Plant-Powered Cacio e Pepe

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By Williams Sonoma

Published 2023

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This is Devon’s quick plant-based creamy sauce for a cozy day. It’s filled with simple nutrients, so you feel good beyond the pasta moment! You can use this sauce with gluten-free or grain-free pasta or even over roasted vegetables.


  • ½ lb (225 g) dried short pasta, such as garganelli or penne
  • ½ cup


Bring a large pot two-thirds full of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until al dente according to the package instructions.

Meanwhile, in a blender, combine the cashews, hemp seeds, garlic clove, nutritional yeast, milk, lemon juice, 1½ teaspoons salt, and ¾ teaspoon pepper. Blend on high speed until smooth and creamy, about 1 minute.

Drain the pasta