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Creamy Roasted Pepper Pasta

This Creamy Roasted Pepper Pasta is a healthy and filling dish that is packed with flavor. Cooked in just one pot, it is simple and delicious.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vegan pasta recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 661kcal
Author: Tania Sheff

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. pasta (penne or other kind)
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 6 oz. roasted peppers, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ tsp. red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 3 large handfuls spinach
  • 4 cups vegetable broth

For the Sauce

  • 6 oz. roasted peppers
  • ¾ cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 4 tbsp. nutritional yeast

Instructions

  • Remove the roasted red peppers from the jar and discard the liquid. Chop half of the roasted peppers into small pieces, and reserve the rest for the sauce.
  • In a large pot, cook the onion in olive oil over medium heat, just until it’s slightly brown.
  • Add the chopped roasted peppers, garlic, and red pepper flakes and cook for about 3 minutes.
  • At this point, add the pasta and broth. Cover the pot with a lid and cook for about 12-14 minutes, until the pasta is al dente and almost no liquid remains.
  • In the meantime, make the sauce. Place the remaining roasted peppers, coconut milk, and nutritional yeast into a blender, or a smoothie cup, and process until smooth.
  • Add the sauce to the pasta. Then add the fresh basil and spinach and cook, stirring often, for about 2 minutes, just until the spinach has wilted and the sauce is heated through. Serve.

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Notes

HOW TO STORE AND REHEAT

To store this Roasted Pepper Pasta, place the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will last for about 5-6 days in there. When you are ready to reheat the pasta, just place it in the microwave for a few minutes or warm it on the stove top. You may need to add a dash of coconut milk to it if it has gotten too dry in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

Calories: 661kcal | Carbohydrates: 100g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Sodium: 1208mg | Potassium: 944mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2552IU | Vitamin C: 49mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 5mg