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Easy Vegan Pantry Pasta Bake

Maja ∣ Delicious & Healthy by Maya
Super simple recipe for a creamy delicious pasta made with just pantry ingredients
Prep Time 15 mins
baking time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Healthy Vegan
Servings 2 servings
Calories 550 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 can beans
  • 1 pc onion
  • salt
  • 3 handfuls spinach alternatively use frozen spinach
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 300 g spelt pasta or use any you like
  • 1/2-1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp maple syrup or any other sweetener
  • 1/2 tsp powdered garlic or use fresh
  • 1/2 tsp chilli use as much as you want
  • 1/4 tsp mix of Italian herbs thyme and basil or oregano
  • 1-2 tbsp naturally brewed soy sauce - shoyu or use liquid aminos
  • vegan parmigiano cheese use alternatively nutritional yeast or simply omit
  • grated vegan mozzarella optional

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the veggies: cut the onions in thin strips, wash and drain the spinach, wash and drain canned beans.
  • Sautee the onions on olive oil with a pinch of salt until very soft, add chilli, garlic, herbs and beans. Keep sauteeing util the spices are nice and fragrant. Add a splash of water and cook on low flame for a few minutes. We want the beans super soft so they break and give the creaminess to the sauce. When stirring, mash the beans to help them break.
  • When the beans are soft and creamy, add tomato sauce and shoyu - soy sauce. Keep cooking and then add spinach. Add anothe splash of water if the suce is too thick to stir in the spinach.
  • Cook covered for a minute or so, until the spinach is wilted and the sauce is nice and thick.
  • Add vegan Parmigiano cheese or nutritional yeast (both optional but they do that amazing cheesy flavour I adore.
  • Next add pasta and mix until it is covered nicely in the sauce. Add another splash of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and transfer it into a baking dish and optionally top with grated vegan mozzarella.
  • Bake for 10 minutes in oven preheated to 180 Celsius or 350F
Keyword Easy Vegan Pasta, Easy Vegan Pasta Bake, Pantry Ingredient Pasta