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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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25 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
  • 3 cups (285 g)
    dry penne pasta
  • 3 cups (720 mL)
    passata sauce
  • 1½ cups (360 mL)
  • ¾ cup (184 g)
  • 1
    zucchini, sliced into half-moons
  • ¾ cup (180 mL)
    soy cooking cream
  • 1
    roasted red bell pepper from a jar, chopped
  • ½ cup (88 g)
    marinated artichoke hearts, chopped
  • 1½ cups (30 g)

Optional toppings

  • roasted pine nuts


  1. Add the oil to a large pot on medium-high heat. When hot, add the garlic, onion, bouillon, and chili flakes. Cook for 2 - 3 minutes.
  2. Then add the uncooked pasta, passata sauce, water, hummus, and nutritional yeast to the pot.
  3. Reduce heat to medium, partially cover with a lid, and cook for 10 minutes. Check on the pasta a few times and stir to prevent sticking to the bottom of the pot.
  4. Add the zucchini, cooking cream, bell pepper, and artichokes. Cook until the pasta is al dente, about another 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in the arugula when ready to serve. Garnish as desired, and enjoy!


  • Passata is a 100% tomato-based, strained, puree.


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Grains & Starches 34%

dry penne pasta

Proteins 7%


nutritional yeast flakes

Fruits & Veggies 59%

clove garlic

large onion

passata sauce


roasted red bell pepper from a jar

marinated artichoke hearts


No significant sources of calcium

vegetable oil


soy cooking cream

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JJ - Sept. 23, 2023, 10:33 p.m.

Tastes absolutely fantastic. It’s a great option for a comfort food . My only complaint… it sticks to the bottom like no one’s business.. so thank you for the note in the recipe to stir frequently. ;)

Kim - Sept. 11, 2023, 4:23 p.m.

What would you recommend as a substitution for the artichoke hearts? Thank you!

PUL Team - Sept. 11, 2023, 9:09 p.m.

Hey there, Kim 😃 The artichoke hearts can be omitted, or substituted with another accessible vegetable on hand. Asparagus, other coloured bell peppers, and cherry tomatoes are some ideas that may pair well. Do let us know how it goes if you give any modifications a try!

Ivonne - Sept. 9, 2023, 11:13 p.m.

I'm making large batches of this now as meal prep. So good!!

Celina - Sept. 7, 2023, 1:29 p.m.

Absolutely delicious and so easy to make! I highly recommend!

Michelle S. - Aug. 24, 2023, 12:29 a.m.

Every time I cook a meal from your site I tell my husband, “I’m so excited about this one!” And he giggles 🤭we haven’t had one we don’t love yet!

Maija - Aug. 19, 2023, 7:01 p.m.

Loved it! I will definitely make this again!

Anna - Aug. 14, 2023, 8:09 p.m.

Super creamy and delicious - will definitely make it again!

Ilka Kramer - Aug. 10, 2023, 9:44 a.m.

Incredibly creamy pasta to blow away your guests (especially those who are rather critical when it comes to vegan dishes)

Charity-Angelique Belz - Aug. 8, 2023, 9:21 a.m.

Super creamy! Never used hummus with pasta before but it worked out really great and the flavor was amazing!

Milou - Aug. 7, 2023, 6:17 p.m.

Love this!! I’m not always a fan of artichoke but it worked for me in this. Also, very generous portion sizes (and we are big eaters) 😁

Michelle Reynolds - July 23, 2023, 9:35 p.m.

Wow, that’s some incredible pasta 🤩 I feel like I’m eating at a restaurant but I made it in my own kitchen 😃 thanks Sadia!

PUL Team - July 26, 2023, 10:26 p.m.

Aww so happy the pasta was enjoyed, Michelle! Bringing the restaurant to you 😜

Rachel - July 21, 2023, 2:45 a.m.

Delicious and rich! I made with coconut milk instead of soy cream and it worked out just fine (I couldn’t really taste the coconut).

PUL Team - July 25, 2023, 1:14 a.m.

Yay so happy the pasta was enjoyed, Rachel, thank you! 😃

Christina - July 14, 2023, 7:13 p.m.

Love it!!!

Eva - July 12, 2023, 9:17 p.m.

This dish was so delicious! I used gochugaru instead of chili flakes and added some Italian herbs as well and it tasted incredible. Especially using the homemade hummus recipe! Will definitely make this again.

PUL Team - July 14, 2023, 5:07 p.m.

Woop woop! Gochugaru is a lovely idea, Eva 😍

Mara - July 12, 2023, 5:46 p.m.

So easy to make, I had it as lunch during the week while working from home. I even had it for dinner too as it was so delicious and I didn’t want to wait until the next day for the next portion ;)

PUL Team - July 14, 2023, 3:03 p.m.

Hehe totally been there, Mara 😜 so happy it was enjoyed!

Tareena Dhanani - July 11, 2023, 9:48 p.m.

Aaaamazing. Creamy, satisfying and oh sooo good. 😻 This app makes cooking 🧑‍🍳 funn.

Abbie - July 9, 2023, 10:34 p.m.

Didn’t have any jars of peppers so swapped for sundried toms, still so quick easy and tasty ! Thanks PUL

PUL Team - July 12, 2023, 7:31 a.m.

A lovely idea, Abbie, so glad the rosé pasta was enjoyed 😃

Adam - July 9, 2023, 8:40 a.m.

It was really creamy and delicious!

Ledour Louise - July 3, 2023, 4:38 p.m.

Magda - July 3, 2023, 3:58 p.m.

Delicious and super creamy ! Portion size is very generous and satisfying :)

SaidMonika Leon - June 26, 2023, 7:45 p.m.

A little on the spicy side for me. But I love it, will definitely be making it over and over 😋😋😋

Sylvie - June 26, 2023, 12:22 a.m.

Délicieux et onctueux ♥️

Sarah - June 24, 2023, 5:39 a.m.

This was really good! Such a nice mix of tomato and cream flavour. If you like your zucchini more cooked, I would recommend just adding the half-moons at the start (or a couple minutes in), since for me they were still quite a bit too crunchy with only 5 minutes of cooking time.

Katie - April 9, 2023, 1:19 a.m.

I highly recommend this recipe! It’s easy and soooo delicious! One of the many Pick Up Limes recipes in our monthly rotation.

Martunia - Feb. 22, 2023, 3:54 p.m.

Such a great idea to use hummus as creamer and thickener 😄 I thoroughly enjoyed this meal (and the leftovers, because there was plenty!) 😘

PUL Team - Feb. 23, 2023, 12:46 a.m.

Woohoo! Thank you, Martunia 😃

Kirsten - Feb. 10, 2023, 3:21 a.m.

to date, one of my favourite recipes when i want to impress a dinner guest! it's so simple to make, yet it uses ingredients that feel fancy :)

PUL Team - Feb. 10, 2023, 7:09 a.m.

Hi Kirsten, awe it means so much! So glad the recipe is being enjoyed 😃

Bruna - Jan. 6, 2023, 7:45 a.m.

Hi! Love this recipe. I haven't made it in a couple years admittedly, but the last couple times I made it I had a problem with the pasta sticking to the bottom of the pan. I'm not sure what I was doing wrong, I tried to stir the pasta consistently, add more oil, but nothing worked. Do you have any suggestions, or would it be easier for me to just cook the pasta separate from the sauce?

Thank you

PUL Team - Jan. 6, 2023, 9:41 a.m.

Hey Bruna, I can think of three things that might help 1) drop the heat, if it's too hot the bottom can indeed burn, 2) try a cast-iron or non-stick pot, 3) stir often to prevent sticking. You can definitely also cook the pasta separately, but then just a heads up to omit the water in the sauce, or add in small splashes as needed until the sauce is at your desired consistency. I hope this helps! 😊

Bruna - Jan. 6, 2023, 9:34 p.m.

Perfect, thank you!

N.N. - Jan. 2, 2023, 4:03 p.m.


Blossom - Oct. 30, 2022, 12:53 a.m.

One of the most delicious pasta recipes of all time! And perfect for gluten free pasta which can sometimes be less satisfying, the hummus really improves the texture of gluten free pasta! Thank you Sadia ❤️‍🩹

PUL Team - Nov. 1, 2022, 6:22 a.m.

We're so happy to hear, Blossom, thank YOU 💛

Divya - Oct. 28, 2022, 2:48 p.m.

What's the alternative to b.cubes?

PUL Team - Oct. 28, 2022, 6:37 p.m.

Hi Divya 😃 The vegetable bouillon cube and water can be substituted for equal parts vegetable stock or broth. You could also opt for just water if desired. We recommend giving the pasta a taste test in this case, and adding some salt and other spices if you think it needs it. We hope you enjoy the recipe if you give it a try!

Iris - Sept. 24, 2022, 7:28 p.m.

THIS WAS DELICIOUS, just made it for my family after a long study day, and it was quick and really nice. Only took half an hour and tasted great.

PUL Team - Sept. 24, 2022, 11:44 p.m.

So thrilled it's being enjoyed, Iris, thank you!

Valeria - Sept. 6, 2022, 11:03 p.m.

OMG. This recipe is delicious! I just made the one-pot mushroom pasta, so easy and yet so tasty!!! Love the coconut. I carried on watching your video and found this interesting rose penne. Wanted to ask about the hummus. Yours look light red in colour, what flavour was your hummus, as it didn't look as the classic one. Thank you so much for creating such delicious recipes for us. We are a big fans from London xxx

PUL Team - Sept. 7, 2022, 5:01 p.m.

Oh, Valeria, you're too kind! We used a spicy pepper hummus. Thank you for helping make our PUL community so incredible 💛

Tiffany - May 16, 2022, 1:34 p.m.

This recipe was shockingly filling and scrumptious! Thank you!

PUL Team - May 16, 2022, 6:51 p.m.

Woohoo! Thanks, Tiffany 😊

Tom - March 13, 2022, 3:43 p.m.

Hi! I was wondering what I could use instead of the tomato sauce (I can't seem to find some good quality one)- maybe diced tomatoes? and artichoke hearts? Thank you!

PUL Team - March 14, 2022, 1:59 a.m.

Hey Tom! Diced tomatoes can work as an alternative to tomato sauce. If using canned diced tomatoes, you could drain and blend to a smooth consistency, or leave the diced tomatoes whole for a chunkier sauce adding liquid to the desired consistency.

The artichoke hearts can be omitted, or substituted with another accessible vegetable on hand. Asparagus, other coloured bell peppers, and cherry tomatoes are some ideas that may pair well. Do let us know how it goes if you give the modifications a try 😃

Tamara - Feb. 11, 2022, 4:59 p.m.

This recipe ist absolutely incredible and one of our long-time favorites! We use 1 zucchini and 1 fresh bell pepper for 2 people and we roast and season the veggies in a separate pan before adding them to the pot. It takes a little longer but it tastes amazing!

PUL Team - Feb. 11, 2022, 5:35 p.m.

A lovely idea, Tamara! We're so happy the pasta is being enjoyed :)

Geetha - Feb. 6, 2022, 9:16 p.m.

This was simply delicious! I made roasted pepper hummus too and then made the dish. I used broccoli and spinach along with zuchini and bell peppers. Other than the pasta wanting to stick to the pot I didn’t have any issues. This is going to be a regular at my house! Thanks for posting this dish!

PUL Team - Feb. 6, 2022, 10:53 p.m.

Mmm that sounds incredible, Geetha, thanks for the ideas 🤤

Brigitt - Jan. 24, 2022, 5:14 p.m.

This is honestly one of my favorite dishes ever. I have been following you on Youtube for quite some time and I think I made this dish at least once a month for the past two years. Everyone I made this for loved it.

Also, well done on the upgrades of the website. I love love love all of the effort you put into the details everywhere. Everything just works so well. Please keep on creating your inspirational food! Much love from Nijmegen.

PUL Team - Jan. 26, 2022, 6:38 a.m.

Awe Brigitt, this is a massive compliment! We're so happy to hear and sending an abundance of love to Nijmegen ❣️

Andrea - Jan. 16, 2022, 6:32 p.m.

Great Recipe Sadia, thanks for sharing. Can I avoid or replace the bouillon cubes as I don't like to use them?

PUL Team - Jan. 16, 2022, 8:49 p.m.

Hey Andrea! The vegetable bouillon cube and water can be substituted for equal parts vegetable stock or broth. You could also opt for just water if desired. We recommend giving the pasta a taste test in this case, and adding some salt and other spices if you think it needs it. We hope this helps for now and you enjoy the recipe 🙂

Krissie - Jan. 8, 2022, 7:22 p.m.

Just cooked this recipe and the sauce really is delicious! Very rich and comforting and it comes together so quickly, too! I don't like zucchini or artichokes so I substituted for mushrooms and brussel sprouts which was a fun twist. So looking forward to having the leftovers tomorrow!

PUL Team - Jan. 10, 2022, 2:02 a.m.

Mmm delicious substitutes, Krissie - thank you for taking the time to share 🤩

Lizzy - Nov. 10, 2021, 3:07 a.m.

It was delicious, we loved the creamy sauce. Definitely a winner for my partner, will make again soon!

Kaylin - Oct. 26, 2021, 8 p.m.

I've made this about 10 times. It is one of the most incredible recipes I've ever had.

PUL Team - Oct. 27, 2021, 2:27 a.m.

Oh, Kaylin, we appreciate this so much! Glad the pasta is being enjoyed ✨

Linda - Oct. 16, 2021, 4:43 p.m.

This was such an easy recipe, cooking it all in one pot and the whole family enjoyed it.

PUL Team - Oct. 16, 2021, 7:11 p.m.

We're so happy your family is enjoying it, Linda, thank you ☺️

Juli - Oct. 4, 2021, 12:36 p.m.

I love this pasta sooo much! It very satisfying. <3

Tove - Sept. 24, 2021, 6:48 p.m.

This dish was absolutely ✨AMAZING✨
Didn’t have any nutritional yeast, but it was still wonderful😍

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 🙂