Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta
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"30 minute Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta. Tasty pasta made with sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, and topped with a creamy dairy-free sauce and crushed red peppers. This pasta is family friendly and simple to whip up for dinner."
-- @itsallgoodvegan
Recipe

Details

Prep time 20mins
Cook time 30mins
Serves or Makes: 4

Recipe

  • 12 ounces pasta, cooked according to the back of the package. Substitute for gluten-free pasta.
  • 2 tablespoon butter, I used dairy-free
  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour, substitute for gluten-free flour
  • 1 1/ 2 cup milk, I used dairy-free
  • 2/ 3 cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 1/ 2 cup fresh packed spinach, (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/ 4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper

Method

  • Step 1

    Cook pasta according to package, drain, and set aside.

  • Step 2

    Heat a medium pot or dutch oven on low heat and add the butter. Once melted add the flour and whisk until it becomes a clumpy paste.

  • Step 3

    Slowly, add the milk and whisk until all clumps have smoothed out.

  • Step 4

    Increase the heat to medium low for 3-4 minutes, whisking the entire time. You do not want it to turn into a rolling boil, this sauce can easily burn.

  • Step 5

    Add the salt, pepper, tomato paste, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, and whisk once more.

  • Step 6

    In a large bowl add the cooked pasta, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh spinach (optional) sauce, and toss. The warm pasta sauce will cook the spinach enough without it wilting.

  • Step 7

    Sprinkle with crushed red pepper, eat, and enjoy!