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While different types of pasta generally have the same list of ingredients, everyone has their preferred noodle. Also, different types of pasta work well in different dishes based on toppings and sauce.  In this roundup, we’ll focus on penne! These vegan penne recipes are so delicious and flavorful. If you prefer other types of noodles or don’t have penne on hand, don’t worry! You can make these vegan penne recipes with almost any noodle that you’d like and it will still be delicious!

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1. Five Ingredient Nut-Free Pesto Pasta


Five Ingredient Nut-Free Pesto Pasta

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A simple and tasty weeknight meal, this Five Ingredient Nut-Free Pesto Pasta by Carly Paige requires only five ingredients and 15 minutes to make. The simplicity of this dish is no match for the insane flavor explosion every time you take a bite! Get the recipe for this perfectly balanced pasta recipe below.

2. Creamy Mushroom Penne with Thyme Crusted Tofu

Creamy Mushroom Penne with Thyme Crusted Tofu

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This Creamy Mushroom Penne with Thyme Crusted Tofu by Jenny Marie makes a wonderful weeknight dinner and is filled with delicious tofu for added texture!

3. Hamburger Helper

Hamburger Helper

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A vegan hamburger is great as it is, but (maybe) even better when combined with a different type of food to create a whole new dish. This recipe for vegan Hamburger Helper by Tara Binder will bring you back to childhood. The meaty texture of the tofu and the flavor of the sauce have been refined to perfection! You might even forget that it isn’t the original! Although it doesn’t come in a box, this vegan Hamburger Helper is still pretty easy to make. Besides, the extra effort is so worth it! You’ll be thanking yourself as soon as you try that first bite and lose yourself in nostalgia and all of its savory goodness. Vegan Hamburger Helper is the hearty vegan meal that you’ve been looking for!

4. Penne with Spiced Caramelized Onions

Penne with Spiced Caramelized Onions

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This Penne with Spiced Caramelized Onions by The Greek Vegetarian Cookbook, Heather Thomas is another example of economical, everyday ingredients being combined to create a deliciously aromatic meal in the time-honored thrifty Greek tradition. As always, the emphasis is on getting the best balance of flavors from the simplest and healthiest foods.

5. One Pot Creamy Tuscan Kale Pasta

One Pot Creamy Tuscan Kale Pasta

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This One Pot Creamy Vegan Tuscan Kale Pasta by Shanika Graham-White is a delicious weeknight meal option for the entire family. Packed with bold, savory flavors, this recipe is the perfect vegan and dairy-free option that is made with a creamy base made from cashews and filled with a nice velvety texture from the kale and tomatoes. Your entire family is sure to love this meatless option! Super easy to make and complete in under 30 minutes.

6. Creamy Mushroom and Herb Pasta

mushroom and herb pasta

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This Creamy Mushroom and Herb Pasta by Hayley Canning is a quick and delicious dinner or lunch. Packed full of flavor and so rich and creamy. It’s an easy way to get in a serving of greens.

7. Penne Alla Vodka

Penne Alla Vodka

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This Penne Alla Vodka by Gabrielle St. Claire is perfect for countless reasons! It’s quick, easy, affordable, packs protein with the cashews making the dish more filling, packs a gorgeous color, is comprised of minimal ingredients, perf for any season, perf for entertaining, and perf for anyone who’s a fan of this staple dish, but not all the calories that come along with it!!

8. Plant Protein Pasta Salad Bowl

plant protein pasta salad bowl

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This Plant Protein Pasta Salad Bowl by Nikki and Zuzana is easily one of the quickest and tastiest meals you will pull off all week – swapping the traditional thick sauce gluten pasta dish for a lighter and super nourishing weeknight meal.

9. Sweet Corn Alfredo Sauce

vegan Sweet Corn Alfredo Sauce

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This Sweet Corn Alfredo Sauce by Kristina Humphreys is incredibly simple and healthy. It’s also free of the most common allergens and processed ingredients. Alfredo is usually made with butter, cream, and cheese. In this plant-based version, corn adds such a sweet and salty taste as well as a creamy texture. Just steam the corn and blend all of the ingredients for a luxurious, silky smooth sauce. You can use it as a pasta sauce, salad dressing, soup, or dip. This corn Alfredo sauce goes well with so many foods!

10. Sausage Pesto Pasta Bake

sausage pesto pasta bake

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A hearty vegan pasta bake recipe for a satisfying dinner. This delicious Sausage Pesto Pasta Bake by Hayley Canning will have everybody coming back for more. Pasta is mixed with vegan sausage, tomato sauce, and onion, then topped with pesto and vegan cheese! Once it comes out of the oven, you won’t want to wait for your guests to arrive or dinner to start. This vegan pasta bake tastes as good as it smells. It’s really easy to make and so full of flavor! The perfect warming and cozy meal.

11. Creamy Cauliflower Penne Bake

Creamy Cauliflower Penne Bake

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This Creamy Cauliflower Penne Bake by Melissa Tedesco has all of that creaminess you want from baked pasta without the need for milk. This recipe doesn’t actually use any milk, non-dairy or otherwise. The cauliflower and potato make a rich sauce, which is then thickened by a roux. Nutritional yeast gives a cheesy flavor without adding any dairy. And the bread crumbs on top add a crispy finish.

12. Napoletana Pumpkin With Pasta

Napoletana Pumpkin With Pasta

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This is a rich tomato sauce and the addition of pumpkin and pine nuts make it deliciously satisfying. You can make this Napoletana Pumpkin With Pasta by Olivia Budgen your own by choosing your favorite type of pasta.

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Beet Penne Pasta

Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammationheart healthmental wellbeingfitness goalsnutritional needsallergiesgut health and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked many health problems, including acnehormonal imbalancecancerprostate cancer and has many side effects.

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