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Creamy Soya Chunk Meatballs and Pasta

A delightful, flavorful dish perfect for those who enjoy creamy dishes, with satisfying texture and bold flavors. This recipe is easy to prepare and makes for a comforting main dish, perfect for a comforting meal.


  • 7 oz / 200 g soya chunks (hydrated)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Cajun all-purpose seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic pepper fusion
  • 2 cups / 500 ml plant-based single cream
  • 2 Maggi cubes (optional, adjust to taste)
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 14 oz / 400 g pasta (such as penne or fusilli)


  • Salad
  • Avocado
  • Plant-based cheese


  1. Hydrate the Soy Chunks: Ensure your soy chunks have been soaked in water for at least 20 minutes. Drain the excess water thoroughly.

  2. Prepare the Ingredients: While the soy chunks are soaking, chop the onion and mince the garlic.

  3. Sauté the Soy Chunks: In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil over medium to high heat. Add the drained soy chunks and shallow fry until they start to brown, turning frequently to ensure even cooking.

  4. Sauté Onions and Garlic: Add chopped onion and minced garlic to the pan with the soy chunks. Continue to sauté until the onions have softened and turned translucent, stirring occasionally.

  5. Season the Soy Chunks: If needed, add a dash more oil, then season the soy chunks with Cajun all-purpose seasoning and garlic pepper fusion. Stir well to coat the chunks evenly.

  6. Prepare the Cream Sauce: Add plant-based single cream, crumbled Maggi cubes (if using), and paprika to the skillet. Stir to combine and reduce the heat to low to medium. Allow the mixture to simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  7. Cook the Pasta: While the soy chunks and sauce are simmering, cook pasta according to the directions on the package. Drain and set aside.

  8. Combine and Serve: Serve creamy Cajun soy chunks over a bed of cooked pasta. Garnish with your favorite salad accompaniments, avocado slices, and a sprinkle of plant-based cheese if desired.

Tips and Variations:

  • Adding Vegetables: For added nutrition and flavor, stir in some vegetables like bell peppers, spinach, or mushrooms to sauté with onions and garlic at step 3.
  • Serving Suggestions: This dish pairs wonderfully with a side of fresh salad, avocado or garlic bread for a complete meal.
  • Hydrating Soy Chunks: For optimal texture and flavor, soak soy chunks in hot water or vegetable broth instead of cold water. Hot liquid helps the soy chunks rehydrate faster and allows them to absorb more flavor, enhancing the taste of your dish. Aim to soak them for at least 20 minutes, or until they become soft and plump. Drain well before using in your recipe for best results.


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