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1- Pot Creamy Tomato Vegan Pasta | Weekday Meals

August 9, 2018

Oh, my goodness I do love a 1-pot meal. What’s not to love? Less dishes, less fuss, less stress…did I mention less dishes? This 1-Pot Creamy Tomato Vegan Pasta is a wonderfully simple and delicious addition to the weekday meals rotation.

Made in a single pot and ready in under 30-minutes, this 1-Pot Creamy Tomato Vegan Pasta is a busy weekday life-saver.

I think I could live quite comfortably in a world where all meals were cooked in a single pot. I am not a fancy gal and we are not a fancy family. Hell, I fed my child chips for dinner…just chips. While it wasn’t a shining culinary moment, I am OK with it because weekdays are busy and coming up with weekday meals can be tricky. I could meal plan, I should meal plan but I do not meal plan. I will meal plan. Soon.

In lieu of strategy, I have a cupboard full of ingredients and a 1-pot mind. Pasta is ¬†probably the quickest and simplest 1-pot adventure you can try although¬†buckwheat risottos and bowls deserve an honourable mention. Also, pasta is a pretty safe bet with the kids. This 1-pot creamy tomato vegan pasta is a pretty safe bet. I’ve done tests.

Made in a single pot and ready in under 30-minutes, this 1-Pot Creamy Tomato Vegan Pasta is a busy weekday life-saver.

My 4 year-old daughter and I have a long-running tabletop cold war thing going on and have had for a few years now. I know I am not alone in the trenches and I know that some nights the battle to try new things is just…too hard. Add kindergarten/school, work, sports, social crap (hers not mine) and the days can get tricky and a might overwhelming. So, in light of all this, I hereby give myself permission to draw on my arsenal of quick weekday meals and instead of slaving in the kitchen, spend time with my kid. Instead of nagging her to eat her vegetables I’m going to play on the floor with her while we eat bowls of my 1-pot creamy tomato vegan pasta. My rug might not thank me but my daughter will.

Made in a single pot and ready in under 30-minutes, this 1-Pot Creamy Tomato Vegan Pasta is a busy weekday life-saver.

Why is this 1-pot creamy tomato vegan pasta so good?

Well, since you asked, this pasta is:

  • creamy but dairy-free
  • full of gorgeous robust tomato flavours
  • ready in under 30-minutes
  • made up of mostly pantry ingredients
  • adaptable – we add kalamata olives but you could omit or substitute with sundried tomatoes or something you love
  • full of baby spinach goodness but not too much as to scare the small natives and
  • cooked in one pot.

One pot = less dishes. Enjoy.

Made in a single pot and ready in under 30-minutes, this 1-Pot Creamy Tomato Vegan Pasta is a busy weekday life-saver.

 

4.67 from 3 votes
1-Pot Creamy Tomato Vegan Pasta
Prep Duration
10 mins
Duration
13 mins
Total Recipe Duration
23 mins
 
Course: Main Course, Vegan Mains
Cuisine: Italian
Recipe Keyword: One-Pot Pasta, Vegan One-Pot Meals, Vegan Pasta
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 354 kcal
Recipe Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium brown (yellow) onion, finely diced
  • 2 - 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup cherry/grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup canned diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp dried oregano or basil
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 1/4 cups dairy-free milk
  • 250 grams egg-free rigatoni pasta
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 60 grams baby spinach, finely sliced
  • 1/3 cup kalamata olives, pitted (optional) heaped
Recipe Instructions
  1. Heat the olive oil over medium heat in a mid to large pot  and add the chopped onion. Cook until soft, around 3 minutes. 

  2. Add the minced garlic, cherry tomatoes, tomato paste and diced canned tomatoes with the dried oregano and cook for another minute. 

  3. Add a pinch of sea salt and then stir in the stock and dairy-free milk. Add the dried pasta and pop a lid on the pot. 

  4. Increase the heat and cook with the lid on until the mixture comes up to a boil. Remove the lid, reduce the heat back to medium and cook for 5 minutes, stirring regularly to prevent sticking, before adding the olives, nutritional yeast and chopped spinach. 

  5. Cook, stirring regularly, until the pasta is  just al dente, around 5 minutes, stir in the parsley and remove the pot from the heat. Allow the pasta to sit for a a few minutes with the lid on so the sauce continues to thicken. Serve with vegan parmesan. 

Recipe Notes

You'll need a medium pot with a lid for this recipe. 

Nutrition Facts
1-Pot Creamy Tomato Vegan Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 354 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 640mg 27%
Potassium 463mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 55g 18%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 5g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 35%
Vitamin C 13.7%
Calcium 5.8%
Iron 12.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Made in a single pot and ready in under 30-minutes, this 1-Pot Creamy Tomato Vegan Pasta is a busy weekday life-saver.

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Emma Wedekind
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Emma Wedekind

Hi. Sunday slump and smashed avo on toast was looking like a serious option for supper. The Leprechaun was unimpressed & reminded me I had mentioned a new recipe…. so I grabbed my pot & in no time at all, an absolutely delicious, easy meal. Thank you!! Will be added to the regular menu.
Himself was delighted too!

Amber
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Yes, I think this will officially please people of all sizes in this house. Will add it to the list : )