Airfryer Creamy Hidden Veg Pasta Sauce

  • Author: Ciara Attwell
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Hidden Veg
  • Cuisine: Pasta


A delicious creamy pasta recipe with three hidden veggies blended into the sauce


  • 200g courgette
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 150g cherry tomatoes
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 350g pasta 
  • 150g cream cheese
  • 50g grated cheddar
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Chop the courgette and yellow pepper into pieces and add to a dish with the cherry tomatoes, whole garlic cloves and drizzle over the olive oil.
  2. You can also add the veg directly into the airfryer but I prefer to use a dish as it’s less messy.
  3. Airfry at 190c for 15 mins.
  4. To roast in the oven, cook at 200c fan for 20-25 mins.
  5. In the meantime, cook the pasta in a saucepan on the hob according to the package instructions. When the pasta is cooked and before you drain it, remove 50ml of the pasta water and set aside.
  6. Once the veggies are cooked, add to a blender or food processor with the cream cheese, grated cheddar, reserved pasta water and a little salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Blitz until completely smooth and mix with the pasta.
  8. Serve immediately.


Leftover sauce can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

It an also be frozen. Defrost in the fridge overnight and reheat on the hob or in the microwave.