Quinoa Shell Pasta, White Garlic Jalapeno Sauce with Carrots and Red Bell Pepper. Vegan Glutenfree Soyfree Recipe - Vegan Richa (2024)

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A simple white sauce and pasta recipe today. The sauce is easy to put together and flexible to taste. Add or remove some flavors for variations. I added some Jalapeno to this sauce and paired it with sweet carrots and Red bell pepper and Quinoa shell pasta.

This creamy spicy sauce with the sweet veggies works out just perfect for a weeknight quick meal. Change up the veggies, top it with cheese, double up the recipe.

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Quinoa Shell Pasta, White Garlic Jalapeno Sauce with Carrots and Red Bell Pepper. Vegan Glutenfree Soyfree Recipe - Vegan Richa (4)

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Quinoa Shell pasta with Garlic Jalapeno sauce.

Quinoa Shell Pasta, White Garlic Jalapeno Sauce with Carrots and Bell peppers. Vegan, gluten-free soy-free recipe.

Prep Time15 minutes mins

Cook Time15 minutes mins

Course: Main Course

Servings: 2

Calories: 440kcal

Author: Vegan Richa


  • 2 cups (200 g) cooked Quinoa shells or other pasta of choice cooked according to instruction
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil or other oil or choice or vegetable broth to make Oil free
  • 1 large Carrot peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 (0.5) a large Red bell pepper sliced
  • 1 medium Tomato chopped small
  • 1/2 teaspoon (0.5 teaspoon) salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil or parsley


  • 2-4 Tablespoons (2 Tablespoons) ground raw Cashew more for thicker sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Flour I used wheat, use any neutral flour or cashew flour
  • 1/2 cup (113 ml) Coconut milk or other non dairy milk of choice
  • 1/2 (0.5) Jalapeno or to taste or Leave out for plain white garlic sauce
  • 3-4 cloves (3 cloves) of garlic Use roasted garlic for a roasted garlic sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon (0.5 teaspoon) mustard powder
  • 1 Tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 teaspoon (0.25 teaspoon) salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Extra virgin olive oil Omit for Oil free

Sauce Variations

  • Use roasted Garlic instead of raw garlic.
  • Add a teaspoon of onion flakes
  • Use ground white pepper to taste instead of Jalapeno
  • Add a generous pinch of fresh grated nutmeg.


  • Blend all the ingredients of the Jalapeno garlic Sauce until smooth and keep ready.

  • In a large pan, saute the veggies for 4-5 minutes.

  • (Saute in vegetable broth to make Oilfree)

  • Add the pasta, salt, dried basil, tomatoes and sauce and mix well.

  • Cover and cook for 4-5 minutes on low heat until the sauce begins to boil and thickens.

  • Taste and adjust salt.

  • Stir and cover for another 2 minutes.

  • Serve hot.

  • Top with non dairy Mozzarella or bread crumbs or white pepper or serve as is.


Nutritional values based on one serving


Nutrition Facts

Quinoa Shell pasta with Garlic Jalapeno sauce.

Amount Per Serving

Calories 440Calories from Fat 180

% Daily Value*

Fat 20g31%

Saturated Fat 6g38%

Sodium 515mg22%

Potassium 547mg16%

Carbohydrates 55g18%

Fiber 10g42%

Sugar 6g7%

Protein 13g26%

Vitamin A 6575IU132%

Vitamin C 53.8mg65%

Calcium 55mg6%

Iron 3.4mg19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. lee

    Quinoa Shell Pasta, White Garlic Jalapeno Sauce with Carrots and Red Bell Pepper. Vegan Glutenfree Soyfree Recipe - Vegan Richa (6)
    One of my all time favorite recipes! Thanks Richa!


    • Richa



  2. Emily O.

    Hi there! I’m just wondering about how much 2-4 tablespoons ground raw cashews would be if they were whole. I have the WEAKEST blender on the planet, lol so usually when making cashew sauces I have to soak them before blending, do you think that it would be maybe like 1/4 cup of whole cashews before grinding them?? I’m hoping this makes sense…


    • Richa

      The same amount. 4 Tbsp whole cashews will ground to be just a bit less than 4 tbsp ground.


      • Emily O.

        Haha! Dang I’m not sure why I thought it would be a different amount. I’ll blame it on being a semi-new cook. I actually ended up making this last night before I saw your reply, I think I used about 1/3 cup soaked cashews and the only thing I added was a little veggie broth to thin it out (since I used too many cashews lol) but it was delicious and my husband liked it too! Thanks for the awesome recipe!


        • Richa



  3. Michelle

    This looks amazing! I am making it tonight for dinner. Did you use canned coconut milk or the box one? I’m assuming the one in the can is thicker?


    • Richa

      i usually use canned unless specified otherwise.


  4. Nina

    The sauce thickened up beautifully in pan. Could see that thick cheese sauce drizzled all over broccoli or for nachos. Used lemon instead of nutritional yeast for cheesy quality because we have terrible MSG-like symptoms with nut’l yeast. Thanks again!


  5. mich1009

    Is there another option I could use in place of the cashew cream?


    • Richa

      See https://www.veganricha.com/2013/05/pasta-and-sauce-in-jar-white-sauce.html for options with other nuts/seeds and with no nuts.


  6. louzilla

    I just made this recipe twice in one week, so simple and delicious! The second time I added some chipotle powder for an extra kick and a bit of kale… mmm:)


    • Richa

      I know right.. its one of my fave weeknight option.. flexible with different herbs and spices and ready in 15 minutes!


  7. Abby@ The Frosted Vegan

    Love the way this looks! Cheesy and spicy : )


  8. Barb@ThatWasVegan?

    Congrats on all the page views! I’m not surprised so many people stop by to check out your delicious recipes and drool over your beautiful pictures! Keep up the excellent work 🙂


    • Richa

      Thanks Barb!


  9. Akanksha Verma

    Hi, let me know if I can publish this recipe in my emagazine DNS, DNS is promoting food bloggers from India by publishing recipes from Indian blogs based on a monthly theme giving full credit to the author/blog.
    if you are ok then mail me your short bio and pasta/spaghetti recipe to ver.neha@hotmail.com
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  10. Hannah

    Congratulations on reaching this milestone! Now you know that the next million or two will absolutely fly by. There’s good reason you’ve attracted such an audience, and you prove that with every new post. 🙂


    • Richa

      Thank you Hannah. you are too kind:))


  11. Kristy

    Congrats on 1 million views! You’re a rock star!

    I don’t even really love pasta, but every time you make some, I want it. Bad. 🙂

    I think you’re on the right track with making recipes easier to find and so on. I think that no matter what you do, Vegan Richa is still going to be awesome. 🙂


    • Richa

      Thank you Kristy! I have to get to coding up a recipe search one of these weeks 🙂


  12. Rajani

    Making a dairy free white sauce – you have pulled it off so well. Awesome clicks too. Your blog will touch a million hits in no time now and you deserve every bit of that special moment – enjoy to the full!


  13. Kumudha

    Richa, your blog is a great resource for vegans and non-vegans…

    Thanks for posting so many vegan recipes.


    • Richa

      Thank you Kumudha!


  14. Shira

    Looks so yummy Richa! I love creamy pasta options and have a pack of quinoa pasta sitting at the back of my cupboard somewhere that I must use!


    • Richa

      i go through psta sauce phases.. last year it was all about no sauce, and more herbs. this year its all about creamy sauces:)


  15. Vaishali Honawar

    This is such a healthful recipe, Richa. I’ve been cooking more with gluten-free pasta too, and I really like it. I don’t usually add carrots to pasta, but you seem to have made it work. Great pictures, as always.


  16. anunrefinedvegan.com

    Creamy goodness!!


  17. Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes

    Please tell me you ate more than just that little ramekin – I am pretty sure I could see myself eating the whole pan of this by myself it looks so freakin’ amazing! hahaha FEED ME Richa 🙂


    • Richa

      :D. this is the leftover pasta.. i ate most of it for lunch, then decided i should click a few pictures.. found a rmekin that could fit without looking empty and click nd then evening snack 😉


  18. Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    Congrats Richa! That is awesome! This recipe is super yummy! I am going to give it a shot 🙂


    • Richa

      Thank you Sandhya! do let me know when you do!


  19. Gabby @ the veggie nook

    This looks seriously delicious! And congrats on all those page views 🙂


    • Richa

      Thanks Gabby!


  20. Caitlin

    you go girl! your blog is so famous! not to mention, you have great, innovative ideas and beautiful pictures!

    i’m excited for your blog makeover. they are always fun!

    i love this white garlic jalapeno sauce! it looks so delicious and i can’t wait to make it!


    • Richa

      Thanks Caitlin! Now that famous yet;) I know, i have to add that to the schedule.. i tried changing up stuff last year and did not like the colors, so change sit back.. change.. is difficult:)


    • Richa

      “Not” that famous yet:)


  21. Cadry's Kitchen

    One million page views?!! Holy cow, Richa! That’s awesome!!! Congratulations!

    I like the idea of making it easier to find recipes on your blog. There have been times that I’ve been looking for something specific in the past, and it’s been a little tricky to find it.

    This pasta dish looks so delicious! I love the sound of that creamy jalapeño sauce. It looks like the perfect cozy comfort food!


    • Richa

      Thank you Cadry!! I know.. i am super excited too.. Hubbs is finally upgrading my camera to celebrate:)

      I know, i try to keep the by label index updated, and google search isnt that great either:)
      It is comfort food for us with the spice indeed:)


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