Deliciously creamy 3-step tomato shell pasta

Cook the pasta, add the sauce, and blitz the cashews until they are like a luscious nutty butter. Source: Getty Images

Have you ever found yourself staring at your pantry with no clue what to make for dinner? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there! Luckily, we have the perfect recipe for you – a quick and easy pasta dish that requires just a few pantry staples.

This creamy tomato and cashew pasta is a game-changer when it comes to last-minute meal prep. All you need is a tin of tomatoes, some pasta shells, and a handful of cashews to create a rich and delicious sauce. With the option to add garlic and Italian herbs for extra flavour, this dish is sure to satisfy your taste buds.

Plus, with the leftover cashew cream, you can whip up another meal in no time.

So, next time you’re in a pinch, turn to this recipe and enjoy a comforting and satisfying meal in minutes!

Serves 6-8


  • 500g pasta shells
  • 400g tin of crushed or diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups cashews
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 garlic clove (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • Italian herbs (optional)


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Over medium-high heat, cook tomatoes until they thicken like a sauce. Drain pasta and toss with tomatoes over low heat to warm.
  2. Blend cashews with water, garlic and salt until very smooth. Reserve half of your ‘cashew cream’ in the fridge for another recipe, and add the other half to the pasta pot. Stir until creamy and wonderful.
  3. Top pasta with salt and herbs, and serve with a side salad or some steamed vegetables.

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