10 Easy Vegan Pasta Dishes

Looking for vegan pasta dishes that don’t require tons of time and effort? We’ve got you covered!

Easy vegan pasta recipes to cook at home
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Who doesn’t love pasta? It’s the perfect comfort food and pretty much everything goes with it, so you can make a meal with many kitchen basics you have to hand.

If you want to mix up your weekday meals or find a new family favourite, these vegan pasta recipes will inspire you (and leave you feeling hungry).

1. Pesto Pasta

Liven up boring weekday lunches with The Coconut Collaborative’s gorgeously green pesto pasta. We love this dish because it really packs in the goodness of plants and it’s ready in just 30 minutes.

The homemade pesto is absolutely loaded with flavour and freshness, and the pasta is delightfully zesty. We’re sure it will soon become a go-to lunch!

Vegan Pesto Pasta
Image Credit: The Coconut Collaborative

2. Pasta Arrabbiata

Warning: this plant-based pasta dish is not for the faint-hearted. Heat things up with a fiery pasta inspired by Frankie and Benny’s classic Arrabbiata.

When you need a quick and easy meal that’s big on flavour, you can whip this up in 30 minutes. Can’t handle the heat? Go easy on the chilli.

Penne arrabiata
Image Credit: Frankie & Benny’s

3. Serious Carbonara

You just can’t beat a classic Carbonara… unless you make it vegan, of course. The Italian favourite has been reimagined by Wicked Kitchen with cashews for creaminess and mushrooms for meatiness.

Those who love to cook will enjoy this pasta dish, and it’s a great recipe for occasions when you want to impress.

Wicked Serious Vegan Carbonara
Image Credit: Wicked Kitchen

4. Aubergine Bolognese

Sometimes, shop-bought Bolognese sauce won’t cut it. The magic ingredient in this homemade sauce is aubergine, a seriously underrated vegan staple!

The sauce is perfect on pasta (or even in vegan lasagne) and it’s also freezable, saving you heaps of time.

Check out these ideas for batch cooking vegan meals.

Basic pasta bolognaise
Image Credit: Vegan Chef Diary

5. Ultimate Vegan Mac & Cheese

Cook a bowl of comforting mac and cheese with this amazing recipe by BOSH, who are no strangers to easy vegan recipes.

Whether it’s a quick weeknight tea or a well-deserved Saturday snack, this dish is an absolute must-try and will be a hit with non-vegans too.

Bosh Ultimate Vegan Mac and Cheese
Image Credit: BOSH!

6. Creamy Sundried Tomato Pasta

Looking for a protein-packed pasta? Vivo Life’s recipe includes vegan protein powder, as well as sundried tomatoes, cashews, nutritional yeast, paprika and miso paste to dial up the flavour.

The homemade pasta sauce is beautifully creamy and takes a minute in the blender – perfect for a post-gym meal.

creamy sundried tomato pasta
Image Credit: Vivo Life

7. Vegan Tuna Puttanesca Pasta

You can’t go wrong with this quick puttanesca pasta by Seabloom. All you need to make this recipe is linguine, tomatoes, olives, capers and your favourite vegan tuna alternative for a killer pasta dish you can enjoy any day of the week.

Vegan Tuna Puttanesca Pasta
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8. Linguine Lemon Pasta

This zesty linguine by our friends at Philadelphia is as mouth-watering as it sounds! Give your usual linguine an effortless upgrade with spreadable plant-based cheese, red pepper flakes, garlic and lemon. Top with olives or walnuts for an extra crunch.

Vegan Lemon Linguine
Image Credit: Philadelphia

9. Vegan Pasta Bake

Is there anything better than a hearty pasta bake? We think not! Our deliciously creamy ‘tuna’ pasta bake showcases the power and flavour of plants and makes the ultimate family feast.

In this vegan pasta dish, chickpeas replace tuna along with ingredients such as nori sheets and caper juice to create a fishy flavour.

Vegan Tuna Pasta Bake
Image Credit: Chris Shoebridge

10. Kale, Lemon and Tomato One-Pot Spaghetti

Believe us when we say this easy vegan pasta recipe by Anna Jones is a complete revelation. No fuss and just one pan is needed for this delicious bowl of pasta.

The sauce is made using the pasta water and tomatoes as the pasta cooks all in one pan. This one-pot recipe is ideal for cooking vegan on a budget.

Vegan tomato and spaghetti
Image Credit: Anna Jones

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