Quick & Easy Creamy Tomato Mushroom Pasta



This weekend, I had one thing on my mind: comfort food.

and tea. Lots of tea.


It’s probably not the proper thing for me to admit as a grown ass woman (sorry, it sounded much better than typing “adult”), but I absolutely love snow storms. They always bring me back to my childhood. I remember going to bed super excited and as soon as my eyes opened in the morning, I’d rush over to the window to peek out. Actually, come to think of it, I’d usually wake up in the middle of the night and peek out the window to “check on things”.

In the morning, I was either 1) super disappointed and let down by the weather man/woman or 2) CRAZY EXCITED because school was cancelled!

I bet you can guess how I felt waking up on Friday morning. I screamed to Eric, “let’s go play in the snow later!” As you can guess, he did not share my same enthusiasm.


We’ve had very little snowfall over the past few winters, so it was nice to get a good dose of snow for once. As a child growing up in the Maritimes, snow storms are in my blood. Don’t get me wrong, I’m counting down the days until spring, but sometimes a good snow day is just what you need to feel alive again.

Cozy weather called for clean-out-my-pantry comfort food. This pasta dish was thrown together based on what I had kicking around and it turned out good enough to share. The best part is, it came together in about 20 minutes or so. Easy comfort food…my favourite kind.


Quick and Easy Creamy Tomato Mushroom Pasta

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Yield: 3 servings


  • 2-3 servings of pasta (I used fusili)
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small sweet onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8-oz sliced cremini mushrooms (2-3 cups sliced)*
  • 1-1.5 cups canned diced tomatoes, to taste
  • 3/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/4-1/3 cup nutritional yeast, to taste
  • 1.5 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp fine grain sea salt, or to taste


1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add in your pasta and cook until Al dente, about 7-10 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet or wok over medium heat. Sauté the garlic and onion in the olive oil for about 5 minutes, or until translucent.

3. Stir in the sliced mushrooms and diced tomato and cook for another 8-10 minutes or so over medium-high heat, until some of the water cooks off.

4. Stir in the fresh basil, nutritional yeast, tomato paste, oregano, thyme, red pepper flakes. Add salt to taste. Simmer for another 5 minutes or so and adjust seasonings to taste if desired.

5. Drain pasta and add back into the pot. Stir in the pasta sauce, heat, and serve immediately with Cheezy Garlic Bread if you’d like.


I was excited to find out over the weekend that I’ve been nominated for the best Healthy Cooking Blog award over on The Kitchn. If you enjoy Oh She Glows and think my blog is worthy of such an award, I would love your vote of support! You can sign in with Twitter, Facebook, or if you have one, your Kitchn account. Be sure to check out the other categories too.

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1 Jenna February 11, 2013

I love these kind of pasta dishes. Easy and full of flavor. Congrats on the nom.


2 Anna {Herbivore Triathlete} February 11, 2013

As a matter of fact, school was delayed 2 hours here today due to the snowy weather! My kids were happy to be able to sleep in a bit longer. I love pasta dishes with mushrooms and tomato, perfect for a cold winter day.


3 Eating 4 Balance February 11, 2013

This sounds amazing. Kind of reminds me of a vegan goulash.

You know what’s even better than a cancellation? A school cancellation announced the night before! Then you get to sleep in and not even worry about checking the news. Boy, I wish college had closings and delays. :)


4 Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health February 11, 2013

This looks delicious. Quick and easy is right up my alley. Try to stay warm!


5 Miche February 11, 2013

Every time that I see or hear “fusilli” I can’t help but think about Fusilli Jerry from Seinfeld, hehehe.

The dish looks quite yummy and perfect for warming up on a cold snowy afternoon!


6 Aggie Starling February 11, 2013

This is dinner tonight! It’s like a classed up, vegan version of a major staple in my house as a kid. Awesome!

Keep warm! Stay safe!


7 Danielle @ itsaharleyyylife February 11, 2013

yum the pasta looks delicious! I love easy pasta meals because they are always so delicious!


8 Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies February 11, 2013

This sounds so comforting and amazing! I had a snow day from work on Friday– not nearly as nice as a snow day from school. I just stressed about the work I couldnt get done and hoped that anyone who made it in could cover everything


9 Tammy Root February 11, 2013

This looks yummy Ange. :)

By the way, I voted. You are too modest Angela!!!! Post this to your FB and Twitter accounts so people can vote for you! You have a lot of supporters and I know they would love to vote for Oh She Glows!


10 Angela (Oh She Glows) February 11, 2013

Thanks Tammy :) You are sweet.


11 Anna @ On Anna's Plate February 11, 2013

Yum– what a perfectly comforting dish for a cold winter night! Love it!


12 Erica {Coffee & Quinoa} February 11, 2013

Yum! This looks like the perfect meal to throw together on a snowy winter evening.


13 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat February 11, 2013

Yum this sounds so good Ange, and perfect for that crazy snowy weather we got on Friday! I also had a clean-out-the-pantry dinner that night because going to the grocery store was completely out of the question, even though it’s only 2 mins away!


14 Anele @ Success Along the Weigh February 11, 2013

That looks absolutely delicious and as for the snow? Here’s another grown ass woman declaring her love for the stuff as well! We’ve been out snowshoeing 3x this year and I’m hoping for a few more chances before the dreary rain of Spring moves in. I will gladly shovel snow, build snowmen, sled, all of it! YAY SNOW!


15 Angela (Oh She Glows) February 11, 2013

hah just reading your comment made me excited more for the snow!


16 Averie @ Averie Cooks February 11, 2013

That snow. Omg. I grew up in MN and remember blizzards and storms like that. Be safe, dry, and warm…inside! And eat this and lots of cookies, too :) I have been so into mushrooms lately. I bought a huge container on Friday and they’re all gone! I love them – this is perfect!


17 Angela (Oh She Glows) February 11, 2013

same here…sometimes I just saute an entire package of mushrooms and eat the whole thing paired with some marinara sauce! Kinda stinky, but they taste good :)


18 Garnet and Jenny February 11, 2013

Simple, Amazing, Comforting, and talk about craving this! What a fantastic share; keep enjoying the snow.


19 Sonia the Mexigarian February 11, 2013

Mmmmm yes. This shall hit the spot nicely. Creamy mushroom. . . .I am drooling just looking at your images.


20 [email protected] February 11, 2013

Deliciously simple! Man I hope the snow eases for your guys soon!!! Maybe one more snow day wouldn’t hurt though right :)


21 Eileen February 11, 2013

Well, I certainly share your enthusiasm for snow–although I think living in California, where I never have to shovel, probably helps quite a bit with that. :) That pasta sound delicious and easy too!


22 [email protected] for the Soul February 11, 2013

haha I wouldn’t know anything about blizzards/snow storms, but I think it’s cool that you enjoy them! I always hear most people dreading them like the plague :P And this looks so yummy! You definitely have lots of tasty recipes Angela.


23 Heather February 11, 2013

I get the same kind of giddy excitement when we’re supposed to get snow. The best part is going for ‘snow walks’ the next day once everything has settled down. The world seems so quiet and still :-)


24 Rose February 11, 2013

awesome, thanks for sharing this inspiration – nice to have a different take on an easy pasta dish, I sometimes get stuck in ruts of making the same comfort foods over and over but this should go down a storm tomorrow with my brood! And totally with you on the snow storm front – let your inner child be free and don’t worry about the Mr’s lack of shared enthusiasm!! love and light X


25 Abby @ The Frosted Vegan February 11, 2013

I am the same way with snow! Even though here in WI snow isn’t rare, it’s still awesome to think there is a possibility of a “snow day”!


26 The Vegan Cookie Fairy February 11, 2013

We had snow in London today but it was only a light fall… still, it made me giddy as a child on Christmas day :) (Who am I kidding, I’m 20 and I’m still giddy on Christmas day, and probably still will be when I’m 80!) This looks like the perfect dish for this type of weather/mood.


27 Suzanna February 11, 2013

Too cute, LOVE IT!


28 Jennifer February 11, 2013

Hi Angela,

I LOVE your site. This recipe looks amazing…and I’ll probably cook it for dinner tonight as I have all the ingredients in my pantry already. Just wanted to show my support! I’ve made so many of your recipes and so far – they have all been delicious! Thanks Angela :)


29 Angela (Oh She Glows) February 11, 2013

Hi Jennifer, I hope you enjoy the recipe if you try it out! Thanks for leaving me such a lovely comment.


30 Allison February 11, 2013

I totally agree! Even though I’m grown up now, I think I am just as excited for snow storms as I was when I was little.


31 Shannan February 11, 2013

YUM! Although, I may leave out the mushrooms for my portion. I don’t like them. :X It’s one of my husbands favorite things though!


32 Wanderelle February 11, 2013

I just skated over to thekitchn and voted for you! Your blog is wonderful, witty and keeps me in the kitchen and laughing (which is no small feat considering I’m 30 and just purchased and used my first food processor last month thanks to your easy, tasty, and most importantly healthy recipes). Thanks for sharing your life, crazy stories, and recipes! Good luck!!!


33 Angela (Oh She Glows) February 11, 2013

Thank you, I appreciate it!!


34 Liz @ The Lemon Bowl February 11, 2013

This sounds fabulous!! I love snow storms too. ;-)


35 Suzanne February 11, 2013

I am SO with you on the snow enthusiasm – we love it here! I love the change of seasons and need this hibernating comfort food time of year! Playing in the snow beforehand makes the food taste oh-so-much-better!
Going to vote for you :)


36 Picky Nicky February 11, 2013

I always add nutritional yeast to my pasta sauce :) Isn’t it just amazing???


37 Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers February 11, 2013

Ahhh, yes… one more reason I wish the hubby ate mushrooms! :) Looks delish.


38 Marielle | Vega in Vianen February 12, 2013

When I met mine almost seven years ago (o dear…), he didn’t eat tomatoes, he didn’t like mushrooms and whenever I put a veggie meal on the table, I got the ‘no meat in this?!’ response. By now, we eat almost entirely vegan at home (I throw in the occasional bit of cheese or egg on his side of the dish to keep him happy), he loves tomatoes and he absolutely doesn’t mind mushrooms! I’ll admit, a lot of screaming and yelling was involved in the process (and a lot of ‘before you start, taste it.’, but he seems more adaptable to food than I ever wished for. Which doesn’t mean that yours will start eating mushrooms, but I thought I’d at least give you the hope.


39 Katie February 11, 2013

Thank you for dinner tonight! I was wondering what else to do with my mushrooms!!


40 Roan February 11, 2013

Hi Angela,
I have been reading your blog for several months now, and I cook your recipes all the time! I usually have to double or triple them for my family of 7, but we have all enjoyed everything that I have cooked from your blog! I make a mega version of your protein bars at least once a week (using 15 cups oats/krispie cereal!).
Just wanted to say hi and thank you for all of your awesome recipes!


41 Angela (Oh She Glows) February 11, 2013

Hi Roan :) Thanks for your lovely comment! So glad you are enjoying the recipes.


42 Ivy February 11, 2013

This looks delicious! I will definitely have to try this as my boyfriend LOVES pasta and I’m always trying to find ways to make our pasta meals healthier and vegan. P.S. Totally just voted for you:) Good luck!


43 Alex @ Delicious-Knowledge.com February 11, 2013

I love quick and easy pasta dishes- they are my go-to on weeknights when I don’t feel like stopping by the store after dinner


44 Kirsty February 11, 2013

Great recipe … I just voted too!! We can’t let Caveman win which I assume isn’t plant friendly … ; )


45 Diane February 11, 2013

Perfect quick dinner tonight. Added some capers to the dish too. Clean plates tonight. Now the problem… no leftovers to send for lunch tomorrow…


46 Jacquelynn February 11, 2013

I am the same way about snow storms! If we are getting one, I still get up to peek out the window to see if it snowed a bunch!


47 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl February 11, 2013

This looks so great, which I find so funny for me to say because I used to be “afraid” of mushrooms! ;) Since becoming a vegetarian, though, I have discovered a new-found love for them. Adapting a vegetarian (often vegan) diet has truly changed my taste buds and cravings for the better. I love it! :)


48 Margaret February 11, 2013

I made this tonight for dinner and my roommate who usually makes fun of me for being vegetarian RAVED about it and even posted it to instagram with the caption “First full vegan meal ever and it was delicious #surprised.” Now if only I could find nutritional yeast for less than $13.95 a jar…


49 Sharla February 11, 2013

I made almost the exact same dish on Thursday and ate it every day through the weekend! We never eat leftovers that long, but there was something about it that just kept me coming back – yum!!

And you do have a fabulous blog – you so deserved that :)


50 Andrea February 11, 2013

It’s as if you read my mind! I had some mushrooms to use up and didn’t feel like putting a lot of effort into dinner. This went over great for both me and my husband. :) I love mushrooms as much as I love pumpkin. :)


51 [email protected] February 12, 2013

I was homeschool and am now a teacher and I still love a good snow day! When I was homeschooled, my mom and I would sometimes have rain days where we would put off school work, make some hot chocolate and read a good book under a pile of blankets. Love watching the snow fall! Looking forward to trying out this recipe soon :)


52 Jessica February 12, 2013

I must make this for dinner tomorrow. Thanks for the recipe!


53 Bek @ Crave February 12, 2013

This looks delicious! I’ve always wondered, does nutritional yeast really substitute for cheese? Does it taste the same? OR just melt like cheese does? Ps. Yes, I’m a noob at a lot of the vegan/vego foods- since I’m not one of them. Although I love eating vego foods often :)


54 Marielle | Vega in Vianen February 12, 2013

I would say it gives dishes a cheezy and creamy taste. It doesn’t look like cheese at all (they’re flakes), and it doesn’t melt like it either.


55 Michelle @ Eat Move Balance February 12, 2013

Looks delicious. And with all these grey, cold days of winter, the mushrooms are PERFECT. Vitamin D!! :)


56 Johanna February 12, 2013

This looks like the perfect dish for a cold winter day!


57 Bonnie February 12, 2013

I’ve already voted for you! Good luck Angela! Thanks for the perfect recipe for another snowy day here in Ontario!


58 Kelly M February 12, 2013

You grew up in the Maritimes? Maritimer right here – Haligonian to be exact! I knew I liked you more than for your great recipes! ;)


59 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers February 12, 2013

Looking at these photos is making me cold!!! But your pasta looks amazing!!!


60 Maria Tadic February 12, 2013

This looks so yummy. Pasta is such a great comfort food plus the mushrooms add a nice meaty flavor! This looks like a great recipe.


61 Sarah @ Yogi in Action February 12, 2013

Glad you’re excited for the snow still! We’ve had a ton of it (out in Western Canada) and I’ll gladly trade you :) The worst is having to go to work after a big snowstorm like the one you guys got.

That recipe loks delicious!


62 Kathryn February 12, 2013

So excited to make this. I’ll probably leave out the oil since I don’t eat it anymore. I’m SO excited to see the sauce is home made.


63 NewbVeganJLW February 12, 2013

Just found your blog this week, via an old post for a chocolate cake! I love snow storms too, I was giddy when we got the latest snow storm here in Toronto…

I am going to try this pasta, it looks so good. I wondered, the dish you are serving it in, looks vintage and lovely, what is it?

I will be following your blog for sure from now on!


64 Angela (Oh She Glows) February 13, 2013

I’m glad you’re enjoying the blog! The plate is from Anthro. I buy a few blog dishes from there now and then.


65 Sherisse H (@lovesplantbased) February 12, 2013

I will infidelity have to try this recipe, right up my alley! Fresh basil and tomatoes are divine.

I voted for you on the weekend :) Good luck!


66 Stacey Parker February 12, 2013

Made this tonight. Thumbs up from DH. Adding it to my menu plan for next week. So easy, cheap and tasty.


67 Vegan Radhika Sarohia February 13, 2013

Is there a way to vote for ohsheglow without giving them your facebook info? This is actually the only site I “like” on FB but I disabled the platforms thing after too much personal info of mine went online. And I don’t have a Twitter account or I’d vote with that. Okay how to do this haha and murshroom pasta looks great


68 Vegan Radhika Sarohia February 13, 2013

Okay haha I made a Kitchn account (whatever the hell that is) and voted for ohsheglow…hopefully more people who comment here vote soon so don’t get creamed by Civilized Cavemen Cooking, which I never even HEARD of that so why is it winning


69 Healthnut Nutrition February 13, 2013

I have been loving brown rice pasta it’s gluten free and tastes so yummy! Ill def have to try this out recipe out :) thanks!


70 Mushrooms Canada February 15, 2013

I just love a good, simple pasta dinner on snowy days! The tomatoes and crimini mushrooms add so much flavour and texture to this dish, I can almost taste it! Thanks for sharing…



71 Beth February 15, 2013

I made this last night for Valentine’s Day, adding in some white beans for protein, and it was delicious! Definitely a keeper!


72 Christine Gillis February 16, 2013

I made this last week and it was so delicious. I plan on making it again tomorrow for my family (about 8 adults and 3 kids). If I doubled it, would I double everything….spices, herbs and all? I always question that when I’m doubling. Thanks so much!


73 Vegan Radhika Sarohia February 18, 2013

^ I’m not Angela obviously [I’m an INdian vegan girl in LA who reads her blog a lot] but anyways I cook a lot and whenever I double a recipe, I just double everything in it, spices, herbs, seasonings etc…seems to work out fine:)


74 Angela (Oh She Glows) February 18, 2013

That’s a good question! Sometimes this approach can work, and other times not (when doubling spices). I would add them to taste and then you can’t go wrong. Enjoy!


75 Christine Gillis February 18, 2013

I doubled it and it was fantastic! Everyone loved it…I made a yummy salad with your better than bottled balsamic and they raved about everything…I had to email them with your recipes! I used the quinoa, amaranth and brown rice pasta from Costco…..nobody even knew it was gluten free! Thanks for all your inspiration!!


76 Samantha February 19, 2013


Do you have any advice for those wanting to use fresh tomatoes when the recipe calls for canned, diced? Canned are much more convenient but when I do have extra time, I often think of trying fresh. I’m a novice (on a budget!) in the kitchen so I’m worried of completely ruining a recipe.

Either way, can’t wait to try this out!


77 Angela (Oh She Glows) February 20, 2013

I’m not really sure, I think it would be a guessing game when subbing! There might be a guide somewhere online though :)


78 Lisa H February 20, 2013

Made this this weekend and it was great! Added cut up fresh asparagus and we loved it…looking forward to leftovers tonight with a big salad!


79 Ann February 20, 2013

This looks lovely. I love mushrooms and pasta. Oh man, now I am starving.


80 sara February 20, 2013

Would this be ok with dried basil instead of fresh? I cant find any fresh basil here right now at all. I love your blog, by the way! Thanks for all the great recipes.


81 Angela (Oh She Glows) February 21, 2013

This dish has a lot of fresh basil so it would be difficult to impact the same flavour using dried. That being said, it still might come out tasting good so you are welcome to try it.


82 Sara February 21, 2013

Thanks for replying! I’ll let you know how it turns out if I try the dried basil.


83 Katie February 20, 2013

Ok, I just made this and it was so good. I made a few changes to accommodate what I had. I used white mushrooms vs cremini. Used 1 tsp of dried basil vs fresh. Omitted red pepper(I have lil ones) and blended sauce ingredients in my vita mix. Sauteed the mushrooms and red onion in saute pan then added sauce and let me tell ya, I will never ever buy store bought sauce again! It was delish! 4 yr old approved too! Thanks for another awesome recipe! Don’t think I’ve ever had a failed one yet from your site!! When is your cookbook coming out again???


84 Monique February 23, 2013

Dear Angela and the Oh She Glows community:
Owing to severe newly developed allergies and ongoing difficult to treat mood/female hormone issues, I am considering a vegan-based diet for myself.
What are nutritional yeast and nutritional yeast flakes used for in vegan recipes? Have they been known to cause allergies?
Also, do most vegan-protein sources come from soy-based products?


85 Liz February 25, 2013

OMG, this looked so good, I had to try it. I pinned it for later. Well later was today. It was so good. I’m still experimenting with nutritional yeast. This is a winner for sure. What I really liked about this recipe is that it was super simple to make. Thanks so much for sharing. :)


86 Julie February 25, 2013

I just made this recipe….outstanding! I just went plant based and you are one of my go to blogs for inspiration. Thank you so much!!


87 Angela (Oh She Glows) February 26, 2013

Thank you Julie, I appreciate that so much! I’m glad to hear you enjoyed it.


88 Miwa February 27, 2013

I never thought of adding nutritional yeast to pasta- great idea! Thanks for the great recipe!


89 Ashley March 6, 2013

Hi Angela,

Here in NYC the snow is beginning to fall, which means I’m absolutely staying put indoors and need some comfort food of course! Since I’m making this so last-minute and don’t have a chance to do a grocery store run, do you think I could replace the nutritional yeast that I don’t currently have with half an avocado to obtain the creaminess I’m craving? Or might flour work better?

Thanks, cannot wait to try!


90 tina March 7, 2013

Very good!
Added Gimmie Lean sausage for us fakers


91 Tara March 19, 2013

I made this last night and used spaghetti squash. I also made the vegan parmesan cheese that you list on another recipe. We love it!. It tasted like a fattening dish! I am impressed with this site. I will use it often.


92 Rose March 21, 2013

I’ve been reading your blog every day since I found it through 86lemons sometime last week. I think I’ve made something from your blog almost every day for the past week or so. Every meal has been a hit! I decided to make this one tonight as I’ve looked at it for the past couple days. I had to make some tweaks as I stupidly bought basil in a tube as I thought it would be easier. Just as I was about to put the basil in the sauce I decided to look at the ingredients, good thing I did because there is actually whey in there – who knew! Fresh is definitely the way to go. I put extra red pepper flakes in its place and it was still amazing.Thank you so much for all of your recipes. It sure has made the switch to a vegan lifestyle a lot easier,


93 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 23, 2013

Hey Rose, Welcome to the blog. I’m happy that you found me through Livvy, she is great. Enjoy the recipes!


94 Brenda March 23, 2013

Do you now the nutritional value of this meal? Can’t wait to make it


95 Melissa Wolf April 3, 2013

Yum and easy!


96 cosmina April 12, 2013

This is the first recipe I’ve made from your website and…WOW!!!!!! it’s absolutely delicious!!!! I love the creamy texture of the sauce!!!!! when you say 2-3 servings of pasta,do you measure the pasta before or after cooking it? I’m trying to watch calories so I’m trying to figure out what a serving would be :) thx!!


97 Angela (Oh She Glows) April 12, 2013

I usually measure it before cooking. So glad you enjoyed it!


98 Melanie April 18, 2013

This dish is delicious! I have a 6 week old baby (as well as two other kids) so quick and easy meals are a must right now. This one fits the bill. Everybody in the family loves it. I make it weekly.thanks Angela!


99 Luisa July 12, 2013

This is so delicious and ridiculously easy. Love how creamy it is. Thanks so much for sharing.


100 FreeThoughtStorm July 22, 2013

Just made this for dinner with whole grain pasta. Very good! I bought a container of nutritional yeast a few months ago and have been struggling to use it up. I’ll be adding this to my regular rotation for sure. Thanks!


101 Melanie July 28, 2013

I make this regularly for my family and we all love it. I sometimes substitute zuchinni for the mushrooms, especially at this time of year when I have more zuchinni than I know what to do with! Quick an deasy to make, very baby and kid friendly :)


102 Katherine September 19, 2013

I made this today, because I am working 43 hrs over the 3 days and need the carbs. It was quick and yummy.


103 zee November 2, 2013

Made this for dinner tonight. My 2 kids ages 1 and 3 ate it all up as well as my husband who doesn’t even like mushrooms. It was perfect. Its a family recipe now. :)


104 sandra January 14, 2014

I just made this tonight with zucchini and chickpeas because I did not have mushrooms on hand. I really enjoyed it! It was easy and very tasty. thank you!


105 Katie January 28, 2014

I made this for dinner tonight and it was AMAZING!!! :) I love your website!!


106 Shelby March 1, 2014

I haven’t been able to find a good way to use nutritional yeast until now: this dish is AMAZING ! After being vegetarian for seven years I just became vegan about a month ago, so I just wanted to say that your website has been such a helpful resource for me to find good dinner/snack recipes. Thank you. :)


107 Hazel April 1, 2014

Just finished this dish; filling, delicious, and I had all the ingredients already in my cupboard/fridge! I’m newly vegan, and I don’t know what I would do without your recipes! Keep them coming, and thank you :)


108 Kate April 24, 2014

Simple and delicious! My vegan and non-vegan family members both loved it!


109 Patch July 23, 2014

I am a student in Scotland and i’m currently cooking this for my flatmate! I used loads of basil because we’re both big fans of that herb, and i’m serving it with wholewheat pasta. The recipe says it serves 3, but really it serves one normal vegan [me] and one ravenous weirdo [my flatmate].
It tastes just as good as it looks and is currently filling my kitchen with the most wonderful smell!
Big thanks for this quick, easy, cheap and delicious recipe. :)


110 Julia February 23, 2015

I made this dish for Valentine’s Day this year, and the SO loved it so much that when we had company a few days later, I made it again! No one who came over was vegan, but they were all impressed with this dish– most of them had seconds! Needless to say, there were no leftovers. But this was so easy to make, I think I’m going to do it again sometime soon! This sauce tastes amazing when paired with Trader Joe’s vegetable rotelle, too!


111 Alyssa March 14, 2016

Made this for supper tonight, and it was another winner (no surprise there!).


112 Kristina October 1, 2016

Hi! This recipe looks great, but I live in Germany at the moment and haven’t been able to find nutritional yeast here :( Any ideas for a substitution?


113 Louise June 15, 2017

This looks amazing! Can anyone tell me exactly how much of a 16 oz bag of fusilli pasta they used to make this? :)


114 Darleen J Francis February 17, 2018

Can I make the sauce a day ahead?


115 Angela (Oh She Glows) February 20, 2018

Hi Darleen, I haven’t tried making it the day before, but I think it should be fine. The only thing I would try if doing it myself is to leave out the fresh basil when making it in advance (I worry that its flavours may dissipate overnight?), and stir it in just after reheating. I hope this helps!


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