This recipe for Thai noodles is out of this world delicious! It has the perfect amount of spice and flavor combined with the perfect delicious noodles and mushrooms that you love. Once more is vegan and plant based as well as super easy to make. I love making the flavorful broth from scratch to produce a one of a kind of flavor for lunch and dinner recipes.
Recipe Video: Mushroom Thai Noodles
How do you make the flavorful broth? The ingredients that I used to make the flavorful broth include:
1 cup mushrooms
1/4 cup chopped white onion
1 jalapeño – rinsed and chopped
1 tbsp grated ginger
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp orange juice
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp black garlic powder
2 tbsp all purpose flour
2 cups vegetable broth
This recipe for Thai noodles uses mushrooms! What kind of mushrooms should you use? Well you can use any kind you want! Mushrooms belong to the fungi kingdom and are different from plants and animals. They replenish on their own germination of spores kind of like how seeds sprout. Mushrooms don’t need food, light, or even water. They simply digest their own secreted nutrients.
What’s The Best Mushrooms To Use?
What are the best mushrooms to saute for this recipe for Thai noodles?
White Mushroom (Buttons): these are the most common and popular mushrooms at the grocery store. They have a mild taste 10 other mushrooms. Shiitake Mushroom: are also known as Lentinula edodes, or shiitake mushrooms, and are popular in Asian cuisine. They have a meaty texture that is earthy when cooked. Portobello Mushroom: these are the big mushrooms that you see at the store. They gave that to creamy sauces and pastas as well as vegetarian lasagna‘s. Portobello mushrooms are often used as a meal replacement and vegan and vegetarian dishes. Cremini (Baby Bella Mushroom): these mushrooms are young portobello mushrooms they are light brown and more flavorful than white button mushrooms. Oyster Mushroom: these mushrooms are white to light brown in color with a fan shape and mildly sweet flavor. These are also lovely and sauté‘s and other Asian style recipes.
How do you make this recipe for Thai noodles with mushrooms?
Start by chopping up your jalapeños and onions. Then combine them in a large mixing bowl with the mushrooms, ginger, soy sauce, and juice from the jar of ginger if you have it. Heat the oil in the skillet before tossing in the mushroom mixture. Then add the orange juice, seasoning, and the flour and stir. Slowly pour in the vegetable broth and stir. Put the noodles into the broth and close the lid on the pan for 3-5 minutes.
Let the noodles rest for a few minutes then transfer to a bowl. I like to sprinkle some nutritional yeast and red chili flakes for an extra punch if flavor!
Vegetarian pasta recipes are so fun and versatile because there’s so many options. There are so many different types of noodles and vegetables to choose from! For example this recipe for vegetarian casserole has rigatoni style noodles. Additionally I used squash, portobello mushrooms, and tomatoes. It made a delicious pasta combination with marinara and breadcrumbs.
This delicious healthy vegetable bake is out of this world. Everyone in your family will adore this vegan dish.
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18ozpasta noodles of your choice
2tbsp seasoned salt
2largeportobello mushrooms sliced lengthwise
1cupPanko bread crumbs
1ozfreshly sliced cilantro for garnish
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Grease a standard casserole dish.
Dump in the noodles then pour in the sauce followed by the water and 1 tbsp seasoned salt and mix.
Combine the vegetables, olive oil, and 1 tbsp seasoned salt in a large mixing bowl and toss.
Make a layer of vegetables on top of the noodles.
Make a layer of bread crumbs with the Panko.
Bake it for 30 minutes.
Rest for 10 minutes.
Garnish with cilantro.
Vegetarian pasta recipes are so easy to make because of your noodle options. Like I said before I used rigatoni but you can use any kind of noodle. Other fun shapes include spaghetti, Cavatappi, or corkscrew, tagliatelle, or penne. Other shapes include maccheroni (or macaroni), farfalle (or bow ties), conchiglie (or shells), fusilli ( or rotini), Anelli (or spaghetti Os), or you could make a lasagne!
This recipe for vegetarian casserole has three different vegetables: squash, tomatoes, and portobello mushrooms. However you can use any kind of fresh vegetable! You can try broccoli, cauliflower, corn, eggplant, sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, and more. That’s the fun thing about making plant based vegan casseroles and baked dinners, the versatility! Plant based casseroles are so much fun to make.
Boil squash, carrots, and onion in water for 20 mins (or until soft)
Drain and KEEP the water!
In a food processor or blender combine cashews, squash, carrots, and onion.
Blend until smooth. Add as much leftover stockpot water as necessary to get your desired texture. I used approximately 3/4 cup.
Add your spices and olive oil.
Pour on top of your desired noodles
This vegan mac and cheese with butternut squash recipe is unique and delicious. Plant Based versions of our old favorites are a great way to transition over to a vegan diet. Everyone should try this vegan mac and cheese with carrots and squash dinner recipe sauce.
The main ingredient in this vegan mac and cheese squash sauce is butternut squash. It’s harvested in the fall and keeps for several months. It smells like a pumpkin when you cut into it. Squash is a healthy ingredient for any vegan main meal recipe.
How Do You Make Plant Based Cheese Sauce?
Ingredients for this plant based cheese sauce are easy and affordable. All you need is butternut squash, onion, and cashews. Also carrots, nutritional yeast, and salt. Vegan Mac and cheese has got to have nutritional yeast!
Other spices you will want for this vegan mac and cheese with butternut squash is onion powder, turmeric, and garlic powder. You will also need some vegetable oil and pasta noodles of your choice. The directions for butternut squash mac and cheese are also really simple!
Cashews should be soaked for 4 hours at room temperature or overnight in the refrigerator. Just put equal portions cashews to water in a bowl or tupperware. Cover with plastic wrap or a lid. This pasta recipe is so simple to make.
What is the nutritional information for this vegan macaroni and cheese recipe?
Nutrition Facts Servings: 6 Amount per serving Calories 241 Total Fat 11.8g 15% Saturated Fat 1.9g 10% Cholesterol 0mg 0% Sodium 1175mg 51% Total Carbohydrate 27.2g 10% Dietary Fiber 4.4g 16% Total Sugars 3.2g Protein 8.5g Vitamin D 0mcg 0% Calcium 23mg 2% Iron 5mg 25% Potassium 315mg 7%
Squash Cheese Sauce Cooking Tips
The directions for this vegan Mac and cheese with butternut squash sauce are easy. Start by soaking the cashews for at least 4 hours. Even better if you soak them starting the night before.
Next drain the cashews but keep the water to add back in later. Blend the cashews into a paste. Then bring a large pot of water to a boil for this butternut squash mac and cheese. Everyone will love this family friendly vegan recipe. Cashews provide an earthy nutty flavor as well.
Add squash, carrots, and onions into the boiling water. Boil vegetables for about 20 minutes. Drain the water and discard. These vegetables are the base for your dairy free Mac and cheese sauce.
Combine cashew paste and boiled vegetables in the blender. Blend into a creamy purée. Add as much cashew water back into the purée as necessary for desired texture.
Next add the spices to the Dairy free Mac and cheese sauce mixture and oil and blend again.
In the meantime boil your favorite type of macaroni pasta noodles. Then another pasta in sauce! Your kids and family will love this vegan recipe.
My Favorite Vegan Gluten Free Noodles
Great Value Gluten-Free Brown Rice Elbow Pasta, 16 oz is available online or at your local grocery store for a little more than $2. They are kosher, organic, dairy free, and gluten free. According to the brand this pasta is made with high-quality brown rice cut into a classic style resulting in a rougher surface that better absorbs sauces.
DeLallo Orzo, Gluten Free, No. 65 – 12 oz is available online and at local stores like Walmart. This pasta is made In Italy, made with corn and rice, and cooks up in 11 minutes. According to customers they are really good at not breaking down or falling apart when cooking! Dairy-free, Kosher, Gluten-free, Low Fat, Sugar Free, and Low Sodium.
Ancient Harvest Pasta Penne Organic Gluten Free – is available online at Grocerystore.com and Walmart. Each box Contains 1 – 8 ounce of penne pasta noodles that are made with corn & quinoa. It’s a plant-based pasta that’s gluten free but retains the taste & texture of traditional, flour-based noodles. Each serving contains 4g of protein too!