15 best vegan pasta dishes to make when you’re craving carbs

Nothing beats a big bowl of vegan pasta when you're craving carbs! These flavoursome vegan pasta recipes are perfect for those days when only pasta will do

When it comes to comforting dinners that are full of flavour, few things hit the spot quite like a big bowl of vegan pasta!

From creamy spaghetti dishes and dairy-free lasagne to vegan macaroni and cheese, there are endless ways to get creative with pasta.

Although fresh pasta typically contains eggs, most dried pasta you can find readily available in stores are egg-free and suitable for vegans making pasta one of our go-to dinner options.

If you’re feeling particularly crafty, you can even have a go at making your own fresh vegan pasta from scratch with this simple recipe.

If you’re on the hunt for a dairy-free cheese to use as a base for or a sauce or one that melts on top of baked pasta dishes, there are also lots of options for replacing cheese.

Take a look at these vegan cheese recipes to find out how to make your own vegan mozzarella, parmesan, feta and more!

Whether you’re looking for easy vegan pasta recipes that can be rustled up in minutes to recipes to create your own fresh vegan pasta at home, here is our pick of the best vegan pasta recipes for midweek meals.

1. Vegan Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Recipe

This is one of our all-time favourite pasta recipes and one we make over and over again! It’s easy to make as you simply roast the red peppers before blending them with the rest of the sauce ingredients et voila!

You’ll have a super-creamy, utterly delicious dinner to tuck into when only a big plate of spaghetti will do.

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2. Vegan Zingy Farfalle Pesto Pasta Recipe

Transport yourself to Italy with this beautiful pasta dish that is bursting with the fresh flavours of fennel, lemon, basil and parsley.

Don’t be fooled by its simple appearance, the flavours of this vegan pasta dish are so complex you won’t be able to help yourself going back for seconds.

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Watch how to make this tasty vegan pasta dish here:

3. Vegan Carbonara Recipe

Full of all the flavours of a classic carbonara, this vegan version swaps out meat for oyster mushrooms thanks to their meaty texture.

Marinated in a heady concoction of sauces and spices, their umami flavour is so moreish paired with the creamy sauce.

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4. Vegan Lasagne Recipe

Some days you fancy a speedy meal that’s on the table in 30 minutes, other days there’s something so soothing about taking the time to prepare a more complicated meal to beat your comfort food cravings.

Grab a glass of wine and spend a blissful afternoon in the kitchen making this lovely lasagne this autumn. We promise it’s worth the effort!

5. Vegan Alfredo Sauce Recipe

Sometimes it’s hard to beat a simple dish. In this vegan pasta recipe, garlic is the star of the show along with an incredibly creamy cashew cheese sauce.

You only need a handful of ingredients to make it and it’ll be on the table in just 15 minutes.

6. Vegan Hummus Pasta Recipe

If there’s one thing we vegans love, that’s pasta! But have you tried using it to make a pasta sauce before?

If not then now’s your chance to give it a go in this flavoursome dish that’s ready in just 10 minutes.

7. Vegan Chorizo Spiced Rigatoni Bake

When you’re craving something ‘meaty’ and protein-packed, this deliciously spiced meat-free rigatoni bake is a no-brainer.

It’s spicy, creamy and baked to perfection with a melty vegan mozzarella that must be tried to be believed!

8. Baked Vegan Mac and Cheese

King of the comfort food classics, vegan macaroni and cheese is the food from our childhood we will never grow out of loving!

This particular recipe is super cheesy and creamy and is topped with breadcrumbs and baked until golden brown and crispy.

9. Vegan Ricotta Ravioli with Roasted Garlic

Keep vampires at bay with this delightfully garlicky ravioli recipe with vegan ricotta.

These little pasta pockets are filled with sweet roasted garlic and creamy, salted almond ricotta which are so flavoursome as they are you don’t even need a sauce.

This tasty recipe has a handy step-by-step guide to show you how to make the ravioli yourself at home.

10. Lemony Basil Creamy Vegan Pasta with Broccoli & Sun-Dried Tomatoes

If summer had a taste, it would taste like this pasta dish!

The fresh flavours of lemon and basil paired with crunchy broccoli with the sun-dried tomatoes adding pops of sweetness throughout.

11. Easy Vegan Meatballs

Renact the iconic scene from the Lady and the Tramp vegan-style with these deceptively meaty plant-based meatballs!

You’ll never believe that they’re made with rice and mushrooms.

12. Creamy Pumpkin Pasta with Caramelised Hazlenut Mushrooms

This rustic pasta recipe features soy-glazed mushrooms, hazelnuts that are caramelized until golden brown and crunchy, and insanely creamy pumpkin fusilli.

It makes the perfect autumnal dinner and is a great way to use up any leftover pumpkins from Halloween.

13. Vegan Pasta Caprese

The classic and timeless Caprese style is reimagined in this heavenly pasta dish.

Tomato, basil, pasta and vegan mozzarella come together to create a dish you’ll want to eat over and over again.

14. Lentil Bolognese

Swap out the meat for lentils in this speedy supper that is ready in just 30 minutes.

It’s loaded with veggies for a healthy midweek meal and can even be frozen so you always have some ready when you don’t feel like cooking.

15. One-Pot Mexican Taco Pasta

For those days when you can’t choose between tacos or pasta, why not combine them together with this tasty recipe!

Packed with all the best flavours you’d find in a taco, this delicious dish is made in one pot which means less washing up after too!

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