a nourishing and super-delicious pasta bake prepared in 35 minutes

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A seriously nourishing and tremendous-mouth watering meal which in no way lasts extended in our households. The baked pasta goes crispy about the edges, which goes so effectively with creamy white sauce.

Serves 6 (will take 35 minutes)

200g dried gluten-no cost brown rice penne
1 bunch of spring onion/scallions, environmentally friendly elements only (50g)
1 huge leek, eco-friendly portion only (150g)
200g oyster mushrooms
250g broccoli
2 tablespoons tamari/soy sauce
4 tablespoons water

Creamy sauce:
5 tablespoons olive oil
5 tablespoons gluten-cost-free flour
900ml almond milk
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon floor black pepper
4 tablespoons dietary yeast
A pinch of grated nutmeg
1 bay leaf