If you like pasta and are fed up of the same boring jars of pasta sauce, why not have a go at making your own? It’s also a great way to use up a glut of tomatoes. Or try this Homemade Tomato Sauce (Crowded Kitchen) which you can also add to pizza, stew and sauces. If you prefer to buy, see the best brands of vegan pasta sauce.
Many foods in pasta sauce are toxic to pets (onion, garlic, fake meats) so keep these meals away from nosey paws. If making your own pasta, keep fresh dough away from pets, as it can expand in the stomach. Serve these meals with vegan Parmesan.
Roasted Tomato Arrabbiata Sauce (The Veg Space) is nice and spicy. It’s made with roasted fresh tomatoes, ideal to use up a glut of fruit from the garden.
Super Greens Pasta Sauce (The Veg Space) is nice for spring. Made in under 10 minutes, it contains basil, lemon and pine nuts.
This Vegan Ragu (Lazy Cat Kitchen) is sure to become a favourite. All kinds of goodies in here from porcini mushrooms to cheesy-tasting nutritional yeast.
The Best Brands of (vegan) Pasta Sauce
Fed up of simply buying conventional boring pasta sauce? Sometimes you may not wish to make a pasta sauce from scratch, but these brands are far better than the best-selling ones, and also many contain protein too.
- Sacla has recently brought out a range of vegan pasta sauces. The Bolognese sauce is made with fresh Italian tomatoes and pea protein, alongside sauteed onions, garlic and carrots.
- Mr Organic Soya Ragu Pasta Sauce contains cracked black pepper, sun-dried tomatoes and protein!
- Little Pasta Organics is a brand designed for children, sold in glass jars. Choose from Broccoli & Spinach or Pumpkin Carrot.
- Suma Organic Ravioli in Vegetable Sauce (UK) is sold in Co-op and some other supermarkets, or buy online. Sold in zero waste tins, this dish is palm-oil free and very tasty. Just heat and eat on its own or with peas, carrots, broccoli. Also in mushroom sauce.
- We Can Vegan Creamy Pasta with Vegan Ham is sold in a tin. The same company offers Ragu Pasta with Vegan Mince.
Where to buy Vegan Fresh Pasta
In fact, most Italians eat dried pasta for everyday. But if you like fresh pasta, there are brands without eggs. Bonsan makes fresh eggless pasta with sweet potato and chilli, or spinach with pine nuts. Recycle the packaging at supermarket bag bins.
Dell Ugo also makes a nice line of fresh vegan pastas. Choose from:
- Porcini Mushroom Spinach Ravioli
- Fresh Pumpkin Gnocchi
- Spiced Butternut Squash Ravioli
- Fresh Spinach Gnocchi