3 reviews, 3.3 star(s). 67% would make again

Ready in 40 minutes

This dish uses smoked Tempeh bacon as substitute for the real bacon. "Cheese" sauce is derived from soy milk and nutritional yeast.


1 pound spaghetti; fettucine or linguine
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup dry white wine
6 oz. tempeh bacon; chopped fine [LightLife Fakin’ Bacon]
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 1/3 cup soy milk
6 tablespoon vegan butter; [Earth Balance]
3 tablespoon nutritional yeast
1 tsp Salt
nutritional yeast; or vegan parmesan
Freshly ground pepper

Original recipe makes 4



Cook pasta according to package directions.

Dissolve cornstarch and salt in soymilk and set aside.

In large saucepan, heat oil over medium. Saute tempeh for about 5 minutes, or until heated through (You should be able to smell the smoky aroma). Turn up the heat to medium-high and pour in the wine to deglaze the pan. Cook for about 5 minutes, and transfer tempeh to another dish.

Melt butter in the same saucepan over medium-low heat and sprinkle in nutritional yeast. Whisk together to make a roux, then slowly whisk in the milk. Turn heat to low, and cook until thick, whisking occasionallyabout 15 minutes. Add the tempeh, turn heat down very low, and simmer covered for about 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add pepper to taste.

Toss over drained pasta and sprinkle generously with more nutritional yeast or vegan parmesan.

Alert editor   
Calories Per Serving: 673 Get detailed nutrition information, including line-by-line nutrition insights?  Try BigOven Pro for Free for 14 days!

Date My private notes
Add your own private notes with BigOven Pro!

Take your recipes anywhere

Save to your recipe box and bring to the store with free BigOven membership!

Recipe Links

Link in another recipe. What would you serve with this?


Rating (optional):

sign in to add your comment

Get seasonal ideas by email


Comment or review

I followed this recipe exactly as written, and it was so salty that it was completely inedible. Add the salt at the end to taste, not blindly at the beginning as suggested.
jdavidmoore 5y ago

Just finished! Delicioussssss. Tastes just as good if not better than the real thing.
Chloehenry 5y ago

[I posted this recipe.]
atwaterville 7y ago

Add unlimited recipes. Remove ads. Custom folders. Find recipes for your diet. Try BigOven Pro Free