Easy vegan pasta ideas for weeknight dinners, healthy meals, or simple meal prep. Enjoy veggie dishes as well as alfredo sauce and pasta bakes. Find your new favorite recipe today.
- Cauliflower & Cashew Alfredo
- Zucchini & Tomato Penne
- Coconut Milk & Vodka Rotini
- Dairy-Free Mozzarella Penne Bake
- Baked Coconut Milk Macaroni Cheese
- Cashew Cream & Tofu Feta
- Rigatoni & Shiitake Mushroom
- Orecchiette & White Bean Sauce
- Roasted Red Pepper Spaghetti
- Spinach & Mushroom Chickpea Fusilli
- Roasted Cajun Cauliflower & Penne
- Cauliflower & Yellow Squash Linguine Primavera
- Smoky Tomato Penne Bake
- Penne Arrabbiata
- Rice Noodles Al Pomodoro & Chili Oil
- Garlic Eggplant Spaghettini
- 16 Best Vegan Pasta Recipes [Easy Plant-Based Ideas]
Many great cooks and food lovers like you and I have immensely benefitted from the Internet’s spread. Nowadays, if you want to cook up a delicious dinner for yourself, the recipe is one click away from us. The wide variety of variants for this Italian cuisine can be truly intimidating to a lot of us. Worry not, as I have extensively researched all the types of pasta there is. And by extensive research, I mean trying every single type of pasta myself until my stomach hurt.
Many of us return after a long day of work to devour something delicious to compensate for the so-called hard work. What could round off your day better than a steaming bowl of pasta? Therefore, before you, I present the best recipes that you must try out – at least once. Feel free to jazz up the ingredients to your liking. Without further ado, let’s begin!
Cauliflower & Cashew Alfredo
A spin on a comfort food classic, this vegan cauliflower alfredo sauce manages to be rich and creamy, while completely dairy-free. This fresh take on fettuccine Alfredo sauce adds cauliflower and cashews, before working in a dash of lemon juice and Dijon mustard for some beautiful depth of flavor.
The trick to making vegan alfredo sauce? Start with a base of vegan milk and add plenty of nutritional yeast, the ingredient vegans rely on for cheesy flavor. Add plenty of garlic, mustard, and black pepper, then toss the sauce with the pasta.
Zucchini & Tomato Penne
Summers are a great time to cook up this delicious serving. This recipe is the best combination of delicious veggies such as zucchinis, ripe tomatoes, and Kalamata olives. One of the things that you will genuinely love about this very dish is how effortlessly I can whip up this delicacy for myself.
Coconut Milk & Vodka Rotini
Am I the only guy who is in love with this creamy masterpiece? You can also prepare this meal with coconut milk. This dish is healthy for you, and it tastes just the same in both options! So, for those who love something delicious and creamy, this pasta is definitely for you.
Dairy-Free Mozzarella Penne Bake
This recipe is a sure winner if you love garlic and vegan cheese. Sweet potatoes add a typical texture and feel to this entrée. You can mix as many or as little veggies as you like. However, I suggest adding chopped mushrooms and tomatoes to the mix. You can easily prepare this in about half an hour.
Baked Coconut Milk Macaroni Cheese
No list of pasta dishes would be complete without macaroni and cheese, and this recipe is our favorite vegan mac and cheese recipe by some distance.
This coconut milk macaroni and cheese recipe calls for a homemade plant-based cheese using dairy-free butter, coconut milk, and nutritional yeast. This is then combined with elbow macaroni pasta before baking with panko breadcrumbs and paprika to create a delicious crunchy finish.
Cashew Cream & Tofu Feta
Do you like both pizza and pasta? Well, who doesn’t? Combining them forms a luscious blend. Put the most prominent vegan pizza flavors into the mix, namely marinara sauce, oregano, and some classic vegetables. Spread it all over the casserole until it’s warm and bubbly. This pasta is an easy recipe to try.
Rigatoni & Shiitake Mushroom
This vegan pasta is virtually a cheese lovers’ paradise. Pour half a cup of melted vegan mozzarella cheese and mix it well. Add some more cheese on top for good measure. Heat the cheese until it bubbles, and then serve it. The way the cheese’s flavor exploded in my mouth prompted me to add this to the list.
Orecchiette & White Bean Sauce
This creamy pasta recipe features the creamiest sauce on the list. The sauce hardly takes less than ten minutes to prepare, and it’s completely dairy-free. It’s a complete package! Once you toss the pasta, veggies, and sauce together, you will devour a meal that you won’t forget soon.
Roasted Red Pepper Spaghetti
It is the spiciest pasta that I adore. The highlight of this pasta is its custom prepared sauce, which is worth every single dime. The roasted pepper is equally delighting for the tastebud, but I have a slight preference for the sauce. This rich and creamy meal leaves you feeling content every time.
Spinach & Mushroom Chickpea Fusilli
Do you have a craving for some hot, steaming pasta, but also want to maintain your health? Well, you have found the emperor of healthy pasta. The chickpea pasta is gluten-free and easy to prepare for a weeknight. Once you sprinkle on some nutritional yeast on the top, the preparation appears genuinely delicious.
Roasted Cajun Cauliflower & Penne
This vegan pasta made it to the list because of the classy Cajun spice. Rub it all over the pieces of cauliflower. It takes immense willpower not to finish the entire helping in one go. It’s also gluten-free. The hint of garlic in the pasta is very enticing and delicious.
Cauliflower & Yellow Squash Linguine Primavera
This pasta delicacy has veggies and is delicious too. Bet you never heard those two words in the same sentence! The baked veggies with the spicy coating make this gourmet meal a tang-lord of its field. I love all the veggies in this recipe, so it’s a winner for me.
Smoky Tomato Penne Bake
The smoky baked vegan pasta is an extraordinary dish to prepare. The combination of cheese and smoke tastes so delicious that you become an instant fan. I saved this entrée as a bonus for making it to the end. The delicious add-ons that this dish offers are truly epic.
“Arrabbiata” means “angry” in Italian, and in the dialect spoken in Rome, it can also refer to very spicy food (a fiery pepper reminds people of a fiery temper). The great news is that arrabbiata sauce is naturally vegan because it is essentially a tomato base combined with plenty of red chili and garlic.
To make vegan penne arrabbiata, just top the pasta with vegan Parmesan instead of regular Parmesan. For extra flavor, add plenty of roasted garlic to the sauce.
Rice Noodles Al Pomodoro & Chili Oil
If you can’t have gluten, rice noodles are a great way to get the comforting aspect of pasta dishes. Plus, this simple sauce is naturally vegan.
To make this dish, cook the noodles according to instructions. Cook cherry tomatoes in olive oil until they are soft and saucy, then toss with the noodles and top with chili oil.
Garlic Eggplant Spaghettini
Most people haven’t heard of spaghettini, which is a shame. Spaghettini is even thinner than the more popular spaghetti, making this delicious vegan dish come together in minutes.
To make the sauce, roast the eggplant before combining it with a garlicky tomato sauce. The eggplant gives a meaty heft to the pasta without adding any actual meat.