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Lemon Pasta Sauce

This Lemon Pasta Sauce is super easy to make for all your comfort food cravings and an amazing find to easy recipes when in need for more pasta sauces. No one would ever guess it is entirely vegan, naturally gluten free and made for easy meals in under 10 minutes. 

Pan full of pasta with sauce and a golden spoon.

With this new recipe you get so many options. All are delicious easy family dinner ideas that even picky kids will love.

This will become everyone’s family favorite in no time once you’ve tried it.

I’m always in for an amazing sauce over pasta. You’ve might seen my excitement before with this Spicy Tahini Pasta Sauce or the Avocado Pesto Pasta Sauce. Both are must make pasta recipes.

Creamy Lemon Pasta Sauce in a saucepan.

Trust me no one would ever think it is vegan pasta. So everyone will come on board with these, kids friendly, both are ready in 5 minutes on the table.

If you’re looking for more sauce recipes look no further and use the search bar to get more ides and inspirations.

This lemon pasta sauce is no exception. It is creamy, satisfying, light, lemony, garlicky, comforting, super easy, versatile, packed with bold flavors. It makes seriously the best pasta in no time and is truly a must make for all easy pasta recipes.

Lemon Pasta Sauce ready to be served.

What’s in the box of this creamy lemon pasta sauce

You will need 6 simple ingredients to make this lemon cream sauce (not counting salt and pepper):

  • olive oil
  • lemon juice
  • vegan Parmesan
  • minced garlic
  • cashew milk
  • vegan butter

That is all you need for this lemon pasta sauce. No fancy or complicated ingredients or steps as always – you can count on me.

Portion of pasta in a saucepan, decorated with parsley.

How to make Lemon Pasta Sauce

First heat a pan or pot with the vegan butter and olive oil. Add minced garlic and fry for around 2 minutes. Now mix in as much as you like of the prepared vegan Parmesan cheese. This will depend on your preferences – you can use all or use half of it.  In that case reserve the other half for pasta toppings.

Finally add the cashew milk and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper, cook for 5 minutes more. Serve over pasta and enjoy.

Note: Any plant milk will work. Soy, almond, or oat milk. I’ve tried them all but find out cashew milk gives the best results.

This recipe makes such an amazing dinner, lunch, meal prep to eat during the week and for easy lunch ideas that you can gladly bring to work.

Lemon Sauce over rigatoni.

Tips and variations to make Lemon pasta Sauce you’re family favorite:

If you prefer a thicker sauce, try mixing 1 tsp of cornstarch with 2 tsp of water. Add to the sauce. you can go from there and add more.

Looking for more variety? I guess the sauce will be really delicious with caramelized onions. Just add 1 cup of onions to the garlic and fry for around 5 minutes. 

Before vegan days, my favorite always was a lemon butter sauce and you can do this easily. Instead of cashew milk add coconut cream which leads to a more rich and buttery texture. Also you can add capers to make a lemon caper butter sauce.

Excited for summer? Who isn’t! Add 2 tsp lemon zest for a more tangy flavor and you have the most amazing summer dinner ideas. This way you have to check out how to peel a lemon.

Lemon Sauce over rigatoni.

Other vegan pasta recipes for inspiration:

Vegetarian Fajita Pasta

Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

One Pot Chili Mac and Cheese

This Lemon Pasta sauce is super easy to make and seriously so delicious! So amazing over your favorite pasta and no one would guess it is vegan, dairy free and even gluten free. Delicious for lunch, dinner, mealprep that the whole family will love including picky kids! #vegan #dairyfree #glutenfree #contentednesscooking #vegetarian #lemonpasta #lemonpasta #mealprep #comfortfood #kidsmeals #familydinner

If you give this Lemon Pasta Sauce a try, I love seeing all your remakes on Instagram or Facebook.

Cheers, Florian.

Lemon Sauce over rigatoni.

Lemon Pasta Sauce

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This Lemon Pasta Sauce is super easy to make for all your comfort food cravings and an amazing find to easy recipes when in need for more pasta sauces. No one would ever guess it is entirely vegan, naturally gluten free and made for easy meals in under 10 minutes. 

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Heat a pan or pot with the vegan butter and olive oil. Add minced garlic and fry for around 2 minutes.
  2. Now mix in as much as you like of the prepared vegan Parmesan cheese. This will depend on your preferences - you can use all or use half of it.  In that case reserve the other half for pasta toppings.
  3. Finally add the cashew milk and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper, cook for 5 minutes more. Serve over pasta and enjoy.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 241Total Fat: 22.3gSaturated Fat: 6.8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 76.5mgCarbohydrates: 7.6gFiber: 1gSugar: 2.2gProtein: 2.7g
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Kayla

Saturday 24th of October 2020

Hello! I’m allergic to coconut related products which most vegan/ dairy free cheeses have, what would you recommend replacing the vegan cheese with? I’ve only seen a couple of cheese spreads which I can safely have but not sure if that would be a good substitute.

Thanks!

Florian

Saturday 24th of October 2020

Hi Kayla! I made my lemon pasta sauce with cashew milk, so there is no coconut involved. Also you can make my vegan parmesan which is made from cashews and linked. Hope that helps.

Taylar Ernest

Wednesday 20th of May 2020

I made this tonight with my husband! Switched up a few ingredients to vegetarian versus vegan! Still AMAZING! Thank you so much for this recipe!

jewels

Monday 18th of May 2020

i added flour and spinach to make it thicker and it was SO good

Francine Cuvin

Wednesday 22nd of April 2020

What should I replace the cashew milk if I wouldn't prefer to use cashew milk?

Florian

Wednesday 22nd of April 2020

Hi Francine! Feel free to use almond milk, but the result will be less creamy. Let me know how it goes.