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Baked Queso Taco Pasta [Dairy Free]

  • Author: Amanda
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This simple Baked Queso Taco Pasta is the absolute perfect pantry staple recipe. It's made with my favorite cashew queso, dry pasta, and the BEST salsa. Making this vegetarian AND Dairy free. Also, inspired by the viral TikTok pasta bake made with feta that everyone has been going crazy about!


  • 12 oz of your favorite pasta (I love Jovial or Banza here for gluten-free options)
  • 1 cup of Cashew queso (see below)
  • 1 cup of vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup of oat milk (or your milk of choice)
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced into thin strips
  • 1 red onion, sliced thin
  • 1 tsp of sea salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup of Sam's Fresh Salsa (I used the Cantina flavor here!)
  • Cilantro,avocado, and green onion for garnish

Cashew Queso

  • 1 cup of cashews
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 2 tbs of Sam's Fresh Salsa Verde
  • 1 tsp of taco seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400F
  2. In a blender add water, cashews, salsa verde, and taco seasoning. Blend on high until smooth. Set aside.
  3. Add queso cashew cheese, pasta, pepper, onion, salt, pepper, broth, and milk to a 9X13 baking dish and stir the ingredients until well combined
  4. Cover with aluminum foil (IMPORTANT that it's as air tight as possible to cook pasta correctly)
  5. Place in oven to bake for 30 minutes
  6. After 30 minutes, remove foil and test pasta for doneness. If it is still too tough, cover and bake for another 10 minutes. Once pasta is done, stir in the salsa and top with garnish.
  7. Eat!
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Tex-Mex

Keywords: No boil, pasta bake, gluten free pasta bake, queso pasta