Change up your classic tomato sauce with roasted red peppers instead! Try this easy Gluten-Free Vegan Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Pasta for an allergy-free, healthy, quick, & flavorful meal! A kid-friendly lunch or dinner and you only need 7 ingredients and 10 minutes for this no-cook blender sauce and pasta recipe!
Sick of boring old tomato marinara sauce? Maybe you just don’t like tomatoes? Or you just want 10x the flavor packing punch without tons of extra spices and ingredients? That’s where roasted red peppers come in! They do all the work in amping up your pasta sauce while still being chockfull of vitamins and nutrients! Sweet and robust, creamy with the addiction of coconut yogurt, and a perfect nutty cheesy twist with some nutritional yeast!
What’s in a vegan creamy roasted red pepper sauce?
Only 6 ingredients and that includes a dash of black pepper! So simple and easy; did I mention it was super quick too? All you need is a 10 ounce jar, 1 cup, of roasted red peppers, a 1/2 cup coconut yogurt (one of those single serve cups will do!), 2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast, 1 teaspoon of minced garlic, 1 small shallot, and about 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper!
How do you make the roasted red pepper sauce for pasta?
Since this sauce is no-cook, all you have to do is throw (okay…place) the ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth! From there just add the blended up sauce directly to you cooked and drained pasta! Once you cook and drain your gluten-free pasta, place it back in the hot pot it was in and pour in the red pepper sauce! Mix everything together and your meal is done!
What gluten-free pasta should I use?
It doesn’t really matter. You can use any shaped pasta you’d like and that you have on hand! I chose to use these gluten-free shells (Banza which is chickpea-based and grain-free). Shells are great because they hold all that delicious roasted red pepper sauce. They’re like little pockets of sauce that burst in your mouth! Plus, shell shaped pasta is always a kid-friendly favorite!
Can I use this vegan creamy roasted red pepper sauce for anything else?
I think this sauce would be great as a pizza sauce, for chicken, heck, even for a sandwich spread! If you want to get wild, it maybe even be a fantastic low-calorie dip too! The possibilities are as wide and far are your mind can dream! So you definitely could double or triple batch the sauce and stick it in the fridge to use through out the week! Even freeze some in ice cube trays or plastic bags and pop them out when need be!
Gluten-Free Vegan Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Pasta
- In a large pot, cook your pasta according to package directions, drain, and add straight back to the pot.
- In the meantime, add all the red pepper sauce ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Add the blended sauce directly to the hot pasta in the pot and mix together to fully coat and combine.
See how easy that is? Super quick, under 10 minutes, and with minimal ingredients! All real food, healthy, gluten-free, vegan, allergy-free, and the perfect change-up to your typical pasta and sauce routine! If you’re looking for more quick gluten-free and allergy-free pasta meals that your family will LOVE, try my one-pot cajun pasta or my one-pot vegan mac & cheese!
So tell me:
+ Do you have a go-to pasta sauce recipe without tomatoes?
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