Vegan Tomato Pasta
easy vegan tomato pasta recipe

Vegan Tomato Pasta

This easy vegan tomato pasta with cream cheese recipe is the perfect weeknight meal and makes for awesome leftover lunches! Made with a simple and flavorful homemade tomato sauce, and Fresh Start Fauxmage pesto cream cheese, this pasta is your quick fix for a delicious restaurant-style dinner!

Before You Begin


Easy Tomato Sauce

  • 1 ½ tbsp Butter
  • ½ cup Diced Onion
  • 1 ½ tbsp Basil
  • 1 tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Oregano
  • 2 tsp Chilli Flakes
  • 1 Can Crushed Tomatoes

Tomato Cream Cheese Pasta

  • 1 ½ cups Tomato Sauce
  • 1 ½ cups Pasta Uncooked
  • ¼ cup Fresh Start Fauxmage Pesto Cream Cheese
  • 1 tbsp FlavorGod Cheese Seasoning (substitute vegan parmesan or nooch)


Easy Tomato Sauce

  1. Dice onions into tiny, evenly sized chunks.
  2. In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Once butter is melted, add onions. Simmer for about 5 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently to prevent burning.
  3. Add in minced garlic, simmer for 3 minutes or until garlic is browned.
  4. Mix in sugar, basil, oregano, and chili flakes. Stir well.
  5. Mix in the can of crushed tomatoes, mix, then reduce heat. Cover pit and let simmer for about 30 minutes. I find the longer it sits, the better it tastes.
  6. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 4 days or freeze leftovers for a month.

Tomato Cream Cheese Pasta

  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil.
  2. Cook pasta according to package instructions. I usually cook mine for a minute or two less since I find the pasta cooks more when mixed with the sauce.
  3. Drain pasta and return to pot.
  4. Mix in Fresh Start Fauxmage pesto cream cheese. Stir until evenly coated.
  5. Mix in tomato sauce and cheese seasoning.
  6. Serve hot with garlic bread for a Chickpea-Approved dining experience!


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Hi I’m Alex, and I’m a potato addict. I’m one half of Chickpea Express, a vegan couple on the East Coast of Canada. We create vegan comfort food and junk food recipes with a healthy, plant-based twist. Oh, and did I mention we love bread and potatoes?

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