Vegan Lemon Cream sauceVegan lemon cream sauce is easy to make and is great with any kind of pasta or even veggie noodles. Great weeknight dinner that comes together in less than 30 minutes.

I made an not-so-usual pasta sauce for day 2 pasta sauce for Day 2 of this week’s Kid friendly ‘Pizza & Pasta’ theme. This vegan lemon cream sauce is great to use for any kind of pasta shape. This is my copycat recipe of Noodles & Co.’s zoodles recipe. I followed suite and served the sauce with zucchini noodles.

Lemon Cream sauce with NoodlesKid Friendly Dish:

The first time I made this dish, I wasn’t sure if the kids will like it. I don’t usually use lemon or lime in pasta dishes. My typical pasta sauces are either tomato base or pesto base.

So I was really surprised to see my kids actually like this combination. I should probably say my 12 year old loved it more than my 7 year old. She didn’t really care for the lemon sauce, but she finished her plate without much complaining – that’s a win in my book.Lemon Cream Sauce

Vegan Lemon Cream Sauce:

This sauce cannot be simpler to make. All you need is cream, lemon zest and juice. I used almond creamer, but soy or coconut creamer would also work here.


Use as many veggies as you like – broccoli, asparagus, green beans, peppers etc are all good options.

Make it a complete meal by adding a protein – baked tofu, chickpeas or other beans, edamame are excellent vegetarian choices.Zucchini noodles with lemon cream sauce

Versatile sauce:

Lemon zest and lemon juice add a nice tang to this creamy sauce. It can be used with any shaped pasta, from penne to spaghetti. I used zucchini noodles in the dish you see in the photos, but I’ve also made it with other short & long pasta shapes. Do give this unusual sauce a try, I am sure you will family will enjoy it as much as mine.

Noodles with Lemon Cream sauce

Sending this to Srivalli’s Kid’s Delight event, themed on Pizzas and Pastas. Don’t forget to check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked up today for BM# 105.BM Logo

Vegan Lemon Cream Sauce for Pasta
Vegan Lemon Cream Sauce for Pasta
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Vegan lemon cream sauce is easy to make and is great with any kind of pasta or noodles even veggie noodles. Great weeknight dinner that comes together in less than 30 minutes.
Servings Prep Time
2 Servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 Servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Vegan Lemon Cream Sauce for Pasta
Vegan Lemon Cream Sauce for Pasta
Yum
Print Recipe
Vegan lemon cream sauce is easy to make and is great with any kind of pasta or noodles even veggie noodles. Great weeknight dinner that comes together in less than 30 minutes.
Servings Prep Time
2 Servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2 Servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 medium Shallot, thinly sliced
  • 1 Garlic clove, finely minced
  • 1 Small Red or Yellow Pepper, chopped
  • 1 Medium Tomato, chopped
  • ½ cup Baked Tofu (store bought or homemade)
  • ½ cup Vegan Creamer (I used almond creamer)
  • 1 Small Organic Lemon, zest and juice
  • To taste Salt Pepper
  • 4 oz. Dry Pasta (shape of your choice) I used Zucchini noodles
  • 2 tbsp Wholewheat Bread Crumbs (optional)
Servings: Servings
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta as per package directions. Reserve ½ cup of cooking water - drain.
  2. Heat olive oil in a medium skillet, add shallot and garlic - cook for 2~3 minutes or until shallot is translucent.
  3. Add peppers and cook till crisp tender. Stir in the tomatoes and baked tofu and cook till tomatoes are warmed through - but not mushy. Season with salt & pepper.
  4. Stir in cream and lemon zest. Cook on medium-low flame until the sauce thickens, about 2~3 minutes.
  5. Add the drained pasta or zucchini noodles (in my case) and cook till heated through. Add reserved pasta cooking water, if the sauce looks too thick. Taste and adjust the seasoning.
  6. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs, if using and Serve warm and enjoy!!
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17 thoughts on “Vegan Lemon Cream Sauce for Pasta”

    1. Vidhya, Lemon zest doesn’t curdle the cream. So that can be added earlier. Lemon juice might, so I added that at the very end.

  1. I love experimenting with different kind of sauces when I make pasta. A creamy lemon one sounds really good. I love the flavour of the big yellow Lemons that you get there. Miss them in my home town as we tend to get the Indian variety.

  2. Love that bowl of healthy pasta Pavani. It’s a Kid approved dish so bookmarking it immediately. my daughter likes different sauces with pasta so this is helpful.

  3. Almond creamer with lemon zest, it must have bought a unique flavor and taste. This pasta would definitely please everyone. I love the addition of baked tofu and peppers.

  4. I should try this almond creamer to avoid dairy cream in my recipes. Lemon cream sauce sounds like a wonderful sauce for pastas. Actually I like lemon in my pastas but usually don’t mix it with cream. Need to try it next time.

  5. Not a vegan though, but this vegan lemon cream sounds quite interesting and I am sure it would have lent that beautiful touch of creaminess and zing to your pasta. Nice share!

  6. That is one delicious bowl of yummilicious pasta pavani! That sauce sounds so yumm!!! amazing your kid finished her plate, mine are too picky and i have never tried anything different than the white sauce . Love those citrus flavors in the dish!!

  7. First, let me share this post with my family members as all of them are pasta crazy fans and this lemon cream sauce pasta is right recipe for their lunch. I can just imagine that fresh flavours in this dish which can be done in no time.

  8. Lemon flavored pasta sounds so different ! Looks delicious and love the citrus flavor all around here …. As I like the citrus flavor so I would love to try this 🙂 Awesome vegan recipe

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