10 Creamy Vegan Pasta Recipes

A roundup of 10 Creamy Vegan Pasta Recipes that make the perfect comfort food.

Whether you’re looking for an indulgent vegan mac and cheese or a summery pasta salad, this list of creamy plant-based pasta recipes is full of delicious inspiration!

10 Creamy Vegan Pasta Recipes

1. 10-Ingredient Creamy Pantry Pasta

10-Ingredient Creamy Vegan Pantry Pasta

This 10-Ingredient Creamy Vegan Pantry Pasta is made with just a handful of everyday pantry staples and it’ll quickly become part of your regular easy weeknight dinner rotation. It’s creamy, cheesy, and smoky and indulgent yet healthy, and guaranteed to be a crowd pleasing meal.
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10-Ingredient Creamy Vegan Pantry Pasta

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What people are saying about this recipe:

  • Blog reader Sta90 says, “Not gonna lie, I was skeptical of how good this would taste based on how simple the recipe is..but ITS SO GOOD!! It can be easily adapted to include veggies as the other comments indicate (I added frozen broccoli). And I whipped it up in 15 mins and used lemon juice in place of mustard. I will definitely be adding this to the rotation.”

  • Blog reader Shell says, “Wow!!! This turned out to be so delicious! It tastes just like the rigatoni sauce that I used to get from our local pizza place before I went vegan. I had been searching for a replacement to get that same taste and THIS is the one! I am overjoyed!! I also love that I had all these recipes on-hand in my vegan pantry :)”

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2. 15-Minute Creamy Avocado Pasta

15-Minute Creamy Avocado Pasta (Vegan)

Quick, easy, and foolproof, this 15-Minute Creamy Avocado Pasta is perfect for hectic weeknights. With just a few pantry staples and some ripe avocados, you can have a delicious creamy pasta dinner on the table in just 15 minutes. 
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15-Minute Creamy Avocado Pasta (Vegan)

What people are saying about this recipe:

  • “Blog reader Sarah G. says, “I made this yesterday for a quick, yet nutrious and filling, dinner on a busy weeknight! My BF and I both loved it!”

  • Blog reader Su says, “I made this yesterday despite having zero motivation to cook. It came out amazing and tastes even better today! Thank you for this lovely recipe – definitely a keeper :)”

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3. Creamy Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

The BEST vegan mac and cheese you’ll ever taste! Made with wholesome ingredients like roasted pumpkin and cashews, but super creamy and indulgent, this Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Mac and Cheese is vegan comfort food at its finest.
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Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Mac and Cheese

What people are saying about this recipe:

  • Blog reader Sam says, “I’ve never been a huge fan of regular mac-and-cheese, but I wanted to make a vegan cheese sauce, so I tried this recipe. And it was incredible! My non-vegan room mates can attest to that. I can now honestly say I prefer vegan mac-and-cheese over the regular kind.

  • Blog reader Biota says, “ Hands down the best mac and cheese I’ve ever made, and such a bonus that it’s made with only clean ingredients!.”

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4. Italian White Bean and Pasta Stew

Vegan Italian White Bean and Pasta Stew

This Vegan Italian White Bean and Pasta Stew is rustic Italian comfort food at its finest. Creamy and saucy and packed with flavor, but also easy and fuss-free. Made with all pantry ingredients, it’s budget-friendly and perfect for weeknight dinners.
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Vegan Italian White Bean and Pasta Stew

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What people are saying about this recipe:

  • Blog reader Amanda says, “I made this and it was a huge hit! I doubled the recipe and had to swap black beans for white (didn’t make it as gray as I worried it would!). I also threw some carrots and celery in with the onions. So delicious!”

  • Blog reader June says, “Thank you for this recipe..it did not disappoint! I doubled it and used fire roasted tomatoes and chickpeas cause that’s what I had in my pantry. I also used gluten free pasta(son has celiac) which I was nervous about but it came out amazing! 

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5. Tahini and Greens Pasta Salad

Tahini and Greens Pasta Salad

This recipe tastes just like classic pasta salad but it’s so much better for you! Instead of mayo, the creaminess comes from tahini, and to add lots of freshness, there’s lots of lemon, basil, dil, and parsley. Green beans and asparagus get cooked with pasta at the same time, making this an easy and fuss-free meal.
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Tahini and Greens Pasta Salad

Note: this is the first recipe in this blog post. You can also view it on Youtube.

What people are saying about this recipe:

  • Blog reader Maneesha says, “I love the green And tahini pasta! I made it for a family barbecue, and there were no leftovers! What a cool pasta idea!”

  • Youtube viewer Hannah Z. says, “Amazing! I made the tahini pasta salad with a homemade crusty garlic bread on the side for some carby-comfort-goodness. One thing I did was double down on the black pepper to accent the lemon and it came out so beautifully.”

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6. Creamy Chipotle Sweet Potato Pasta

Creamy Chipotle Sweet Potato Pasta

This Creamy Chipotle Sweet Potato Pasta is indulgent but made with healthy ingredients like sweet potatoes and sunflower seeds. This 10-ingredient vegan pantry pasta will become your new favorite dinner recipe!
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Creamy Chipotle Sweet Potato Pasta

What people are saying about this recipe:

  • Blog reader Kimera says, “I made this a few weeks ago, using macaroni and substituting chipotle peppers with chipotle sauce and other condiments since didn’t have any on hand. I also used about 3/4 quantity of sunflower seeds and 1/4 cashews. Was so delicious and great for a quick weekday dinner (I had roasted the sweet potatoes earlier).”

  • Blog reader Nathan K.D. says, “ I saw this on Insta and just had to make it since my beautiful (and very pregnant wife) needed a cheesy pasta dish. So I made it, and it was so fast and SO delicious! I subbed a soaked dried chipotle pepper instead of the adobo sauce, but it turned out great! Will definitely be making this one on a regular basis.”

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7. Creamy Zucchini Pesto Pasta

Creamy Vegan Zucchini Pesto Pasta

A spin on the classic pesto, this Creamy Vegan Zucchini Pesto Pasta is made with caramelized zucchini and garlic, pine nuts, basil, and lemon zest and finished with chickpeas and extra caramelized zucchini. Easy, weeknight-friendly, and just 9 ingredients, it’s a delicious summer dinner idea!
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Creamy Vegan Zucchini Pesto Pasta

What people are saying about this recipe:

  • Blog reader Dipti says, “ DELICIOUS! I was missing tomatoes and nuts but still tasted amazing! Next time I’m definitely trying it with pine nuts and tomatoes! Thank you for this awesome receipe!”

  • Blog reader Shelley says, “I made this with walnuts instead of pine nuts and served it on zucchini noodles as I have soooo much zucchini to use up. It is delicious. I’ll definitely be making this as a potluck dish once we can get back to socializing. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.”

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8. Sesame-Cashew Soba Noodle Salad

Vegan Sesame-Cashew Soba Noodle Salad

Hearty soba noodles meet a creamy and spicy sesame-cashew sauce and are paired with seared tempeh and fresh veggies in this Vegan Soba Noodle Salad. Packed with flavor but easy enough for a weeknight dinner!
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Vegan Sesame-Cashew Soba Noodle Salad

What people are saying about this recipe:

  • Blog reader Caitlin S. says, “We made this for dinner last night and it was sooo good. My boyfriend couldn’t get enough of it and he is a meat eater to say the least. The sauce was perfectly spicy and tangy and I’ll be making it again. Thank you!”
  • Blog reader Sarah says, “I’ve made this for lunch today and it was de-licious! I’ve used broccoli since I couldn’t fond broccolini. Also left the Watermelon radishes off since we don’t know them where I live. I really enjoyed the dressing too: so easy to make yet so delicious!i”

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9. Spicy Turmeric Cashew Cream Pasta

Spicy Turmeric Cashew Cream Pasta

Creamy pasta usually doesn’t sound healthy, but this one is packed with antioxidants (turmeric, chili peppers, wild mushrooms) and healthy fats (cashews). Serve alongside crispy chickpeas or your favorite protein source for a full, balanced meal!
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Spicy Turmeric Cashew Cream Pasta

What people are saying about this recipe:

  • Blog reader reader Joan says, “Loved the recipe! I used zucchini noodles instead of pasta and it came out great. Even my picky husband loved it.”

  • Blog reader YogiVegi says, “Love this healthy and filling pasta, Nisha! My boyfriend lives away from home, and he requests in on his home-visits :) He was skeptical about nutritional yeast too!”

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10. One-Pot Pumpkin Pasta (Vegan Pumpkin Alfredo)

One-Pot Pumpkin Pasta (Vegan Pumpkin Alfredo)

Say goodbye to a sink full of dishes and hello to this one-pot pumpkin pasta! This is the creamiest pumpkin Alfredo pasta ever—you would never even know it’s vegan! This one-pot pumpkin pasta is like a fall hug in a bowl, with warming flavors of pumpkin and nutmeg and woodsy herbs like rosemary and sage.
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One-Pot Pumpkin Pasta (Vegan Pumpkin Alfredo)

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  • Blog reader Sitara says, “I made this today and it’s amazing!!! Sooo hearty, flavoursome, creamy and rich. My family loved it and this will definitely be a staple for us now :)”

  • Blog reader Liz says, “This is a great recipe. My husband LOVED it. I’m making it for the second time in a week. We’re trying to introduce more vegan meals into our diet and your recipes make it so easy, so thank you!

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2 comments on 10 Creamy Vegan Pasta Recipes

  1. Nisha Fan

    Inspirational! Honestly, I wish I had a larger kitchen and an extra fridge to cook and store your pasta recipies! So easy and delicious I feel like having a dinner party! In this day and age, it’s nice to whip up and drop off at friends! Everyone loves all the pasta – it feels good to give healthy tasty food and get glowing compliments! Thank you!

  2. Suzy

    Best blog for recipies! The instructions are clear and easy! Well organized. Makes me actually want to cook! 5 stars!

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