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One-Pot Creamy Rosé Pasta

30 min


One-bowl / one-pot

This one-pot rosé pasta is a big bowl of warm, spicy goodness. It has a secret protein-rich ingredient, which also helps make this sauce extra creamy: hummus!



30 min


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  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL)
    vegetable oil
  • 4
    cloves garlic, minced
  • 1
    large onion, diced
  • 2
    vegetable bouillon cubes
  • 1 tsp (2 g)
    chili flakes
  • 1
    zucchini, sliced into half-moons
  • ¾ cup (180 mL)
    soy cooking cream
  • 1
    roasted red bell pepper, from a jar, diced
  • ½ cup (85 g)
    canned artichoke hearts, chopped
  • 3 cups (60 g)

Optional toppings

  • fresh basil
  • toasted pine nuts
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  1. Add the oil to a large pot on medium-high heat. When hot, add the garlic, onion, bouillon cubes, and chili flakes, and cook until the onions are soft, about 2 - 3 minutes. Add splashes of water as needed to deglaze the pan.
  2. Add the pasta, tomato sauce, water, hummus, and nutritional yeast to the pot. Reduce heat to medium, partially cover with a lid, and continue to cook for 10 minutes. Check on the pasta a few times to stir to prevent sticking to the bottom of the pot.
  3. Add the zucchini, cooking cream, bell pepper, and artichokes and continue to cook until pasta is al dente and zucchini cooked through, about an additional 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in the arugula or serve on top. Garnish with pine nuts, and enjoy!


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Grains 31%

dry penne pasta

Proteins 6%


nutritional yeast

Fruits & Veggies 63%

clove garlic

large onion

tomato sauce


roasted red bell pepper

canned artichoke hearts


No significant sources of calcium

vegetable oil


soy cooking cream

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Anna - Aug. 18, 2021, 7:32 p.m.

This pasta is sooooo good. I will definitely cook it again.

Thank you for showing amazing vegan recipes that helps me and my family to cut on meat consumption and add more vegan options to our every day meals 💚 all the recipes from Pick Up Limes I’ve cooked so far are very delish.

PUL Team - Aug. 19, 2021, 8:28 p.m.

Oh, Anna, you're too kind! So glad you're enjoying the pasta and other PUL recipes 🥰

Emily - Aug. 3, 2021, 12:48 p.m.

This is my favourite pasta dish ever. I am not personally a fan of zucchini, so I substitute this for mushrooms and it is delicious!

manucrw - July 30, 2021, 1:22 p.m.

I've been living in Italy for 11 years and I'm sure any Italian would feel offended by this recipe BUT WHO CARES!!! I tried this pasta recipe and I LOVED IT so much 💓💓💓 thanks for the recipe 😍😙💞

Leslee - July 28, 2021, 3:26 p.m.

A regular in our home

Kim Bresseleers - July 25, 2021, 2:21 p.m.

This pasta is so yummy! An immediate favorite of the family

Claire - July 24, 2021, 12:33 p.m.

Not normally a fan of houmous but this recipe is delicious 😋

Astrid - July 23, 2021, 12:08 p.m.

One recipe we make regularly at home! Shared this pasta recipe with a lot of friends and family :) And always positive response even though they are not vegan. Thank you Sadia and crew for al your hard work !!!

Jamie - July 19, 2021, 3:39 p.m.

This has become one of our favorite recipes to throw together if we’re having a few friends over. I love how simple and versatile it is and everyone who has tried it has loved it so far. I love mushrooms so I like to add some to this dish when adding the other vegetables.

PUL Team - July 20, 2021, 3:23 p.m.

Love the addition of mushrooms, Jamie!

Caitlin - July 15, 2021, 8:47 p.m.

Such a creamy, delicious, flavorful and filling dish! It will forever be a favorite!

Emma Roach - July 12, 2021, 10:01 p.m.

This pasta is amazing! I made it about thirty minutes before I had to get ready for work and still had time to clean up my kitchen! The artichoke hearts really bring it together in my opinion it will definitely be a fairly common meal now!

PUL Team - July 16, 2021, 3:48 a.m.

We appreciate this so much, Emma, so glad you enjoyed it!

Anna - July 11, 2021, 11:58 a.m.

Great recipe, easy to make and soooooo yummy! Rosé is now my go-to :)

Sarah - July 10, 2021, 4:14 p.m.

So delicious! I was looking for a vegan/vegetarian recipe and I found this dish. Full of veggies and leaves you full and happy. Even my bf, who's a picky eater, loved it.

Ps: if you don't find pine nuts or want to make it more budget friendly, you can totally use roasted unsalted peanuts

PUL Team - July 15, 2021, 3:18 p.m.

So happy you're enjoying the pasta, Sarah, thank you!

Alicia - July 8, 2021, 11 p.m.

Loved this recipe! Never thought about adding hummus to pasta, and I really loved the spiciness and veggies!
I used the Banza chickpea pasta and found that there was still a lot of liquid left at the end, which I’m guessing is because the penne doesn’t absorb much liquid. Still delicious!!

Alexxis - July 8, 2021, 10:57 p.m.

So yummy! This recipe inspired me to use hummus in lots of different pasta sauces

Samantha - July 8, 2021, 10:45 p.m.

This meal gets made very frequently. I love it, and the fact that it's a one-pot meal makes it even better. I made this one night for my father who is an avid meat eater, he really liked it and said it was very filling!

PUL Team - July 11, 2021, 2:55 p.m.

What a compliment! Thank you for the glowing review, Samantha, we're so happy your family enjoyed the pasta 😃

Jennifer - July 8, 2021, 5:43 p.m.

This is a staple recipe in my kitchen. My non-vegan partner absolutely loves eating this and I love making it because it is so easy because of the one-pot aspect. Flavors are on point and can be custom to what you want more or less of. I think the directions/order could be changed. I have tweaked it to fit my preferences. I like the vegetables cooked more and the way this recipe is written, the veggies come out harder/undercooked. I find that they need way longer to steam in the sauce, so instead, I just cook the veggies in the pot first and then add my sauce and hummus, and pasta.

PUL Team - July 9, 2021, 9:33 p.m.

Thank you for the review, Jennifer! One-pot recipes for pasta can be tricky to increase the cooking time for vegetables without overcooking other ingredients. We're glad you've found an alternative way to enjoy the pasta 😃

Angeliki - June 7, 2021, 10 p.m.

I also cooked this dish tonight. For hummus, I used the rest I had from a wild garlic one I made in April, as wild garlic was abundant.
One question about the quantities, esp pasta: what's the reason of not using the whole package of pasta (I think it comes everywhere in 500 gr packages)? I mean, what do you do with the rest 215 gr of penne left over in the package?... I find it more practical when the recipes ask for the entire or half of the packaged ingredients, don't you?
Or does it have to do with your cup measurement? Or the servings? Cheers, Angeliki

PUL Team - June 9, 2021, 5:20 a.m.

Hello Angeliki, thank you for the question! We opted to round to 3 cups of pasta, which for penne worked out to be around 285 grams, as we believed this may be easier to quantify. In our experience, bags of pasta can vary a lot depending on the brand, location, and how it's packaged (for example, bulk versus non-bulk packaging). We've taken note of your comment to consider for future recipes though and the feedback is very much appreciated!

In the meantime, using our serving size adjuster (the plus and minus buttons beside the serving size) may be helpful. For this recipe, it looks like adjusting it to 7 servings will provide the portions for using 500 grams of penne 🙂 Do let us know if there's anything else we can assist with ✨

Angeliki - June 9, 2021, 10:13 a.m.

Thank you!
I have never cooked or baked with the cup method, so this is why I feel a bit awkward with it, plus I love precision.
But I think that sometimes recipes are indeed just inspirations where we can adjust to the quantities that are working best for each of us. I have some roasted peppers and artichokes leftovers in the glass from that recipe which I plan to use shortly. Do you have any suggestions?
Good point about the bulk products, too! I just have to weigh all the carbohydrates before cooking, because my husband is diabetic and needs it for the insulin calculation!

PUL Team - June 10, 2021, 3:20 p.m.

That's totally fair, Angeliki! We all have different preferences in the kitchen so it's helpful to hear feedback. So incredible that you support your husband with insulin dosing as well! For the leftovers, our Vegan Paella may be a fun way to use them up:… 🙂

Ruth - April 27, 2021, 2:39 a.m.

I made this dish tonight and it was absolutely amazing! I had no arugula and used spinach😊 I will definitely make this again‼️

PUL Team - April 27, 2021, 7:17 a.m.

A lovely sub, Ruth!

Mp - April 21, 2021, 6:53 a.m.

Made the dish tonight. Absolutely delicious. I ended up using an all seasoning for the veggie buillon.

PUL Team - April 22, 2021, 3:09 a.m.

So glad you enjoyed the pasta, Mp 😍

Mp - April 20, 2021, 7:04 a.m.

Can you give me a great veggie boullin recommendation that does not have as much chemicals like yeast extract or maltodextrin?

PUL Team - April 22, 2021, 1:21 a.m.

Hey there Mp, we usually buy a brand called Maggi from a local store here called Albert Heijn. If you prefer, the vegetable bouillon cube can be substituted for vegetable stock or broth. Give it a taste test, and add more salt if you think it needs :)

PS - April 17, 2021, 12:35 a.m.

Can I use any kind of hummus for this? don't have any at home right and would like to try this pasta tonight!

PUL Team - April 19, 2021, 2:34 a.m.

Feel free to use any hummus, PS! It will help add creaminess and a bit of flavour, so perhaps a roasted red pepper or classic garlic hummus would compliment the flavours nicely. Whatever you prefer 😁

Jo-Ann Meza - April 3, 2021, 10:02 p.m.

I just made this pasta today for the 1st time! It was AMAZING

PUL Team - April 4, 2021, 2:57 a.m.

Success! Thank you for sharing, Jo-Ann 🤗

Réka - March 29, 2021, 8:43 p.m.

Just made this beautiful recipe! It was super easy and turned out so yummy, it was hard to stop.

PUL Team - April 2, 2021, 11:49 p.m.

We're so happy the pasta has been enjoyed, Réka! Thank you 🤗

KB - March 29, 2021, 10:09 a.m.

This is a pasta recipe that I keep coming back to! I've made this countless times with many veggie variations, and this is easily one of my favorite recipes ever. My partner requests this one often, and considering it is so easy to make, I would make it every day if it was acceptable lol. Definitely recommend this for those that love pasta with a kick of spice to it :)

PUL Team - April 2, 2021, 11:01 p.m.

Oh this is so lovely to hear, KB! We're so glad you and your partner are enjoying it 🙂