Creamy Broccoli Pasta with Pine Nuts


This recipe for creamy broccoli pasta is a “15 minutes or less” entry in the Fast & Fresh Dairy-Free Time Trials Recipe Contest, submitted by reader Christina Coopman.

Creamy Broccoli Pasta Recipe with Pine Nuts (dairy-free)

Christina says, “My friends think of this dish as a cheesy alfredo pasta. You can’t go wrong when a dairy free recipe is being called cheesy. Enjoy it and share with the world!”

Special Diet Notes & Options: Creamy Broccoli Pasta

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, peanut-free, vegan, and vegetarian. For soy-free creamy broccoli pasta, be sure to use a dairy-free and soy-free margarine (Earth Balance offers a couple).

Creamy Broccoli Pasta with Pine Nuts
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Serves: 4
  • 3 cups dried short pasta
  • 2 cups So Delicious Dairy Unsweetened Coconut Milk Beverage
  • 2 large cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, diced (roughly ½ cup)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups small broccoli florets
  • Beurre manié (2 tablespoons flour and 2 tablespoons dairy free margarine)
  • ½ cup pine nuts
  • Pepper, to taste
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. In a medium pot, bring coconut milk to a boil with garlic, onion, basil, nutritional yeast, salt, pepper and broccoli. Bring to a boil and continue to cook on high for 5 minutes.
  3. To make a beurre manié paste blend flour and margarine in a bowl with a fork until fully combined.
  4. Reduce the heat of the sauce to medium. Whisk the beurre manié into the sauce little by little, allowing the sauce to thicken a bit before adding more.
  5. Toss cooked noodles with thickened sauce and serve into bowls.
  6. Top with pine nuts. Serve with a salad and enjoy!

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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