Those who skip the dairy can still get their creamy noodle fix with these inventive vegan pasta recipes. From the decadent to the virtuous, there’s a recipe to be found that will satisfy and surprise any appetite. Whether you’re fully plant-based, lactose intolerant or just want to try something new, we’ve got your covered (in vegan cheese).
Vegan Lemon Fettuccine Alfredo
Date night just went dairy-free with this upscale creamy lemon fettuccine alfredo. Pair with a crisp white wine and a side salad of tender greens to round out the meal.
The Perfect Vegan Lasagna
Every vegan recipe repertoire needs a go-to lasagna recipe, and with this creamy, saucy version, the search over.
One-Pot Spaghetti with Fresh Tomato Sauce
The natural starches found within the pasta are put to good use, creating a creamy yet light tomato sauce, all in one pot. Skip the parm to finish, and instead use nutritional yeast or vegan cheese to keep this dairy-free.
Halloween Pumpkin Pasta
Replacing the cream in this recipe with canned coconut milk is an easy way to make this fun autumnal dish vegan.
Coconut Curry with Almond Butter and Sweet Potato and Apple Noodles
Pasta can take all shapes and forms, and these apple noodles are a refreshing, grain-free twist on a classic coconut curry pairing of rice noodles.
Vegan Cacio e Pepe
Cheese and pepper pasta, hold the cheese. Thanks to nutritional yeast and almonds, an Italian classic, cacio e pepe, is made enjoyable for all palates and dietary preferences.
Get the recipe for Vegan Cacio e Pepe
Coconut Red Curry Sauce and Noodles
Craving something spicy and creamy for dinner? Look no further than this delicious red curry noodle dish complete with cabbage, mushrooms, carrots and tofu.
Vegan Mac ‘n’ Cheese
It doesn’t get any better than a big bowl of creamy mac and cheese. This veganized version includes cauliflower, miso, vegan cheese and elbow macaroni, for a recipe that looks and tastes like the original.
Vegan Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna
Spinach and mushrooms add meat-free meatiness to a layered vegan lasagna that’s a real crowd-pleaser. There’s still creamy cheese to be found within this dish, but it’s a vegan alternative.
Grilled Herbed Tofu with Avocado Cream
Here’s a genius creamy vegan pasta hack for you: use this avocado cream sauce to coat hot pasta (off the heat), thinning with reserved pasta water, as needed. Serve the grilled tofu on top of your creation for staying power.