Everyone loves a plate of pasta, but you don’t have to keep to a simple plain tomato sauce, for a plant-based supper. These homemade meals are simple and more affordable than gourmet pasta sauces from health shops, and most pack in some protein and calcium too, from added ingredients. Serve with vegan Parmesan (conventional Parmesan is not even vegetarian, as by law it contains calf rennet in the cheese).
Many foods are toxic to animal friends, so keep these recipes away from nosey paws. If making your own pasta, keep fresh dough away from pets (it can expand in the stomach).
Spicy Mushroom Rigatoni (So Vegan) uses ‘minced mushrooms’ cooked in a rich creamy tomato sauce. Use a good brand of vegan cream cheese, and closed-cup mushrooms, if you can’t find chestnut ones.
Spinach Artichoke Pasta (Short Girl, Tall Order) features a basil vegan cream sauce.
Vegan Gnocchi with Tomato Cream Sauce (Short Girl, Tall Order) is as quick as it gets.
One Pot Pasta Alla Norma (So Vegan) is very quick, cheap and simple to make.
Vegan Mushroom Ragu (Crowded Kitchen) is cooked in a rich wine and tomato sauce, with 3 types of mushrooms. Hearty and easy to make, ideal for cold nights.
Pappardelle with Lentil Bolognese (Carlo Cao) is made with red lentils to replace the ground meat, and uses egg-free pasta.
Tomato Basil Pasta (Short Girl, Tall Order) uses fresh tomatoes and 9 other seasonal ingredients. Ideal for summer, this recipe is ready in 30 minutes and is easily made gluten-free..