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Creamy Hummus Pasta Bake

45 min

Meal

10 ingredients or less

This pasta recipe is rich and creamy, and easy to whip together. It comes together with under 10 ingredients, and makes use of hummus to both flavour and add a wonderful creaminess to the sauce. The recipe is a forgiving one, so toss in whatever veggies you have in the fridge, and enjoy!

Servings

Total

45 min

Prep

10 min

Cook

35 min

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Ingredients

Pasta

  • ½
    medium broccoli
  • 14 oz (400 g)
    dry shell pasta
  • 1½ cups (224 g)
    cherry tomatoes
  • 1⅔ cups (399 mL)
    canned full-fat coconut milk
  • ¾ cup + 1 Tbsp (200 g)

Vegan parmesan cheese

  • ½ cup (65 g)
    raw cashews
  • ¼ tsp
    garlic powder (optional)
  • ⅛ tsp
    salt

Optional garnish

  • fresh basil

Directions

  1. Cut the outer thick skin off the stem of the broccoli and discard. Cut the stem into little pieces. Cut the broccoli florets into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Cook the pasta in salted boiling water for 4 - 5 minutes. Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).
  3. Then add the chopped broccoli stem and florets to cook with the pasta. After 1 minute, drain. We want the pasta to be slightly under-cooked.
  4. Transfer the drained pasta and broccoli to a large 11 x 8 inch (28 x 21 cm) baking dish, along with the tomatoes.
  5. In a medium bowl, mix together the coconut milk and hummus. Pour this over the pasta and toss everything to coat. Bake in the centre rack of the preheated oven for 20 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, add the cashews, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, and salt to a small food processor*. Blend into a coarse powder.
  7. If desired, although optional, add some of the cashew 'Parmesan' cheese to the top of the baked pasta and bake for an additional 3 - 5 minutes to toast.
  8. Serve the pasta while hot, and sprinkle over top more vegan 'Parmesan' cheese. Enjoy!

Notes

  • * Alternatively, finely chop the cashews with a knife and mix the ingredients in a bowl.

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Grains & Starches 71%

dry shell pasta

Proteins 10%

hummus

raw cashews

nutritional yeast flakes

Fruits & Veggies 19%

medium broccoli

cherry tomato

Calcium
No significant sources of calcium
Fat

canned full-fat coconut milk

hummus

raw cashews

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Phillipa - Nov. 26, 2022, 5:18 p.m.

We've tried this and it was yummy but I should have used a better hummus. I'm looking forward to trying it again.

How long can one keep the parmesan topping for if it's kept in the fridge?


Anna - Nov. 23, 2022, 2:12 a.m.

Can this be frozen for later? I didn't realize it would make so much!

PUL Team - Nov. 23, 2022, 4:24 a.m.

Hey Anna, we find the texture of the sauce changes with freezing so we prefer it fresh, but you can always try it! If you do, let us know how it goes when defrosted 🤓


Alice - Oct. 20, 2022, 9:54 p.m.

I loved this recipe, so creamy and felt very healthy, thank you!!

PUL Team - Oct. 21, 2022, 5:21 a.m.

So glad it's being enjoyed, Alice!


Chrissi - Sept. 16, 2022, 6:34 p.m.

Huge love for this recipe!! 🤗
This became one of my go-to dishes because it is so easy to prepare.
I've already made it very often with a wide variety of veggies depending on the season and it always tastes great.
So thank you for sharing this recipe 🤗

PUL Team - Sept. 17, 2022, 10:17 p.m.

Thank YOU, Chrissi, for the glowing review and kind words!


Caitlin - Sept. 11, 2022, 4:57 a.m.

This was yummy! I was apprehensive before making , worried The coconut milk flavor would be too strong and too sweet in the pasta. But it came out so good. Love how simple it was to make. I did stir the pasta twice while in the oven, used too deep of a baking dish. Vegan oatmeal was delicious! Will try with different flavoured hummus next time.

PUL Team - Sept. 12, 2022, 4:20 p.m.

Woohoo! It means so much, Caitlin, and happy cooking 🤗


Florentina - Aug. 11, 2022, 7:33 p.m.

Just made this, and it is really delicious, and the part that surprises me the most is that the vegan Parmesan really tastes like the real thing. Thank you, PUL <3

PUL Team - Aug. 13, 2022, 12:38 a.m.

Aw we're so thrilled to hear! Thank YOU, Florentina 🥰


Samantha - June 10, 2022, 8:10 p.m.

I loved this hot, so creamy.
Maybe I’m weird but I also had it cold straight from the fridge the next day for lunch, and that was even more delicious, it became thick, comforting and refreshing
My toddler devoured it too
Thanks for this recipe!

PUL Team - June 13, 2022, 4:02 p.m.

Ooo enjoying it cold sounds yummy, Samantha, thank you for the insight! So glad it was enjoyed 🤗


Tina - May 16, 2022, 3:32 a.m.

So simple and so creamy! To save some time I just added the nutritional yeast to the pasta dish instead of making the parmesan cheese and once out of the oven topped with some spinach. Thanks for another great recipe!

PUL Team - May 16, 2022, 6:37 p.m.

A lovely idea, Tina, thanks for taking the time to share :D


Hiranya - May 4, 2022, 4:30 p.m.

Hey! I really like your recipies but could you pls add alternatives for those who don't have an oven. Sadly my student dorm does not have an oven.
P. S. Sorry if it's added work but the recipes are to die for :)

PUL Team - May 4, 2022, 5:08 p.m.

Hey Hiranya, thank you for the kind words and request! We'll note it down as an idea to help PUL improve. In the meantime in case you're interested and haven't already seen, you may find some of our student content helpful here: https://www.pickuplimes.com/s… All the best with your studies 📚


Kiki - March 12, 2022, 6:41 p.m.

Made this pasta dish today! Was so good! Instead of coconut milk I used creamed coconut, purreed the broccoli stems with 3 gloves of raw garlic and some pasta water & truffle hummus 🥰
It turned out so creamy and good! Thank you for this amazing recipe.

PUL Team - March 12, 2022, 7:46 p.m.

Mmm thanks for sharing the modifications, Kiki, it's so appreciated ☺️


Jas - March 11, 2022, 2:10 a.m.

I made this with gluten free pasta to accommodate a family member and it's still really good. New favourite. The vegan parmesan was a hit in my house even if my sister who doesn't like cheese and my dad who loves real cheese. Would recommend.

PUL Team - March 11, 2022, 4:53 a.m.

So nice to make it for your family, Jas! We're happy to hear it was enjoyed 😃


Joey - Feb. 3, 2022, 3:25 p.m.

Never thought of making pasta with hummus but this is so yummy!! For a little twist I added a few green olives and the result was amazing. Thank you so much for all the delicious recipes you share with us.

PUL Team - Feb. 4, 2022, 3:06 a.m.

Ooo love the addition of olives, Joey!


Annna - Jan. 26, 2022, 4 p.m.

I've made so many pasta gratins that have turned out mushy or dry (and sometimes both!), but this is the first time I stumble upon a recipe that comes out perfect in all ways! It's moist, in a good way!, and the taste is heavenly and cheesy! (I may add that I used 300 grams pasta shells instead of 400 grams.) I'll add this to my collection of favourite recipes. Thank you so much for creating this! You're really good at what you do!

PUL Team - Jan. 27, 2022, 7:01 p.m.

Thanks a bunch for sharing your experience with it, Annna, it's so appreciated 🥰


Michaela - Jan. 26, 2022, 1:11 p.m.

Huge love for this recipe! This became my go-to dish if I don‘t have a lot of time because it is so easy to prepare and tastes amazing 🤗 Thanks so much for sharing this with us

PUL Team - Jan. 27, 2022, 6:59 p.m.

Oh, Michaela, it means so much! Thank YOU for the glowing review 😊


Gina - Jan. 24, 2022, 6:30 a.m.

Didn't exactly know what to expect from a hummus pasta bake, but this is really nice and creamy!! Definitely would make it again!

PUL Team - Jan. 26, 2022, 6:09 a.m.

So glad to hear, Gina!


Naomi - Jan. 21, 2022, 8:53 p.m.

So good!!!! 💚


Conner - Jan. 8, 2022, 4:36 a.m.

The only nuts my partner aren’t allergic to are pecans, hazelnuts, and macadamia. She can also eat seeds. I have wanted to share my favorite vegan recipes with her, but I don’t know how to replace cashews — any tips from a pro? Thank you!

PUL Team - Jan. 10, 2022, 1:15 a.m.

Hey there, Conner, so nice of you to share recipes! In this recipe, raw sunflower seeds are an option that would work well as a substitute.

Often cashews are used to add thickness or creaminess and can be omitted for a less creamy dish. For example, in sauces or curries. In these cases, some alternatives include pre-soaked sunflower seeds, or equal parts plant-based creamer (like soy or oat creamer). Since subbing the cashews will impact the taste a bit, you could taste as you go and adjust the spices if needed. We hope this helps for now 😊

Conner Carey - Jan. 10, 2022, 3:43 a.m.

Thank you so much for your reply! I am very excited to try these!

Suzanne - Jan. 13, 2022, 6:12 p.m.

Ground hazelnut work as well!


Kaylin - Oct. 26, 2021, 7:58 p.m.

Such a great recipe.


Sharon - Oct. 13, 2021, 3:29 p.m.

I love it recipe and the new site is amazing ❤️


Cynthia - Sept. 17, 2021, 10:34 p.m.

I'm obsessed with this <3 we eat this every 2 weeks!


Emily S. - Aug. 21, 2021, 12:19 a.m.

I made this for dinner tonight at my parents house and it was delicious! I'm not fully vegan (I'm vegetarian) and this is amazing, I'll be making it for my meat loving boyfriend in the next week! This is also a great blueprint for all kinds of other veggie pasta dishes, as long as you have pasta, hummus, and coconut milk I think this would be good with a wide variety of veggies depending on the season <3

PUL Team - Aug. 24, 2021, 3:32 a.m.

So lovely - thanks for sharing, Emily! We hope your boyfriend enjoys it too 😃


Svetlana - Aug. 14, 2021, 12:59 p.m.

Great recipe!


Meg - Aug. 1, 2021, 2:28 p.m.

The creamy hummus sauce works so well in this dish, and the tomatoes add a delicious pop of freshness. Yummo!

I'm so thankful to have stumbled across the PUL website four years ago. Sadia develops recipes that are delicious, healthy, and so easy to follow. We enjoy Sadia's recipes so much that my husband and I pretty much exclusively cook PUL meals for lunch and dinner every week. Sadia, thank you for creating an array of scrumptious vegan food. Sending you love and gratitude from Australia :)

PUL Team - Aug. 4, 2021, 5:43 a.m.

Ah, Meg, how did we get so lucky to have you stumble upon PUL?! We're so grateful for the kind words and support. It means so much! Sending an abundance of love and gratitude back to Australia 🌻


Trish - July 28, 2021, 3:48 a.m.

This is my husband's absolute favorite! He'd ask for this repeatedly (often times with chicken if we want added protein) but it's so simple and easy to make while also so delicious and healthy. We also love that we can make this 'customizable' by choosing whatever hummus flavor we want and it's such a great twist to the recipe as well!


Michèle - July 25, 2021, 3:29 p.m.

We have this meal almost weekly for dinner! It‘s so easy to make and a really good alternative for non-vegan pasta bake.


Stephanie - July 25, 2021, 12:47 a.m.

One of my favorite easy go to dinners. I share this recipe with everyone! Also love how customizable it is through just changing the hummus flavor.

PUL Team - July 26, 2021, 8:53 p.m.

So thrilled the pasta bake has been enjoyed, Stephanie 🤗


Miriam - July 24, 2021, 11:18 p.m.

A super pasta recipe with one of my favorite veggies. Never thought of using hummus with my pasta.
For me a keeper.


Hadeel - July 24, 2021, 7:54 p.m.

A very unique taste!
Whenever I make Roasted Garlic and Red Pepper Hummus I make sure to keep some for this recipe. Thank you for the inspiration!


Lara - July 24, 2021, 3:29 p.m.

this one is a favourite! we used to go for this recipe on a more regular basis when it was still cold out, and it was just perfect. the combination of the creamy sauce and the fresh, juicy tomatoes is just 🤤 the best! it‘s so easy to make and you just gotta love the ingredients. (our son - now 1y/o - is very much into hummus and he also LOVED this meal!)

PUL Team - July 25, 2021, 9:49 p.m.

Aww so happy to hear the recipe has been enjoyed, even by your little one! Thank you, Lara 😊


Vivian H. - July 23, 2021, 11:23 a.m.

I love this recipe and usually add some canned tomatoes/tomato sauce to it because I like it a little bit more saucy.


Neha - July 22, 2021, 7:30 a.m.

This is so ridiculously easy and such a good, quick, student friendly meal. I'm also such a hummus lover, I always buy the family packs even though I'm the only one consuming it. Thank you for this recipe!


Bridgette B - July 15, 2021, 10:04 p.m.

This recipes is so easy to be loose with! Cashews aren't really in the college budget, but it tastes great without the parmesan! But the short ingredient list, and uncomplicated prep have made this such an easy go to the last couple of months! My favorite hummus to use is a garlic hummus. (It's just a little too good though, it becomes addictive at that point :'D). I've also tried throwing other vegetables in there, but still find the broccoli/tomato combo the best as is!

PUL Team - July 18, 2021, 2:10 a.m.

Thanks so much for sharing the insight with us, Bridgette, it means so much! All the best with your college journey ✨


Jamie R - July 8, 2021, 11:11 p.m.

This hummus bake is great! The bursts of flavor from the roasted tomato is probably my favorite part! And the parmesan is an interesting flavor experience as well that I think adds a bit of crunch. Another great recipe!

PUL Team - July 11, 2021, 2:45 p.m.

So happy you enjoyed the hummus bake, Jamie! Thank you for taking the time to share the review ✨


Caitlen - July 8, 2021, 9:43 p.m.

I've lost track of how many times I've made this, I know the recipe by heart. Such an easy, yummy and nutritious weeknight dinner! I've tried different flavors of hummus too, to switch it up sometimes :) Great recipe!

PUL Team - July 11, 2021, 3:28 p.m.

Love to experiment with different hummus flavours! Thank you for the wonderful review, Caitlen 🤩


Ritz - July 8, 2021, 8:44 p.m.

This recipe is a great when you need to use up hummus. I don’t love using the oven when it’s hot out, so I usually broil the cherry tomatoes in the toaster oven and boil the pasta and broccoli together. After I drain the pasta, I use the same pot to make the sauce, then throw everything together. Quick, easy, creamy, and so much more filling than you think it would be! I skip the Parmesan; it doesn’t need it and I’m too lazy lol.

PUL Team - July 11, 2021, 12:50 a.m.

Thank you for the lovely review, Ritz! We're so glad you're enjoying the pasta bake ✨


Raphsu - June 7, 2021, 12:56 p.m.

Thank you for such wonderful recipes! The sauce for this pasta is too rich for me though, can I substitut the coconut milk for another liquid?

PUL Team - June 7, 2021, 3:40 p.m.

Hi Raphsu, that's a wonderful question, and you totally can! The coconut milk helps add creaminess, but for a less rich sauce some options include:
- Reduced fat coconut milk
- A thinner and unsweetened plant-based milk (such as cashew, soy, or almond milk)
- Diluted full-fat coconut milk (such as 1 cup full-fat coconut milk and 2/3 cup water for 4 servings)

We hope this helps! Let us know how it goes if you give it another try ✨🌻


Cris S - June 5, 2021, 3:43 p.m.

Another delicious recipe!


Tammy - May 29, 2021, 4:42 p.m.

Hi!

A big fan all the way from Sri Lanka 😊

If I use freshly squeezed coconut milk instead of canned coconut milk, will it change the consistency of the sauce? If so, do you have an tips?

Also, I have to say, your videos are a delightful visual experience!

PUL Team - May 30, 2021, 8:33 a.m.

Hi there, Tammy! Super cool that you can make fresh coconut milk 😃 You may find that the freshly squeezed coconut milk is a little thinner than full fat. Adding it slowly until you reach the desired creaminess is one idea. Lots of love to Sri Lanka and we hope you love the recipe 🤗


Christy - May 1, 2021, 8:01 a.m.

This was a super easy and incredibly flexible recipe! I just threw in whatever veggies that I liked and it was equally delicious. I’ve never imagined eating pasta with hummus, let alone mixing it with coconut milk so this was a very pleasant surprise🤤 I’ll definitely remake this! Also loved the fact that there were so few dishes to wash😂 Thanks Sadia <3

PUL Team - May 1, 2021, 8:28 p.m.

Thank YOU for the glowing review, Christy! We are so grateful to hear you enjoyed the pasta. Gotta love have little dishes to deal with after cooking 😀


Delia - April 21, 2021, 10:51 p.m.

I just made this pasta and my boyfriend and his brother loved it. You have a great channel and blog Sadia. Thank you for all the information you share with us to have a healthy life.

PUL Team - April 22, 2021, 3:43 a.m.

Thank you, Delia, for all your support and for being part of the PUL family ✨🥰


Deb - April 17, 2021, 1:12 a.m.

Since this recipe came out (which was not so long ago) I've made this 7 or 8 times already! It's so delicious and goes well with any kind of hummus. If you're looking for a recommendation: try Ithaka's lemon garlic hummus (or any other brand's lemon flavored hummus). I also add a bit of "kashundi" or Bengali-style mustard (similar to Dijon) on the side and it goes so well with the broccoli!

Deb - April 17, 2021, 1:15 a.m.

Mustard also helps get more of the helpful compound sulfurophane from the broccoli, but I enjoy it most for the taste!

PUL Team - April 19, 2021, 2:37 a.m.

We're so grateful for your wonderful review, Deb! Thank you for taking the time to share this with us 🥰


Fortuna - March 22, 2021, 8:47 a.m.

I love your recipes and your simple life style so much. Sometimes its hard to explain for other that being vegan is not expensive and that its so simple for that you a good example.
Keep it up 👍🏽

PUL Team - March 30, 2021, 11:10 p.m.

Aww thanks so much for the support, Fortuna! Enjoy the recipe :D