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5 Healthy and Delicious Vegan Onion Pasta Recipes

Vegan Onion Pasta Recipes

Onions are a staple ingredient in many cuisines and add depth of flavor to many dishes. They are also a versatile vegetable that can be used in a variety of ways, from caramelizing to roasting.

We’ve rounded up 5 healthy and delicious vegan onion pasta recipes that are perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner. Whether you’re a seasoned vegan cook or just starting out, these recipes will give you a delicious and satisfying meal that’s packed with flavor and nutrition. 

So get ready to add some delicious and healthy options to your dinner rotation with these vegan onion pasta recipes.

Caramelized Onion and Mushroom Pasta

The combination of caramelized onions and mushrooms provides a rich, savory flavor that is elevated by the addition of fresh parsley and vegan parmesan cheese.

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces of dried pasta
  • 2 large yellow onions, sliced
  • 8 ounces of mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup of vegan parmesan cheese

Instructions:

Cook the pasta according to the package instructions in a large pot of salted water. Drain and set aside.

In a large pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the sliced onions and sauté until they are soft and golden brown, about 10 minutes.

Add the sliced mushrooms to the pan and continue to cook until they are tender and caramelized, about 5-7 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

Toss the caramelized onions and mushrooms with the cooked pasta.

Add the chopped parsley and vegan parmesan cheese to the pasta and toss to combine.

Serve the caramelized onion and mushroom pasta hot, garnished with additional parsley and vegan parmesan cheese, if desired.

Roasted Garlic and Onion Pasta

The combination of roasted garlic and caramelized onions with the tangy tomato sauce creates a flavor explosion in every bite.

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces of dried pasta
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 2 medium red onions, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 can of crushed tomatoes (14 ounces)

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).

Place the whole garlic cloves and sliced red onions on a large baking sheet. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and season with salt and black pepper. Roast for 25-30 minutes or until the garlic and onions are tender and caramelized.

While the garlic and onions are roasting, cook the pasta according to the package instructions in a large pot of salted water. Drain and set aside.

In a blender or food processor, blend the roasted garlic and onions with the can of crushed tomatoes, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and a pinch of salt until smooth.

In a large pan, heat the tomato sauce over medium heat. Add the cooked pasta to the pan and toss to combine with the sauce.

Serve the roasted garlic and onion pasta hot, garnished with fresh basil or parsley, if desired.

Spring Onion Pesto Pasta

The bright, herby flavor of the pesto, combined with the juicy cherry tomatoes and nutty vegan parmesan cheese, creates a delicious and satisfying meal. If you’re looking for a new twist on traditional pesto pasta, give this spring onion pesto pasta a try.

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces of dried pasta
  • 1 bunch of fresh spring onions, white and green parts, chopped
  • 1 cup of fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup of fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/4 cup of almonds
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup of vegan parmesan cheese

Instructions:

Cook the pasta according to the package instructions in a large pot of salted water. Drain and set aside.

In a blender or food processor, blend the chopped spring onions, basil, parsley, almonds, olive oil, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt and black pepper until smooth.

Toss the cooked pasta with the pesto sauce in a large pan until the pasta is well coated.

Add the cherry tomatoes to the pan and gently toss to combine.

Serve the spring onion pesto pasta hot, garnished with vegan parmesan cheese and additional lemon wedges, if desired.

Caramelized Onion and Tomato Pasta

The sweetness of the caramelized onions and cherry tomatoes, combined with the tangy balsamic glaze and fresh basil, creates a delicious and satisfying meal that is sure to become a new favorite. Give it a try and enjoy a delicious, healthy, and easy pasta dish tonight.

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces of dried pasta
  • 2 medium onions, sliced
  • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup of fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of balsamic glaze

Instructions:

Prepare the pasta by boiling it in a large pot of salted water, following the instructions on the package. Once cooked, drain the pasta and set it aside.

In a large pan, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. Add the sliced onions and cook for 8-10 minutes or until softened and caramelized. Remove from the pan and set aside.

In the same pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add the halved cherry tomatoes and cook for 2-3 minutes or until softened and slightly caramelized.

Toss the cooked pasta with the caramelized onions, cherry tomatoes, and fresh basil in a large pan until the pasta is well coated.

Drizzle the balsamic glaze over the top of the pasta and gently toss to combine.

Serve the caramelized onion and tomato pasta hot, garnished with additional basil leaves, if desired.

 

Caramelized Onion and Tomato Pasta

The creaminess of the vegan cream cheese, combined with the sweetness of the caramelized onions and the freshness of the wilted spinach, creates a delicious and satisfying meal that is packed with flavor and nutrients.

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces of dried pasta
  • 2 medium onions, sliced
  • 4 cups of fresh spinach leaves
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 4 ounces of vegan cream cheese

Instructions:

Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the package, in a pot filled with salted water. Once it has finished cooking, drain the pasta and place it aside.

To caramelize the onions, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the sliced onions and cook until they are tender and have caramelized, which should take around 8-10 minutes. Once done, remove the onions from the pan and set them aside.

In the same pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add the fresh spinach leaves and cook for 2-3 minutes or until wilted.

Toss the cooked pasta with the caramelized onions, wilted spinach, and vegan cream cheese in a large pan until the pasta is well coated and the cream cheese is melted.

Season with salt and black pepper, to taste.

Serve the caramelized onion and spinach pasta hot, garnished with additional black pepper, if desired.

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