Simple Vegan Pesto Pasta

Pasta / Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Guys. We love pasta. OKAY. THERE. WE SAID IT. But Vegan Pesto Pasta! BAM!

Almost once a week we have a meal that consists of a pasta. We change it up of course. Our favorites are orzo, macaroni, penne, and so on. But pasta dishes can get a little boring if all you’re adding is some basic veggies and pasta sauce.

It’s just a nice change to just rice, chickpeas, quinoa… etc. A nice little switch up.

We make pasta lotsa ways. Here is one way we’ve made it as well as a lasagna. Each one is fairly easy and super tasty. A nice base for and vegan meal is chickpeas. They are great. They able to be used in a variety of ways. It’s really hard to go wrong with chickpeas. Anyways.. the recipe.

Vegan pesto pasta! SO YUM! You can of course go to the store and buy a pesto. BUT WAIT. In my experience at the store… I literally did not find one pasta that was vegan. They have cheese in it. Am I the first to know this? I can’t be.

We made our own!

Here is the recipe: Vegan Pesto


Seriously, this recipe is amazing. The smell fills your space and has everyone in the office coming over to see what you’re eating. It’s that good.


Items needed for Vegan Pesto Pasta:

  • Penne
  • Broccoli
  • Tomato
  • Vegan Pesto Sauce

Pretty simple, right?

Boil box of penne following directions on box. We just used this simple brand: Here.

Sauté broccoli pieces in an oiled pan. Cover for 3-4 minutes, until green color turns brighter. Add into cooked penne.

Half each of the tomatoes and sauté in same pan for 3-4 minutes. Add into cooked penne.


Mix the ingredients well. Add in the pesto sauce and mix thoroughly.

Pesto Pasta Mix

Serve the Vegan Pesta Pasta hot!

Vegan Pesto Pasta Recipe

Easy, Tasty, Vegan!





Vegan Pesto Pasta Recipe
5 from 2 votes

Vegan Pesto Pasta

Create an exciting dish with this pesto pasta!

Course Main Course
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 5


  • 1 box Penne
  • 1 Crown Broccoli, trimmed
  • 1 quart sized Grape Tomatoes, halved.
  • Olive Oil


  1. Cook pasta as it says on the box

  2. Sauté chopped broccoli in oiled pan. Cook 3-4 minutes with lid on. Remove once color has become more vibrant. Add to cooked penne.

  3. Sauté halved tomatoes for 3-4 minutes in same pan. Add to cooked penne. 

  4. Mix the three ingredients. Add in pesto. Mix well. Serve hot.



12 Replies to “Simple Vegan Pesto Pasta”

  1. Hello! Thank you for posting a Vegan Pesto recipe. I’m DF but I also love Pesto. The only Pesto I have ever found without diary is from Trader Joe’s and that’s 40 mins from my house. Your recipe looks so yummy and I can’t wait to try myself. Thanks for such a super easy recipe. Pesto on everything now!

    PS, I enjoy following you all on Instagram too.

    1. We had a huge issue with searching for a dairy free option which led us to obviously making our own! I don’t think we will ever search for a store bought option. It is so good homemade!

      We appreciate you!

    1. Awesome! Glad we could help! We love experimenting with new vegetables whether is planned or just what we have in the fridge. Let us know what veggies you try! 🙂

  2. Well, I am not a vegan at this point. But, I love having ways to cook that do not include animal products. When my sister in law went vegan, I wondered why. Now I can see why, never realized how indoctrinated we are as a society to eat animal products and how many things have it in them.

    1. It’s an amazing change for your health alone. We have ate vegan for about 7 months, and both of us have changed physically and feel so much better otherwise!
      Thanks for checking us out!
      Sincerely, The Vegans

    1. It’s actually super simple which is why we wanted to include it to show the idea of eating vegan is not difficult! Thanks for checking us out!
      Sincerely, The Vegans

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