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creamy vegan pasta sauce made with cashew and sun-dried tomatoes
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Cashew Tomato Pasta

A creamy vegan pasta sauce made with cashew cream and sun-dried tomatoes. This recipe for pasta with tomato cream sauce is dairy-free and made in under 30 minutes. Creamy, delicious, and made in under 30 minutes.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian, Vegan
Keyword cashew pasta sauce, creamy vegan pasta, vegan pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 602kcal
Author Aline Cueni


  • 7 oz (200g) pasta
  • 2 tbsp oil from the sun-dried tomatoes or olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 onion chopped in rings
  • cup (60g) sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil chopped
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 5 tbsp (100g) cashew cream
  • ½ cup (120ml) water
  • 1 tsp paprika powder
  • 0.5 tsp salt
  • pepper


  • Start by cooking the pasta in boiling salt water and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, peel and mince the garlic and chop the onion in rings. Cut the sun-dried tomatoes in strips and the tomato in cubes. 
  • Preheat a large non-stick frying pan with two tablespoons of the oil in which the sun-dried tomatoes were packed in (or olive oil). Add the minced garlic and onion rings and cook for about 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Add the cashew cream, water, and paprika powder. Season with salt and pepper. Let it simmer for a few minutes. Add the drained pasta and stir until well covered with the sauce. Add more water if needed. 
  • You can add vegan cheese if desired before serving your cashew tomato pasta.



  • If the sauce gets to try, add up to 120ml (½ cup) more water.
  • You could substitute the cashew cream with other dairy-free cream or with whipping cream if you are not vegan. But the nutty taste of the cashew cream gives this pasta recipe a delightful flavor, which you would miss if you substitute it.
  • Using the oil, in which the sun-dried tomatoes are packed in, gives your pasta a richer tomato flavor and is a great way to use up the oil.


Calories: 602kcal | Carbohydrates: 90g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 710mg | Potassium: 944mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1465IU | Vitamin C: 43.5mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 2.6mg