Pasta with No-Cook Tomato Sauce Recipe

Recipe Classifications

Cuisine:

Italian

Meal:

Lunch, Dinner

Diet:

Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Mediterranean Diet, Soy-Free

Rainbow:

Orange / Yellow, Red

Freezes well:

Yes

Prep Time  (total time):

Under 15 Minutes  (Under 30 Minutes)

pasta with no-cook tomato sauce recipe

Missing Italy? This pasta with no-cook tomato sauce recipe is all you’ll ever need! 

No canned tomatoes. No tomato paste. No aged-processed cheese. Just a bag full of vibrant, juicy, and flavorful garden-fresh tomatoes turned into a mouth-watering sauce.

pasta with no cook tomato sauce recipe

And, guess what? You don’t need to cook this sauce! All you need is a high-powered blender and you’ll have the richest, tangy tomato sauce in no time. 

Serve it up with some garden-fresh salad along with a nice herbed garlic bread and you’ve got a complete Italian meal in front of you that’s not only flavorful but also nutritious!

pasta with no-cook tomato sauce recipe

And speaking of nutrition, this recipe can provide you 20 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber, along with a considerable amount of vitamin A and C, calcium, and potassium. Tomatoes are known for giving lycopene, an antioxidant that helps in reducing the risk of heart disease and cancer. Pair that with those vitamins and minerals listed above and you’ve got a nutrient powerhouse waiting for you to dig in!

So, go ahead and try this recipe now!

Pasta with No-Cook Tomato Sauce

Pasta night this weekend? This recipe is a quick and easy way to give you the best of Italy! It’s packed with nutrients and flavors that will surely entice your taste buds. Oh, did we mention its sauce is all-natural? Guess it’s time to ditch those canned tomatoes!
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 536kcal

Equipment

  • blender

Ingredients

  • 1 lb torchietto or other tubular/ spiral pasta some of my favorite gluten-free pasta options are: Jovial Fusilli, Tolerant Red Lentil Rotini. and Andean Dream Quinoa Fusilli.
  • 4 cups fresh tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves tightly packed
  • 5 cloves garlic peeled
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt & black pepper to taste freshly ground
  • ½ cup low-fat cottage cheese

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, add fresh tomatoes, basil, garlic, olive oil, and a pinch or two of salt and pepper to a blender or food processor. Cover & blend for 30 seconds or until smooth. If the sauce is too thick, add a little bit of olive oil to thin out. Season with additional salt and pepper if necessary.
  • When the pasta is al dente, strain and return it to the pot. Pour the pasta sauce over and carefully mix just until they’re well blended.
  • Transfer to serving plates. Then, top with a spoonful of low-fat cottage cheese and 1-3 leaves of basil in each plate.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • For a more flavorful and hearty dish, cook the pasta in a low-fat and unsalted vegetable or chicken broth. Or, use ⅓ cup of this broth to thin out the sauce.
  • For a Keto-friendly version, replace the low-fat cottage cheese with ricotta cheese.
  • For the vegan version, replace the low-fat cottage cheese with silken tofu.

Nutrition

Calories: 536kcal | Carbohydrates: 93g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 130mg | Potassium: 645mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1320IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 2mg

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Hi! I’m Mike. I’m happily married and have a young daughter. I’ve lived all over the world and have learned a lot from seeing others’ perspectives. I’ve also had many life altering health challenges. Fortunately, my lovely and brilliant wife helped save me by finding a new and better way for us to live. We started The Healthy Treehouse to share what we’ve learned and to learn from others, too.