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Creamy Vegan Cheese & Tomato Pasta

Updated: May 18


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Creamy Vegan Cheese & Tomato Pasta

Discover the indulgence of a classic Italian staple, reimagined for the plant-based gourmet. Our Creamy Tomato and Vegan Cheese Penne Pasta balances the boldness of sun-ripened tomatoes with the sumptuous richness of dairy-free cheese. This dish offers a velvety embrace to the palate, carefully crafted to cater to both vegan aficionados and those looking to explore the lush tapestry of vegan cuisine. Perfect for a comforting dinner or a delightful meal shared with friends, it is a testament to the elegance of simplicity in the culinary arts.


 

Recipe:


Serves: 4


Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Total time: 35 minutes

 

Ingredients:





 

Method:


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add penne pasta and cook according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.

  2. In a large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Sauté the onion until translucent, about 3-4 minutes. Add garlic and chilli flakes, if using, and cook for another 2 minutes until fragrant.

  3. Pour in the chopped tomatoes and tomato puree. Stir in oregano and basil. Bring to a simmer and let cook for 10 minutes, allowing the flavours to meld together.

  4. Reduce the heat to low. Add vegan cream cheese and nutritional yeast to the saucepan, stirring until the cheese has melted and the sauce is creamy. Season with salt and pepper.

  5. Add the cooked penne to the sauce, tossing to coat the pasta evenly. Cook for a further 2 minutes to ensure the pasta is heated through and infused with the sauce.

  6. Serve hot, garnished with fresh basil leaves if desired.


 

Additional Tips:


  • For a touch of freshness, serve with a side salad dressed in a light vinaigrette.

  • If a thinner sauce is preferred, reserve some pasta water to adjust the consistency as needed.

 

Allergy information / alternatives:


 

Nutritional Information (per serving):

  • Calories: Approximately 550 kcal

  • Protein: 15g

  • Fat: 10g (Saturated: 2g)

  • Carbohydrates: 98g (Sugars: 10g)

  • Fibre: 8g

  • Sodium: 400mg



Note: The nutritional information provided is approximate and may vary based on the specific ingredients used and their proportions.





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