I was referred to as the “pasta queen” as a kid for good reason. I LOVE pasta. While I’ve come a long way since my days of “penne pasta with sauce on the side,” I can never turn down an easy vegan pasta recipe.
Some of these recipes might seem complicated, but trust me, these vegan recipes will surprise you. They’re all packed with flavor, easy to make, completely dairy free, egg free and will even impress the biggest meat eater in the room.
While I love a good egg noodle as much as the next person, pasta IS vegan! So, if you’re wondering which pasta is vegan, the answer is… most of them!
Many people seem to be under the impression that all pasta is made with egg. While some of it is, most dried ones you find in a grocery store will be both egg free and dairy free.
Pasta is usually made from semolina flour, but if you want a gluten free one, brown rice pasta is my go-to. It has the best texture and doesn’t fall apart as easily as some other legume based pastas.
Be sure to salt your pasta water! While all of these sauces add SO much flavor to the dish, salting your pasta water really well ensures the pasta has as much flavor as possible.
You ideally want the water to be salty like the ocean, so don’t be afraid to really pack it in there! It will also help the sauce stick to the pasta properly after cooking, which is especially important if using gluten free pasta.
1) Vegan Vodka Pasta
This vegan vodka sauce with rigatoni is a creamy and delicious dairy free dinner recipe. It’s so easy to make and ready in under 30 minutes.
2) Nut Free Pesto Pasta
This vegan hemp and lemon pesto recipe is sure to be a family favorite! It’s nut free and only takes 20 minutes to make!
3) Fettuccine Alfredo
Creamy, flavorful, and ready in about 30 minutes, this Vegan Alfredo Sauce recipe is a healthier twist on your favorite pasta dish!
4) Jumbo Stuffed Shells
Stuffed with an easy and flavorful tofu ricotta, these jumbo stuffed shells are a beautiful and delicious vegan recipe.
5) Garlic Sesame Noodles
These garlic sesame noodles require just a few ingredients, are gluten free, ready in 15 minutes, and can be eaten hot or cold!
6) Roasted Red Pepper Penne
Ultra creamy and easy to make, this Vegan Roasted Red Pepper Penne is comforting, delicious, and makes the perfect weeknight dinner.
7) Lemon Asparagus Pasta
This creamy, vegan lemon asparagus pasta is a quick and easy high protein dinner that the whole family will love. Plus, it’s ready in just 20 minutes!
8) Roasted Garlic Mac and Cheese
Creamy, rich, and deliciously vegan, this is the BEST dairy free mac and cheese that even gets melty and stringy like traditional mac and cheese.
9) One Pot Mushroom Stroganoff
This One Pot Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff is a healthy & hearty twist on a classic Stroganoff! This cozy and creamy noodle dish is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
10) Lentil Bolognese
This Lentil Bolognese is the ultimate healthy comfort food. It’s loaded with veggies, super easy to make, and will be sure to please even the pickiest of eaters!
11) Creamy Pumpkin Alfredo
Who says you can’t have pumpkin past Halloween? This creamy pumpkin pasta is vegan, can be made gluten free, and ready in just 20 minutes!
12) Spaghetti Pomodoro
It might look simple, but this spaghetti pomodoro is bursting with flavor.
13) Kale Pesto Pasta
Pesto is one of my favorite types of sauces, so this easy vegan pasta recipe roundup deserved two pesto recipes. This kale pesto pasta is so easy to make and I promise you won’t taste the kale!
14) Mushroom Broccoli Rigatoni
This easy recipe is inspired by an old childhood favorite. This Mushroom Broccoli Rigatoni is ready in under 20 minutes and even kid approved!
15) Tomato Basil Cream Sauce
Made with fresh tomatoes, basil, and deliciously dairy free, this creamy vegan pasta sauce is simple enough for a weeknight, but decadent enough for a weekend date night in!
16) Creamy Lemon Pasta Salad
Easy, creamy, and so delicious, this asparagus pasta salad with lemon dressing is the perfect addition to your summer picnic or barbecue!
17) The Ultimate Baked Vegan Mac and Cheese
This isn’t just any vegan mac and cheese, this is THE (baked) vegan mac and cheese that puts all the other ones to shame. It’s rich, creamy, easy to make and actually cheesy with no potatoes, squash or nutritional yeast!
18) Tahini Pasta
The best nut free AND dairy free pasta! This tahini pasta is rich, flavorful and so easy to make.
19) Avocado Pasta
Put two of my favorite foods together for this one! This avocado pasta is creamy, only takes about 15 minutes to make and loaded with fresh basil.
20) Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese
This sweet potato mac and cheese is my go to when I need to impress. It doesn’t taste like sweet potato, just rich, cheesy and undetectably vegan!
If you try any of these recipes, be sure to leave a rating and review and let me know how they turned out. Happy cooking!