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Creamy Red Pepper Pasta Recipe (Vegetarian, Dairy Free)

Creamy Red Pepper Pasta is a bright and fresh recipe made with roasted bell peppers, garlic, olive oil, and cashews tossed with your favorite noodles. This delicious no-cook sauce is simple to make, and this whole recipe comes together in about 20 minutes total!

This easy weeknight red pepper pasta is a healthy plant-based dinner idea the whole family will love. It’s great served with easy homemade garlic knots, and a giant chopped salad for a delicious meal ready in no time.

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If you’ve never tried making pasta sauce with roasted red bell peppers before, this is the perfect introduction!  Roasted red peppers are a fantastic alternative to tomatoes in this creamy red sauce, so perfect for pasta. I made a big batch of this sauce, tasted it, and knew it was begging to be poured onto pasta instead!

The sauce for this pasta comes together in about 5 minutes in the food processor, make this meal weeknight-friendly. A healthy and flavorful summer pasta sauce can be ready in no time by using jarred roasted red peppers too.

This Creamy Red Pepper Pasta Recipe Is:

  • Bright
  • Fresh
  • Flavorful
  • Smoky
  • Tangy
  • Delicious
  • Ready in 30 Minutes
  • Vegan, Vegetarian, and Gluten Free (if you are using GF pasta)

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Make Bell Pepper Pasta Sauce For a Pantry Dinner

This bell pepper pasta recipe is a fantastic pantry-staple meal!  It uses almost all ingredients you would have in your dry pantry or cupboards – especially if you have a jar of roasted red peppers you don’t know what to do with! Keeping a well-stocked pantry makes it easy to come up with delicious and healthy meals using a few staples you can rotate. 

I made a list of my Top 125 Plant-Based Pantry Staples that always keep stocked. And you can check out all my favorite pantry staple ingredients in my Amazon shop here.  By stocking up on healthy whole ingredients you can cook delicious recipes without a trip to the store!

What’s In Bell Pepper Sauce Pasta?

 

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How Do I Make Tomato Free Pasta Sauce?

  1. Cook the Pasta: according to package instructions. Drain, and set aside.
  2. Soak Cashews: place the cashews in hot water for 15 minutes.
  3. Roast the peppers – you can either use jarred roasted bell peppers, or make your own from scratch.  Place bell peppers on the top rack of your oven, and broil them under the low broiler setting until flesh is charred (about 5 to 10 minutes, depending on your broiler).  Remove from oven, allow peppers to cool, and remove charred flesh.
  4. Add Ingredients – to a food processor, add the bell peppers, basil, garlic, drained cashews, chili flakes, and balsamic vinegar. Secure the lid, and begin processing over low speed. Open the top of the food processor and stream in the olive oil until the pepper sauce becomes a thick paste. 
  5. Taste, and adjust seasoning as needed. Toss the sauce with the pasta, and heat over low until hot.
  6. Serve this pasta with garlic bread, and an extra sprinkle of basil or parsley for garnish.

 

Make Bell Pepper Pasta Sauce Vegan for a Healthy Version

This vegan Pepper pasta sauce is a simple way to get extra veggies in your diet. I’m all about making recipes plant-based when I can. Vegan cooking does NOT have to be bland, boring, or flavorless… It’s quite the opposite when done right. By building meals around vegan pantry staples and swapping in a few plant-based ingredients you can make healthier meals for you and your family. I made a list of my 125 favorite vegan pantry ingredients that we use on a weekly basis, and check out all my vegan recipes here that are on The Herbeevore. These easy and healthy recipes are fantastic meatless and dairy free meals for your table.

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Creamy Red Pepper Pasta

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Creamy Red Pepper Pasta is a bright and fresh recipe made with roasted bell peppers, garlic, olive oil, and cashews tossed with your favorite noodles. This delicious no-cook sauce is simple to make, and this whole recipe comes together in about 20 minutes total! This easy weeknight red pepper pasta is a healthy plant-based dinner idea the whole family will love. It's great served with easy homemade garlic knots, and a giant chopped salad for a delicious meal ready in no time.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Sauce
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 8 servings
Calories 366 kcal

Equipment

  • Food Processor
  • Large Pot

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Cook the Pasta: according to package instructions. Drain, and set aside.
  • Soak Cashews: place the cashews in hot water for 15 minutes.
  • Roast the peppers - you can either use jarred roasted bell peppers, or make your own from scratch.  Place bell peppers on the top rack of your oven, and broil them under the low broiler setting until flesh is charred (about 5 to 10 minutes, depending on your broiler).  Remove from oven, allow peppers to cool, and remove charred flesh.
  • Add Ingredients - to a food processor, add the bell peppers, basil, garlic, drained cashews, chili flakes, and balsamic vinegar. Secure the lid, and begin processing over low speed. Open the top of the food processor and stream in the olive oil until the pepper sauce becomes a thick paste.
  • Taste, and adjust seasoning as needed. Toss the sauce with the pasta, and heat over low until hot.
  • Serve this pasta with garlic bread, and an extra sprinkle of basil or parsley for garnish.

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Nutrition

Calories: 366kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 9gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 588mgPotassium: 236mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 417IUVitamin C: 21mgCalcium: 49mgIron: 1mg
Keyword bell pepper pasta, creamy red pepper pasta, pasta sauce no tomatoes, pasta sauce without tomatoes, pepper pasta sauce, tomato free pasta, vegan bell pepper pasta, vegan pepper pasta
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