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Cashew Cream Tomato Sauce

  • Author: Mia Zarlengo
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Lunch, Dinner


Super creamy vegan and paleo-friendly cashew cream tomato sauce. An easy and healthy versatile sauce! 


  • 1 (25 oz) jar of tomato basil marinara sauce 
  • 1/2 cup cashew cream (recipe below)
  • 1 (12 oz) box of pasta (optional, can be served with anything you like!)
  • Pasta water to thin

For the cashew cream:

  • 2 cups raw cashews, soaked for 6+ hours, drained + rinsed
  • 1/2 cup filtered water
  • 1 large clove of garlic
  • Sea salt, to taste


  1. Make the cashew cream by blending the soaked cashews with the water, garlic, and salt until super smooth. 
  2. Heat the jar of marinara on low until heated through, then stir in 1/2 cup of the cashew cream until smooth and heated through. Add pasta water to thin as needed, 1 tbsp at a time (optional). 
  3. Store leftover cashew cream in an airtight container the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.