30 Easy Vegan Pasta Recipes

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Assortment of vegan pasta recipes

All hail King Pasta! It’s truly the ultimate comfort food, wouldn’t you agree? We LOVE anything noodle-y here at MB, so we thought it was about time we gathered all of our FAVORITE plant-based pasta recipes in one place! From cozy, creamy dishes to classic spaghetti and MORE, scroll through to find a new favorite (or revisit an old one)! Let’s eat pasta!

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Close up shot of a fork in a bowl of mushroom stroganoff
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Creamy Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff (GF Optional)
Comforting, creamy, and dreamy vegan mushroom stroganoff that’s gluten-free optional, too! SO delicious and easy to make, with just 10 ingredients required!
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Holding a wooden spoon of vegan pink pasta over a pan
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Creamy Vegan Pink Pasta (30 Minutes!)
Creamy, cheesy, savory, and PINK vegan pasta! A quick and easy, plant-based, and oh-so-comforting side or main. Just 10 ingredients and 30 minutes required!
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Close up shot of a bite of penne arrabbiata
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Easy Penne Arrabbiata
Perfect arrabbiata sauce made in 1 pot with 8 pantry staples. Incredibly spicy, garlicky, vibrant tomato flavor. Gluten-free friendly and naturally vegan.
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Vintage spoon in a pot of easy vegan mac and cheese
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20-Minute Mac and Cheese (Vegan)
EASY homemade vegan mac and cheese. Creamy, cheesy, and SO comforting! Ready in 20 minutes with 9 simple whole food ingredients. Gluten-free optional.
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Vintage fork in a bowl of our avocado pesto pasta salad recipe
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Avocado Pesto Pasta Salad
A quick, light, and flavorful pasta made with an herby avocado pesto! Just 10 simple ingredients required and seasonally adaptable!
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Sprinkling vegan parmesan cheese over a bowl of pasta al limone
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Vegan Pasta Al Limone
A pasta that screams spring: Pasta Al Limone! Our vegan take doesn’t skimp on lemony, cheesy flavor or mega creamy texture. Just 10 ingredients and simple methods required!
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Pot of vegan mac and cheese that tastes like Kraft shells and cheddar
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Easy Vegan Mac and Cheese
Easy, creamy, vegan mac and cheese! This 1-pot dish is made with tender shells and creamy vegan cheddar cheese sauce. It’s the ultimate cozy comfort food with just 5 ingredients and 15 minutes required!
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Big pot of vegan spaghetti topped with fresh basil
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Easy 1-Pot Vegan Spaghetti (30 minutes!)
All of the bold flavors of classic spaghetti made in 1 pot in 30 minutes! Plus, plenty of veggies for added nutrition. Easy to make, naturally plant-based, and gluten-free!
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Bowl of gluten-free butternut squash pasta with shiitake bacon
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Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta
Incredibly flavorful roasted butternut squash pasta with garlicky alfredo sauce and optional shiitake bacon. Savory-sweet, comforting, 10 simple ingredients required! Naturally plant-based and gluten-free.
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Pan of Vegan Pumpkin Mac 'n' Cheese topped with fresh sage leaves
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Creamy Pumpkin Mac ‘n’ Cheese
Amazing, creamy, flavorful pumpkin mac ‘n’ cheese made with 10 simple ingredients! The perfect dairy- and gluten-free entrée for fall and the holiday season!
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Wooden spoon resting in a pot of Creamy Vegan White Pasta with Summer Vegetables
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Creamy Vegan White Pasta with Summer Vegetables
A light, cheesy white vegan pasta with summer vegetables. Incredibly versatile, 10 ingredients, and a delicious plant-based side or entrée!
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Bowls of Broccoli Pesto Pasta Salad made with gluten-free pasta
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Roasted Broccoli Pasta Salad with Hemp Pesto (V/GF)
A simple, flavorful, plant-based salad with roasted broccoli, gluten-free pasta, sun-dried tomatoes, and vegan pesto! 10 ingredients, 30 minutes, BIG flavor!
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Big plate of Vegan Cashew Alfredo made with zucchini noodles
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30-Minute Cashew Alfredo
Creamy, saucy cashew alfredo in 30 minutes! The perfect plant-based sauce for all your pasta night needs.
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INCREDIBLE 30-minute White Wine + Garlic Pasta with Roasted Brussels Sprouts! Quickly becoming a fan favorite for good reason! #vegan #glutenfree #pasta #recipe #plantbased
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Garlic and White Wine Pasta with Brussels Sprouts
Flavorful, insanely delicious pasta with white wine and garlic white sauce and roasted Brussels sprouts. Just 30 minutes and 10 ingredients required!
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Glass bowl filled with our Vegan Gluten-Free Penne Pasta Salad recipe
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Penne Pasta Salad (30 Minutes!)
Wholesome and delicious classic pasta salad made with creamy pesto dressing and roasted tomatoes. Made with just 9 ingredients in 30 minutes! The perfect quick + easy side dish.
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Wooden spoon in a skillet of Creamy Vegan Mushroom Asparagus Pasta
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Creamy Mushroom and Asparagus Pasta (GF)
Creamy mushroom and asparagus pasta that’s entirely gluten-free and requires just 30 minutes to prepare! A hearty, quick, and flavorful plant-based meal.
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Pan filled with a batch of the Best Vegan Gluten-Free Mac n Cheese
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The Best Vegan Gluten-Free Mac ‘n’ Cheese
THE BEST Vegan, Gluten-Free Mac ‘n’ Cheese made with 8 simple ingredients in 1 hour! Cheesy, hearty, and so satisfying.
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Big bowl of Gluten-Free Vegan Pea Pesto Pasta made with sun-dried tomatoes and arugula
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Pea Pesto Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Arugula (Vegan + GF)
Amazing, 30-minute pea pesto pasta that's vegan, gluten-free, and tossed with arugula and sun-dried tomatoes. A hearty, flavorful plant-based meal or side.
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Big plate of Spicy Red Pasta made with lentils
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Spicy Red Pasta with Lentils
Simple, 30-minute spicy red pasta sauce with red lentils for added protein and fiber. Serve over gluten-free pasta for a delicious and hearty plant-based meal!
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Big plate of Vegan Garlicky Spicy Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower
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Garlic Chili Pasta with Roasted Cauliflower
Garlicky, chili-spiced simple linguini tossed with vegan parmesan cheese, fresh parsley, and garlic-roasted cauliflower! A flavorful, satisfying plant-based dish requiring just 10 ingredients and 30 minutes.
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Big plate of simple and delicious Vegan Alfredo Pasta
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30-Minute Vegan Alfredo (GF)
Creamy, 30-minute vegan alfredo made with 9 ingredients and simple methods. Add spring peas and vegan parmesan cheese for a satisfying plant-based meal.
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Cast-iron skillet filled with Vegan Garlic Mac n Cheese
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Garlic Mac ‘n’ Cheese
Creamy, simple Vegan Mac 'N' Cheese infused with raw and roasted garlic for extra flavor! Just 10 ingredients required for this delicious, flavorful plant-based entrée or side.
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Big plate of Gluten-Free Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta topped with fresh basil
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Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta (V + GF)
Simple, 6-ingredient Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta that comes together in 20 minutes! An easy, healthy vegan, gluten-free lunch or dinner.
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Using a fork to swirl a bite of Vegan Roasted Red Pepper Pasta
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Vegan Roasted Red Pepper Pasta (GF)
10-ingredient roasted red pepper pasta with a creamy, savory-sweet red pepper sauce and fresh parsley. Light, healthy, and simple, yet incredibly satisfying.
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Plate of Vegan Asparagus Pasta topped with cooked lemon slices
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Creamy Vegan Lemon Asparagus Pasta
A vegan pasta that requires simple ingredients and just 30 minutes! A creamy butter- and dairy-free white sauce is infused with lemon and roasted garlic. Simple, light, delicious. See notes for adapting if you’re gluten-free or not vegan.
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Wooden spoon in a bowl of Vegan Macaroni Salad
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Vegan Macaroni Salad
30-minute vegan pasta salad loaded with colorful veg and tossed in a dairy-free, undetectably tofu-based dressing. Perfect for summer shindigs, cookouts, and picnics.
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Using a wooden spoon to stir a pot of Vegan Caramelized Onion Mac 'n' Cheese
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Vegan Caramelized Onion Mac n Cheese
10-ingredient creamy mac ‘n’ cheese made with a simple eggplant-based cheese sauce! Caramelized onions and toasted breadcrumbs send this dish over the top.
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Plate of Creamy Vegan Garlic Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes
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Creamy Vegan Garlic Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes
A 30-minute creamy pasta made with almond milk and infused with garlic and roasted tomatoes. Perfect for a quick, weeknight meal and feeding vegan/dairy-free friends.
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Using a fork to lift a bite of Vegan Green Chili Mac n Cheese from a skillet
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Vegan Green Chili Mac ‘n’ Cheese
10 ingredient, 30 minute vegan mac n cheese infused with green chili and topped with crispy baked crushed tortilla chips!
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Skillet of 1-Pot Vegan Pasta made with mushrooms and eggplant
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1-Pot Vegan Pasta
Healthy 1-pot vegan pasta with sauteed mushrooms and eggplant. Easy, customizable, and super delicious.
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  1. Kris Campbell says

    I’ve made the Creamy Vegan Pink Pasta several times, and each time this dish comes out perfect, delicious, and a family favorite. Even my father in-law (who is vegan adverse) loves it.