This creamy red sauce pasta is a great pantry dish. Honestly, we love cooking from scratch, but sometimes the comfort of a semi-prepared meal is always nice. For this recipe, we used store bought pasta and red sauce. You can use any of your favorite brands or types of pasta and sauce.
Personally, we decided to use organic traditional penne. We also used a classic jar of organic tomato and basil sauce. We love this creamy red sauce because it’s as comforting as it is filling. It’s also bursting with flavor given the added oregano and basil. It’s easily one of our favorite dishes on the weekly rotation.
You’ll Love This Recipe
You probably already have all the ingredients in your pantry. Plus this only takes about 15 minutes to whip up. The secret to this recipe is the cashew herb crema. The crema mixed with red sauce and pasta makes this dish incredible.
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For this recipe feel free to use any type of spices you normally like. Let us know in the comments below any variations you have tried! We would love to hear what you came up with! For this recipe you’ll also need to soak cashews.
This sauce is also great on any type of pasta. Not just penne. What is your favorite type of pasta? Lettuce know in the comment section? Lately we have really been digging gemelli style pasta. Essentially twisted pasta.
How to Store the Cooked Pasta
In short, this pasta is best when it is eaten immediately. This recipe makes about 6 servings of pasta. Seeing as we are only two people we had leftovers, which is great for us! We love to make extra of anything to save time cooking in the future, and because we love eating!
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Luna & Nate
6 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories454
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 24.5g 38%
- Saturated Fat 4.2g 22%
- Sodium 46mg 2%
- Total Carbohydrate 50g 17%
- Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
- Sugars 10g
- Protein 13g 26%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.