Bean Pasta with California Creamed Peas


Category: Main Dishes - Vegan

This recipe is a go-to for healthy comfort food. Use Dr. Fuhrman's Mushroom Alfredo Sauce or make your own cashew cream sauce.

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8 ounces dry bean pasta, any variety, cooked according to package direction
1 1/2 cups chopped zucchini, peeled or unpeeled or fresh or frozen chopped cauliflower or broccoli
16 ounces frozen green peas, thawed
1 jar (1 1/4 cups) Dr. Fuhrman's Mushroom Alfredo Sauce (see note)


Heat 2-3 tablespoons of water in a saute pan and water saute peas and zucchini until zucchini just starts to soften. Stir in Mushroom Alfredo Sauce and heat through. Stir in cooked bean pasta.

Dr. Fuhrman's Mushroom Alfredo Sauce or homemade cashew cream sauce may also be used with kale, spinach, broccoli or other steamed vegetables.

Note: To make your own cashew cream sauce, place 1/2 cup raw cashews, 2 tablespoons hemp seeds, 1/2 cup unsweetened soy, hemp or almond milk, 1/4 cup dehydrated onion flakes and 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

My Notes: (Click Edit to enter your notes about this recipe)

Serves 4

Per Serving:

Calories 445
Protein 27 g
Carbohydrates 66 g
Sugars 7 g
Total Fat 10.3 g
Saturated Fat 1.3 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 188 mg
Fiber 18 g
Beta-Carotene 1440 ug
Vitamin C 34 mg
Calcium 248 mg
Iron 8.7 mg
Folate 97 ug
Magnesium 37 mg
Potassium 284 mg
Zinc 3.6 mg
Selenium 2.2 ug

My Rating: 
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10/26/2019 01:05 PM

Rated this recipe:

The sauce is delicious on almost everything.

Cindy Weinberger

07/10/2021 09:43 AM

Rated this recipe:

I wanted something warm on a cool and rainy day and this recipe fit the bill.  It whipped up in a flash was filling and hearty.  Despite using my Vitamix to blend the cashew cream sauce, it came out grainy.  Next time I plan to soak the cashews if I have time. I did a google search and found that you can freeze cashew cream sauce.  I might make some and keep on hand for quicker prep.

This comment was last edited on 03/19/2022 12:56 PM


05/17/2023 06:35 PM

Rated this recipe:

This was very good but needdd something extra like a few tomatoes or peppers. I made the recipe exactly as printed except I soaked the cashews in the 1/2 cup of plant milk (I used soy milk) for 15 minutes and then blended with my silver bullet. The sauce is great and I used nutritional yeast. I think the dried onions gave it a special unique flavor. Served steamed broccoli on the side. Thank you for the recipe!