Vegan one pot mushroom tetrazzini
* 1 tablespoon. olive oil
* 16 oz. Sliced mushrooms, I used baby bella
* 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
* 1/4 C. Vegan butter, I used Earth Balance
* 1/4 C. All-purpose flour
* 3 C. Vegetable broth
* 1 C. Almond milk or other non-dairy milk of choice
* 10 oz. Spaghetti
* 1/2 C. Frozen peas
* 1/2 C. Panko breadcrumbs
* 2 tablespoons. nutritional yeast
* Pepper and salt to taste
* Parsley to garnish
Preheat the oven to 350°F or 450°F, depending on the recipe.
Cook spaghetti or other pasta of your choice according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
In a large ovenproof pot or skillet, heat a little oil over medium-high heat and saute the sliced mushrooms and garlic until browned and softened. Season with salt and pepper and remove from the pot.
In the same pot, melt some vegan butter over low heat and whisk in all-purpose flour to make a roux. Cook for a few minutes, stirring constantly, until smooth and bubbly.
Gradually add some vegetable broth and dairy-free milk of your choice. Bring the sauce to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer until it thickens slightly. You can also add some vegan Greek yogurt, nutritional yeast, lemon juice or other spices for extra flavor and creaminess.
Stir in some frozen peas or other vegetables if desired. Add the cooked pasta and mushrooms and stir to combine everything well.
Sprinkle some panko breadcrumbs, vegan cheese, or nutritional yeast over the pasta mixture. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden and bubbly.
Garnish with some chopped parsley or other herbs if desired. Enjoy your vegan one-pot mushroom tetrazzini!
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