Boil water and add pasta. Place on medium heat and allow to cook while you make the sauce.
Pour 1 cup of plant based milk in a bowl, add nutritional yeast, paprika, garlic, onion powder, and salt. Mix until all seasonings dissolve. Use 1/2 cup of this mixture for the next step.
In a blender add fresh tumeric (optional), the cashews, and roughly 1/2 cup of the almond milk mixture (previous step). Blend until smooth.
Combine the mixtures from the last 2 steps together and mix well.
Strain pasta. Place back into the pot. Add butter to the pasta and mix.
Add broccoli. Mix well.
Add sauce to the pasta. Mix well, cook on low-medium heat for about 3 minutes. Allow the pasta to cool down. Serve and enjoy!