Out of this world creamy vegan tomato pasta Made with avocado- you’d never know its vegan! Plus a deliciously savory vegan parmesan sprinkle!
- 8 oz pasta of choice
- 1 cup canned crushed tomatoes, or jarred marinara will work
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2–3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 2 tsp Italian seasoning (1.5 tsp if using jarred marinara)
- 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
- 1/2 of a large avocado
- salt + pepper, to taste
- 1/2 cup reserved pasta water
- optional: red pepper flakes
For vegan parmesan:
- 1/4 cup raw cashews
- 2 tbsp hemp seeds
- 1.5 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/8 tsp garlic powder
- To make the vegan parmesan, pulse all ingredients in a food processor until a fine crumb is created- be sure not to over process into a paste. Store leftovers in refrigerator.
- Start by cooking your pasta, and reserve 1/2 cup pasta water just before draining. Be sure to season your pasta water well with sea salt!
- To make the pasta sauce, heat a large pan over medium heat. Once hot, add the olive oil and reduce heat to low.
- Stir in garlic cloves, then stir in crushed tomatoes, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper, and red pepper flakes. Allow to simmer while your pasta cooks over low heat for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- To your blender, add the heated tomato sauce mixture, avocado, and nutritional yeast and blend until a smooth, creamy sauce is achieved. Add the reserved pasta water as needed to thin the sauce. Mix the sauce with your pasta, again adding reserved pasta water as needed. Serve and enjoy!
An absolute staple in my house!! I make this at least once a month – hands down the best creamy tomato sauce ever.
So easy and delicious! Very creamy without any dairy, it even tricked my picky boyfriend! I will definitely be making this again!
I made this for dinner tonight, I used zoodles instead of regular pasta and it was amazing! The vegan parm was the perfect way to top it off. I will definitely be making this again!
Yes this one is so good with veggie noodles! So happy you enjoyed it Betty 🙂
Best sauce I’ve ever made! So easy to make but so delicious and creamy! Thanks, Mia!
AMAZING!!!! So so yummy and super easy to make. I’m obsessed with every recipe on this page, thank you!! I used chickpea pasta and it was so yummy. Excited to make this again!
Thank you Abby!! This is hands down my favorite simple pasta sauce. I’m so glad you love it too 🙂
I just wanted to say thank you for sharing this amazingly simple yet sophisticated, well balanced and healthy recipe. I made this last night and it was delicious. I also appreciated how easy to follow and simple the article and your instructions were.
Thank-you for taking the time to share.
I am so happy you enjoyed it! Thank you for this sweet note Fen!
I made this the other day and will definitely be making it again so good!!!
Such a great, simple recipe- thanks for sharing it!
I’m commenting again cause I forgot to rate it it but really this is a great recipe!
So delicious, creamy and filling! Really takes pasta night up a notch! Its easy to make a bunch of it, freeze it, and have it on hand for easy weeknight meals!
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This was delicious! Like everything on this website! My kiddos loved it as well (4 and 7)! I made a little too much and am wondering if anyone has had luck freezing and reheating it? Thanks so much for this wonderful recipe!!
The avocado here is so so genius! Makes it incredibly creamy☺️
I just made this recipe for my family and everyone loved it! Thank you so much 🙂 I love your page by the way
Made this for my family & they all loved it. No one could taste the avocados which made it even better!
this was so simple and so flavourful!! will be making again… and again..
This was amazing!!! I am not vegan in any way and I thought this was so much better than regular vodka sauce! The taste of the avocado adds so much depth to the sauce and it is really creamy and filling yet light. It also took no time at all, I started my sauce when I put water to boil and the pasta was still cooking when the sauce was ready to go! Thank you so much for this recipe I am sure I will make it again.
Delicious! I’m not vegan and am a very picky eater. I was skeptical but it turned out delish and flavorful! The avocado added so much creaminess without adding any avocado flavor.
This sauce is incredible! The perfect simple sauce, why would you ever use only a can of sauce again when you can simply make this recipe!!
Seriously the best and easiest pasta sauce out there. I could have this dish everyday.
this is everything ✨
Listen. This is the best pasta sauce and we nearly always have every single ingredient in the pantry. It’s become a staple in our house. So so delicious ❤️
Favorite pasta sauce ever!! I never cook anything fancy and this is such an easy recipe to spice up your pasta dish. I’ve made it for everyone in my family(the only thing I’ll make for them) and everyone approves! Highly recommend to vegans and non vegans!
Obsessed with this recipe. My boyfriend would eat it everyday. Thank you !
My favorite freakin recipe. Make it at least once a week! Too easy and so damn gooood.
WOW! Honestly tastes like it has cream in it. The avocado is so good in this sauce. This has become a regular in my pasta rotation. Thank you!
WORLDS BEST PASTA SAUCE. I make this every few weeks. My very red sauce picky husband LOVES this sauce. We always have a ton leftover and will eat it with some cream as tomato soup. Freezes so well too!! Thank you for the amazing recipe!!
Loved it! I added some lemon juice and a splash of almond milk
Delicious and was great with veggies added in the pasta and sauce too!
So glad you loved this Maddie! Thank you so much!
So delicious, nutritious, flavorful, and easy! Mia does it again – we make this almost once a week in our house!
Best pasta ever!! Im bulking right now and the macros are perfect. Wont ever stop making this.