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Vegan Roasted Brussels Pasta with Shiitake Bacon in Dijon Garlic Cashew Cream Sauce

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  • Author: Eat Drink Shrink
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x




  • 16 ounces Brussels Sprouts (halved)
  • 12 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pinch each sea salt + black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced 
  • 2 Tsps dried rosemary

Pasta Sauce: 

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil & 1 tbsp vegan butter
  • 1/3 cup chopped shallots
  • 4 large cloves garlic, chopped 
  • 1/3 cup white cooking wine 
  •  1 cup cashews, soaked overnight
  • 1 cup unsweetened plain almond milk
  • 4 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice 
  • 4 tbsp dijon
  • Salt/Pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup Follow Your Heart vegan parmesan cheese – garnish
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts – garnish
  • 2 tbs chopped parsley, optional – garnish

Shiitake bacon: 



  1. Shiitake Bacon: Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. Toss the sliced shiitakes n the ingredients and spread out on a baking sheet. Bake for 25-45 minutes until slightly crispy. Set aside. 
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and add Brussels sprouts to a baking sheet. Drizzle with oil, toss in the oil and garlic, chopped rosemary, & season generously with salt and pepper. Arrange in a single layer and bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Toss brussles midway to get an even bake, set aside. 
  3. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and salt generously. Once you hit a boil add the pasta and reduce to a simmer. 
  4. Heat a large rimmed skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add butter, olive oil and shallots and sauté for 3-4 minutes. Add garlic and cook for an additional 2 minutes until slightly golden brown. Add the wine. then add wine and sauté for 2-4 minutes, or until the wine has reduced by about half. Set aside. 
  5. In a high power blender add the soaked cashews, garlic/shallot mixture, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, almond milk, dijon, salt/pepper and blend until smooth. Taste the sauce and add additional dijon or nutritional yeast as desired. Adjust the thickness at any point by adding almond milk. 
  6. Transfer sauce back to the skillet and warm over medium-low heat until bubbly while whisking. Add the cooked pasta, roasted Brussels and shiitake bacon. Toss and coat. Garnish with toasted pine nuts and parsley. 
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes


  • Serving Size: 1