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Creamy roasted red pepper tomato pasta – a rich and creamy roasted red pepper and tomato pasta sauce that is totally vegan thanks to blended cashews! #vegan #dairyfree #pasta
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Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Pasta (Vegan)

Creamy roasted red pepper tomato pasta – a rich and creamy roasted red pepper and tomato pasta sauce that is totally vegan thanks to blended cashews!
Course Main Course
Cuisine vegan
Keyword pasta
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 396kcal
Author Domestic Gothess

Ingredients

  • 100 g (scant 1 cup) raw cashews
  • 2 red bell peppers halved and de-seeded
  • 1 kg vine tomatoes (about 10) halved
  • 1 red onion peeled and cut into thick slices
  • 4 cloves garlic skin on
  • 1 ½ Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • a handful of fresh basil
  • 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • pinch of red pepper flakes optional
  • ½ tsp salt
  • a good grinding of black pepper
  • 500 g (17.5 oz) dry pasta shapes

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/gas mark 6. Place the cashews in a heat-proof bowl and cover with boiling water. Set aside.
  • Place the peppers skin side up in a roasting tray, add the tomatoes cut side up and place the sliced onion and whole garlic cloves in the gaps. Drizzle with the olive oil and roast for around 45 minutes until the peppers are charred and the tomatoes blistered and bubbling.
  • Cover the tray tightly with tin foil and set aside for 10 minutes to steam. Carefully peel the papery skin off the peppers.
  • Place the peeled peppers in a blender. Squeeze the flesh from the garlic cloves out of their skins into the blender. Tip in the tomatoes and onion.
  • Drain the cashews and add to the blender along with the thyme, basil, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, pepper flakes (if using), salt and pepper.
  • Blend until very smooth. Taste and add more salt as needed. If the sauce is too thick then you can add a splash of water and blend again.
  • Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the packet then serve with the sauce.
  • The sauce can be made in advance and stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days.