Creamy Tomato Sauce (vegan, gluten free, oil free)

Updated: Aug 13, 2021

A creamy, flavorful, and nourishing sauce to add to your favorite pasta dish!

With a creamy soft texture, vibrant flavors, and only wholesome ingredients, this sauce is the perfect option to add to your pasta dish! Whether you're using it on spaghetti, in lasagna, or as the sauce for your zoodles, this Italian inspired recipe is a great way to incorporate a creamy element to your delicious tomato sauce without using any dairy!

How to make it:

Picture above: Gnocchi with creamy tomato sauce



One 28 oz can diced tomatoes (or two 15 oz cans; look for BPA-free containers)

1 cup cashews

1 cup water

¼ cup onion (chopped)

2 cloves of garlic (minced)

1-2 tbsp Italian seasoning

Salt & pepper to taste


1/2 cup shredded basil (for blending into sauce and/or serving on top of pasta)

Step by step:

  1. To a large saucepan on medium heat, add in your onion and garlic

  2. Allow to cook for 4-5 minutes, using water to de-glaze the pan as needed

  3. Add in your can of crushed tomatoes, water, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning

  4. Allow to simmer for 10-20 minutes

  5. Carefully transfer the ingredients from the saucepan, along with your cashews, into a blender (be cautious not to overfill)

  6. Blend until smooth, and then transfer to a heat-safe container for later, or use right away on a base of your choice!

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