3 Easy Vegan Pasta Recipes


vegan pasta

Veganism is the current rage in the world today and many people are becoming vegans owing to health benefits. One of the biggest reasons to be a vegan is to stop animal cruelty and slaughter. Just as veganism is a growing trend in the world today, so is the love for pasta. Hence, the love for pasta is not only restricted to Italy. It becomes a world cuisine, and every culture adapts the humble pasta as per their regional recipes. Here are some easy vegan pasta recipes you can try at home.

vegan pasta recipes
Vegan pasta recipes

3 Easy Vegan Pasta Recipes

Pasta with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 2-3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 medium and finely chopped shallots
  • 4 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper 
  • 1 1/2 cups Almond Milk
  •  2 Tbsp yeast
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 12 ounces spaghetti noodles

Instructions

  • Roast bell peppers on the stove or in an oven at 500 degrees F for 30 minutes. Remove the peel and seeds.
  • Cook pasta according to the directions on the packet. Drain and keep aside.
  • Take a large skillet and pour in some oil.
  • Fry the shallots and garlic and season with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer the sautéed onions and garlic in a blender and mix with roasted peppers, some almond milk, yeast, and cornstarch.
  • Add some paprika for heat.
  • Blend into a smooth sauce and then transfer again to the skillet to cook. Continue simmering, until nice and thick.
  • Pour the boiled pasta noodles to this sauce. Mix well, and garnish with cheese and herbs.
pure vegan pasta
Pure vegan pasta

Vegan Macaroni and cheese Pasta

Ingredients

  • Elbow macaroni – 8 ounces
  • Broccoli florets, cleaned
  • 1 ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • Peeled and grated potato, 1 cup
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • Salt, ½ teaspoon 
  • ½ teaspoon Paprika
  • Pepper as per taste
  • Mixed herbs ½ teaspoon
  • 2 tsp of apple cider vinegar

Instructions

  • Boil pasta in salted water. Drain and set aside.
  • Take a medium saucepan and heat some oil.
  • Saute onions until translucent.
  • Add the grated potato, garlic, spices, and stir well.
  • Let the mixture boil until the potatoes are nice and tender.
  • Transfer to a blender and blend until you get a smooth paste. Add some yeast to the blender before grinding. You can add some water to make it a little thin. Or you may also add cashew paste to make it thick.
  • Add the pasta in the sauce and pour some vinegar in the end. Garnish with herbs and cheese.

Pappardelle Pasta With Pesto

Ingredients

  • pasta
  • 1/3 cup olive oil 
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves, chopped finely
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan finely grated
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped

Directions

  • Boil the pasta, drain, and keep aside.
  • Take some oil in a frying pan and add pine nuts. Toast them slightly until golden brown. Remove from the flame and let the nuts cool down completely. Put the toasted nuts into a blender and add basil, garlic, parmesan cheese, and 1/3 cup of oil. Blend into a smooth paste. Now pour some oil into a frying pan, and add the chopped onions. Sauté for some time and then add the pesto to the onions. Transfer into a bowl. Your pesto is ready.
  • Toss the cooked pasta into the pesto sauce, and serve hot.
  • You can also have some variations to this dish, by adding some vegetables of your choice. This is a very nutritious and healthy recipe as it has the goodness of pine nuts and basil.
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