Cheesy Vegan Marinara Whole Wheat Pasta


1 red pepper, diced
2 cups kale, chopped
2 stalks celery, diced
1 medium onion, diced
5 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups diced tomatoes
35 oz crushed tomatoes
2/3 cup nutritional yeast flakes
2 T raw sugar
1 handful of fresh basil, chopped
1 T dried oregano (or handful of fresh, chopped)
3 T olive oil
Sea salt and pepper to taste



Put olive oil in large saucepan and heat at medium high. Add onions, red peppers, celery, and garlic and sauté until they begin to soften. Add kale, diced tomato, basil, oregano, and nutritional yeast and stir, allowing mixture to begin to warm.


Gradually stir in the crushed tomato, stopping when you reach the level of “cheesiness” that you prefer. Mix in sugar, salt, and pepper and heat through. Once heated, turn to low until ready to serve.

Serve over whole grain pasta. We prefer spaghetti or linguini with this sauce, but you could use any type.



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3 Responses to Cheesy Vegan Marinara Whole Wheat Pasta

  1. Randi says:

    That looks really good! Simple yet delicious pasta is the best. So impressed with your photos!

    • theveganasana says:

      Thank you for the kind words and for reading. I’m still working on how to be a good food photographer (while also being too lazy to set up a lightbox, get the white plate out instead of the patterned one, or go outside). 🙂

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