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Your favorite pasta dishes, all with a plant-based twist!
(All recipes 100% plant-based. “WFPB” = Whole-food, plant-based, “GF” = gluten free)
Plant-based Pasta Recipes
5-Ingredient Vegan Spinach Lasagna (GF) from Simply Quinoa
Prep this easy lasagna in just 15 minutes. It’s an easy plant-based meal you can’t go wrong with.
Creamy Vegan Alfredo Sauce (WFPB) from NutritionStudies.org
Who doesn’t love a creamy alfredo? This recipe has 9 simple ingredients, including cauliflower for a veggie.
Pasta e Fagioli from Make It Dairy Free
This pasta soup cooks up in one pot with just 5 minutes of prep time. It’s got veggies plus fiber and protein from beans and vegan crumble.
Mushroom & Lentil Vegan Meatballs (GF) from Alphafoodie
Enjoy these meatballs with spaghetti, as a sub, or any other way you’d like. They pack 12g protein and 7g fiber per serving, thanks to that lentil goodness.
15-Minute Roasted Red Pepper Chickpea Pasta (WFPB, GF) from A Simple Palate
Chickpea pasta is my favorite pasta option these days. It cooks like everyday pasta, and this recipe has 18g of protein and 5g of fiber per serving.
The Ultimate Vegan Lasagna from This Savory Vegan
If you want to go all out with your lasagna, this is the recipe for you. It has vegan sausage, vegan ricotta, and spinach, plus a cheesy topping.
Zucchini Noodles with Pesto & Tempeh from Green Evi
Zucchini noodles can be a fun way to incorporate more veggies into your meal. Plus, they’re a gluten-free alternative to pasta. This recipe has tempeh for plant-based protein included.
Vegan One Pot Pasta from Eat With Clarity
For a simple, creamy pasta in one pot, this recipe with pantry staple ingredients is for you.
Stuff I love: Chickpea pasta
If you want more protein and fiber in your plant-based pasta dishes, chickpea pasta is a delicious option. You cook and use it in recipes just like pasta made from wheat. It’s also generally gluten free.
Banza Chickpea Pasta is one of the most popular brands, but there are many more out there these days.
Perfect plant-based pasta
I love cooking pasta because plant-based versions of all the ingredients are easily made or purchased. Here are some of my faves:
- Pasta – Most dried pasta is 100% plant-based. I often go for chickpea pasta since it’s high in protein and fiber. It’s usually gluten-free as well. Whole wheat pasta has a lot of great nutritional benefits too.
- Red sauce – Make your own with tomatoes and whatever ingredients you like. There are tons of sauce options that are dairy-free, though many store varieties have milk or cheese.
- Creamy sauces – Many homemade varieties use cashews for a creamy texture. Nutritional yeast gives it a cheesy flavor.
- Meatballs – Most grocery stores have meatless meatballs now, such as the Gardein brand. Making your own, like using the lentil meatball recipe above, is easy too.
Most all pasta dishes can include a wide variety of added veggies, too, like spinach, broccoli, zucchini, cauliflower, and more. Don’t be afraid to toss some cooked veggies and experiment with different flavors.
To some serious pasta power!