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vegan Cacio e Pepe

Vegan Cacio e Pepe

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  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 cups 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian Inspired
  • Diet: Vegan


This vegan cacio e pepe style pasta is so satisfying and creamy, and you only need a few ingredients to make it! This rich and delicious pasta dish is made without any cheese or dairy for a satisfying plant-based pasta dish.


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  • 12oz whole wheat spaghetti (or your favorite pasta)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons raw creamy cashew butter
  • 1 tablespoon miso paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions.
  2. Reserve 1 ¼ cups pasta cooking water, then drain the pasta.
  3. In the empty pot, add the olive oil, nutritional yeast, cashew butter, miso paste, and 1 cup of pasta water. Whisk together until combined.
  4. Add the pasta and toss until coated. If needed, add the additional ¼ cup of pasta water.
  5. Top with black pepper and add additional salt and pepper to taste, if needed.