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:
- 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.
Serve the Vegan Pesta Pasta hot!
Easy, Tasty, Vegan!
Vegan Pesto Pasta
Create an exciting dish with this pesto pasta!
- 1 box Penne
- 1 Crown Broccoli, trimmed
- 1 quart sized Grape Tomatoes, halved.
- Olive Oil
Cook pasta as it says on the box
Sauté chopped broccoli in oiled pan. Cook 3-4 minutes with lid on. Remove once color has become more vibrant. Add to cooked penne.
Sauté halved tomatoes for 3-4 minutes in same pan. Add to cooked penne.
Mix the three ingredients. Add in pesto. Mix well. Serve hot.