KWay’s Creamy Pasta Sauce

KWay’s Creamy Pasta Sauce

 

So, I accidentally created this amazing sauce one night during our “off week” or the week before payday. We were down to a bare bones pantry with quite a bit of pasta still left, and it was dinner time. Now, Since the boyfriend’s favorite food was spaghetti and I had a can of diced tomatoes sitting on the shelf, I thought to myself, “maybe I could mix some tomatoes in some pasta with a bag of frozen vegetables.”

Then I saw the can that changed the outcome of the evening. A can of tomato paste. I had nearly forgotten I had it.

I grabbed the cans and my blender and set off to experiment (because when is there a better time to really experiment than when you have an almost empty pantry).

All in all, my experiment was a success and The Boyfriend loved it, as I hoped he would. Then again, it WAS spaghetti. He loves his spaghetti!

So, I started off with opening my can of diced tomatoes and tomato paste and dumping them into the blender. I added 1 cup of water and blended this for a few moments.

Then I decided to make it a creamy base. Why? I have not a clue as to the answer, only that I had cashews and I thought, why not.

Next, I threw half a cup of cashews into the blender and blended it until it was not grainy anymore. This will take 5 or more minutes without a high speed blender.

Afterwards, I added half of an onion and a half tablespoon of minced garlic, and I blended it all again. (This recipe is all about blending.)

Next, I added my spices; about two tablespoon of Oregano, two tablespoons of basil and one tablespoon of rosemary. I would have added fennel and marjoram to this sauce, but at the time I did not have any on hand. I recommend adding them.

Blend.

I added a bit of salt, maybe a teaspoon just to bring out some of its flavors a bit. Then, I blended one last time.

We live in Texas where it is piping hot most of the time, so when I heat up the stove or the oven, the whole house gets hot. So, I like to use my Instant Pot (I use this one and it is fantastic!) to aid in my cooking endeavors.

I added the sauce to the IP, along with lentils and another cup or two of water.I cooked the sauce for about 15 minutes.

Add this sauce to a couple ounces of pasta and there it is, the most perfect creamy pasta you ever thought there could be… or I thought there could be. The sauce actually kind of reminds me of ricotta cheese mixed with tomato sauce in a lasagna. All in all, this sauce would be the perfect lasagna sauce, maybe that is why The Boyfriend likes it so much!

Enjoy!

Go Vegan Y’all

<3 KWay

Perfect Creamy Pasta Sauce
 
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A Cashew based creamy tomato sauce that pairs with any pasta for the whole family.
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Recipe type: Vegan
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 1can Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 8oz can Tomato paste
  • ½ c whole Cashews
  • 4c water
  • ½tbsp minced garlic
  • ½ onion
  • 1-2tbsp Oregano
  • 1-2tbsp basil
  • 1tbsp Rosemary
  • 11/2 tsp salt
  • 1c green lentils *optional*
  • 1c green beans *optional*
Instructions
  1. Add the diced tomatoes,tomato paste and 1 cup of water to a blender. Blend.
  2. Next, add the cashews and water. Now, blend on high until it is not grainy.
  3. Then, add in the garlic and onion. Blend until completely incorporated.
  4. Lastly, add in the Oregano, Basil, Rosemary and salt and blend/stir until mixed thoroughly.
  5. Add the sauce to a saucepan. Add in the lentils and ½ cup of water. Cook until the lentils are done
  6. If using the Instant Pot, add the sauce, lentils, green beans and water to the pot. Cook on high pressure for 15 minutes and naturally release for 15 minutes.
  7. Enjoy over pasta, rice or anything you'd like!

 

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