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Baked Penne With Spicy Rose Sauce [Vegan]

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This baked penne is the perfect pasta dish if you like a little spice. It’s a pretty versatile meal and if you make it in bulk, it can be changed up very easily just by using different sauces and toppings. This version has lots of fresh vegetables, a creamy sauce, and minimally processed ingredients. The sauce is a little spicy, which you can adjust to your preference, and can be made in a matter of minutes with a blender.

Vegan Baked Penne With Spicy Rose Sauce






For the Pasta:

  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • 2 cups baby spinach, chopped into thin strips
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced

For the Sauce:

  • 1 1/3 cups raw cashews
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk
  • 2/3 cups vegetable broth
  • 4 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 2 small tomatoes
  • 2 small jalapeños
  • 1/4 medium onion
  • 4 small garlic cloves, freshly crushed
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro
  • 1 small organic lemon, freshly juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt

For the Topping:

  • 1 cup gluten-free bread crumbs or panko for non-gluten-free


  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  3. Dice the red peppers into small pieces and cut the spinach into thin strips. Set aside.
  4. Put all ingredients for the sauce (cashews, non-dairy milk, vegetable broth, tomato, jalapeño, onion, garlic, cilantro, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, and pink Himalayan salt) into a high-speed blender and blend until it’s smooth and creamy.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the pasta, sauce, spinach and red bell peppers and stir until well combined.
  6.  Put the mixture into a 9×13-inch glass baking dish and sprinkle bread crumbs over the top.
  7. Bake for approximately 10 minutes or until the topping is lightly browned.





Karielyn is a wife and mother of three. Her website “The Healthy Family and Home” features organic, healthy, clean eating and nutrient-dense foods, recipes and ingredients. No matter what diet plan you follow, Karielyn wants to help you make healthier food choices, read ingredient labels and learn about what's in the foods you eat. Eat like it matters…because it does!



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8 comments on “Baked Penne With Spicy Rose Sauce [Vegan]”

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11 Months Ago

Really good for meal prepping dinners for the week. Although the serving size says four I\'d say it could stretch to eight! Had to bake for upwards of thirty minutes to thicken the sauce and soften the red pepper. Otherwise, great recipe and I will be using it again.

1 Years Ago

I made this and am eating it now. It\'s really creamy and flavorful. I doubled the recipe and improvised some. I added 2 cups more of spinach (wanted to use what I had) and used extra cilantro and added green onions to the sauce (more greens I had and didn\'t want to waste). My store-bought breadcrumbs didn\'t brown very noticeably so I cooked one pan for 15 minutes and the other for 25 which worked for me.

And of course it tasted amazing! My roommates were all impressed. Thanks for the recipe.

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1 Years Ago

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1 Years Ago

Must try!

Kungaa Joseph
1 Years Ago

going to try this this week.

Irene Sheppard
1 Years Ago

One of my families favorites!

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