Your Favorite Pasta Dishes Veganized

We have some good news: The days of missing lasagne and mac ‘n’ cheese are well and truly over. In celebration of World Pasta Day, we’ve listed veganized versions of your favorite pasta dishes, so you can eat comfort food without harming animals. These recipes are so simple that you can make dinner in a rush and still impress your friends and family.

1. Spaghetti and ‘Neatballs’

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This recipe makes a hearty meal indeed. The tasty meatless “neatballs” are a healthy comfort food and pair beautifully with the fresh pomodoro sauce and vegan parmesan topping. You’ll be surprised by just how easy it is to make this dish, especially the vegan parmesan!


2. Vegan Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Think vegans can’t eat good old mac ‘n’ “cheese”? Think again! There are several ways to veganize this beloved, classic comfort-food dish, but this one is our favorite. The secret to achieving the cheesy taste all comes down to one key ingredient: nutritional yeast. Seriously, what would we do without nutritional yeast?


3. Penne Pasta with Grilled Vegetables and Spiced Cashews

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This recipe is super-easy to make and very versatile. It can be served at room temperature, so it makes a great packed lunch—although it’s always hard to save any leftovers!


4. Easy Peasy Pesto Pasta

Bosh, a Facebook page that launched earlier this year, is wowing everyone with its impressive stand-out vegan recipe videos. To add the cherry on top, its recipes don’t use fancy ingredients, proving that you can make scrumptious meals with items you probably already have in your kitchen. We love this pesto pasta recipe because it uses green peas for that added kick of protein!


5. Bibimbap Pasta with Gochujang Sauce

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Want to get creative with your dinner? Try this recipe, which puts a hot Korean twist on pasta.


6. Peanut Butter Pasta

Yes, peanut butter is vegan! And it goes great with pretty much anything and everything: slathered on toast, whizzed up in smoothies, dolloped on fruit and vegetables, and even baked in cakes. Peanut butter pasta may sound weird, but it tastes so creamy and nutty that you’ll wonder why you’ve never made it before. We seriously recommended that you don’t knock this recipe until you’ve tried it.


7. Coconut Penne Primavera

?? {New!} Vegan Coconut Penne Primavera feat. my new favourite cooking shortcut: Barilla Pronto! 30 minutes + 1 pan for al denté penne noodles and sautéed vegetables (broccoli florets, peas, red bell pepper, sliced carrots, garlic, and green onion) coated in a savoury coconut cream sauce. So let’s talk about Barilla Pronto real quick! This pasta is cooked in 10 minutes TOTAL (no waiting for water to boil), requires no draining (saving on dishes!), is totally vegan, and it’s made with the same ingredients as regular Barilla pasta. How cool is that? ?? Recipe link in profile! ?? #ProntoNight #ad #vegan #vegetarian #veganpasta #vegandinner #whatveganseat #veganfoodshare #whatveganseat #buzzfeast #feedfeed #fbcigers

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This is another recipe that features ingredients you likely already have at home. You can use any type of pasta for this dish, and we love that it takes only 30 minutes to prepare.
Did you know that coconut milk is a lighter and healthier option than cream or butter made from cow’s milk? It also tastes better. Load this pasta dish onto our plates, we say!


8. Sesame Pasta

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The versatile sesame sauce used in this recipe is great when poured over pasta of any kind, and a variety of toppings can be added to the dish to boost the nutritional value.


9. Basil and Red Pepper One-Pot Pasta

Just throw garlic, red bell peppers, and basil in a pot, and you’re almost there. This recipe is great because it saves you from having to wash all those pots and pans.


10. Veggie Lasagne

Veggie lasagna for 2 with herbed mushrooms, spinach, chao cheese slices now on veganricha.com #vegan #recipe

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Thought you’d never in your wildest dreams have cheesy lasagne again since going vegan? Well, now you can! Vegan Richa’s recipe is worth the extra bit of effort that goes into preparing this dish because it’s the best lasagne out there. Besides, it makes so much that you’ve already cooked tomorrow’s lunch.


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