Traditional pasta recipes normally incorporate cheese and other dairy products, but if you’re vegan that’s just not going to work. Instead of giving up this delicious and frequently easy dish, I’m happy to share 50 easy vegan pasta recipes where you can have a plant based meal without sacrificing any flavor.
Dry pasta is naturally vegan, but coming up with delicious sauces and toppings can get tricky, but with a bit of creativity it’s easier than it seems. There are tons of plant based substitutions for meat, cheese and creamy sauces. Most importantly, if you’re vegan you do not have to give up pasta, because there is no shortage of vegan pasta recipes just waiting to be made. Also with so many great gluten free pasta brands on the market you no longer have to give up pasta if you’re gluten free either.
My Favorite Vegan Pasta Recipes:
Ever tried making pesto out of cauliflower? It’s a refreshing change from the traditional basil pesto and pairs perfectly with pasta.
The meatballs are made with brown rice, chickpeas, and slivered almonds and seasoned with a medley of spices to really bring out the flavor. Even meat lovers won’t be able to tell that these are vegan.
This is gorgeously velvety and ideal for a vegan weekday meal on a cold night. It is quick, easy, and brings together chickpeas, tomatoes, and pumpkin. Of course, it has that hint of curry that rounds the meal up into something heartening and incredibly tasty.
Seven ingredients. Ten minutes. One pot. That’s all you will need for this super quick and absolutely delicious vegan dish. I love pesto and pasta together, and with this, I am able to get both cravings met in one, even on the busiest weeknights.
This roasted squash pasta is brought to life with the addition of capers, arugula, pine nuts, and red onions for more depth of flavor.
The ultimate fall flavored pasta recipe. Pumpkin is pureed with coconut milk for a rich velvety creamy sauce. Fresh sage brings this pasta to the next level.
Veggie heavy vegan pasta. Throw together some zucchini, the richness of asparagus, and that touch of pesto, and bingo. You have a summer pasta ready in under 30 minutes.
Skip the usual tomato-based sauce for one night, and you will never regret it. The roasted red pepper adds a whole different flavor, while the coconut cream gives it that creamy texture.
Vegan Style Familiar Favourites
Add beans into your pasta dish for added protein. This is vegan take on a traditional Italian recipe.
If you are at a loss for a great pasta salad, this is it. Perfect for a quick lunch, or to bring to a potluck.
A pure Italian classic, this mixes rich tomato sauce and crispy golden eggplant. It is a simple, family favorite to make.
If you are craving that deliciously rich, melty, cheesy goodness, but without all of the non-vegan extras, this is it. It is the ideal comfort food, vegan style.
This is the perfect dish to whip up for your guests when they come over. The medley of bell peppers, seasoned with the infamous jerk marinade is cooked down in a creamy coconut sauce.
Again, if you are hosting, or attending a function, this should be a staple go-to.
If you love delving into the tastes of the Mediterranean, this vegan pasta option brings together all of the right ingredients with a delicious Italian herb dressing.
Variants of Vegan Bolognese Pastas
For a vegan bolognese swap out the group meat for lentils and tons of veggies and drench it in a tomato sauce. Quick, easy, and simple, it has become a staple vegan meal.
If mess and hassle are something that you want to avoid completely, this is a different variant of the recipe above, and only takes one pot to make. So, clean-up is much easier.
Instead of ground beef lentils make this bolognese sauce vegan friendly.
A Twist on Vegan Pastas
Vegan ricotta and mushrooms are the key to flavorful vegan ravioli.
Think tangy avocado sauce, smoky tofu bacon, and sweet corn.
Throw together tender spaghetti with smoky soy curl pancetta, tofu and add a luscious eggy sauce.
I bet you’ve never had beets with pasta before – time to give it a shot.
Oil-free, dairy-free, and vegan, this is a spin on the usual vegan pesto pasta out there and includes a dollop of spinach. Ideal for the ultimate health freak.
Having a date night soon? This is your answer! It seems fancy and complicated, but it is dead-easy and will knock your socks off!
You may be skeptical at first, but this spicy vegan pasta recipe is packed with flavor and is ready in only 15 minutes.
Many people are not a fan of mint in their dishes, but this is certainly something to experiment with. The garlic, hemp seeds, and avo certainly add a complexity to this vegan pasta option that you will not expect.
If you enjoyed the taste of capers from the previous recipe, I am sure you will want to indulge again. The ingredients are carefully thought out and the grated lemon zest just adds a beautiful dynamic.
Made with fresh herbs and a creamy cashew cheese sauce, this is the ultimate hearty, gluten-free, Italian-style comfort vegan dish.
Nutritional yeast is a staple for vegans replacing cheese. This recipe combines pesto, nutritional yeast, and pasta and is ready in 20 minutes.
Packed with all kinds of yum, this combines kale and pesto to make a nutty, tasty, almost cheesy combo.
Creamy Vegan Pasta Options
This has been said to really taste like the real deal. It is quick, easy and all you need is nutritional yeast, carrots, garlic, and potatoes.
Tahini and miso add an extra depth of flavor to this vegan alfredo sauce. The roasted vegetables pair perfectly with the pasta and creamy sauce.
Whole-grain pasta with artichokes, pine nuts, and fresh herbs make up the basis of this super creamy pesto delicacy. Ready in only 20 minutes.
Broccoli and pasta are always a good combination, and when you add some cream in, you get a perfect weeknight meal. Ready in 30 minutes flat.
Perfect for fall, you will simply love the creaminess that comes from pumpkin.
Chickpeas add in extra protein and almond milk with cashews is the basis for a super creamy sauce that you’ll never guess is vegan.
Instead of a traditional tomato based marinara switch things up with a roasted red pepper sauce instead.
Why not add beans to pasta for extra protein?
Simple, Quick, and Easy
A quick tomato-based vegan pasta, and a few simple veggie options all thrown into one pot. Voila! You are on the road to a tasty, simple meal.
15 minutes and seven ingredients. So, you will have it ready in no time.
Taking only ten minutes, this quick whip-up of a lemon garlic combo with super healthy zucchini noodles will become your new quick, go-to.
Globally, spaghetti sauces are a firm favorite to experiment with. This vegan pasta variant will be ready within 30 minutes so as to not keep the family waiting.
Creamy, savory, and tangy, this all in one pot vegan pasta dish has a light, creamy sauce and is ultra-healthy and packed with veggies.
Ready in only 15 minutes, this carbonara combines smoky tofu pieces and a creamy finish for that mid-week craving.
An absolute family favorite, this has been simplified again into a vegan variant that will only take you 30 minutes in one pot.
Ready in 30 minutes, this vegan mushroom pasta is simple and deliciously creamy. It has a cheesy undertone and boasts caramelized walnuts on top.
This has always been a summer favourite. Packed with cherry tomatoes, basil, and pesto, it is light and surprisingly packed with flavor for such a simple vegan pasta dish.
On really busy nights, throwing together an assortment of ingredients into a pasta dish is key. The savory vegetables and whole-grain noodles will add a whole-hearted goodness.
Pesto and cream have always been a winning combination. All you need to do is boil the pasta, make the sauce, and within minutes, you have a meal.
In the comments below let me know if you have any other favorite vegan pasta recipes.