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A bowl of brown butter pasta with sauce and a spoon

30 minute Vegan Brown Butter Pasta

  • Author: Mikyla
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 12
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: 30 minute meals
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Diet: Vegan


A quick, easy pasta dinner made with vegan brown butter sauce, pumpkin, and sage! A delicious 30-minute meal the whole family will love!



Vegan Brown Butter:

  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp. vegan butter
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1 tsp. brown sugar

Pumpkin Sage Pasta with Vegan Brown Butter Sauce:

  • 1/3 cup white wine
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. fresh sage chopped 
  • 1 tbsp. thyme
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/8th tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. fresh red chili pepper or cayenne
  • 2 tbsp. chopped garlic  
  • 1 cup of coconut milk- full fat
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth 
  • pinch of turmeric
  • 1 package of pasta – 14 oz
  • pepitas for garnishing


Vegan Brown Butter:

  1. First, finely chop pecans. Then combine butter, pecans, and brown sugar in a pan. 
  2. On medium heat continue to heat the butter until melted.
  3. Then the butter will start to bubble and crackle. Continue cooking the butter until it changes colors to a light brown and the loud bubbling has stopped. 

Vegan Brown Butter Sauce:

  1. After the brown butter is made beginning making your sauce. In a separate pan, combine olive oil with garlic, sage, fresh red chili pepper, nutmeg, salt, thyme, and a pinch of turmeric.
  2. Stir continuously over medium heat until aromatic. 
  3. Then add white wine, vegetable broth, and pumpkin. 
  4. Stir well and allow to heat thoroughly while you prepare the pasta. 
  5. To prepare your pasta, follow the instructions on the package. Bring a pot of water to a boil and then add 14 oz of pasta. Cook the pasta until it is soft and then strain from the water. 
  6. Next, add coconut milk to the brown butter sauce and heat it until it’s warm.
  7. Pour the vegan brown butter sauce over the pasta, garnish with pepitas, fresh sage, and serve! 


This vegan pasta dish can be made gluten-free by substituting your favorite gluten-free pasta. 

You may omit the white wine and use more vegetable broth instead!


  • Serving Size: 1 small bowl
  • Calories: 350

Keywords: pumpkin pasta, brown butter, sage, brown butter sauce, white wine sauce, pumpkin sage pasta, dairy free