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A Really Good Vegan Carbonara | Well and Full

A Really Good Vegan Carbonara

You won't believe this vegan carbonara is completely plant-based - the creamy, umami-rich sauce and crunchy coconut bacon will delight you!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

Pasta

  • 12 oz Bucatini or Linguine or Spaghetti

Coconut Bacon

  • 1 Recipe Coconut Bacon

Sauce

  • 1/2 Cup Cashews soaked overnight
  • 1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Large Cloves Garlic
  • 1 1/2 Tbs Nutritional Yeast
  • 1/3 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1/2 Tsp Pepper or more to taste
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1-2 Tsp Truffle Oil

Instructions

  1. Start by cooking the pasta according to the package's instructions.
  2. While pasta is cooking, make the recipe for coconut bacon.
  3. To make the sauce, combine all ingredients into a high-speed blender. I would recommend starting with 1 Tsp of the Truffle Oil to start to see how you like the taste; if needed, add the second tsp. Blend on high until the sauce is smooth and creamy. Note - if you don't have a high-speed blender, you will need to blend for longer to make sure the sauce is creamy enough.
  4. When pasta is done cooking, drain the water and return the pasta to the pot. Mix in the sauce, making sure all the pasta is evenly covered. Then, mix in about 3/4 of the coconut bacon (reserving some for garnish).
  5. Serve pasta in bowls with extra coconut bacon and fresh cracked black pepper.
  6. Enjoy!