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Easy 35-Minute Plant Based Pasta

Prep

10 mins

Cook

35 mins

Yield

4

Well by now you must be able to tell that I have a thing for pasta and really simple recipes. This plant based pasta dish is fabulous, flavoursome and easy to follow. It takes you 10 minutes to prep your ingredients, 35 minutes to make, and probably nothing short of a minute to inhale. This protein pasta dish is particularly special because it packs so many vegetables, spices, and protein all in one.

Why you’ll love this plant based pasta:

  • It’s healthy
  • It’s filled with vegetables
  • It’s warming & comforting
  • So simple to make

Yummy plant based pasta with deliciously red sauce sitting on serving dish ready to eat.

You could easily turn this sauce into the perfect meal to make, or pop into containers and freeze for meal prep! It is just that nourishing and delicious that I recommend you make loads of batches to enjoy on those days where you hardly have time to brush your hair (that’s a thing right?).

Other pasta recipes you’ll love:

This plant based pasta dish is perfect if you are in a hurry but are still looking to eat something full-bodied, creamy and cultured. If you are looking for more recipes like these then I highly suggest some of these delicious pasta recipes:

Close-up of plant based pasta on dish.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did! As always if you try the recipe please leave us a comment below, we love your feedback!

Love from Your Greek Food Goddess XOX

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Plant Based Pasta Recipe

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Pasta
  • Cuisine: Plant-based

Description

This easy plant based pasta recipe can be whipped up for a quick dinner or meal prep. It’s loaded with protein, and the goodness of veggies.


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Ingredients

  • enough fettuccine or pasta to feed your family – this sauce is for 4 servings
  • 2 tbsp EVOO
  • 3 small onions, chopped
  • 2 celery sticks, cubed
  • 2 carrots, cubed
  • 3 tomatoes, ripe, quartered
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 cup oyster mushrooms, roughly chopped
  • 1 jar of your favourite tomato sauce (I used organic vegetable sauce) – no added salt
  • 1 can of lentils, strained and washed
  • garnish with chives
  • enjoy with nutritional yeast

Instructions

  1. Into a large sauce pan add your EVOO, onions, celery and carrots. Let them cook for 10 minutes on low heat. Stir occasionally to avoid burning .
  2. Add your tomatoes, spices, and mushrooms. Cook for another 5 minutes on low.
  3. Now add your sauce, and your lentils. Let this simmer for 20 minutes. Stir and keep an eye on it. You will know your pasta is ready when the fresh tomatoes are easily crushed with your mixing spoon.
  4. Cook your pasta as instructed and enjoy warm or cold!
  5. I garnished with chives but anything green, flavourful and colourful works! Make sure to add nutritional yeast!
  6. Note: add more seasoning to taste, depends on what you like, I am a slight salt addict! (our secret)

 

Loralee

I have a thing for pasta too!! …and actually a lot of foods…I eat like a horse and have absolutely no will-power, but pasta is still at the top of the list. 😉

Maria Koutsogiannis

Haha aren’t we all! Its ok, as long as you are happy and eating great foods it does not matter! Happy Day my love!

Anonymous

I made this and it is really good! I used lentils that I made myself, not from a can, just because it was cheaper for me. I’m not vegan but I have been looking for high protein and vegetable dishes. I wasn’t sure about the addition of the cumin in the sauce because I don’t think of that as an Italian pasta sauce flavor, but it is good. Next time I might replace the cumin with Italian seasonings. Thanks for the recipe!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thats awesome! To each their own, you can add anything you want to pasta, feel free to be creative but never restrict your palette because you don’t think it fits in with something!

Sandra Dee

Made this for my whole vegan family and they absolutely loved it!! So filling!!!

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much for the love hun!

Anika

Just love the recipes, overall brand and fotography! Never made anything from this blog that didn’t turn out yummy 🙂

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you for your love, Anika! We appreciate your support!

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