What’s more perfect than a plateful of delicious pasta? Pasta is inexpensive, super satisfying, and can be quite quick to put together. Pasta recipes don’t have to be complex—you can just throw a boxful on the boil and sauté some veggies to add to a savory sauce and voila! You’ve got dinner.
We love pasta here at World of Vegan and have published many of vegan pasta recipes over the years. If you’d like to get a bit more creative than a standard pasta with marinara sauce, take a peek at this round-up of our Top 7 favorite vegan pasta recipes of all. We hope you’ll love them––they also create the most luscious leftovers!
Meet our most popular vegan pasta recipe ever! Our readers rave about this easy-as-pie pasta dish, and we know it’s become a staple in many homes. So creamy and perfect for a special dinner. You can add any veggies you wish or even leave them out altogether. If mushrooms are not your main squeeze, use sassy snow peas or fiery bell peppers. Your only concern will be, ‘Who’s going to clean the pot?’
These baked vegan stuffed shells are a favorite from our cookbook—The Friendly Vegan Cookbook. The tofu ricotta is packed with flavor and the entire dish comes together beautifully. This is the perfect show-stopping Italian-inspired recipe to pull out when you’re feeding guests—or a hungry family.
All the fantastic flavor of enchiladas without all the fuss. You need only one pot for preparing this delightful dish and, really, any appetizing additions will do. If you’re out of vegan beef crumbles, feel free to add tofu, tempeh, or even some black beans. Just mix together the pasta, sauce, and other ingredients and, in less than 30 minutes, you’ll have a mouthwatering main meal that is sure to please.
A cozy classic made vegan! Your friends and family will never guess that this creamy, succulent sauce is made without any butter or heavy cream. Almonds are the base of this amazing sauce, enhanced by olive oil, garlic, and onion. Fold in some fancy fettuccine noodles and you’ll be blown away by its savory taste and velvety texture. This is hands-down the best vegan fettuccini Alfredo recipe ever.
This Italian-inspired pasta is gloriously green with beautiful basil and chock full of nutrients. This time-honored recipe is incredibly delicious and won’t disappoint. Choose any pasta shape you wish, add in your homemade pesto, and pour in the peas. This quick-to-make pesto dish has such a lovely, fresh flavor and texture. Add a sprinkling of pine nuts and a shake of vegan parmesan to the top and you’ll be in Pasta Paradise!
Look no further for the most perfect pasta salad! Packed with fresh veggies and highlighted by the loveliest balsamic vinaigrette, this recipe could not be simpler. Just boil your pasta, bowl it up, and boost your salad with some salty olives, crisp veggies, and savory herbs. Immerse yourself in the enticing Mediterranean flavor!
Pasta doesn’t get any easier than this! You only have to make two choices—which pasta you’ll pick and which veggies are on the verge and you want to include. If you don’t like asparagus or broccoli, simply add any green veggies you like. Throw in some mellow mushrooms and you’re good to go. Any added toppings can make this meal even tastier. It’s all up to you.
More Awesome Pasta Recipes:
- Healthy Vegan Mac & Cheese
- Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff
- Vegan Pesto Gnocchi & Roasted Veggies
- Homemade Vegan Dino Spaghettios
Vegan pasta recipes and photos are by our World of Vegan contributors—Kathy Chrzaszcz, Michelle Cehn, and Zhoro Apostolov. All rights reserved. Article edited by Amanda Meth. Please note that this article contains an affiliate link which helps support our work at World of Vegan.