You can’t go wrong with pasta when you want a filling and comforting meal that you can whip up in no time. It’s great for weekday dinners after a long day’s work, kids often love it, and it’s a great crowd-pleaser.
Sometimes, all you crave with your pasta is a big dollop of your favorite pesto, or a generous drizzle of olive oil, salt, and some nutritional yeast. But, there are times when you are looking for an indulgent, creamy sauce to pour over your pasta and to fill your tummy and heart!
Take a look at these scrumptious OGP recipes for the creamiest pasta sauces you would wish for.
1. Mushroom Tomato Sauce for Pasta
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This Mushroom Tomato Sauce for Pasta by Nele Liivlaid is really quick and easy to rustle up and uses pantry staples. You can make a great big batch to have on hand for pasta dishes and even rice or Buddha bowls. Coconut milk gives it that extra creaminess you are looking for.
2. Creamy Red Lentil Pasta
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Try making this Creamy Red Lentil Pasta by Stefani Weiss if you are looking for a protein-packed and nutritious pasta sauce. Adding the sauce to a blender gives it a rich and creamy texture. You can top your dish off with some vegan parmesan and crushed walnuts.
3. Sweet Potato Ravioli With Creamy White Sauce
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You can use the sauce from this recipe for Sweet Potato Ravioli With Creamy White Sauce by Taavi Moore with any pasta you desire. Though, the sweet potato ravioli is really something! The almond milk-based sauce is flavored with tarragon, garlic, and a little nutmeg to make a sauce perfect for all kinds of pasta dishes.
4. Creamy Spaghetti With Wild Mushrooms
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This Creamy Spaghetti With Wild Mushrooms by Anna Bannister is a recipe that will wow dinner guests and make you feel pretty pleased, too. Ten ingredients combine to make the creamiest and most decadent pasta sauce you have tried in ages. This is a dish packed with rich, savory, and herby flavors that will have you going back for seconds.
5. Creamy Pasta Salad
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Here is a great dish to share at parties and picnics. Whip up this Creamy Pasta Salad by Kris Dee, and your friends will be pestering you for the recipe. Vegan mayo and sour cream help to turn this into a smooth and creamy pasta sauce that is also packed with protein from chickpeas.
6. Pasta with Creamy Chestnut Pesto
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You have to try this cozy, creamy, cheesy, and earthy Pasta with Creamy Chestnut Pesto by Louise and Nico. It celebrates three traditional Italian ingredients—la Castagna (chestnut), la nocciola (hazelnut), and bronze cut spaghetti. Have a go at this recipe if feel like making something a little different.
7. Baked Penne with Creamy Tomato Sauce
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Pasta bakes are one of the most comforting foods you can make, and this Baked Penne with Creamy Tomato Sauce by Kris Dee is no exception. This has all the creaminess and gooey cheesiness required in the perfect pasta bake. It’s a great dish for busy weekday nights.
8. Cajun Sweet Potato Rigatoni with Kale
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Sweet potato puree and lashings of coconut cream make this Cajun Sweet Potato Rigatoni with Kale by Shanika Graham-White the ultimate creamy pasta dish. Cajun seasoning gives it that familiar spicy twist and kale packs in the nutrients. You can enjoy this sauce on all kinds of pasta noodles.
9. Creamy Roasted Red Pepper and Mushroom Sauce
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Here is another comfort food recipe to add to your meal menu. Creamy Roasted Red Pepper and Mushroom Sauce by Maria Koutsogiannis is made from roasted red pepper, mushrooms, and cashews that are blended until smooth and creamy. Nutritional yeast is added for a bit of cheesiness.
10. One-Pot Creamy Taco Pasta with Black Beans
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Get your taco and your pasta fix in one go with this One-Pot Creamy Taco Pasta with Black Beans by Maggie Wescott. The pasta is cooked in enchilada sauce and then tossed in creamy vegan yogurt for a dish that combines the flavors of two of your favorite cuisines!
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