This Red Pepper Protein Pasta is vegan, gluten-free, and is easily made in 20 minutes! Perfect for meal-prep lunches or a quick weekday dinner!As I am sure I have mentioned before, I rotate a few different go to dinner recipes at home. This helps with grocery shopping, budgeting, and most importantly SAVES TIME.This Red Pepper Protein Pasta is budget friendly, and takes even LESS time than my other quick dinner favourites!To keep this dish high protein and gluten free, I use either red lentil or chickpea pasta. You can use whatever kind you would like!The red pepper sauce is made easily in a blender while your pasta is boiling, and then warmed in a pan. All you need to do then is toss the pasta in the sauce and serve. You can top it with fresh greens, hemp seeds, or nutritional yeast to make it a little more fun.You can easily prep this for weekday work or school lunches as well! What I do is add the pasta (once cooled) to my individual containers and top with sauce; then just heat it all up before you enjoy. I like to add roasted veggies to mine 🙂
Watch here for some other easy vegan protein meal ideas!If you are looking for other easy weeknight meals, check out my One Pot Vegan Mac and Cheese!
I hope you give this recipe a try! If you make it and share on Instagram be sure to tag me @whitney.earl – I would love to see your beautiful meal!
Red Pepper Protein Pasta
This Red Pepper Protein Pasta is vegan, gluten-free, and is easily made in 20 minutes! Perfect for meal-prep lunches or a quick weekday dinner!
- 1 cup medium tofu, cubed
- 1 cup almond milk ((unsweetened))
- 1/2 cup roasted red pepper
- 1/3 cup crushed tomatoes
- 1 tbsp white miso paste
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- sea salt + pepper, to taste
- 8 oz pasta
- greens, hemp seeds + nutritional yeast, for topping ((optional))
Cook pasta as per package instructions.
While pasta is cooking, add all other ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
Warm skillet over medium heat and add sauce; once bubbling, stir and add pasta. Mix to coat and warm through (if needed).
Plate and top with greens, hemp seeds, and nutritional yeast, if using.
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