Vegan Pesto Pasta

This vegan Pesto Pasta is made with arugula pesto and tossed with sun-dried tomatoes and arugula for a delicious, filling meal the whole family will love. Made in just 30 minutes for an easy weeknight meal. 

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Vegan Pesto Pasta
Servings: 4
Calories: 519 kcal
Author: Sarah McMinn
Arugula Pesto
  1. Fill a large pot with at least 6 cups of water and place over medium-high heat. Cover and bring to a boil. Once boiling, stir in pasta. Return to a boil, then reduce heat to a low simmer. Cook for 7-9 minutes, stirring occasionally, until pasta is cooked all the way through. Strain through colander, rinse, and set aside.
  2. While pasta is cooking, make the arugula pesto. Combine basil, arugula, macadamia nuts, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, and garlic cloves in a food processor and pulse for a minute, scraping down the sides as needed. With the motor running, slowly add in the olive oil. Blend well. Salt to taste.
  3. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add tomatoes, garlic, and pine nuts, stirring frequently until garlic is fragrant and pine nuts have begun to brown. Remove from heat and stir in pasta and pesto, until the pasta is evenly coated.
  4. Stir in fresh arugula and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Pesto Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 519 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Sodium 55mg2%
Potassium 1025mg29%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 400IU8%
Vitamin C 10.1mg12%
Calcium 59mg6%
Iron 3.9mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.