Pasta Alla No Vodka with Dairy-Free Sauce & Chickpea Pasta

April 18, 2023

Pasta Alla No Vodka with Dairy-Free Sauce & Chickpea Pasta

My ✨Pasta Alla No Vodka with Dairy-Free Sauce & Chickpea Pasta✨uses only a handful of ingredients not already in your pantry. The dairy-free no-vodka sauce & protein & fiber-ful chickpea pasta is a healthier Italian-style alternative to traditional pasta dishes.
Course Main Course


  • 3 tbsp olive oil can sub for vegetable stock
  • 1 medium sweet onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 28 oz can whole San Marzano tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp cracked black pepper
  • ¼ cup fresh basil chopped
  • ½ cup coconut cream this is the thick cream on top of canned coconut milk – see post for substitutions if allergic like vegan yogurt
  • ½ cup grated vegan Parmesan cheese we like Violife – see most for subs if allergic
  • 16 oz chickpea pasta if making penne alla vodka


  • In a large saute pan, heat olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add in onions and garlic and cook about 3-4 minutes to soften and become fragrant.
  • Add red pepper flakes and cook for 1 more minute.
  • Add in can of San Marzano tomatoes. Mix it together and cook about for 5-7 minutes until gently reduced, stirring occasionally.
  • Add in your tomato paste, balsamic vinegar, salt, and black pepper and stir it all together well.
  • Turn the heat down to low/simmer and partly cover for 20 minutes until reduced by half, stirring every few mins.
  • If making penne alla no vodka, While that’s cooking, bring a pot of water to a boil. Salt the water and cook the pasta according to the package directions. When done, drain and set aside.
  • After the sauce has cooked for 20 minutes, carefully add it to a blender or food processor, add basil and purée until smooth.
  • After it’s smooth, add the sauce back into the pan and stir in coconut cream. Cook until warmed through.
  • Stir in parmesan cheese and cooked pasta if adding. Toss to combine.
  • Serve or store in air tight container in the fridge for up to a week. Enjoy!