creamy cavatappi pasta in a white bowl with a dish towel on a window sill

Simple, delicious, white wine cream sauce cavatappi! Can be made totally gluten free, nut free, and dairy free! No soaking of cashews required 😉

creamy cavatappi pasta in a white bowl with a dish towel

Something I could truly eat every week! This pasta dish is light yet creamy, and takes about 20 minutes to make in total. A classic simple dinner to have on hand!

Although it isn’t pictured, I always bulk my pasta up with extra veggies I have on hand to increase the nutrients and make it more filling. I love having this one with sautéed broccoli, mushrooms, spinach, or zucchini. You can also toss in some chicken, shrimp, or ground turkey for a protein boost!

I’ve tested this with both dairy free cream cheese and regular, and both ways are delicious! I have only used a dairy free creamer for he recipe, but in a pinch I think regular milk or even heavy cream would work! Let me know if you experiment at all 🙂

creamy cavatappi pasta in a white bowl with a dish towel

I love this sauce with the curly cavatappi noodles, but you can of course use any pasta you love! I have a delicious spaghetti squash version of this, linked here.

I can’t wait to see you guys making this one! Be sure to tag my on Instagram so I can see your creations 🙂

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Creamy Cavatappi (gluten free, dairy free option)

  • Author: Mia Zarlengo
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 34 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner

Description

Creamy cavatappi pasta. Easy to make and so delicious, with dairy free options!


Ingredients

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  • 8 oz cavatappi noodles (I used these; be sure not to over cook if using this brand as they tend to fall apart)
  • 1 tbsp butter (sub vegan butter or olive oil for dairy free)
  • 1/2 yellow onion, finely diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine, such as Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc
  • 1 cup plain unsweetened dairy free creamer (*see note for subs)
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese (dairy free or regular)
  • 1/4 cup low sodium vegetable broth
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For serving:


Instructions

  1. To make the sauce, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the butter and the onion and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
  2. While onions and garlic are cooking, start to cook your pasta. 
  3. After onions and garlic have cooked for 5 minutes, slightly reduce heat and pour in the wine. Allow to cook down for 3 minutes. Stir in creamer, cream cheese, broth, and salt and pepper. Reduce heat to a simmer, and allow sauce to simmer and thicken for about 5 minutes. 
  4. Turn heat off and stir in cooked pasta.
  5. Remove from heat, top with regular or vegan parmesan, and enjoy!

Notes

I prefer this creamer for this recipe; you can sub regular or unsweetened dairy free milk but the sauce may be slightly thinner.

Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Lunch + Dinner, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian

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Oct 1, 2020

Creamy Cavatappi (gluten free, dairy free option)

Did you make this recipe? Be sure to tag @gatherednutrition on INstagram so I can see what you made! Leaving a rating and review on the site is a huge help too!

  1. Pattie Munoz says:

    I tried to click on the creamer link you prefer but the target site said unavailable product. Can you share the product by name or a different link?
    Thank you!

  2. Aaron H says:

    Tried this with oat milk and had to blend it with starchy water to get it to thicken. Happy with the result, thanks!

  3. Alexis says:

    Do you have a nutrition count for this recipe or an approximate?

  4. Amber says:

    Just…woah. SO good! I can’t have dairy so this is the PERFECT creamy pasta dish! I added chicken with some roasted broccoli, cauliflower, and zucchini and it was SO good. Definitely my new fave that I will make regularly!

  5. Ola says:

    such a delicious dish. loved how quickly it came together. recommend it to everyone! thanks Mia☺️☺️

  6. Monica Biegel says:

    Hi Mia,
    I am so excited to make this tonight. Can you please approximate the measurable amount of cooked broccoli and chicken you would add to this recipe.for 2? Hoping to use grilled chicken and roasted broccoli.
    Thank you for such wonderful recipes.

    • Monica Biegel says:

      Hi Mia,
      I am so excited to make this tonight. Can you please approximate the measurable amount of cooked broccoli and chicken you would add to this recipe.for 2? Hoping to use grilled chicken and roasted broccoli.
      Thank you for such wonderful recipes.

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