5 Ingredient Hummus Pasta (in One Pot!)

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This Hummus Pasta is an easy, filling and delicious dinner fix! All you need is 5 ingredients, 20 minutes, and one pot to make this healthy and hearty main.

Hummus pasta has been a staple in my diet for years. I mean, what’s not to love? It’s budget-friendly, made with common pantry ingredients, and comes together in only 20 minutes. Plus, my version requires only 5 ingredients and one pot to make it!

ingredients for hummus pasta on round marble cutting board

First things first: pick your pasta. I like to use a bean-based pasta to give this meal some plant protein and make it heartier, but you can really use whatever you’d like. After you cook those noodles up & drain them, we’ll make our creamy, dreamy sauce — in the same pot! 

white bowl of hummus pasta with sundried tomatoes and fresh parsley

Next, we’ll make a simple sauce with Hummus, Water, and Lemon Juice. Thinning out the Hummus with water makes a thick and creamy sauce – almost like a healthier Alfredo! The Lemon Juice helps to add a little acid to the sauce and enhance the flavors of the Hummus. I’ve had it both with and without, and it definitely makes a difference.

I like to use my homemade Garlic Hummus for this recipe – it makes a huge batch, and I always wind up with leftovers. However, you can also use store-bought hummus. I’d recommend using a Garlic or Roasted Red Pepper flavor, but it can work with any flavor/variety.

angled shot of white bowl of hummus pasta topped with sundried tomatoes and parsley

Now that we’ve got our pasta and sauce, it’s time to add in some veggies for extra flavor! I kept things pretty simple here with some sun-dried tomatoes and fresh parsley, but you could also enjoy it with:

  • Caramelized Onions, Mushrooms, & Thyme
  • Fresh Tomato, Kalamata Olives, & Basil
  • Roasted Broccoli and Nutritional Yeast

Basically, the possibilities are endless and it’s very easy to enjoy this dish year-round. Especially because you can serve it warm or chilled!  It’s more reminiscent of a cream-based sauce when warm, but I also enjoy it as a hearty “pasta salad” when cold. The sauce helps to keep the pasta saucy without drying out, so it keeps well for picnics or meal prep.

white bowl of hummus pasta topped with fresh parsley on marble cutting board

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5 Ingredient Hummus Pasta

white bowl of hummus pasta topped with fresh parsley on marble cutting board

This Hummus Pasta is an easy, filling and delicious dinner fix! All you need is 5 ingredients, 20 minutes, and one pot to make this healthy and hearty main.

  • Author: Caitlin Shoemaker
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2-3 Servings 1x
  • Category: main
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: american
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Ingredients

  • 8 oz. Pasta of choice, gluten-free if necessary
  • 1 cup Garlic Hummus*
  • ¼ cup Sun-dried Tomatoes, sliced
  • ½¾ cup Filtered Water
  • Juice of ½ Lemon
  • Fresh Parsley or Basil, for serving
  • Salt & Black Pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook your pasta according to package instructions.
  2. Use a colander to drain your pasta, but do not rinse. Return the pot to the stove over medium-low heat. Mix the hummus and 1/2 cup of filtered water together in the base of the pot, then slowly whisk additional water into the sauce until it reaches your desired consistency. Add in the sun-dried tomatoes and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Return the pasta to the pot and fold it into the sauce. Turn off the heat and stir in the lemon juice, plus any salt & pepper if necessary. Transfer into serving bowls, top with fresh herbs, and enjoy!

Notes

  • 2/3 cup of Hummus will lightly coat the pasta; if you’d like things to be saucier, I suggest using 1+ cup. You can also experiment with different flavors of Hummus!

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Hey there, I’m Caitlin! I make easy-to-follow, wholesome, and budget-friendly vegan recipes that are mostly gluten-free and refined sugar-free. I’m also an avid yogi, love the great outdoors, am chocolate-obsessed, and enjoy eating almond butter straight off of the spoon.

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Comments

  1. This was delicious! Added nutritional yeast and a splash of wine to the hummus/water. Thank you for the inspiration.

  2. This was perfect to make when I thought that I wanted to eat some pasta and some hummus for dinner, but didn’t know how to combine them…lol and behold, I googled and your recipe hit the spot! I used pasta water to thin the sauce and didn’t add any lemon juice as my hummus was plenty tangy already. Sooo good and sooo easy!

  3. I would reserve some of the pasta cooking water to use – why through it all away only to add in some water later? Using pasta cooking water to help in a white sauce is done in other recipes.

  4. As soon as I opened this email today, I knew what I was making for dinner tonight! And I’m glad I did! It was so delicious. My one and a half year old LOVED it. I used chipotle hummus from the Costco 3-pack and lime juice instead of lemon, and so happy with it! Thanks so much!