Italian Vegan Recipes

Check out my vegan Italian recipes category, where you’ll find ways to veganize popular Italian dishes.  Traditional Italian dishes often get their flavor through melty cheeses and slow-cooked meat sauces. But you can achieve mouth-watering vegan Italian dishes with a little patience and creativity.

  • Vegan pizza.  Cheese? Please! There are so many different ways to create a vegan pizza. Check out my general vegan pizza category, which includes some of our favorite homemade dough recipes, as well as tricks to making vegan pizza taste as good as you remember from your omnivore days.
  • Vegan Lasagna.  Gone are the days of the post-lasagna food hangover. In our Italian vegan food recipes category, we offer up lighter, plant-based lasagna preparation alternatives.  Instead of thick seminola wheat noodles that take forever to digest, line your lasagna with thin layers of zucchini and/or eggplant. Swap out gooey mozzarella for a cashew cream sauce and ground beef with good-for-you red lentils.
  • Vegan Pasta.  Instead of loading up your plate (and your gut) with meat sauce, try a lentil bolognese. Or a creamy cashew alfredo. I’ve searched this dish to dinner guests (first, of course, identifying any food allergies) and they’ve not been able to tell the difference. And don’t forget to load up your vegan pasta dish with tons of vegetables – they add flavor, texture and additional nutritional benefits. Then top the whole thing off with a nut-based vegan parmesan cheese. Yup! That’s a thing!  And done right, it will make your vegan pasta dishes sing with flavor.
  • Vegan Soup. Don’t forget warm & comforting dishes like vegan minestrone. It’s a quick & easy vegan recipe that offers up a light vegan lunch or vegan dinner – perfect when the weather starts to change in the fall.

 

Vegan Fettuccini Alfredo

Vegan Fettuccini Alfredo

This Vegan Fettuccini Alfredo the ultimate in vegan comfort food! Made with a rich cashew cream sauce, this plant-based fettuccini alfredo is the perfect vegan dinner option when the weather starts to get cooler.

Roasted Tomato Compote with Fresh Basil

Roasted Tomato Compote with Fresh Basil

This roasted tomato compote with fresh basil recipe is pure gold. The combination of slow roasted fresh tomatoes in plenty of olive oil with a handful of fresh basil will make your taste buds sing. I like to spread it on home olive sourdough or add it as a topping to crispy vegan polenta cakes.

Kale & White Bean Ragu

Kale & White Bean Ragu

Looking for the ultimate in vegan comfort food? This pappardelle pasta with an easy kale and white bean ragù recipe will make even the coldest nights warm and cozy. Bring this Italian recipe to your table in a vegan friendly way by adding a healthy cashew cream sauce made with nutritional yeast and fresh lemon juice.

Plant Based Lasagna

Plant Based Lasagna

Lasagna makes pretty much everyone happy and, with this Easy Vegan Lasagna Recipe, now even vegans and plant-based eaters can enjoy this ultimate comfort food. This lasagna recipe is dairy free, replacing cheese with an easy cashew cream sauce. This also makes it a no tofu vegan lasagna. The noodles get swapped out with zucchini, making it a healthy, gluten-free option as well.

Roasted Portobello Mushroom and Artichoke Open-Faced Vegan Sandwiches

Roasted Portobello Mushroom and Artichoke Open-Faced Vegan Sandwiches

This roasted portobello mushroom and artichoke recipe makes the best open-faced sandwiches. Thick ciabatta bread, with a spread of fresh vegan pesto sauce, slices of tomato and toasted pine nuts complement portobello mushrooms marinated in balsamic vinegar and roasted artichoke hearts.

The Best Vegan Pesto Recipe

The Best Vegan Pesto Recipe

Looking for a good vegan pesto recipe? This basil pesto recipe is easy and super flavorful. Using nutritional yeast instead of parmesan cheese and less olive oil than traditional pesto recipes, This is truly the best vegan pesto recipe!

Garden Vegetable Homemade Tomato Sauce

Garden Vegetable Homemade Tomato Sauce

Garden Vegetable Homemade Tomato Sauce Don’t be afraid to try making your own homemade tomato sauce. Full of garden vegetables, this marinara sauce recipe will have you wondering why you didn’t always make your own homemade spaghetti sauce. It’s really that easy! As an added bonus, it goes really…

Vegan Creamy Polenta with Mushroom Ragu

Vegan Creamy Polenta with Mushroom Ragu

Vegan Creamy Polenta with Mushroom Ragu This Creamy Polenta and Mushroom Ragu recipe is one for the regular / easy / healthy dinner rotation! You might not think vegan polenta can be creamy and cheesy, but this recipe is here to prove you wrong! Topped with a savory, but…

Moo Shu Pizza with Hoisin BBQ Jackfruit

Moo Shu Pizza with Hoisin BBQ Jackfruit

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Vegan Stuffed Shells

Vegan Stuffed Shells

Vegan stuffed shells just got elevated! Featuring a cashew cream sauce, vegan pesto and a vegan tomato sauce, these vegan stuffed pasta shells are the ultimate in vegan comfort food!