Creamy Vegan Pesto Pasta Recipe

This Creamy Vegan Pesto Pasta Recipe is low cost, high in nutrition, and so filling!

Maybe it’s because the whole box of pasta is split between just 2 people. And maybe it’s because there’s a whole avocado in there.

Vegan Pesto Pasta

Either way, you get a huge portion of yummy pasta for just 393 calories! And you can boost protein easily by using protein pasta. I like Banza Chickpea Pasta.

Creamy Vegan Pesto Pasta

Ingredients in Vegan Pesto Pasta Recipes

You don’t have to use the homemade pesto, and the homemade vegan parmesan cheese recipes I have supplied you with. Store-bought versions work well, and you can also use your favorite recipe.

I added them to give you more resources, and to make this recipe easier, not harder. So use your favorites, or find new favorites in my healthy versions for both.

Vegan Pesto Pasta

Shopping List for Pesto Pasta:

  • 1 box (16-oz) rigatoni pasta (protein pasta also works well)
  • 1 avocado
  • ¼ cup Homemade Vegan Pesto Sauce (or store-bought)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

Optional Toppings:

How to Make Vegan Pesto Pasta

If you want to meal prep this recipe, it can be done. But I do have a special tip- before meal prepping add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to the sauce. This will stop the pesto avocado sauce from browning.

How to Meal Prep:

  1. Cook the pasta according to the directions the box until al dente.
  2. Mix the avocado pesto sauce together as directed below.
  3. Drain the pasta, add it back to the pot you cooked it in and add the pesto sauce.
  4. Toss together, then scoop into meal prep containers.
  5. Cool completely, then add to the freezer or fridge. Will hold for 3-4 days in the fridge, or 1 month in the freezer.
Vegan Pesto Pasta

How to Cook Vegan Pesto Pasta:

  1. Cook the pasta according to the directions the box until al dente.
  2. Meanwhile, mash the avocado with the back of a fork. Add the pesto, salt and pepper and mix well.
  3. Drain the pasta, and add back to the pot you cooked it in, along with the avocado pasta sauce.
  4. Mix the cooked pasta and the avocado pesto together so that all is coated.
  5. Turn the heat on low, and cover the pasta. Cook for 5 minutes until the sauce is hot.
  6. Serve hot with homemade Cashew Parmesan, and more chopped basil (if desired).

Creamy Vegan Pesto Pasta Recipe

As an Italian woman, I’m all about the pasta. This healthy pasta dish is vegan, low cost, and just 393 calories for a HUGE serving. I know you will love it, here are a few more vegan pasta recipes you might like:

More Vegan Pasta Recipes:

Vegan Pesto Pasta

Creamy Vegan Pesto Pasta

Audrey Johns
This creamy vegan pesto pasta is filling and delicious! And the serving size is huge!
Special Tip: I have used my own pesto sauce and vegan parmesan to make this recipe. But you can use store-bought or your favorite recipe and it will work great too!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 servings
Calories 393 kcal

Ingredients
  

Optional Toppings:

Instructions
 

  • Cook the pasta according to the directions the box until al dente.
  • Meanwhile, mash the avocado with the back of a fork. Add the pesto, salt and pepper and mix well.
  • Drain the pasta, and add back to the pot you cooked it in, along with the avocado pasta sauce.
  • Mix the cooked pasta and the avocado pesto together so that all is coated.
  • Turn the heat on low, and cover the pasta. Cook for 5 minutes until the sauce is hot.
  • Serve hot with homemade Cashew Parmesan, and more chopped basil (if desired).
Keyword avocado pesto, vegan pasta, vegan pesto pasta

Nutrition in Pesto Pasta Recipes

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