Vegan Pasta with Special ‘Cream’ Sauce

This multi-step Vegan Pasta with Special ‘Cream’ Sauce sounds almost too good to be true.  Contains gluten free pasta, broccoli with dorito style bread crumb topping.  If you love and miss the taste of Doritos, this may be the ticket for you.  The same great taste without all the chemicals!  And the crumb recipe can be used on other dishes!

No store bought Doritos were used in this recipe. Just some spices and flavors together and voila! And why did I make this? Well, the big food corps, apart from putting in humongous amounts of money into creating shelf stable products with weird amounts of chemicals, they Also put the money into finding tastes and combinations that tickle your tastebuds, make you addicted to things and keep you coming back to the product!

Penne and Broccoli in Doritos cream sauce, topped with Doritos spiced bread crumbs. Vegan

1.5-2 cups cooked Whole grain Penne or any pasto of choice
1.5 cups broccoli florets(blanched)
For the cream sauce:
1/3+ cup raw cashews, soaked for at least half an hour
1/3 cup water
1+ teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste
few teaspoons evoo
Doritos Spice Mix:
1-1.5 Tablespoon nutritional Yeast
2 teaspoons dried onion flakes or 1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 to 1 teaspoon cayenne
1+ teaspoons paprika(to taste/color)
a generous pinch of salt
a generous pinch Rock salt(optional)
You can add Daiya cheddar, yellow mustard powder, lemon zest, red chili/black pepper for the cheddar/ranch/ spicy etc variations.
Vegan Pasta with Special 'Cream' Sauce
If you like this recipe, tell your gluten free vegan friends.  And, of course, let me know how it turns out for you as well!

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