Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes and Creamy Herb Cashew Sauce

Note that if you're making the cashew sauce from scratch for this recipe, you'll need to set aside about 4 hours for the cashews to soak before pureeing them into the sauce.

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings


  • 8 ounces spaghetti or fettuccine
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 4 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 1 recipe cashew cream sauce (about 1 cup)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped basil
  • 1 tablespoons minced chives
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


1 Cook the pasta: Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta, reduce to a simmer, and cook until the pasta is al dente. Drain the pasta and set aside. 

2 Cook the tomatoes: In the same pot you cooked the pasta, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add the tomatoes and cook until them until they are hot and easily burst when pressed, 6 to 8 minutes.

Vegan pasta with cashew sauce and tomatoes cook the tomatoes

3 Make the sauce: Combine the cashew cream in a blender with the chopped basil, chives, garlic, 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt, and pepper. Blend until smooth.

Vegan pasta with cashew sauce recipe make the herb cashew cream sauce

4 Assemble the pasta: Add the sauce to the pan with the tomatoes and pasta. Warm over low heat until the pasta sauce is hot. Add the pasta to the sauce and toss together to combine. Serve with an extra sprinkle of basil if desired.

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  • Sonia

    Sound so yummy and will try this recipe this week as my girls and vegetarian. This recipe is so simple and quick. Thank you

  • Chris

    Wow! I could not believe how delicious this was. It really does have a creamy consistency. I put a bit more basil and chive in it just because I love those herbs. This will be my go to cream sauce now. Don’t be deceived by the color as it’s blending or by how thin it is. Once you pour the sauce ove the pasta, it thickens up. It is so good!


  • Courtney S

    Delicious, easy and healthy alternative to the heavy, cream sauce pastas my husband loves. He didn’t even realize it was vegan when I served it! (bonus – kids loved it too)

  • Russ

    Link to cashew sauce cannot be found…………