Dairy-Free Chickpea Truffle Pasta

Dairy-Free Chickpea Truffle Pasta

Last updated: December 2022

Don't be fooled: embracing more plant-based meals into your diet doesn't have to fall short on flavor! This dairy-free chickpea truffle pasta dish combines unique flavors and textures to provide irresistible mouth appeal with every bite. Instead of traditional pasta, chickpea rotini is used in this recipe. Not to mention, it's loaded with fiber to help keep you full and satisfied between meals.

Choosing a diet with high-fiber meals is associated with improved gut health and immune function. Plus, this dish is dairy-free and naturally gluten-free for anyone with food sensitivities or lactose intolerance. Talk about a powerhouse recipe! Adding roasted cashews can help balance out the carbohydrates to steady blood sugar levels when managing type 2 diabetes.

Makes 4 servings
Serving Size: ¼ mixture
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients for dairy-free chickpea truffle pasta

  • 8 oz chickpea rotini
  • 8 oz Brussels sprouts
  • 3 oz plant-based mozzarella
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic
  • 3 tbsp truffle-infused olive oil
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp chives
  • ⅓ cup low-sodium vegetable stock
  • Salt to taste
  • Ground pepper to taste

Directions for dairy-free chickpea truffle pasta

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Remove stems from Brussels sprouts and slice them in half. Place on oven tray face-up. With a silicone cooking brush, evenly spread 1 tbsp olive oil across the Brussels sprouts. Cook until crispy—approximately 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. In a medium pot on medium-high heat, cook pasta according to instructions. Drain and keep pasta in the pot. Turn down the heat to low.
  4. Once ready, remove Brussels sprouts from the oven. Set aside.
  5. In a pot, combine pasta with Brussels sprouts, plant-based mozzarella, olive oil, smoked paprika, minced garlic, vegetable stock, nutritional yeast, salt, and pepper. Mix until fully combined.
  6. Once the cheese is fully melted, remove it from heat and serve topped with thinly chopped chives.

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Nutrition facts

Per Serving

  • calories: 397
  • carbohydrate: 50g
  • fat: 17g
  • fiber: 10g
  • potassium: 880mg
  • protein: 18g
  • sodium: 254mg
  • sugar: 2.5g
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