Bowtie Pasta with Creamy Diced Tomato and Bell Pepper Sauce

This is a quick and easy pasta dish that is healthy and delicious. Bowtie pasta with creamy diced tomato and bell pepper sauce is flavourful and healthy. It makes an excellent one-dish meal, or can be accompanied by sides such as salad and garlic bread sticks.

The ingredients are simple:
pasta with vegetables and creamy sauce
  • Bowtie pasta
  • 1 small onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 bell peppers
  • 1 bunch of spinach
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • Spices and seasonings (basil, marjoram, thyme, cumin, chili powder, miso, nutritional yeast)
  • 1.5 tbsp tapioca flour
  • Fresh basil (optional)
Instructions for Creamy Diced Tomato and Bell Pepper Sauce

Preheat a frying pan to medium heat. After about 5 minutes, the pan should be ready to begin cooking. While the pan is heating, chop the onion into evenly-sized pieces. Bite-size pieces work well. 

Add a little bit of olive oil to the pan (optional), and once the pan is hot, add the chopped onion. Stir frequently. 

Chop 2 bell peppers into even, bite-sized pieces. Add these pieces to the pan with the onion and garlic and continue to stir frequently.

Once the water boils, add the pasta so it cooks while you are preparing the rest of the vegetables and sauce.

Prepare the spices by adding basil, marjoram, thyme, cumin, chili powder, and nutritional yeast to a bowl or plate. Add the spices and seasonings to the vegetables in the pan and stir until the spices are evenly distributed.

Finely mince 3 cloves of garlic, and add these to the pan with the rest of the vegetables and spices. Continue to stir.

Pour the diced tomatoes into the pan and stir. Cook for about 3 minutes or until the liquid is hot and bubbling.

Prepare the sauce by putting coconut milk, miso, nutritional yeast, and tapioca flour in a blender jar and mixing until smooth.

Add the sauce and stir until everything is evenly mixed together. Cook for about 3 minutes or until the sauce is bubbly and thickened.

Bowtie Pasta with Creamy Diced Tomato and Bell Pepper Sauce

A delicious, healthy pasta with a creamy sauce. Quick and easy to make.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Pasta, Vegan
Keyword: bell pepper, creamy sauce, easy, garlic, pasta, quick, tomato, vegan pasta
Servings: 4

Ingredients

Bowtie Pasta

  • 3 cups bowtie pasta measure uncooked
  • 7 cups water

Vegetables

  • 1 small onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 bell peppers
  • 1 bunch fresh spinach Or half a package of frozen spinach
  • 1 can diced tomatoes

Spices

  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp marjoram
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp nutritional. yeast

Creamy Sauce Mix

  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp light miso
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1.5 tbsp tapioca flour

Instructions

  • Preheat a frying pan to medium heat. After about 5 minutes, the pan should be ready to begin cooking. While the pan is heating, chop the onion into evenly-sized pieces. Bite-size pieces work well. 
    Add a little bit of olive oil to the pan (optional), and once the pan is hot, add the chopped onion. Stir frequently. 
  • Chop 2 bell peppers into even, bite-sized pieces. Add these pieces to the pan with the onion and garlic and continue to stir frequently.
  • Once the water boils, add the pasta so it cooks while you are preparing the rest of the vegetables and sauce.
  • Prepare the spices by adding basil, marjoram, thyme, cumin, chili powder, and nutritional yeast to a bowl or plate. Add the spices and seasonings to the vegetables in the pan and stir until the spices are evenly distributed.
  • Finely mince 3 cloves of garlic, and add these to the pan with the rest of the vegetables and spices. Continue to stir.
  • Pour the diced tomatoes into the pan and stir. Cook for about 3 minutes or until the liquid is hot and bubbling.
  • Prepare the sauce by putting coconut milk, miso, nutritional yeast, and tapioca flour in a blender jar and mixing until smooth.
  • Add the sauce and stir until everything is evenly mixed together. Cook for about 3 minutes or until the sauce is bubbly and thickened.
  • Drain the pasta and serve topped with sauce.

You can use another kind of pasta such as penne or spaghetti to make this pasta with creamy diced tomato and bell pepper sauce. You can also mix and match the vegetables to create delicious variations. This dish tastes great with broccoli, asparagus, and kale, for example.

Check out this video demonstration to see how to make this pasta in about 40 minutes from start to finish.