Today we are making Veggie Carbonara with Vegan Bacon & Peas. Except, this isn’t really carbonara at all. Its kind of just creamy pasta made with veggies for extra health benefits. But you know what? Real carbonara is kind of weird to me! The sauce is mostly egg and cheese. Which, honestly, is kind of hard to make vegan. So we’re just doing a vegetable-based sauce that’s creamy, salty and a little bit cheesy and topping it with fun toppings like vegan bacon and green peas for a pop of colour.
This sauce is a similar idea as my Roasted Vegetable Pasta, but quite different in flavour! The veggies are roasted all together in the oven, then blended with some vegan cream (or coconut cream) and spices to create a luxuriously smooth and creamy sauce that is lower in fat and high in nutrients!
Veggies blended into pasta sauce is such a great sneaky way to get more vegetables into your daily diet. Its also a great sneaky way to get kids to eat more veggies without them knowing or caring!
For the bacon, I used our local vegan butcher shop Real Fake meats. You can buy vegan bacon at most well-stocked grocery stores, or you can substitute a different meat alternative if that’s more your style.Print