Roasted Red Pepper Sauce (Creamy and Vegan)

Roasted Red Pepper Sauce (Creamy and Vegan)

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This creamy, vegan roasted red pepper sauce is perfect for any pasta! A great way to sneak in extra veggies into your lunch or dinner.

roasted red pepper sauce on gnocchi

What you will need

Ingredients

  • 1 package gnocchi (about 16 oz): I used potato gnocchi. This is the brand I used. You can also use any other kind of pasta that you like.
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 3/4 cup tomatoes (150 g)
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup soaked cashews: make sure you soak the cashews overnight. Cover them in water and refrigerate overnight. You can also soak them in boiling water for at least an hour before making the recipe, if you forget to do this overnight.
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast: optional, but gives it a nice cheesy flavor. If you’re not familiar with nutritional yeast, this is what it looks like.
  • 1/3 cup plant based milk: any dairy-free milk will work, I like using soy because I find it’s the creamiest.
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp basil
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

How to make the sauce

Roughly chop the red pepper, tomatoes, and onion and peel the garlic cloves.

Place them on a baking tray.

Drizzle olive oil, add basil, oregano, flakey salt, and pepper.

vegetables on a baking tray

Bake them in the oven for 40 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 Celsius).

While the veggies are baking, cook the gnocchi (or pasta of choice) according to the package instructions.

Once the veggies are done roasting, transfer them to a food processor or blender.

To the food processor, also add tomato paste, cashews, nutritional yeast, milk, oil, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper.

Blend everything for a few minutes, until you have a creamy and smooth sauce.

Combine the red pepper sauce to the pasta and stir them well. 

Serve the gnocchi with fresh basil & dairy free parmesan.  This makes 2-3 servings.

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Roasted Red Pepper Sauce (Creamy and Vegan)

Gaby Dimova
This creamy, vegan roasted red pepper sauce is perfect for any pasta! A great way to sneak in extra veggies into your lunch or dinner.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 294 kcal

Ingredients
  

Ingredients

  • 1 package gnocchi about 16 oz
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 3/4 cup tomatoes 150 g
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup soaked cashews
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/3 cup plant based milk
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp basil
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Instructions
 

Directions

  • Roughly chop the red pepper, tomatoes, and onion and peel the garlic cloves. Place them on a baking tray. Drizzle olive oil, add basil, oregano, flakey salt, and pepper. Bake them in the oven for 40 minutes at 400 degrees.
  • While the veggies are baking, cook the gnocchi (or pasta of choice) according to the package instructions.
  • Once the veggies are done roasting, transfer them to a food processor. To the food processor, also add tomato paste, cashews*, nutritional yeast, milk, oil, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper. Blend everything for a few minutes, until you have a creamy and smooth sauce.
  • *Soak the cashews in water overnight, or in boiling water for about 1 hour before using.
  • Combine the red pepper sauce to the pasta and stir them well.
  • Serve the gnocchi with fresh basil & dairy free parmesan. This makes 2-3 servings.

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Nutrition

Sodium: 738mgCalcium: 66mgVitamin C: 44mgVitamin A: 1229IUSugar: 4gFiber: 5gPotassium: 290mgCalories: 294kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 2gFat: 8gProtein: 8gCarbohydrates: 49gIron: 5mg
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