vegetable oil for frying


frying pan, large saucepan, skimmer, food processor, strainer, citrus press (optional), large bowl, cooking spoon, cutting board, knife

Wine Tip

Chardonnay, 2012
A creamy, oaked Chardonnay harmonizes well with the cashews in the pasta and the wine’s strength stands up well to the richness of the mushrooms.

Step 1

Creamy pasta with broccoli

Cut the broccoli into florets. Halve the mushrooms. Roughly chop parsley. Mince garlic and dice onion.

cutting board, knife

200 g broccoli / 100 g mushrooms / 5 g parsley / 1 cloves garlic / 1 onion

Step 2

Creamy pasta with broccoli

Cook pasta in salted boiling water, according to package instructions, for approx. 6 – 8 min. Drain and set aside.

large saucepan, strainer

250 g shell pasta

Step 3

Creamy pasta with broccoli

In a large saucepan, blanch broccoli florets in salted boiling water for approx. 1 – 2 min. until crisp/tender.

large saucepan, skimmer

Step 4

Creamy pasta with broccoli

Immediately submerge broccoli into a bowl filled with cold water and ice cubes. Allow to cool for approx. 1- 2 min. Drain and set aside.

large bowl

ice cubes for ice bath

Step 5

Creamy pasta with broccoli

In a grease-free frying pan, roast the pine nuts over medium heat, stirring often, for approx. 2 – 3 min. until golden brown and fragrant.

frying pan, cooking spoon

50 g pine nuts

Step 6

Creamy pasta with broccoli

In a food processor, blend together the cashew butter, water, lemon juice, mustard, olive oil, vinegar, and a dash of sugar and salt.

food processor, citrus press

150 g cashew butter / 5 tbsp water / 1 lemon (juice) / 1.5 tsp mustard / 0.5 tbsp olive oil / 1.5 tsp vinegar / sugar / salt

Step 7

Creamy pasta with broccoli

In a frying pan, sauté mushrooms, broccoli, onion and garlic in some vegetable oil over medium heat for approx. 3 – 5 min.

vegetable oil for frying

Step 8

Creamy pasta with broccoli

Add pasta to pan and continue to sauté, stirring occasionally, for approx. 1 – 2 min.

Step 9

Creamy pasta with broccoli

Add the sauce to the pan, stir well to combine, and continue to sauté for approx. 1 – 2 min. until hot.

Step 10

Creamy pasta with broccoli

Add parsley and pine nuts to pan and stir until well incorporated. Enjoy!