From pasta salads to quick and easy weeknight dinners, these easy vegan pasta recipes have got you covered. Which one will you make first?
Don’t you just love pasta? No matter what shape it comes in, it’s so versatile and simple to make. Whether you need a side dish or an entree, these pasta recipes are here for you.
Vegan Pasta Recipes: Video
I made a little compilation video of a few of my family’s favorite ways to eat pasta. Links to these recipes and many more are below!
Choosing Vegan Pasta
Did you know that not all pasta is vegan? It’s true! Luckily, it’s not hard to find vegan pastas. You just have to know what to look for.
Often, “fresh” pasta — the kind that needs to be refrigerated — contains egg. It doesn’t always, though, so check the ingredients.
Dried pastas are usually vegan, though egg noodles contain egg, like the name implies. One that’s a bit tricky is the No Yolks noodles. They still contain egg. The company just uses egg whites, not the yolks.
You also want to look out for meat and dairy in filled pastas, like ravioli. There are companies that makes awesome vegan filled pastas, but if it’s not a vegan-friendly brand, chances are the filling contains dairy or even meat.
One last thing to look out for: “paleo” or “keto” pastas often contain egg.
I feel like tomato sauce is pasta 101, and the pasta recipes with tomato sauce in this section go from basic to fancy. Choose your favorite!
Real talk: creamy sauces are my absolute favorite when it comes to topping a pot of pasta. That combination of carbs and cream sauce just screams comfort to me!
Pasta Casseroles and Bakes
Baked pasta is total comfort food, perfect for a chilly evening. These baked pasta dishes are easy to make and so, so delicious.
Vegan Pesto Pasta
Don’t you just love a good pesto! Traditional pestos tend to contain cheese, but it’s incredibly easy to make rich, decadent pesto without the Parmesan.
If you’re looking for simple, one-pot pasta is where it’s at. These vegan one-pot recipes are easy to make and oh-so-cozy!
I love noodles so much that I gave them their own category! I don’t know what it is about this specific shape, but it makes these dishes stand out.
Pasta Salads & Sides
Not every vegan pasta recipe has to be an entree. These pasta salads and other pasta-based side dishes are perfect for the dinner tables or for your next cookout.