Vegan Recipes for Beginners

Pasta with Creamy Veggie Sauce

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Mmm, this veggie sauce pasta is one of my favourites for weekday dinner, so easy to make and so yummie!Veggie Sauce Pasta Ingredients

You need:
  • Pasta (choose your variety)
  • Onion(s)
  • Garlic
  • Champignons
  • Zucchini
  • Broccoli (fresh or frozen)
  • Lentils, red or yellow
  • Olives
  • Olive oil (or any other vegetable oil you prefer)
  • Soy Cream (or Oat Cream)
  • Salt and pepper to your liking

(Of course, if you dislike any of these vegetables, just leave it out.)

How to prepare:

Cut the vegetables in pieces, including the garlic. You can also use a garlic press, but remember it will be much more… garlicky tasting then! Entirely up to you if you like that or not.

Then sizzle the cut vegetables in a couple of tablespoons of oil for a few minutes. While doing this, put the water for the pasta to boil.

Pour the soy cream over the vegetables and add the lentils. Let it stew while the pasta is boiling. The lentils should be perfectly done by then, and the vegetables still slightly al dente. If you want to use some other variety of lentils, you may need to cook them beforehand or else they will not be done when the pasta and the vegetables are. Or, you could buy them canned.

You may notice that I haven’t specified any amounts. Now, why is that?

At first you may think this to be awkward, but actually, it makes things easier. You don’t have to weigh, or count or measure all the time. Just use your common sense, and adjust the amounts based on how many you are, and which ingredient you like more or less. Did you make too much? Then just chill it and save in the fridge or freezer for another day.Veggie Sauce Pasta

27 thoughts on “Pasta with Creamy Veggie Sauce

  1. Katerina Markakis

    Hello! I love your website and your niche is great! I have been thinking about going vegan even for a few weeks because I have heard of the numerous health benefits you can enjoy with vegan diet. This recipe sounds really easy and it made me hungry! I am a big pasta lover! I will definitely give it a try! Thank you for sharing!

    1. admin

      It is both a healthy and an etical diet. Let me know what you think of it when you’ve tried the pasta!

  2. Krysten

    I have flirted with veganism for many years, and am always looking for tasty recipes. This looks fantastic and easy to make! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Angeline

    Hi there. A really well organised website. I love the pictures. It truly adds on colour and depth to the recipe page. Honestly, its getting me hungry!
    Just a suggestion on the arrangement of the menu headers. Perhaps you can shift the Home from the right to the left of the menu. Let it be the first item on the menu and the Review move to the right.

    1. Katrin Post author

      Thanks Angeline, my aim is to take my own pictures of the dishes, makes it more genuine I think!

  4. Marcus

    I hope this tastes as good as it looks. Pasta is such a versatile meal, because you can combine it with pretty much anything. It’s nice to see a pasta recipe tat doesn’t feature meat, as many pasta meals do, such as spaghetti bolognese.

    I like what you say about not measuring amounts. It’s probably best to make too much and then have some to save for later. That’s a great idea actually.

    1. Katrin Post author

      Hi Marcus, I absolutely feel the same way about pasta! If you have little else at home, as long as you have some pasta you can always add some good olive oil, salt and pepper and there you are!

  5. Tar

    I always thought that putting a lot of ingredients hassle you. Just saying.

    But it seems to me you’re saying you don’t need to put all the ingredients you mentioned.

    Just make it that’s according to your needs and that’s favourable for your own benefit. In other words, just be flexible. Am I right?

    What I learn from this article is that it doesn’t have to be really precise and accurate because it’s just impossible and stressing to make the perfect recipe.

    Great recipe, by the way. Sounds and looks good. Tar.

    1. Katrin Post author

      Hi Tar!

      You’re absolutely right! You can exchange any ingredient you don’t like and replace it with something you like better, or just leave it out. The only thing you should keep is the one that makes the creaminess; the soy cream. And, it’s good for you if you keep the lentils or replace them with beans or chickpeas.

      Apart from that, use the vegetables you like the most and enjoy your meal!

      Katrin

  6. Funkydunc

    I have never eaten vegan as a lifestyle but eaten vegan food at restaurants. I was vegetarian for 18 years and did quite well on this eating lifestyle. The recipe looks great for everyone, since it doesn’t hurt for meat eaters to have a meat-free meal every now and then.
    How long have you been vegan? How does it improve your health condition?
    Love to know,
    Duncan

    1. Katrin Post author

      Hi Duncan!

      I’m actually not a vegan myself, I’m vegetarian. However, my daughter went vegan a few months ago, and I’ve spent a lot of time learning what food to make that is tasty, healthy and does not take a gazzillion hours to make each day. So, I thought I’d like to share what I’ve learned, so maybe others won’t have to go through every little step i have (and still are).

      My own health is fine, I’ve been a vegetarian for about 25 years. My daughter, who is a teenager, seems to be doing fine on the vegan diet as well. The only supplement she eats is vitamin B12, which can be tricky to get enough of as a vegan.

      Thank you for visiting, please check in from time to time, many more recipes will be added, and other great info as well 🙂

      Katrin

  7. LakanDula

    Sounds very delicious, I’m no vegan, but hey – as long as it’s good, I don’t care. In fact, even as a meat-lover I always wanted try vegan foods after watching so many restaurant shows featuring those “green restaurants”. People really do have a false perception of eating vegan and vegetarian foods.

    1. Katrin Post author

      Hi there!

      Haha, you’re quite right, as long as it’s good 🙂 It’s funny, many are suspicious towards vegetarian and vegan foods, but what they don’t realise is that a lot of what they already eat is, in fact, vegan or vegetarian. Pancakes anybody? Or beans in tomato sauce?

      Vegan is good for you and the environment, and GOOD! 😀

      Katrin

  8. Holly

    Will have to try this recipe – sounds amazing! I also like the fact that it can literally be thrown together without using measurements… my favourite type of cooking that is! Pasta with veggies and salad is one of my favourite meals especially in the summer as I will normally have it cold then. Will be trying this one out and let you know how I get on. Thank you 🙂

    1. Katrin Post author

      Hi Holly! I’m working on daring to cook with out a precise recipe to follow all the time, and usually I’m really pleased with the result. But it’s also important to remember that recipes have been tried out by somebody, and there is a reason for the recommended measurements. But it’s sure fun to go wild sometimes and just follow your vegan heart 🙂

      Katrin

  9. Kristena Calhoun

    I am not a vegan, but I do love vegetables and pasta! This recipe looks and sounds so tasty and I am looking forward to trying it out.

    There are so many conflicting ideas on being Vegan and not eating meat, do you think you get everything you need to keep your body healthy by being vegan? What are the benefits?

    1. Katrin Post author

      Hi! It is very tasty 🙂

      The benefits for me are mainly ethical. I don’t believe we have the right to treat animals the way we do just so we can get cheap and easily accessible meat. It’s not difficult to get everything your body needs, the only thing you absolutely must provide as a supplement when you eat a veganb diet is vitamin B12.

  10. Amber

    I have been vegetarian (want to be vegan) for over 2 years now. I have had a hard time finding dishes my meat eating family will also enjoy. This one looks promising.
    I haven’t actually heard of soy cream before…is that just the non-dairy alternative for coffee cream? Could you sub in almond milk (which I normally have) or does it need to be thicker?

    1. Katrin Post author

      Hi, thanks for taking the time to comment! Almond milk will not do the trick, as ypou say, it has to be thicker than that. Soy cream is usually easy to find, and there is one variety that could count as coffee cream, and one that is like whipping cream.

  11. Rina

    Oh my this looks so good! I have always wanted to make my own sauce for pasta, as I usually just buy a pre-made jar at the store. I like all the vegetables you put in this so I wouldn’t change that one bit. Does this come out as a white or red sauce? Thanks!
    –Rina

  12. Adyns68

    Hello
    Hmmm Miam Miam….. This sounds really delicious.
    I like the recipe and I’m trying this for lunch. This is another proof that you can be vegan and eat tasty food.
    And so easy to do at home with the right ingredients.

    I will bookmark your website and be checking weekly to see what’s new.

    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Katrin Post author

      Hi! Going vegan in no way means you have to eat boring food, quite the opposite I’d say 🙂 This pasta dish is a favorite of ours, yummie and easily made.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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