Go Back
Print Recipe
5 from 1 vote

Vegan Creamy Mushroom Pasta for Toddlers and Kids

Easy dairy-free and vegan creamy mushroom pasta made our of cashews. Your toddler or kid will love this simple recipe that you can cook in less than 20 minutes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course, pasta
Cuisine: Italian, toddler
Keyword: Creamy, Mushroom, Pasta, sauce, toddler, Vegan
Servings: 2 toddler-kids

Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients

  • 60 gr cashews soaked in water
  • 120 ml water
  • 1 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon white miso paste
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 leek or onion sliced
  • 4-5 mushrooms sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh nutmeg shredded

Instructions

  • Mix in a blender the soaked cashews, water, nutritional yeast, lemon juice and miso paste. Blend all the ingredients together until smooth consistency.
  • Heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil into low-medium heat and add the leek,mushrooms, and nutmeg. Cook for a few minutes until the leek has softened and the mushrooms are fully cooked. If it sticks to the pan, instead of more oil you can add a little bit of water.
  • Add the blended mixture with the leek and mushrooms and cook for a few more minutes.
  • Transfer the sauce into the blender again, and blend for a few seconds. You do not need a really smooth sauce, we like it better when it still has some bits that Luca can pick and eat. Adjust the consistency of the sauce to your toddler or kid's taste.
  • Boil the pasta following the package instructions, rinse with cold water and add to the sauce.

Notes

  • If you do not have miso paste, you can leave it out. You could always add a pinch of salt if your toddler is already eating salt.
  • Please, be advised that this recipe contains nuts. Do not cook this recipe for your toddler if they have not tried cashew nuts before.
  • We recommend that you do not cook white pasta for your toddler or kid as it contains a high amount of sugar. It is way better to cook whole-wheat pasta or pasta made out of healthy grains such as quinoa, lentil, chickpea, brown rice, etc.