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Tomato Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

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  • Author: Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 35 Minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Diet: Vegan


Healthy, homemade, and hearty, this Tomato Roasted Red Pepper Pasta is easy to make and full of delicious rich, savory flavors.



Skillet Ingredients:

  • 1 cup yellow onions, fine dice
  • 2 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 medium zucchini, unpeeled, small dice
  • ½ cup low-sodium vegetable broth *
  • 1 Tablespoon cashew butter *
  • 1 – [ 14.5 oz. can ] petite diced tomatoes
  • ¼ cup to 1/3 cup roasted red peppers, chopped *
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda (optional) *

Spice/Herb Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 ½ teaspoons dried basil (+/-)
  • Pinch to ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes (+/-)
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper (+/-)
  • ¼ to 1 teaspoon sea salt (+/-) *

Other Ingredients:

  • 12 to 14 oz. penne pasta 

Topping Ingredients:


  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions, set aside until Step 7.
  2. Place the Spice/Herb Ingredients in a small bowl, mix well, set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, add the finely diced onions and zucchini, sauté over medium-high heat for 7 to 9 minutes to soften, add a splash of water, if needed to avoid burning.
  4. Then lower the heat to medium, add the minced garlic, sauté, stir constantly for one minute.
  5. Then add all the remaining Skillet Ingredients (except the baking soda) and the Spice/Herb Mix to the skillet, stir well to incorporate, taking time to dissolve the cashew butter into the sauce, bring the mixture to a boil, then immediately lower to a simmer.
  6. Add the baking soda, stir well to incorporate.
  7. Add the cooked pasta, stir to incorporate, then simmer over medium heat for several minutes, just until heated through.
  8. Top with a generous sprinkling of Vegan Parmesan Cheese and freshly julienned basil. Serve and enjoy!


*Please reference the blog post for Tips for Success, Pantry Items Used, Storage and Freezing, and Kitchen Products Used.

*Sea Salt:  Please adjust the sea salt based upon your family’s sea salt preferences and/or based upon dietary needs.

*Servings:  4