A gluten free and vegetarian friendly Creamy Tomato and Greens Pasta recipe made with a simple, from scratch tomato sauce, goat cheese and of course, greens.
This post was sponsored by Bentilia Lentil Pasta. I used their Red Lentil Rotini for this recipe.
My favourite night of the week is always pasta night!
This Creamy Tomato and Greens Pasta has been a looooong time coming, friends. I have been making some variation of this recipe for some time now and we love it more and more each time. And I’m just deciding to share this goodness now – please forgive me.
But I make it up to you will bowls and bowls of this gluten free, vegetarian friendly and insane delicious tomato and greens pasta. Rich, creamy and filling and loaded with greens – you seriously can’t go wrong!
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I went with a super quick, super easy to make tomato sauce for this recipe. You could, of course, use your favourite chunky jarred sauce instead (or try my favourite Healthy Tomato Basil Pasta Sauce), but this super simple ‘from scratch’ sauce uses only pantry ingredients and takes only 20 minutes to throw together. #worthit
The sauce is really just the basics – onions, garlic, tomato paste, a can of drained (very important that they are drained) diced tomatoes, Italian spice bend, salt and pepper – all simmered together on the stove then pulsed in a blender or food processor.
What makes this sauce a creamy one is when the goat cheese gets all melted in. Goat cheese so versatile and that is why I love it. The cheese melts down in to a rich and thick, creamy sauce that is just perfect every time. And even more perfect with just the tiniest drizzle of honey too – because goat cheese and honey are a great pair.
And a Creamy Tomato and Greens Pasta wouldn’t be so without the greens. Your choice on those – I prefer spinach but kale or chard or a combination of all of the above work great as well. And the more the merrier, I swear.
The real star of this show is definitely the actual pasta, though. I used Bentilia Lentil Pasta here and I definitely think it’s my new favourite. The noodles are tender, keep perfect form (which, lets face it, is hard to say about some gluten free pastas out there) and are super simple and made with only one ingredient – lentils. But I really, really love them because 1 serving has about 25 grams of protein (like, whoa!) and is super filling (which, lets face it again, is hard to say about some gluten free pastas out there).
This recipes makes 4 pretty decent portions and is ready in less than 45 minutes (homemade sauce included even though the instructions list looks mighty long). Best served topped with your favourite pasta toppings – more cheese, nutritional yeast, extra basil or my favourite lately – hemp seeds for a little extra nutty flavour and texture (and because why not?!). And as always, is gluten free, vegetarian friendly and definitely perfect reheated for lunch the next day too.
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This post was sponsored by Bentilia Lentil Pasta. I was supplied with pasta to create this recipe. All opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this blog possible!