This is the question a lot of us ask ourselves. So to make life a little easier I have put together a list of 20 ideas for vegan pasta recipes. These recipes have been categorised for easy browsing.
📋 Italian Pasta Recipes
The following recipes are either authentic Italian or Italian inspired using a variety of different pasta.
Vegan Potato Gnocchi
An Italian recipe that has been altered to suit a vegan diet. Easy to make and top with your favourite sauce.
Make a vegan creamy mushroom spaghetti that's guilt free and wholesome which the whole family will love. This makes a perfect weeknight main meal as it's ideal for those who are time poor.
This vegan carbonara is fully flavoured with smoked tofu and a thick, creamy sauce. Ready in just 15 minutes for an easy vegan meal.
Roasted Cherry Tomato Pasta
A simple to prepare and full of flavour. Al Dente pasta is tossed with roasted tomatoes for a quick meal.
Vegan Lasagna Gluten Free
You need to cook this vegan pasta tonight; a tender recipe for a gluten free lasagna made with mushrooms.
Vegan Orzo Recipe
Delicious vegan orzo recipe that’s super easy to make and topped off with homemade vegan parmesan. Beginner-friendly and can be made in bulk.
Vegan Italian Sausage Marinara
20 minute quick and comforting vegan sausage and marinara pasta.
Vegan Spinach Pasta Alfredo
Rich, garlicky and packing some heat, this Pasta Aglio e Olio is sure to please a crowd. With just 5 ingredients, you can have an incredibly delicious meal on the table in 20 minutes or less!
📋 Asian Pasta Recipes
Pasta isn't always Italian (did you know that pasta originated from Asia (China))
Shaved Purple Asparagus & Asian Vegetable Soba Noodles
A beautiful shaved purple asparagus and Asian vegetable soba noodle recipe that’s gluten-free and vegan. Elegance and freshness in a bowl makes the perfect healthy dinner or lunch.
Spicy Thai Noodle Bowl
The easiest noodle recipe ever! A quick recipe for flavorful Asian inspired noodle made right in the instant pot.
📋 Mediterranean Pasta Recipes
Couscous, both small and large (pearl) are considered a pasta. Aren't they fun looking.
Pearl Couscous Lebanese Moghrabieh
An authentic Lebanese recipe of pearl couscous which has been made vegan friendly. Easy to make and full of flavour, this meal is loaded with French shallots, chickpeas and spices.
Maftoul Salad (Vegan Couscous Salad)
Inspired by Palestine, here's a light yet filling pasta salad. Packed with raw veg and has a slight sweetness to it that everyone will love.
📋 American Pasta Recipes
Whilst mac n cheese originates from Italy, American's have truly made it their own.
Vegan Mac and Cheese
You won’t miss the dairy in this creamy vegan Cashew Mac and Cheese. Cashews make this sauce velvety and perfect for a quick yet healthy weeknight meal. Even non-vegans love this pasta!
Tomato & Tofu Pasta Casserole
If you’re the kind of person that likes an easy dump and bake type recipe, this is for you! This casserole takes hardly any time to prepare—simply mix your ingredients together, dump them into your baking dish, and bake.
📋 Pasta Salad Recipes
Salads featuring pasta are always a good idea and can be perfectly paired with so many other foods. Think bbq, dinners, summer lunches ...
Edamame Pasta Salad With Asparagus
It’s the simplest of tastes that sometimes commands the most attention. This asparagus salad with creamy edamame and fresh basil makes for a fantastic companion to any main meal or as a meal on its own.
Puttanesca Pasta Salad
A beautiful, light pasta salad. Serve as a side dish for a barbeque or take along to a picnic. It makes a great work lunch too!
Vegan Caprese Pasta Salad
Creamy and delicious pasta salad with cucumber, tomatoes, chickpeas, herbs, avocado, and more. This meal can be eaten as a side dish or main meal, is budget friendly, and it’s perfect for spring and summer cookouts.
Vegan Pasta Primavera
A light and refreshing pasta dish made with fresh spring vegetables and Fusilli pasta tossed with fresh lemon juice, vegan parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper. Made in under 20 minutes!
📋 Pasta Soup Recipes
Pasta soup for tonight's dinner is always a great way to get warm if it's cold. But they are versatile and can be enjoyed for lunch too.
Healthy Chunky Chickpea Soup
Chunky Chickpea Pasta Soup. It’s full of flavour, easy to make and with very simple ingredients but WOW result!
Vegan Pasta Fagioli
Pasta e Fagioli is a classic Italian dish combining beans and pasta with an utterly delicious and light tomato based sauce. Hearty and filling, easy to prepare and perfect for the entire family.
Can vegans eat pasta? Yes of course. Most packaged pastas are vegan friendly, always check the label. Some contain egg. In most cases the main ingredient of pasta is either wheat or semolina. Fresh pasta generally does contain egg, it is best to ask before eating.
Where to buy vegan pasta? All major supermarkets sell pasta made of plants, or you can purchase online, such as this edamame spaghetti* if you want something a little more exotic.
Does vegan pasta contain gluten? All pasta contains gluten (wheat product) unless it specifically states "gluten free" Nowadays there are so many great gluten free pasta options available which can be found in most supermarkets. Try this gluten free pasta*.
What's your favourite pasta recipe from above? Let me know below - or if you know of a vegan pasta recipe that should be featured, drop me the name below.
If you're still asking yourself what Vegan Pasta Should I Cook For Dinner Tonight? Then maybe you don't really want a pasta. Perhaps you should try looking at other vegan recipes, like this category lists all plant based recipes that offer a variation of meals.