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Creamy Gochujang Pasta


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  • Author: Kristy @ Plant N' Spice
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This Gochujang Pasta is super creamy, vegan, spicy, rich, and flavourful and will be ready in 20 minutes using only a few ingredients! It is perfect for weeknight dinners or when you crave something special without the fuss in the kitchen.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 225 g pasta
  • 250 ml dairy-free cream
  • 56 g Gochujang paste
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 3 garlic cloves ( minced )
  • 1 tsp soya sauce
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast

Instructions

STEP 1: Cook the Pasta: Firstly, cook the pasta in a pot of salted boiling water according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside, reserving some pasta water.

STEP 2: Prepare the Sauce: In a pan over medium heat, add butter and minced garlic. Sauté for a minute until the garlic becomes fragrant but not browned. Stir in the Gochujang paste, ensuring it's well combined with the garlic.

STEP 3: Add cream: Pour the dairy-free cream and stir until the sauce is smooth and heated. Add nutritional yeast and soya sauce and mix it.

STEP 4: Combine Pasta and Sauce: Add the cooked pasta directly into the pan with the creamy gochujang sauce. Toss the pasta gently until it's evenly coated with the sauce. If the sauce is too thick, add a splash of reserved pasta water to reach your desired consistency.

STEP 5: Season and Serve: Season with salt and pepper to taste. 

Garnish with spring onion or vegan parmesan cheese for an extra pop of freshness if desired and ENJOY!

Notes

Save some pasta water: The starchy water used to cook the pasta can help bind the sauce to the pasta, enhancing creaminess. Save a cup of pasta water before draining; use it if the sauce needs thinning or extra flavour.

Fresh Enjoyment: Creamy pasta dishes are best enjoyed freshly prepared. While it can be stored and reheated, the texture might change slightly.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dinner, Main course
  • Cuisine: Korean, Italian