These are 27 of my best vegan pasta recipes that are comforting, flavorful, hearty, and satisfying! The pasta dishes are simple and quickly prepared and offer a variety of versatile vegan pasta sauces – perfect for any occasion!
If you are a pasta lover, you will probably fall in love with these delicious vegan pasta recipes! And it doesn’t matter if you are a meat-eater, vegetarian, or pescetarian. In fact, these vegan pasta dishes are suitable for everyone, as the pasta sauces do not lack flavor! In my opinion, vegan pasta can be enjoyed throughout the week or on weekends (or both).
My Best Tips for all Vegan Pasta Recipes
- Choose your favorite type of pasta: All of these vegan pasta recipes can be made gluten-free by using gluten-free pasta. Nowadays, you can buy quinoa pasta, rice pasta, corn pasta, etc. There is even pasta made from legumes (e.g. chickpea pasta, lentil pasta, etc.) which is also grain-free. It’s also higher in protein and the healthiest option, in my opinion. However, any pasta type is fine. If you are not a celiac and prefer a budget-friendly option, feel free to use regular wheat-based pasta.
- Make the pasta recipe kid-friendly: If a pasta recipe calls for red pepper flakes or chili/cayenne pepper, simply leave it out and add a pinch later over your own pasta bowl (if you love spicy food).
- Salt your pasta water: Make sure to add enough salt to the pasta cooking water, otherwise, the pasta will taste bland. One pinch is not enough, the water should taste salty.
- Do not overcook the pasta: I follow the pasta package directions but often reduce the cooking time by one minute, to ensure that the pasta is al dente.
Without further ado, let’s check out the following 27 vegan pasta dishes. Click on the picture or the title to get straight to the recipe.
There are some pasta dishes that have a WOW effect and this vegan recipe is certainly one of them. These vegan Lasagna Roll-Ups are filled with spinach, mushrooms, and hummus! This meat-free dish is a great weekend dinner that is comforting, and delicious! The recipe is quite easy to make with healthy vegetables, and it’s 100% plant-based.
This vegan Bolognese is a hearty and flavorful pasta dish that’s easy to whip up with simple pantry items. A dinner dish bursting with flavor and chock-full of vegetables, for one very satisfying meal. This is the perfect vegan spaghetti pasta sauce.
This vegan Alfredo is a creamy vegan pasta sauce that is rich, flavorful, and contains a healthy vegetable. The recipe is dairy-free, nut-free (no cashews!), and easy to make. The perfect white sauce for any kind of pasta (especially Fettuccine).
This creamy vegan ramen recipe is packed with flavorful veggies and a spicy Thai twist. This noodle soup is super easy to make with a touch of healthy thrown in. It’s the perfect quick vegan weeknight dinner and is ready in around 30 minutes! If you love ramen, make sure to also check out this Tantanmen Ramen with bok choy.
A vegan pasta bake with cauliflower, mushrooms, and spinach! This casserole is a great comfort meal that is dairy-free and healthy. It’s cheesy, creamy, delicious, and easy to toss together.
Creamy, dreamy, comforting, and very delicious! If you love creamy meals, you definitely have to give this dairy-free pasta soup a try.
Even simple vegan pasta recipes don’t have to be boring. This roasted red pepper pasta might become your new favorite weeknight dinner! The healthy vegan pasta sauce is super creamy, flavorful, and delicious. The recipe is meatless, dairy-free, quick, and easy to make with only a few simple ingredients!
This Cannelloni recipe is egg-free, dairy-free, incredibly tasty, and incredibly comforting. Stuffed with homemade vegan ricotta, healthy spinach, and other flavorful ingredients that make this dish a perfect dinner.
An easy-to-make baked Ziti with mushrooms, homemade vegan cheese sauce, and other simple ingredients! You can make the recipe with Penne noodles, and it requires less than 20 minutes of prep time. Your family and friends will love this healthy vegan pasta recipe.
This creamy vegan lasagna soup is flavorful, hearty, comforting, and delicious! The pasta soup recipe is easy to make and can be prepared in one pot! It’s a delicious weeknight dinner and perfect for the whole family. You can use your favorite pasta!
You can prepare this flavorful Thai Coconut Curry Soup in less than 30 minutes! Rice Noodles meet veggies in a tasty sweet, sour, salty, and spicy broth with creamy coconut milk. This vegan pasta recipe is comforting, hearty, and easy to whip up!
The best vegan pasta salad with an oil-free ranch dressing without mayo! It’s perfect for the grilling season in summer, or as a side dish throughout the year. The recipe is dairy-free, egg-free, healthy, protein-rich, light, guilt-free, and very tasty!
This quick vegan pasta sauce is not only healthy as it contains spinach and basil, but it’s also flavorful, creamy, and rich. A great way to up your intake of greens! The easy plant-based pasta sauce goes very well with spaghetti and is ready in about 10 minutes! You can’t beat that.
Creamy Pumpkin Pasta Bake, which is cheesy and tasty! This easy-to-make casserole is a great vegan weeknight dinner with wholesome ingredients. The pasta recipe is dairy-free, oil-free, and perfect for fall.
Creamy peanut butter noodles with veggies and textured soy protein. This dish is perfect for lunch, as a weeknight dinner, and even for meal prep. The pasta recipe is healthy, vegan, protein-rich, comforting, and easy to make in about 25 minutes.
This healthy vegan Mac and Cheese recipe is easy to make with simple whole food ingredients. Serve this Mac ‘n Cheese with regular pasta, gluten-free pasta, or zucchini noodles (zoodles) if you prefer a paleo version. It’s the best comfort meal!
Quick garlic butter pasta that is creamy, rich, and comforting! This weeknight dinner can be tossed together in about 20 minutes, with minimal effort. The pasta sauce is vegan (dairy-free, eggless), super easy, and flavorful!
This lemon pasta (aka Pasta al Limone) is creamy, citrusy, and refreshing, perfect for any time of the year. The vegan pasta dish makes for a great mid-week meal that uses just 10 base ingredients. You can make it in under 30 minutes, and it’s dairy-free, plant-based, and can be made oil-free, and nut-free! Sprinkle it with some vegan Parmesan cheese for even more flavor!
This tomato pasta soup is everything you wish for a hearty, comforting light meal. Plus, this one-pot recipe is dairy-free, vegan, low-fat, and ready in less than 30 minutes if using canned tomatoes.
This creamy avocado kale pasta is easy to make and nutrient-dense- perfect for a healthy mid-week meal. Best of all, this green pasta can be made in under 20 minutes and is dairy-free, oil-free, and packed with health-boosting veggies!
This simple one-pot pasta is super cozy and comforting with your pasta of choice, mixed vegetables, and a creamy tomato sauce. All you need is ONE pot or pan and 20 minutes for this dairy-free, vegan, versatile, creamy pasta recipe!
Pasta e Ceci combines small-shaped pasta with a light yet creamy chickpea sauce. This one-pot mid-week meal is flavorful, packed with plant-based protein, ready in 30 minutes, and thoroughly hearty and satisfying!
These 25-minute vegetable stir-fry noodles are simple, and packed with flavor for a quick weeknight meal! Customize the ingredients with whatever you have available, and you have a vegan pasta meal that will never get boring. Plus, this Asian noodle recipe is meat-free, refined sugar-free, and dairy-free!
Enjoy these delicious vegan dumplings with a mixed vegetable filling – perfect as an appetizer, snack, or main. Plus, these vegetable gyoza are egg-free, dairy-free, meat-free, and made with gluten-free dumpling wrappers!
These garlic noodles (aka pasta Aglio e olio with an Asian fusion) are salty, savory, garlicky, umami-rich, and ready in about 20 minutes! Garlic spaghetti not only requires just a few simple ingredients, but this version is naturally vegan – for a hearty, comforting weeknight meal you’ll want to make time and time again!
Asian noodle dishes are among my favorites. These spicy Sriracha noodles are a simple yet absolutely flavor-packed Thai noodles dish – for those who aren’t afraid of a bit of heat! Taking less than 20 minutes to make, these ‘dragon noodles’ are a wonderful quick mid-week meal. Plus, this recipe is meat-free, vegan, and healthier than your favorite instant noodle packets!
Below is my favorite creamy vegan pesto pasta recipe with avocado and hemp seeds. Enjoy!
I hope you will give some of these delicious vegan pasta recipes a try! Please comment below on which one you liked most. Also, don’t forget to tag me on your Instagram or Facebook post with #elavegan and @elavegan.
Vegan Pasta Recipes: Avocado Pesto Pasta
- 7-8 oz (200-250 g) pasta of choice
- Pasta water to thin the pesto
- Cook the pasta according to package directions, then drain the pasta water into a bowl and save some of it.
- Add all ingredients for the pesto to a food processor and blend for about 20-30 seconds.
- Slowly pour in a little pasta water (start with 1/8 cup) and blend again. Add more pasta water if you prefer a thinner sauce. Taste it, and add more salt, if needed.
- Pour the pesto sauce over the cooked pasta, serve and enjoy!
Nutrition information is an estimate and has been calculated automatically