11 of the best vegan pasta recipes all in one place! From Creamy Alfredo Pasta to Pasta Caprese, there is a recipe for everyone. Most recipes made in 30 minutes for quick and delicious weeknight meals.
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Who wants a big plate of pasta?
I do! I do!
Spring, summer, winter, and fall I will dig into all the pasta you give me. One of the reasons I love a good pasta dinner is because there are so many variations. From creamy sauces to hearty bolognese to tart and fresh tomato pasta, there is a recipe to fit your cravings any time of year.
Before we get the recipes, let’s first talk about what you need to know to make the perfect vegan pasta dish.
Serving and Storing
Serving – Pasta is best served fresh and hot from the skillet. Serve it with crusty bread and a big Caesar Salad.
Storing – Typically, leftover pasta can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days however some of these recipes may have slightly different storing times. To reheat, you can cover and place in the microwave until the pasta and veggies warm through. You could also toss it in a skillet with a little bit of extra olive oil over medium-low heat until the veggies are warmed through.
Make in Advance – You can cook your pasta noodles up to a day in advance. Cook them until they are al dente – avoid cooking them longer or they will get mushy. Toss them with a teaspoon of olive oil and let them cool completely before storing them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Add them to your favorite sauce and veggies for a quick and easy meal.
Tips and Tricks
- In most cases, you want to cook the pasta until it is al dente. That is slightly before soft. This gives the pasta texture and allows it to continue to soften when mixed with different oils and sauces.
- Cook the pasta in salted water to give the pasta a bit of flavor.
- When your pasta is done cooking, strain it through a colander and toss the pasta with a bit of olive oil. This prevents the noodles from clumping together as you prepare the rest of the meal.
Frequently Asked Questions
Almost all packaged brands of dry pasta are vegan but it’s always a good idea to check the ingredients. Fresh pasta, the kind you’d find in the refrigerated section, often contains eggs.
Not typically but gluten-free pasta is everywhere! You can get pasta made with quinoa, brown rice and much more! (<<affiliate links) Gluten free pasta has different cooking times but is interchangeable with any type of wheat pasta.
Yes! Whole grain pasta is considered part of the WFPB diet. Especially gluten free pasta made from quinoa, brown rice, and/or lentils.
Vegan Pasta Recipes
Here are 11 of my favorite vegan pasta recipes.
A few of these vegan pasta recipes are gluten-free, most of these recipes can be made in 30 minutes or less, and all of these recipes are delicious, hearty, and perfect for your weekend dinners.
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That’s it! 11 incredible vegan pasta recipes. Now let’s get cooking!
Written by Sarah McMinn