Creamy Tomato Basil Bow Tie Pasta. A traditional gourmet pasta made kind for everyone.
Listen to me when I say (type) this - MAKE THIS PASTA DISH! For reals. Because we all love a good pasta and we all love a nice elegant dish that requires something close to zero effort.
This creamy tomato basil bow tie pasta covers both bases. Which is a real dream come true on a weeknight when the thought of cooking seriously makes you want to cry.
I really love making pastas with a simple sauce because it tastes so one-of-a-kind and feels a lot more gourmet than a pasta with a heavy store bought sauce. Plus, it truly does not require that much more effort!
I haven't always been vegan, and therefore I know the taste of non-vegan creamy pasta. I know that it is delicious, but let me tell you - this creamy tomato basil pasta can hang with the best of 'em. Yum, yum, and more yum! Try it out folks.
Serving Size: 4-6
- 1 pound bow tie pasta
- 1 cup cashews, soaked in water for a minimum of one hour and drained
- 2 tomatoes, diced
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 6 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup basil, chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add salt to the water if desired. Cook pasta according to directions.
- In the meantime, combine tomatoes, cashews, water, tomato paste, garlic powder, and onion powder in a food processor. Puree until smooth. Set Aside.
- In a large skillet, add olive oil and garlic and cook over medium-low heat until the garlic is gold and fragrant. Approximately 2-3 minutes. Add sauce from the food processor to the skillet. Cook over medium heat until the sauce is simmering. Approximately 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in chopped basil. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Drain the pasta and return it to the pot. Stir in the creamy tomato basil sauce and combine thoroughly. Serve immediately.
- If you have a small food processor, consider using a high powered blender instead as this recipe will make a somewhat large amount of sauce.
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