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Vegan Creamy Tomato Shells

Vegan Creamy tomato shells recipe made with a homemade dairy free rose sauce.

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Creamy Tomato Shells are the ultimate vegan comfort food. Made with whole wheat pasta, and naturally creamy thanks to cashews and almond milk. You won’t believe how good this tastes! #vegan #creamsauce #creamytomatoshells #veganrecipe

Creamy tomato shells, oh how I love you.

Today I’m making a homemade (super duper easy) recipe for a vegan dairy free rose sauce.

Pour it over whole wheat pasta shells and you have a super creamy protein packed delicious vegan pasta recipe.

How to make vegan creamy tomato shells

All you need is a few simple vegan ingredients to make a dairy free cream sauce.

You will need:

  • garlic
  • onion
  • roasted salted cashews
  • salt and pepper
  • almond milk
  • pasta sauce

Many vegan sauces use raw cashews as a base, but that requires soaking them first.

For this recipe, I opted to use roasted salted cashews which can be blended up immediately!

You can make this easy sauce in no time at all.

Creamy Tomato Shells are the ultimate vegan comfort food. Made with whole wheat pasta, and naturally creamy thanks to cashews and almond milk. You won’t believe how good this tastes! #vegan #creamsauce #creamytomatoshells #veganrecipe

These creamy tomato shells are ultra indulgent tasting, and completely dairy free.

We were so full from the protein in the sauce and pasta. This recipe goes a long way!

Is your New Years Resolution to eat more plant based meals? I got you covered.

Creamy Tomato Shells are the ultimate vegan comfort food. Made with whole wheat pasta, and naturally creamy thanks to cashews and almond milk. You won’t believe how good this tastes! #vegan #creamsauce #creamytomatoshells #veganrecipe

If you’re new to plant based eating, it can be intimidating at first.

But easy recipes like this one are guaranteed to not only please your palate but encourage you to find more ways to eat plant based!

My husband and I have both vowed to eat healthier this year, and Silk helps us keep up our goal of eating more plant based meals.

Creamy Tomato Shells are the ultimate vegan comfort food. Made with whole wheat pasta, and naturally creamy thanks to cashews and almond milk. You won’t believe how good this tastes! #vegan #creamsauce #creamytomatoshells #veganrecipe

Silk is both dairy free and lactose free.

For me personally, using Silk products help me enjoy the creamy delicious taste that I like without the use of dairy products.

For this recipe, I used Silk Original almondmilk for the rosy cream sauce.

Did you know that Silk almondmilk has 50% more calcium than real milk?!

Creamy Tomato Shells are the ultimate vegan comfort food. Made with whole wheat pasta, and naturally creamy thanks to cashews and almond milk. You won’t believe how good this tastes! #vegan #creamsauce #creamytomatoshells #veganrecipe

We bought ours at our local Walmart, they have a great selection of Silk products.

We go to walmart every week, so it’s easy to just grab any Silk that we are out of.

Creamy Tomato Shells are the ultimate vegan comfort food. Made with whole wheat pasta, and naturally creamy thanks to cashews and almond milk. You won’t believe how good this tastes! #vegan #creamsauce #creamytomatoshells #veganrecipe

I was honestly surprised at just how incredibly creamy this recipe turned out.

I blended up roasted cashews with Silk almondmilk and the result was an ultra creamy velvety smooth sauce.

Since then, I have gone on to use roasted cashews to make insane vegan saucy recipes like my vegan breakfast burritos and my vegan quesadillas.

Creamy Tomato Shells are the ultimate vegan comfort food. Made with whole wheat pasta, and naturally creamy thanks to cashews and almond milk. You won’t believe how good this tastes! #vegan #creamsauce #creamytomatoshells #veganrecipe

We served ours garnished with fresh chopped parsley for a little extra flavor.

This would also be great sprinkled with a little vegan parmesan!

Creamy Tomato Shells are the ultimate vegan comfort food. Made with whole wheat pasta, and naturally creamy thanks to cashews and almond milk. You won’t believe how good this tastes! #vegan #creamsauce #creamytomatoshells #veganrecipe

This recipe will make enough to serve 4 – 5 people as a main dish.

It makes a ton and the leftovers are delicious!

There’s nothing like a big bowl of comfort food and these creamy vegan shells are it.

So wholesome, comforting, and tastes like you are eating something super decadent!

Creamy Tomato Shells are the ultimate vegan comfort food. Made with whole wheat pasta, and naturally creamy thanks to cashews and almond milk. You won’t believe how good this tastes! #vegan #creamsauce #creamytomatoshells #veganrecipe

I have been a Silk drinker for YEARS.

I have never cared for dairy milk, so Silk is perfect for me.

You can see just how creamy their products are!

If you are completely plant based, or just looking to cut some dairy out of your diet this year, I wholly recommend trying Silk!

Creamy Tomato Shells are the ultimate vegan comfort food. Made with whole wheat pasta, and naturally creamy thanks to cashews and almond milk. You won’t believe how good this tastes! #vegan #creamsauce #creamytomatoshells #veganrecipe

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Creamy Tomato Shells are the ultimate vegan comfort food. Made with whole wheat pasta, and naturally creamy thanks to cashews and almond milk. You won’t believe how good this tastes! #vegan #creamsauce #creamytomatoshells #veganrecipe

Vegan Creamy Tomato Shells Recipe:

Yield: 6

Creamy Tomato Shells

Creamy Tomato Shells are the ultimate vegan comfort food. Made with whole wheat pasta, and naturally creamy thanks to cashews and almond milk. You won’t believe how good this tastes! #vegan #creamsauce #creamytomatoshells #veganrecipe

Easy vegan creamy tomato shells recipe made with a cashew cream sauce

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb whole wheat shell pasta
  • 25 oz garlic flavored pasta sauce
  • 5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 cup (roasted salted) cashews
  • 2/3 cup Silk Unsweetened Original Almond Milk
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • chopped parsley, for serving

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions 
  2. Saute garlic and onion on medium high heat with 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil
  3. Saute mixture for 8 - 10 minutes, or until onion is translucent
  4. Add almond milk, cashews, and garlic/onion mixture to a food processor or high speed blender
  5. Blend until smooth
  6. Once pasta is finished cooking, drain and return to the pan
  7. Add pasta sauce and cashew cream mixture and stir over low heat until hot
  8. Salt and pepper to taste (I used 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper)
  9. Serve garnished with fresh parsley

Notes

 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 624Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 322mgCarbohydrates: 109gFiber: 14gSugar: 6gProtein: 25g

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Cristina

Tuesday 18th of September 2018

I made this last night, but I halved the recipe. Very good on quinoa macaroni