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Creamy Vegan Carbonara With 'Bacon'

A rich creamy carbonara sauce, rice paper bacon, and vegan parmesan cheese. Yes please!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: carbonara, creamy pasta, pasta, vegan bacon
Servings: 4
Author: Jessica (The Foodie Takes Flight)

Ingredients

  • 200 g dry spaghetti or pasta of choice

Carbonara Sauce

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic roughly chopped 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tube around 350g silken tofu
  • 1 tbsp calamansi juice or 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast 2 tsp salt or to taste

Toppings

  • Rice Paper Bacon
  • Vegan Parmesan recipe below
  • Chopped Basil

Vegan Parmesan

  • 1 cup almond flour/meal
  • 4 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Cook the pasta according to package instructions. Cook until al dente.
  • While the pasta is cooking, heat a pan with oil. Sauté the garlic and onions until cooked. Set aside.
  • Place the garlic, onions, and the other sauce ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth, around 2-3 minutes. Feel free to adjust the seasoning depending on desired taste.
  • Transfer the sauce into a pan. Add in the cooked pasta. Cook for 6-8 minutes over medium high heat until the sauce is thick.
  • Serve immediately with vegan bacon, vegan parmesan (just mix everything together), and basil if desired. Enjoy while hot! 

Notes

This recipe was republished with permission from The Foodie Takes Flight. Find the original recipe here