If you’re looking for a tasty vegan pasta sauce to serve up at your next family dinner, it can be tempting to miss the meat or dairy pasta sauces like classic bolognese or fettuccine alfredo. Although bolognese and fettuccine alfredo are international favorites, there are lots of vegan pasta sauces that are as delicious.
If you’re looking for a few vegan pasta options, these tasty and authentic sauces are guaranteed to impress at any gathering. Every sauce is incredibly heart-warming, uses fresh ingredients, and – most importantly – is absolutely delicious.
Get ready to discover a whole new world of vegan pasta with these tasty sauces. You’ll never go store-bought again, you will go beyond simple tomato sauce, and you will not even miss the meat or dairy!
These pasta sauces are perfect for an everyday dinner meal like #meatlessmonday or can be dressed up for a special dinner meal. The good news is that both adults and children will enjoy these pasta sauces so you can make one dinner for everybody.
3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil (plus extra to serve)
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
16 tbsp unsalted vegan butter, cut into 1” pieces, divided
2 bottles of red wine (750ml bottles)
2lbs spaghetti noodles
1 cup nutritional yeast
Over medium heat, combine 3 tbsp olive oil with the finely sliced garlic in a big Dutch Oven.
Add the red pepper flakes and 2 tbsp butter, then cook, occasionally stirring, until the garlic is fragrant but not colored (around 3 minutes).
Add the two 750ml bottles of red wine, increase the heat to medium-high, and bring everything to the boil.
Let it cook uncovered for 20-25 minutes or until the wine has reduced by two-thirds. Cover and keep warm.
Meanwhile, for around 3 minutes less than the package instructions, boil the pasta in salted water.
Drain the spaghetti, then add to the red wine sauce with the additional 14 tbsp of butter.
Set the Dutch oven over medium heat and bring the sauce back to a simmer.
Cook for around 3 minutes, frequently tossing to ensure every noodle is well coated by the sauce and the sauce has thickened nicely.
Taste and season (if necessary), then divide the pasta between bowls.
Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and lots of grated parmesan.
Keywords: red wine, pasta, vegan
Notes on the best vegan pasta
If you really want to impress with an authentic vegan pasta dish, in addition to making a delicious vegan pasta sauce…you can also make pasta from scratch at home! It’s surprisingly easy, and pasta makers are much more accessible and simple to use than you might think (I love mine from Uno Casa).
Making home-made pasta takes less than one hour and there are plenty of egg-free pasta recipes to choose from today.
But even if you don’t want to make your own pasta, with these delicious vegan pasta sauces, you’re sure to impress. They’re so quick and easy; nobody needs to know how simple they are to make.