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 dairy free pasta recipe.
Some of these recipes might seem complicated, but trust me, these easy vegan pasta 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 certainly is, most dried pasta you find in a grocery store is going to be both egg free and dairy free so it’s perfect for any vegans.
Pasta is usually made from semolina flour, but if you want a gluten free pasta, 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.
You don’t need to be vegan to enjoy these recipes, feel free to add any non-vegan ingredients you see fit, but it’s fun to experiment with plant based cooking, yeah?! Anyway, let’s dive into the recipes.
1) Vegan Rigatoni Alla Vodka – by Eat With Clarity
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) Hemp Seed & Lemon Pesto Pasta – by Eat With Clarity
This vegan hemp and lemon pesto pasta recipe is sure to be a family favorite! It’s nut free and only takes 20 minutes to make!
3) Fettuccine Alfredo – by Eat With Clarity
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 – by Oh She Glows
Stuffed with an easy and flavorful tofu ricotta, these jumbo stuffed shells are a beautiful and delicious vegan pasta.
5) Garlic Sesame Noodles – by Eat With Clarity
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 Pasta – by Eat With Clarity
Ultra creamy and easy to make, this Vegan Roasted Red Pepper Pasta is comforting, delicious, and makes the perfect weeknight dinner.
7) Lemon Asparagus Pasta – by Eat With Clarity
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) Dairy Free Mac and Cheese – by Eat With Clarity
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) Easy Mushroom Stroganoff – by From My Bowl
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 – by Choosing Chia
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 Pasta – by Eat With Clarity
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 – by Eat With Clarity
13) Kale Pesto Pasta – by Eat With Clarity
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) Easy Vegan Baked Ziti – by The Curious Chickpea
Have you ever seen a more beautiful baked ziti?! I didn’t think so. This easy vegan pasta recipe is sure to be a family favorite.
15) Mushroom Broccoli Rigatoni – by Eat With Clarity
This easy pasta is inspired by an old childhood favorite. This Mushroom Broccoli Rigatoni is ready in under 20 minutes and even kid approved!
16) Tomato Basil Cream Sauce – by Eat With Clarity
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!
17) Creamy Lemon Pasta Salad – by Eat With Clarity
Easy, creamy, and so delicious, this asparagus pasta salad with lemon dressing is the perfect addition to your summer picnic or barbecue!
18) Instant Pot Pizza Pasta – by Sweet Simple Vegan
This pizza pasta is the best of both worlds. You get the delicious flavors of pizza, but the creamy comfort of pasta. Who doesn’t want that?!
19) Garlic and White Wine Pasta – by Minimalist Baker
There is absolutely nothing better than a creamy white sauce with pasta. This dairy free version is bursting with flavor, you’d have no idea it’s vegan!
20) One Skillet Enchilada Pasta – by Eating Bird Food
Quick and easy one-skillet enchilada pasta made with red lentil pasta so it’s a good source of plant-based protein, gluten-free and loaded with flavor. It’s a dish the whole family will enjoy!
Final pasta tip
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! If using gluten free pasta, be sure to use a touch of oil so the noodles don’t stick together.