This Delicious Creamy Tomato Pasta is plant-based comfort food at its best!

Delicious Creamy Tomato Pasta

This Delicious Creamy Tomato Pasta is simply delicious. Rich, luscious, deeply satisfying, without one drop of oil or pinch of salt! The secret of its creaminess is the cashew sauce. PLEASE don’t be put off by this, it takes literally 5 minutes to make while the water is heating for the pasta!

This gorgeous dish will truly put a smile on everyone’s face. Quick, healthy, and delicious weeknight meals that are whipped up in less than 30 minutes are always welcome in my kitchen, and I hope this works for you too!

Creamy Tomato Pasta

How do I make Cashew Cream?

It’s really easy!

  1. Soak the cashews in boiling water for 15 minutes (if you’re really short on time you can skip this step – but it does add to the “creamy” texture).
  2. Place all the ingredients in a high-speed blender and blitz until smooth – that’s it, you’re done!
Creamy Tomato Pasta

What else is in Delicious Creamy Tomato Pasta?

  • onion
  • garlic
  • black pepper, dried herbs
  • canned tomatoes
  • tomato paste
Creamy Tomato Pasta

What sort of pasta should I use?

Your favorite whole wheat or legume pasta. If you’re having trouble finding a brand you like, I recommend Jovial.

Creamy Tomato Pasta

What equipment do I need to make Delicious Creamy Tomato Pasta?

A high-speed blender is really helpful to achieve a rich creamy sauce.

Lovely white ceramic pasta bowls are always a great addition to any kitchen.

Why are Tomatoes so Healthy?

Did you enjoy Delicious Creamy Tomato Pasta? If so you’ll love this!

Tomatoes are super duper good for you! Here are the reasons why:

  • Rich in Nutrients: Tomatoes are a good source of several essential nutrients, including vitamin C, potassium, folate, and vitamin K. They also contain small amounts of other vitamins and minerals like vitamin E, thiamine, niacin, and magnesium.
  • Antioxidant Properties: Tomatoes contain antioxidants like lycopene, beta-carotene, and vitamin C, which help to neutralize harmful free radicals in the body. Lycopene, in particular, has been linked to a reduced risk of certain chronic diseases, including heart disease and certain types of cancer.
  • Heart Health: The antioxidants and potassium in tomatoes are beneficial for heart health. Potassium helps to regulate blood pressure, while antioxidants may help reduce the risk of heart disease by preventing oxidative damage to cells and cholesterol oxidation.
  • Cancer Prevention: Some studies suggest that the high levels of lycopene in tomatoes may help reduce the risk of certain types of cancer, including prostate, lung, and stomach cancer. However, more research is needed to confirm these findings.
  • Eye Health: Tomatoes are a good source of vitamin C and beta-carotene, both of which are important for maintaining healthy eyesight. These nutrients may help reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.
  • Skin Health: The vitamin C in tomatoes is important for collagen production, which helps maintain the skin’s elasticity and firmness. Additionally, the lycopene in tomatoes may help protect the skin from sun damage and reduce the risk of sunburn.
  • Weight Loss: Tomatoes are low in calories and high in water content, making them a great addition to a weight loss diet. They are also rich in fiber, which can help promote feelings of fullness and reduce calorie intake.
  • Anti-inflammatory Properties: Some compounds in tomatoes, such as lycopene and beta-carotene, have been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects in the body. This may help reduce the risk of chronic inflammatory diseases like arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease.

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I hope you love this pasta dish! It’s certainly one of my favorites. I’d love to hear from you! please leave a comment and rate the recipe! Thanks so much and happy cooking:)

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“Creamy” Tomato Pasta

A deliciously “creamy” rich tomato pasta

  • Author: Mary Callan
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: italian
  • Diet: Vegan

Ingredients


Scale

1 package of your favorite wholewheat or legume pasta

1/4 cup vegetable stock

1 yellow onion, peeled and diced

3 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 teaspoon dried savory herbs

1, 28 oz can or box of low sodium chopped tomatoes

1/4 cup tomato paste

1/2 cup cashew cream (recipe below)

Fresh parsley or basil

Cashew Cream

1 cup raw cashews (soaked in boiling water for 15 minutes)

1 cup of water

Zest and juice of a lemon

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon rice vinegar


Instructions

  1. Heat 1/4 cup vegetable stock in a large pan, cook the onion on medium heat until soft, about 5-7 minutes. Sprinkle over the pepper and the dried herbs. Add a little more stock if the pan becomes dry.
  2. Add the minced garlic and cook for another 2-3 minutes until fragrant.
  3. Pour in the chopped tomatoes and stir in the tomato paste. Bring to a boil, turn down to a simmer and partially cover the pot. Allow to simmer away while you cook the pasta.
  4. Cook the pasta according to the package ingredients.
  5. To make the cashew cream place the soaked cashews in a high-speed blender with 1 cup water, juice, and zest of a lemon, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon rice vinegar. Blend on high until you have a smooth consistency. Taste and add a little more pepper or vinegar if desired.
  6. Take the tomato sauce off the heat. Swirl in 1/2 cup of the cashew cream. Sprinkle over 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh herbs and a little more black pepper. Stir well.
  7. Taste, add more cashew cream if you desire a more creamy texture.
  8. Serve!

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