creamy golden pasta sauce

Confession: I've never been a big mac 'n cheese person.

Some people have fond, nostalgic memories of Kraft Mac 'n Cheese, but the orange color scares me to this day, and honestly, I just didn't find it creamy enough. Even when we made handmade mac 'n cheese, we used the Kraft singles (I did, however, used to fold those up into squares and eat stacks of them), and I still didn't dig it. Call me a weird kid.

I loved Alfredo sauce, though. It's not something I miss, but I still love creamy pasta sauces. This one makes you feel all cozy inside without giving you any digestion problems, because it's packed full of healthy fats and veggies. AKA a sneaky way to get those veggies in!

I'm so in love with this sauce that I eat it by the spoonful. Like, scrape my spoon along the inside of my blender and use my fingers to get every last drop. I'm obviously a savage, but you get the point.

It holds up well too, so if you want to double or triple the recipe to meal prep, I definitely recommend it. Alright, ready to make some finger-lickin' good pasta sauce?

Creamy Golden Pasta Sauce

creamy golden sauce

serves 2 | Paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, vegan, vegetarian | time: 10 min


  • 1 cup steamed cauliflower and chopped carrots (I used an organic Whole Foods frozen mix (California medley) that I microwaved)
  • 1 tbsp hemp hearts (I used Manitoba Harvest)
  • 1 tbsp EVOO
  • 1 tsp ACV
  • 1 tsp lemon juice (I used Santa Cruz Organics)
  • 3 tbsp leftover pasta water (decrease to make a thicker sauce, increase for a thinner sauce)
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast (I got this from Trader Joe's)
  • Cayenne pepper, salt, pepper, turmeric to taste (I used Simply Organic Foods)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender (I used my single serve Ninja Kitchen Nutri Ninja blender) and blend until smooth.
  2. Taste and season accordingly.
  3. Pour over your favorite pasta (I used Eat Banza chickpea pasta), mix, and enjoy!
Eat Banza Chickpea Pasta

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