Vegan pasta recipes

Aside from coming in many different shapes, sizes, textures and colours, some pasta can also be vegan! Here are 8 delicious and easy vegan pasta recipes that deliver on taste and tick that dietary box.

1. Tasia and Gracia’s chilli oil pasta

If you’re a chilli lover, you’ll get a kick out of this vegan pasta dish. Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of this recipe—it packs some surprisingly complex flavours despite only having 7 ingredients. Perfect to warm any cool evening, this piping hot pasta is just the thing to wake up your taste buds.

2. Easy vegan bolognese

Hearty, homey, and totally vegan, this easy bolognaise recipe from Courtney Roulston calls for 5 ingredients and takes just 10 minutes to cook. Fusilli pasta is great for catching the lentils and chopped mushrooms as well as holding the vegetable-packed sauce, so each bite is as delicious as the last.

3. Zucchini spaghetti with tomato sauce

Done in under half an hour, this bright and bursting zucchini spaghetti is packed with texture and delicious flavour. The light blistering of the tomatoes gives them a lovely sweetness that contrasts the earthy chickpeas and slight heat of the chilli perfectly. With just 5 ingredients, this easy vegan dinner really satisfies.

4. Sweet potato gnocchi with pesto

Whether or not sweet potatoes are your favourite, you’ll love them in this vegan dish! The combination of pillowy gnocchi with little cubes of sweet potato is a great one, utilising this versatile ingredient in two ways to get the most out of it. Paired with punchy pesto sauce, this homemade gnocchi is too easy to miss.

5. Veggie-loaded spiral pasta

If you’re craving something satisfying but want to keep it light, this vegan pasta is the one for you. Packed with a medley of veggies like tomatoes, garlic, zucchini, spinach, chilli, carrot, and onion, it’s full of essential nutrients and a tonne of flavour to boot. Serve it with fresh parsley and lemon zest for an extra zing.

6. Mixed vegetable bolognese

It’s a plant-based bolognese that tastes just as good as the meaty version! Full of flavour from the mix and veggies like zucchini, pumpkin, and peas, this hearty and homely vegan pasta recipe is a satisfying remedy for cold nights and empty stomachs.

7. Roasted baby broccoli rigatoni

Be at your personal best by chowing down on this vegan pasta recipe from AFLW superstar Sabrina Frederick. Done in just 25 minutes, this sprint of a recipe calls for a small team of ingredients but packs a punch. The lemon and garlic offers zing and bite while the roasted broccoli has the sweetness and crunch to cross the flavour finish line.

8. Capunti with garlic tomato sauce

Making pasta at home doesn’t get much easier than this semolina-based capunti from Courtney Roulston. This hands-on dish is totally vegan with ingredients so simple you’ll make it time and time again just to show off to your friends. Serve with fresh basil leaves and a crack of black pepper for the perfect bite.