Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan or just trying to eat less meat, there are plenty of ways to still enjoy spaghetti, mac and cheese, pasta bakes and more – without using any animal products. Here are 30 of the best vegan pasta recipes from around the web that you’ll love!

vegan mushroom stroganoff in a white speckled ceramic bowl

Easy vegan pasta recipes you’ll love

There’s nothing I love more than cooking up pasta for a meal. Pasta is definitely the perfect comfort food and comes in so many different varieties.

Vegan pasta dishes are equally as delicious as non-vegan pasta dishes and won’t sacrifice on taste or creaminess. (Yes, there are even some recipes below for cheesy vegan pasta that really taste like they have cheese in them!)

Whether you’re looking for a vegan alfredo, vegan spaghetti, vegan carbonara or a vegan pasta bake, I’ve got you covered. All these pasta recipes are simple, easy to make and seriously delicious.

What kind of pasta can a vegan eat?

Most packaged dried pasta you’ll find at the supermarket is 100% vegan-friendly. Typically dried pasta is made with just flour and water that is mixed into a paste and pushed through pasta molds to create different shapes.

Often fresh pasta is made with eggs, which is not vegan. So when you’re cooking up these vegan pasta recipes, just make sure to check the label to make sure the pasta doesn’t contain any eggs.

Expert tips for cooking pasta

  • Use a large pot. This will make sure the pasta cooks properly and that the water doesn’t overflow. It’s also much easier to cook spaghetti in a large pot.
  • Make sure to salt the pasta water. Pasta water should be salted with 1 tablespoon of salt per pound of pasta. This will infuse the pasta with flavour so you end up with a flavourful finished dish.
  • Cook the pasta till al dente. This is Italian and translates to “to the tooth,” meaning the pasta still has a slight bite to it. The pasta shouldn’t be hard when you bite into it, but it shouldn’t be too soft or mushy.

Easy One-Pot Pasta

linguine pasta with cherry tomatoes on a white ceramic plate

One-Pot Vegan Pasta comes together in less than 30 minutes and (as the name describes) can be made entirely in one pot for an easy cleanup! This recipe is made with cherry tomatoes, fresh basil and capers for a fresh and light spaghetti.

Creamy Vegan Vodka Pasta

A bowl of vegan vodka pasta with a side of chili flakes and a napkin

Vodka sauce is typically made with heavy cream. This vegan version is made with a secret ingredient that makes it just as creamy as the original. Top it off with some fresh basil for a deliciously creamy and tomatoey pasta!

Vegan Taco Pasta

shell pasta with taco sauce

Love tacos? This pasta is for you! Vegan taco pasta is made with vegan “meat” crumbles and taco seasoning that get mixed with your favourite shaped noodles for a Mexican-Italian fusion dish you won’t be able to stop eating.

Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

roasted red pepper pasta in a white speckled bowl with a fork and spoon in it

This one’s a tribute to roasted red peppers. Roast your own peppers right at home and turn them into a delicious peppery pasta sauce that is jam-packed with flavour.

Creamy Lemon Asparagus Pasta

rigatoni with asparagus and parsley on top

It’s creamy, it’s lemony and it’s packed with fresh asparagus. This is a summer-inspired pasta dish that uses fresh market ingredients. (But it can definitely be made and enjoyed all year round.)

Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Mac And Cheese

baked mac and cheese with buffalo cauliflower in a white baking dish

A reader’s favourite. This Buffalo cauliflower mac and cheese is packed with roasted buffalo cauliflower, creamy “cheese” sauce and pasta for a baked pasta dish that is salty, tangy and will give you that “I can’t stop eating this!” feeling.

Lentil Spaghetti Bolognese

spaghetti topped with lentil bolognese in a white speckled bowl

When you’re in the mood for a hearty, protein-rich and cozy pasta dish, make this lentil bolognese. Even meat-lovers will adore this vegan bolognese sauce that is perfect on a big bowl of spaghetti.

Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff

A bowl of mushroom stroganoff with a fork in it

Mushroom lovers, this one’s for you. This Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff is rich, savoury and comes togethr in just 30 minutes! Oh, and did I mention this is a one-pot pasta dish? That means easy peasy clean up!

Vegan Pumpkin Alfredo

two bowls of linguine with pumpkin Alfredo sauce and sage on them

A fall favourite! Pumpkin Alfredo is tastes like *Fall in a bowl* with pumpkin pureé, sage and nutmeg. It’s the perfect recipe to make for a cozy night in or for a date-night.

Vegan Carbonara

vegan carbonara spaghetti on a white speckled plate with a fork

You don’t need any meat or dairy to make a seriously delicious carbonara! This vegan version is made with vegan bacon and nutritional yeast to give it a salty and savoury flavour.

Vegan Jalapeno Popper Mac And Cheese

a spoon scooping up jalapeno popper mac and cheese topped with bread crumbs

Japapeno Popper Mac And Cheese is a little spicy, but not *too* spicy and packed with delicious japaleno flavour! It’s topped off with breadcrumbs and baked in the oven until lightly toasted on top.

Vegan Butternut Squash Mac And Cheese

butternut squash mac and cheese in a ceramic bowl with a spoon

This is THE mac and cheese dish you need during the Fall. It’s made with creamy butternut squash and nutmeg for a deliicous twist on a classic mac and cheese. This pasta dish is definitely healthy comfort food at it’s finest! This is personally one of my favourite vegan pasta recipes!

Vegan Pesto Pasta

pasta with pesto in a bowl on a wood table

There’s nothing quite like a delicious homemade pesto! This vegan version is made without parmesan cheese but doesn’t sacrifice on taste! Pair it with any pasta you love and top it off with toasted pine nuts.

Tofu Tomato Pasta With Vegetables

Rigatoni with crumbled tofu and tomato sauce in a white bowl

This pasta is paced with protein, fiber and veggies for a hearty nutrious pasta dish. If you’ve never tried adding tofu to pasta, now’s your chance!

Vegan Kimchi Mac And Cheese

A bowl of vegan kimchi mac and cheese with a spoon in it

A delicious fusion of a traditional mac and cheese but with kimchi in it. Trust me on this one, you haven’t tried anything like it before and once you do you’l be a kimchi pasta fanatic!

Vegan Pantry Pasta

creamy spaghetti on a grey plate with a fork

Made with 10 simple ingredients you likely already have in your pantry and can be customized however you like. This pasta dish is cheesy, creamy and smokey.

One-Pot Ratatouille Pasta

Spaghetti with tomato sauce and veggies in a white bowl

An easy, flavourful and deliicous pasta that is packed with all the veggies you’ll find in a classic rattatouille. This is the perfect dish if you’re looking to get some extra veggies into your meal!

Vegan Harissa Pasta

a plate of spaghetti with harissa and lemon wedge on a wood table

Harissa is a paste made from chili peppers, spices and herbs and has a very bold flavour. This pasta dish is made with harissa and comes together in just 15 minutes.

Creamy Eggplant Pasta

rigatoni in a creamy sauce topped with breadcrumbs in a beige bowl

Creamy, smokey and topped with crispy breadcrumbs, this pasta has it all. It’s made with charred eggplant and is the perfect pasta if you want to try something new and different.

Buffalo Ranch Pasta

Rigatoni in a creamy red sauce on a pink plate with a gold fork

Is buffalo rannch you’re guitly pleasure? If it is, then it’s probably time to try some buffalo ranch pasta. Made in just 25-minutes in one pot.

Butternut Squash Pasta With Breadcrumbs

spaghetti with roasted butternut squash and chickpeas on a white plate

Another cozy Fall pasta dish that makes the perfect comfort food. Roasted butternut squash, chickpeas and breadcrumbs come together to make up this hearty pasta recipe.

Avocado Pesto Pasta

a white plate of avocado pesto pasta topped with basil

Have you ever tried adding avocado to pasta? It’s an incredible way to make a creamy rich pasta without any cream. This avoacdo pesto pasta is rich, while still being light and is ready in just 15 minutes.

Vegan Truffle Pasta

spaghetti in a grey baking dish with olives and garlic on the side

Can we take a moment to appreciate truffles? Onion, garlic and truffle oil come together to create this incredible flavourful and savoury pasta dish that is perfect to enjoy on a cold winter day.

Cheesy Broccoli Pasta

pasta with in a cheesy sauce with broccoli in a bowl

We all know that broccoli and cheese is just a match made in heaven. This cheesey broccoli pasta is a fun elevated mac and cheese that is not only delicious, but packed with veggies.

Vegan Broccoli Rabe And Sausage Pasta

rigatoni, broccoli rabe and sausage in a grey pan

Vegan sausage really does taste like the real thing and is a great way to add some extra protein to any pasta. This dish is a take on a classic Italian recipe and is filled with bold, delicious flavours.

Hummus Pasta

two bowls of fusilli pasta with green peas and basil

While it may seem a bit odd, hummus is not only great as a dip, but as a pasta sauce. It’s creamy, rich and coats pasta beautifully. Try out this recipe with hummus, peas and fresh herbs

Vegan Greek Pasta Salad

greek pasta salad with cucumbers and tomatoes

When you want pasta but don’t want it hot, reach for a plate of Vegan Greek Pasta Salad. It’s fresh, light and vibrant. You’ll also learn how to make your own homemade “tofu feta” to crumble on this pasta salad!

Dill Pickle Pasta Salad

pasta salad with dill and pickles in it

For the pickle lovers out there! Dill Pickle Pasta Salad is a tangy twist on a classic macaroni salad. Top it off with chopped pickles and fresh dill for a flavour-packed pasta salad!

Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad

orzo pasta with roasted vegetables in a bowl

When you’re looking for a way to use up all the summer veggies in your fridge, make a batch of this roasted vegatable pasta salad. You can use a short pasta like orzo (that looks like rice) or any other pasta you love.

Vegan Pasta Bake

a blue baking dish of vegan pasta topped with basil

This Vegan Pasta Bake is packed with veggies, noodles and is topped off with vegan cheese. It then gets baked to perfection for the perfect weeknight meal. Bonus? It freezes great!

Vegan Greek Pastitsio

baked ziti pasta on a white plate

A Greek pasta dish made with layeres of noodles, vegan meat sauce and topped off with a vegan bechamel sauce. You’ll love this baked pasta dish packed with Greek flavours.