Vegetarian Rasta Pasta

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If you’re craving a mouthwatering and meatless meal that bursts with Caribbean flavors, look no further!

Get ready to indulge in the vibrant and delectable world of Vegetarian Rasta Pasta.

Indulge in the captivating flavors of the Caribbean with a delightful twist on a classic pasta dish.

This mouthwatering recipe and hearty pasta dish brings together the essence of Jamaican cuisine with creamy coconut milk, bold jerk seasoning, and an array of colorful bell peppers.

Whether you’re a dedicated vegetarian, vegan or simply seeking a meatless meal, this dish will whisk you away to a tropical paradise of taste and aroma.

Join on this culinary adventure as we create a tantalizing pasta recipe that’s perfect for vegetarians and food enthusiasts alike!

Vegetarian Rasta Pasta - A vibrant dish of penne pasta coated in a creamy tomato sauce with colorful bell peppers and aromatic jerk seasoning, creating a burst of flavors on the plate.

Why You’ll Love This Vegetarian Rasta Pasta

There are countless reasons why you’ll fall head over heels for this Vegetarian Rasta Pasta recipe.

Here are some compelling reasons why you’ll love it:

A Vibrant Fusion of Flavors:

At the heart of this vegetarian rendition lies an exciting fusion of flavors that tantalize the palate.

The vibrant mix of red, green, and yellow bell peppers adds a pop of color, while their sweet and tangy notes harmonize perfectly with the rich coconut milk and robust jerk seasoning.

The result? A symphony of tastes that will leave you longing for more.

Quick and Easy for Weeknight Dinners:

As life’s pace picks up, finding time to prepare a wholesome meal can become a challenge.

Fear not, for Vegan Rasta Pasta is your weeknight dinner savior!

With simple and accessible ingredients, this recipe comes together in a breeze.

In just under 30 minutes, you’ll have a delightful, restaurant-worthy meal on your table, ready to be savored by the whole family.

Family-Friendly and Crowd-Pleasing:

Speaking of family, Vegetarian Rasta Pasta is a crowd-pleaser that brings everyone together.

Its harmonious blend of flavors appeals to both young and old, making it an excellent choice for family dinners and gatherings.

Kids will be enchanted by the colorful array of bell peppers, while adults will appreciate the depth of flavor brought by the jerk seasoning and coconut milk.

With each forkful, you’ll fall in love with the delightful medley of flavors in this Vegan Rasta Pasta.

It’s a quick and easy recipe that showcases the very best of Caribbean cuisine.

So, gather your loved ones and embark on a flavor-filled journey to savor the joy of Vegetarian Rasta Pasta – a true Caribbean delight!

Delicious Vegetarian Rasta Pasta - A close-up view of the delectable penne pasta mingled with a rich and creamy tomato-based sauce, accompanied by a medley of grilled red bell peppers, offering a visual feast of colors and textures.

What You’ll Need for this Rasta Veggie Pasta

(See the recipe card below for full ingredient list with quantities & instructions)

  • Pasta
  • Oil
  • Red pepper
  • Tomato sauce
  • Green onions
  • Garlic
  • Jerk seasoning
  • Vegetable stock
  • Coconut milk
  • Parmesan cheese

How to make Rasta Pasta vegetarian version

  1. Cook the Pasta:
    Start by cooking the pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water according to the package instructions. Cook it until it reaches the desired al dente texture, then drain and set aside.
  2. Sauté the Peppers and Aromatics:
    In a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add the sliced red, green, and yellow bell peppers, along with the minced garlic and sliced green onions. Sauté them until the peppers are tender and the aromas begin to fill the kitchen with irresistible scents.
  3. Infuse with Jerk Seasoning:
    Sprinkle the Jamaican jerk seasoning over the sautéed vegetables, and give everything a good stir. Allow the spices to infuse the dish, creating a symphony of flavors that represent the heart and soul of Caribbean cuisine.
  4. Creamy Coconut Magic:
    Pour in the vegetable stock, tomato sauce and creamy coconut milk into the skillet. Let the mixture simmer for a few minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together into a velvety and aromatic sauce. The coconut milk adds a luscious creaminess that perfectly complements the vibrant veggies.
  5. Bring It All Together:
    Add the cooked pasta to the skillet and toss everything together gently. Watch as the creamy sauce beautifully coats each pasta strand, ensuring every bite is bursting with delightful flavors.
  6. Parmesan Perfection:
    Sprinkle the grated Parmesan cheese over the pasta and stir it in, infusing the dish with a rich and nutty taste. The cheese elevates the creaminess and adds an indulgent touch to the Vegetarian Rasta Pasta.
  7. Garnish and Serve:
    Transfer the pasta to a serving dish and garnish with freshly chopped parsley or cilantro. The vibrant green hues will contrast beautifully with the colorful peppers, creating a feast for the eyes. Now, it’s time to savor the tantalizing flavors of your Vegetarian Rasta Pasta!
Colorful Vegetarian Rasta Pasta - A mouthwatering sight of perfectly cooked penne pasta bathed in a luscious tomato sauce, accentuated by grilled red bell peppers, creating a visually appealing and delectable vegetarian meal.

Tips and tricks

Here are some cooking tips and tricks to ensure that your Vegetarian Rasta Pasta turns out absolutely perfect:

  1. Cook the pasta until “al dente” for the ideal texture. Follow the package instructions for cooking time.
  2. Reserve pasta water to adjust sauce consistency if needed. The pasta water helps bind the sauce and pasta together, creating a smoother and more cohesive dish.
  3. Simmer coconut milk and stock for a creamy sauce. Stir occasionally to avoid scorching or boiling over. The sauce will thicken gradually, creating a luscious and velvety coating for the pasta.
  4. Reheat leftovers gently on the stovetop. If you have leftovers, reheat them gently on the stovetop over low heat, adding a splash of water or vegetable stock if the sauce has thickened too much.

To make this Rasta Pasta recipe vegan, you can make the following easy swaps:

  • Vegan Cheese: Replace Parmesan cheese with a vegan alternative, such as nutritional yeast or a store-bought plant-based grated cheese.
A delectable serving of Vegetarian Rasta Pasta highlighting the flavorful tomato sauce, colorful bell peppers, and a medley of spices, creating a delightful fusion of Italian and Caribbean cuisines.

Rasta Pasta Variations

Traditional Jerk Chicken Rasta Pasta: The traditional version of Rasta Pasta often features jerk chicken as the primary protein source, giving it a delightful Caribbean twist.

Instant Pot Rasta Pasta: A quick and easy one-pot meal ready in just 15 minutes! Let the Instant Pot infuse the penne pasta with jerk seasoning and creamy tomato-coconut sauce for a delightful twist on this classic dish. Perfect for busy weeknights!

Gluten-Free Option: Use gluten-free pasta, such as rice or quinoa pasta, to accommodate those with gluten sensitivities or celiac disease.

Jerk Shrimp Rasta Pasta: Take your pasta to the next level by substituting the chicken with succulent jerk-seasoned shrimp. The combination of tender shrimp and spicy jerk seasoning adds a delightful twist to the classic dish.

Other Pasta Dishes You’ll Love

If you are looking for other pasta recipes that bring a burst of flavors and culinary adventures to your table, I’ve got you covered!

Whether you’re in the mood for comforting creamy pasta, zesty tomato-based sauces, or exotic pasta combinations, my collection has something to suit every palate and occasion.

Cream Cheese Pasta with Bacon

One-Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta

Lemon Butter Pasta

Gigi Hadid’s Pasta

Vegetarian Rasta Pasta - A vibrant dish of penne pasta coated in a creamy tomato sauce with colorful red bell peppers and aromatic jerk seasoning, creating a burst of flavors on the plate.
Yield: 6 servings

Vegetarian Rasta Pasta (Vegan Pasta)

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Vegetarian Rasta Pasta a quick and easy weeknight dinner perfect for family dinners. A quick meal ready in 20 minutes. This easy to make pasta recipe is perfect for midweek dinners.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound (450 grams) pasta
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 red pepper
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • ½ cup green onions sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tablespoons jerk seasoning
  • ½ cup (120 ml) vegetable stock
  • ½ cup (120 ml) coconut milk
  • ½ cup (80 grams) grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

    1. Cook the pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.

    2. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the sliced red pepper, green pepper, yellow pepper, green onions, and minced garlic. Sauté until the peppers are tender.

    3. Stir in the jerk seasoning, vegetable stock, tomato sauce and coconut milk. Let it simmer for a few minutes until the sauce thickens.

    4. Add the cooked pasta to the skillet and toss everything together until the pasta is well coated in the creamy sauce.

    5. Sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese over the top and stir it in until it melts into the sauce, adding a delightful creaminess to the dish.

    6. Serve hot and savor the fantastic flavors of this Vegetarian Rasta Pasta, perfect for a quick and tasty meatless meal!

    Vegetarian Rasta Pasta - A vibrant dish of penne pasta coated in a creamy tomato sauce with colorful red bell peppers and aromatic jerk seasoning, creating a burst of flavors on the plate.

Notes

  1. Cook the pasta until "al dente" for the ideal texture. Follow the package instructions for cooking time.
  2. Reserve pasta water to adjust sauce consistency if needed. The pasta water helps bind the sauce and pasta together, creating a smoother and more cohesive dish.
  3. Simmer coconut milk and stock for a creamy sauce. Stir occasionally to avoid scorching or boiling over. The sauce will thicken gradually, creating a luscious and velvety coating for the pasta.

To make this Rasta Pasta recipe vegan, you can make the following easy swaps:

  • Vegan Cheese: Replace Parmesan cheese with a vegan alternative, such as nutritional yeast or a store-bought plant-based grated cheese.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 268Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 7mgSodium 311mgCarbohydrates 32gFiber 2gSugar 3gProtein 8g

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