So I read this quote once (on Pinterest, duh) that said, “life is a combination of magic and pasta.”
A beauteous thought…but I tend to disagree. For us muggles, life is pasta. Pasta.is.LIFE!
Now, if they were referring to the magic that happens in my mouth when I devour a big steaming bowl of noodles (or zoodles!) in seven minutes flat—then I get it. I get it real good. So for now, let’s leave the magic to Dumbledore and focus on these 22 fab recipes I’ve compiled that are—oh yeah, you guessed it—vegan to the max.
Believe me when I say that by no means do you need to be vegan to enjoy vegan pasta dishes! Countless studies have suggested that cutting back on animal products can help improve your healthy in a bajillion ways, from weight management and decreased blood pressure to lowered risk of countless chronic diseases. Some believe that going meatless gives you wings, but those studies are still inconclusive. Even going meat-free for just one or two days a week can change your life. Pinky swear.
When I think pasta, I think chowing down with friends and fam on hearty noodles layered with decadent sauces and toppings. Sounds pretty great…errrr, unhealthy, right? Wrong! Pasta nights with the besties don’t have to mean a break from your healthy eating habits. These 22 noodle delights are filled with the creamy, gooey, chewy, mouth-watering glory your six year old Kraft mac n’ cheese-loving self would want (and much, much more). So hop to it! I’ll be Lady-and-the-Tramping-it with you in my heart. Remember me when these pastas carry you to the homeland.
Crinkled Tomato, Lentil, and Asparagus Pasta with Za’atar via Yummy Beet
Southwest “Mac & Cheese” via Whole Living Lauren
Creamy Sage Butternut Squash Gnocchi via Running to the Kitchen
Meatless Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese via Eat Healthy Eat Happy
The Best Rigatoni and Vegetable Casserole via Fat Free Vegan Kitchen
Cauli-Power Fettuccini “Alfredo” via Oh She Glows
One Pot Zucchini Pasta via Making Thyme for Health
Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta Salad with Kale and Artichokes via The Healthy Maven
Garlic Scape Pesto & Zucchini Noodles with Peas & Mint via Dishing Up the Dirt
Spaghetti Squash and Chickpea Noodles via Nutrition Stripped
Vegan Mac and (not) Cheese with Peas from Happy Healthy Mama
Lentil-Mushroom Ragu via Foxes Love Lemons
Healthy Pasta Salad via Eating Bird Food
One-Pot Creamy Pumpkin Pasta via Kitchen Treaty
Creamy Vegan Garlic Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes via Minimalist Baker
Creamy Cashew Cream Pasta with Lemon, Spinach, and Tempeh Bacon Bits via Healthy Happy Life
Avocado Pasta via Damn Delicious