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    Creamy Sun-dried Tomato Pasta Recipe

    Super creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta Sauce Recipe – next level (vegan) comfort food! Created with only 5 simple ingredients. Perfect with vegan tortellini.

    Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta - Vegan Tortellini served onto 2 plates with the pan standing next to it on a bright table top

    Don’t well all know those eves? Hungry for a more-ish comforting meal, but only a handful of ingredients in the house and no bother to spend much time in the kitchen. Well let me tell you, that’s a perfect eve for this super quick & easy, but totally mouth-watering Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta dish. Great with vegan tortellini (like the ones from Mr Organic I used here) but also amazing with any other type of pasta you have to hand.

    What you need to make this Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta


    • any pasta (preferably some small/medium shapes that hold sauce well!)
    • onion
    • garlic
    • a little oil
    • sun-dried tomatoes
    • tomato paste
    • dairy-free cream
    • salt & pepper
    • herbs to garnish


    • 1 large non-stick pan
    • either ready-cooked pasta or a saucepan to cook your pasta in

    Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta - Vegan Tortellini on a plate with a spoon placed on the side and a napkin under the bowl, on a bright table top

    How to make a Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta Sauce from scratch

    First start by preparing your pasta according to packaging instructions.

    The sauce can be created easily in a single pan: start by heating your oil in the pan over high-heat. For best results use a non-stick pan! Add in the chopped onions and cook until translucent – this should take about 2 minutes once the oil is hot. Add in the minced garlic and cook it for a further minute, stirring to ensure it does not burn in the pan.

    Afterwards add in the chopped sun-dried tomatoes. This doesn’t need to be a fine chop, I usually just roughly slice them – about 2 tablespoons worth of sun-dried tomatoes.

    Stir in the tomato paste and then reduce the heat to a minimum. Pour in the vegan cream and bring to a simmer over low heat. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes whilst stirring regularly to combine.

    Add in the cooked pasta and season with salt and pepper. Serve hot & garnish with some fresh herbs (totally optional of course). Basil, thyme, rosemary or sage are all a great fit for this dish! Enjoy!

    Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta - Vegan Tortellini close up

    Where to buy vegan tortellini & ravioli in the UK

    A few years ago I probably would have told you that you’d have to make them from scratch but luckily nowadays there are a whole bunch of brands that create ready-made vegan tortellini for an easy and quick tasty dinner to create at home!

    Here are a few brands/stores that currently stock them:

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    What you’ll love about this recipe:

    • it’s 100% vegan
    • it’s super quick & easy to make
    • it’s full of flavour
    • it will have you wanting more
    • you can use whatever pasta you have at home – though it tastes simply fab with vegan tortellini!
    • you can pre-make and freeze this sauce
    • it still takes fantastic re-heated, which makes it perfect for meal prep!
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    Creamy Sun-dried Tomato Pasta

    • Author: romylondonuk
    • Prep Time: 5
    • Cook Time: 15
    • Total Time: 20 minutes
    • Yield: 2 1x
    • Category: Pasta
    • Method: Stovetop
    • Cuisine: Italian
    • Diet: Vegan


    Super creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta Sauce Recipe – next level (vegan) comfort food! Created with only 5 simple ingredients. Perfect with vegan tortellini.


    • 2 portions of pasta
    • 1 Tbsp sunflower oil
    • 1 large yellow onion, finely chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 Tbsp sundried tomatoes, roughly chopped
    • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
    • 250ml dairy-free cream
    • salt & pepper to taste
    • fresh herbs to garnish (totally optional)


    1. Prepare your pasta according to the packaging instructions.
    2. In a large non-stick pan heat the sunflower oil and fry the chopped onion for 2 minutes until translucent. Add in the minced garlic and cook for another minute.
    3. Roughly chop up the sun-dried tomatoes and add them to the pan. Stir through the tomato paste, then reduce the heat to low and pour in the dairy-free cream.
    4. Stir the sauce until it’s a creamy red colour & allow to simmer for 5 minutes. Season with salt & pepper, then add in the pasta and stir to combine.
    5. Serve hot & garnish with fresh herbs, such as basil, thyme, rosemary or sage.


    No cream? no problem! Add 1 Tbsp almond butter and 2 Tbsp dairy-free yoghurt instead, then add a few tablespoons of water until you can stir everything together into a sauce.

    Also tastes great with a sprinkle of nooch (=nutritional yeast) on top!

    Keywords: vegan pasta sauce, sundried tomato pasta sauce, sun-dried tomato pasta sauce, creamy vegan pasta sauce, creamy sun-dried tomato pasta sauce, vegan tortellini sauce


    Looking for more vegan pasta recipe inspiration? Let me help you with that! Give these a go:



    1. February 10, 2021 / 2:46 pm

      WOW, looks so delicious. Plus it’s easy to make. Will try this weekend. Thanks.

      • romylondonuk
        February 10, 2021 / 6:47 pm

        Thanks so much, Keira! Hope you enjoy the recipe when you get to make it 🙂

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