Still think that pasta needs cheese? Think again! Pasta is one of the most versatile dishes for meatless cooking and can be made in so many different ways to suit all moods: creamy, comforting, rich, light, tomatoey, fresh and veggie packed. I’ve scoured the web for the absolute best vegan pasta dishes so that you don’t have to!
This is essential reading for new vegans, or anyone who wants to cut down on meat and dairy… Pasta is here for you.
I have scoured the web (and of course, my own archives) and consulted with some truly amazing and creative food bloggers to come up with this list. These are the best and most beautiful vegan pasta recipes around, many of which are among my personal faves.
I hope you’ll find some of your new favorites in here too.
Wait – Which pastas are vegan?
Most dried pasta (think Barilla, Garofolo, and other brands) is egg free. Peruse the dry pasta aisle and knock yourself out. It’s yours for the taking! All the fun shapes!
Fresh pasta is usually egg based so not vegan. Including many raviolis and gnocchis. You can of course make your own egg free gnocchi or ravioli dough at home, but this collection is focused on recipes using dried pasta.
We'll start with the basics. Pasta and tomatoes are a match made in heaven; a naturally vegan combo! Roasted, raw, or made into a sauce - tomatoes don't always need anything extra.
Vegan Bolognese Sauces
Bolognese (meat sauce) is a family favorite that can be hard to say goodbye to if you're giving up meat or trying to reduce your intake. Luckily, creative vegans around the world are finding amazing ways to recapture the magic of a thick, hearty bolognese sauce. Let's take a look...
Veggie Packed Bowls
Not all pastas need a traditional sauce. Tossing beautifully cooked veggies together with your favourite pasta shape can make magic happen!
Vegan Cream Sauces
If you think eating vegan means giving up on decadent creamy sauces, think again! Nuts, coconut milk and even pureed vegetables can form the most outstanding cream sauces. These comforting bowls will have you convinced.
Traditional pesto would contain parmesan cheese, but there are so many ways to enjoy it without any dairy needed.
Pasta bakes are the ultimate in cold weather comfort food but is it really going to be the same without cheese on the top? YES, it turns out. Let's take a look.