7 Worth Trying Vegan Pasta Recipes
Instead of buying it from the grocery store, why not learn to make your own homemade vegan pasta? First, off you’ll need semolina flour, water, and salt (feel free to use sea salt, Himalayan salt, or kosher). Make a well with the flour and start to pour in your water, knead the dough until it is firm.
Next, use a rolling pin and make your dough flat. A pasta machine works here too. Now, use a pasta roller to cut your dough. Again, if you have a pasta machine, that simplifies this process.
Now comes the fun part! Bring water to a boil and add a tablespoon or so of salt into the water in a pot. Add your pasta and cook it until the pasta floats to the top.
Now you have your freshly made pasta, let’s come up with some fun ways to use it.
Pesto With Butternut Squash Pasta
- Butternut squash
- Olive oil
- Vegan pesto
Check out our fantastic vegan pesto recipe above for this recipe.
Set your oven to 350 degrees. Cut the squash in half. Add some drops of oil on both sides before baking the squash in the oven for an hour or so. Remove the seeds and skin, then cube the squash. Toss it in a bowl with your pesto and add pasta. Enjoy this hardy, delicious meal.
Vegan Pasta Salad
- Half an onion
- Cherry tomatoes
- Olive oil
Dice your onions and cucumbers to your preference, make sure your olives are pitted and mix all your ingredients in a bowl. Pour 2 tablespoons of olive oil into the bowl with your veggies and pasta. This dish can be eaten warm or cold. Mix in a tablespoon of sriracha (check it’s a vegan brand) for extra oomph.
Vegan Pasta Bake
- Vegetables of choice – mushroom, zucchini, and broccoli
- Marinara sauce
Pasta bakes are super simple; all you need to do is preheat your oven to 375 degrees and add your desired ingredients. After your pasta is boiled, spray your oven pan with cooking spray or wipe with olive oil, add your choice of vegetables to the pan with your pasta, add some marinara sauce. Throw it into the oven for an hour or so. You’ll know your bake is ready when the pasta and veggies are golden brown. Make sure not to over bake; no one likes dry pasta. This also goes great with a glass of red wine.
Avocado Sauce With Pasta
- Olive oil
- Fresh basil
Sometimes there is nothing better than a bowl of creamy pasta. If you’re living the vegan life, that can be a challenge, but we have you covered with this next recipe. In a food processor, add a half or a whole avocado, pitted, of course. Squeeze in some lemon juice, a teaspoon of olive oil, and a handful of basil. Blend your sauce together until you get the right consistency; you may or may not want to add a bit more olive oil or a bit of water for a thinner sauce. Top your pasta with your newly created sauce and add some roasted pine nuts.
Homemade Tortellini With Mushrooms
- White wine
Now that you’ve learned to make your own homemade pasta let’s take on a new challenge. With your pasta dough rolled out, cut 6-10 circles, make sure the dough is stretched out as much as possible without it tearing. For your filling, sauteed some onions, garlic, and mushrooms in a pan. Pour in a bit of white wine then cook the filling for about 5 minutes.
You may need to add a bit more flour to your pasta dough first if it is getting too sticky. Now, you’ll want to put a teaspoon full of the filling in the middle of each circle. Once you’ve done that, it’s time to start folding your tortellini. Fold the dough in half and make sure the filling is tightly in the middle. Wrap the dough around your finger and seal it by pressing the two edges together. Fold the top lip back, so your tortellini takes shape. Now repeat these steps with your other pasta disks.
Roasted Red Pepper Puree
- Red bell peppers
- Almonds or pine nuts
- Olive oil
This sauce works really well with pasta and is a bit similar to a Spanish romesco sauce. Cut your red peppers in half, clean out all the seeds and stems. Roast the peppers in the oven at 375 degrees for about 45 minutes to an hour. Put the peppers in the food processor with a handful of almonds or pine nuts, a tablespoon of olive oil, and a clove of garlic. Whiz it up and mix it into your freshly made pasta. Add some of your pasta water if you need to smooth out the sauce a bit.
Hummus and Whatever
Choice of vegetables – bell peppers, mushrooms, onions, zucchini, butternut squash
Fresh herbs – cilantro, parsley, or basil
Hummus is one of the all-time faves for any vegan. It just works with everything. Serving it with oven-roasted vegetables and with pasta or any of your favorite carbs is a winner. Cut up some cilantro, parsley, or basil and sprinkle it over your dish.
Pasta is amazing because no two dishes are exactly alike. You can make different dishes every week all around pasta and feel satisfied. Try some of these recipes out then try to come up with your own variation.
Have you ever tried any of those recipes? How do you make your vegan pasta? Share your vegan pasta recipes with us in the comment section below.