Vegan creamy mushroom pasta with a luscious sauce and an Asian twist. It’s quick, easy to make, and will for sure be your next weekly staple!
The inspiration behind this Vegan Creamy Mushroom Pasta
After seeing my roommate making a lot of creamy pasta, I wondered what it’ll be like to create a vegan Asian version of this dish using red pepper paste and vegan cream. That’s how this recipe comes about. I posted it on my Instagram stories and within a few hours, this story has 13K views and so many people asking for the recipe! So I decided to make a video and blog post for this recipe.
If you love pasta and noodle dishes, I guarantee that this recipe that will change your life! It’s easy, delicious with a luscious cream sauce that will keep you coming back for more!
Why you’ll love this Vegan Creamy Mushroom Pasta recipe
- Can be made in one pot
- Easy and can be made in under 20 minutes
- Versatile: as this is a fusion recipe, feel free to swap the recommended ingredients with what you have on hand!
Ingredients and substitutions
To make this recipe, you’ll need:
- Vegan butter: adds the buttery taste
- Garlic: adds the garlicky taste that elevates the dish
- A combination of mushrooms, such as cremini and shimeji mushroom: you can swap this for other mushrooms of choice, such as oyster, or king oyster mushroom. They shrink down as they cook, so I recommend about 400 g of mushrooms for 3 servings.
- Red pepper paste: I recommend using harissa paste or gochujang, this adds a hint of spice to the dish and the nice orange color
- Soy sauce: adds umami to the dish.
- Vegan cooking cream: adds the creamy texture to the sauce
- Water: helps thin out the sauce
- Noodles: I made this using Taiwanese knife-cut noodles and udon noodles, but you can use any pasta of your choice too!
Toppings: As with many Asian recipes, this recipe uses toppings such as:
- Chopped green onions
- Sesame seeds
The creamy sauce
The sauce has an orange vibrant color and a super creamy texture made with vegan butter, vegan cooking cream, and red pepper paste. The final result should look like this and will make you come back for more: