Although I love vegan fajitas, I adore one-pot meals. So, I decided to combine my Vegan Fajitas recipe with the comfort of whole-grain pasta to make fajita pasta. Not only is fajita pasta creamy and delicious, but it's full of vegetables in a creamy slightly spicy broth. Then, I top my fajita pasta recipe with cool slices of avocado, Vegan Sour Cream, jalapenos and cilantro.
In order to make my life easier, I like to plan one meal during the week I can make in one-pot to reduce my clean up as well as cooking time. For instance, fajita pasta takes under 20 minutes to make! And, who doesn't appreciate a one-pot easy cleanup meal? I definitely do!
WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE NEEDED FOR FAJITA PASTA?
First, I prepare all my ingredients in the order I cook them in one-pot. I suggest using a 5-quart pot with a lid to cook one-pot meals, so everything cooks evenly, without any mess. Obviously, if you plan to reduce the servings for this recipe, choose a smaller pan. The cover of the pan, however, is important to the cooking process.
FAJITA PASTA INGREDIENTS (STEP 1)
- Yellow or white onion
- Red Bell Pepper
- Green Pepper
- Rotel Tomatoes
- Vegetable Broth
- Penne Pasta (whole-grain or gluten-free)
HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE FAJITA SEASONING (OR USE A VEGAN FAJITA SEASONING PACKET)
- Chili powder
- Sugar (or sub maple syrup)
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Cayenne, salt, and pepper to taste
CASHEW CREAM FOR FAJITA PASTA (NUT SUBSTITUTION PROVIDED)
- Raw cashews (sub regular or gluten-free flour)
- Vegetable broth
- Lime wedges
- Vegan Sour Cream
COOKING FAJITA PASTA: ONE-POT AND DONE; EASY COOKING AND CLEAN UP
Once the garlic and onions cook to a translucent color, I add the mushrooms and cook them down until they begin to brown. Then, I add the peppers, cook them for a few minutes, and begin to add all the other ingredients, except the cashew cream and garnishes.
Next, I bring the contents of the pot to a boil, and cover the pot, reducing the heat to simmer, for 20 minutes. In the meantime, I prepare the cashew cream and garnishes.
RECIPE VARIATION FOR CASHEW CREAM AS A THICKENING AGENT FOR FAJITA PASTA RECIPE
The cashew cream, for example, supplies the creaminess and thickens the pasta dish. But, combining flour and vegetable broth, instead of using cashews, is an option for those with allergies to nuts.
I do, however, recommend using a high-speed blender to blend the cashews and vegetable broth or flour and vegetable broth. Please remember, cashews only need to be soaked overnight if you don't have a high-speed blender.
When I watch my husband and son go into the kitchen for second helpings, I know this fajita pasta recipe is a keeper.
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Hi! My name is Kathy, I am a retired high school English teacher & vegan enthusiast and blogger. My entire blog is fully plant-based vegan. I truly believe what we eat & how we live determines our health & the preservation of our planet! 🙂