The Best Pasta Sauce, ever! (plant based, 10 minutes)

Living a natural food diet mixed with a plant based diet can sometimes be hard, or so they say.  But I would have to disagree because this 10 minute pasta sauce recipe absolutely blew my mind – it is 100% vegan and damn delicious. It all starts with a perfectly roasted red pepper and more natural foods to heighten the flavours.  Things like creamy cashews and nutritional yeast really add depth to this super simple sauce, and I promise you will come thank me later.  It is THAT good!

I am a huge fan of vegetable recipes because I really love challenging myself and finding new ways to incorporate nutrients into things that might not always pack the most punch.  A lot of pasta sauces on the markets have loads of sugar and hidden ingredients but I promise you this natural food recipe has no secrets.

It is full of flavour, creaminess, and good-for-you ingredients!

You are going to love this pasta sauce recipe because is it:

  • quick + easy
  • delicious
  • nutritious
  • vegan
  • made using natural + organic foods
  • creamy + comforting

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did! As always if you try the recipe please leave us a comment below, we love your feedback!

Love from Your Greek Food Goddess XOX

The Best Pasta Sauce, ever! (plant based, 10 minutes)
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Recipe type: Pasta Sauce
Cuisine: Plant-based
Serves: 1
  • 1 roasted red pepper
  • 1 cup roasted mushrooms, or cooked lentils
  • 1 cup of cashews
  • 1 tbsp EVOO
  • juice of 1-2 lemons (I love lemon)
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp coriander flakes
  • ¼ cup warm water
  • 1 tbsp garlic
  • dash of salt + pepper
  1. On a large cast iron skillet roast your red pepper, and mushrooms (or use cooked lentils).Cook down till golden brown, and all the moisture is released.
  2. Now the easy steps, into a high speed blender add all your ingredients and blend till smooth.
  3. When serving: heat sauce on a pan while cooking your pasta of choice! This sauce serves 5!


  • Izzy | pinch of delight
    Posted at 15:18h, 09 March Reply

    Yum Yum YUM!

  • Loralee
    Posted at 14:23h, 14 March Reply

    Looks yumilicious!

  • Kerri
    Posted at 18:06h, 02 April Reply

    This looks so good! Does it make a big difference not using the nutritional yeast if I don’t have it on hand?

    • Maria Koutsogiannis
      Posted at 00:11h, 04 April Reply

      Hey hun!

      No you are totally cool to not use nutritional yeast here!! You will just notice it is “less cheesy” but still super delicious!

      • Kerri
        Posted at 20:35h, 06 April Reply

        I actually decided to get the nutritional yeast and make the recipe as is and it was so good! I’m new to vegan cooking and I definitely will make this again ? Thanks for posting such awesome recipes ?

        • Maria Koutsogiannis
          Posted at 20:37h, 06 April Reply

          Hey Kerri!!!

          Yes!! I am so happy you made it. I am even more happy that you enjoyed the recipe. <3 you have no clue how excited I get when people love these recipes as much as I do!

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