These high protein vegan pastas will leave you full and satisfied! With over 15 grams of protein per serving, you can enjoy a filling pasta that won't leave you hungry later. They're also perfect for meal prep and quick to prepare!
Pasta is the ultimate comfort food, but sometimes it lacks in the satiation department. Ever eat a big bowl of pasta and still feel unsatisfied afterwards? Me too.
Pasta is typically a carb heavy dish, from the flour pasta, to the sweet sauces, it can leave us wanting more.
Unfairly, pasta gets a bad rap for being unhealthy, empty calories. But it doesn't have to be that way!
You can eat pasta, feel good about it and actually feel satisfied after one bowl! I'm going to show you how.
How to add more protein to pasta
There are several sneaky ways to increase the amount of protein in a pasta recipe. One easy way is to change the type of pasta!
100% Whole wheat pasta has more protein than regular refined white flour pasta. There are also pastas made out of beans and legumes which increases the amount of protein and they're naturally gluten-free if that's your jam.
Looking for more vegan pasta options? Check out all the different vegan pasta brands available.
The second way to increase protein is in the sauce. Tofu makes an excellent base for creamy sauces because it has a neutral flavor so it easily takes on whatever seasonings you add to it. With over 36 grams of protein per block, tofu is a no-brainer!
Pesto is also a higher protein sauce option, usually made with nuts or seeds. Pine nuts, which are traditionally used in pesto, have 18 grams of protein per cup.
Nutritional yeast is also a higher protein ingredient that makes a great vegan parmesan alternative! Plus it provides all nine essential amino acids and provides a delicious "cheesy" flavor!
You can also sneak more protein into the sauce with this homemade pea protein powder. Add a couple tablespoons to thicken the pasta sauce while adding extra protein!
Vegan Protein Pasta Recipes
Below you'll find delicious high protein vegan pastas that use a variety of the protein enhancers mentioned above. With a variety of sauces, noodles, and vegetables, there's something for everyone to enjoy!
Vegan Feta Pasta (One Pot)
This creamy vegan pasta is incredibly easy to make, requiring one-pot and ready in 30 minutes or less!
Easy Baked Vegan Pasta
This easy vegan pasta takes hardly any time to prepare—simply mix your ingredients together, dump them into your baking dish, and bake. It couldn't get easier!
The Best Vegan Lasagna
This is truly the best vegan lasagna ever that also happens to be the easiest and healthiest. Made with simple whole food ingredients and over 23 grams of protein per serving!
Lemony Creamy Vegan Pasta with Asparagus
20 minutes and 4 ingredients are all you need to make this lemony dairy-free and oil-free creamy vegan pasta with asparagus. It's an easy yet luxurious meal perfect for both weeknights and special occasions.
Vegan Pasta e Fagioli
Pasta e fagioli (also commonly referred to as pasta fazool) is a traditional Italian dish made with pasta and beans for a hearty, nourishing bowl of nutritious comfort food. It’s loaded with protein, flavor and nutrients!
Vegan Lentil Ragu
Taking just 10 minutes to prepare, this green lentil ragu with butternut squash is a healthy and comforting dinner. It is a great recipe for batch cooking and freezes well too.
Vegan Pasta Frittata
With tender pasta, protein-rich tofu, and your favorite veggies, this versatile pasta frittata has 28 grams of protein per serving and is perfect any time of day.
Cajun Black Eyed Peas Pasta
An easy, budget and kid friendly dish with over 19 grams of protein per serving.
This tofu bolognese recipe is easy to make in 25 mins and full of flavor! It has over 25 grams of protein per serving!
Vegan Jalapeno Cheese Pasta
Jalapeno Cheese Pasta is a thick, creamy, rich and decadent meal for any day of the week. It’s easy and takes no more than 10 minutes to be served on the table.
With a creamy sauce made from silken tofu, this vegan carbonara is protein-rich and easy to make. Ready in just 15 minutes!
Vegan Stuffed Shells
Delicious pasta shells stuffed with creamy tofu and spinach ricotta! This recipe is easy enough for a weeknight meal, and fancy enough for a special occasion.
One Pot Vegan Mac & Cheese
Easy one-pot vegan mac & cheese that's gluten-free, grain-free, and nut-free! The perfect quick, healthy, protein-packed dinner recipe, ready in less than 10 minutes, making it one weeknight family favorite where moms and kids approve!
Protein Pasta Salad
This creamy vegan pasta salad is refreshing, hearty, and packed with flavors. High in protein, and makes a great side dish or light lunch.
Easy Vegan Pesto Pasta
This veggie-loaded vegan bean pesto pasta is bursting with flavor and really easy to make on a weekday! Smothered in creamy, protein-rich pesto sauce, this plant-based 30-minute dinner will have your family licking their plates.
The Best Italian Vegan Meatballs Ever are here! They're made with caramelized onions, rice, oats, mushrooms, and walnuts, plus an incredible combination of spices that bring the Italian flavor to life. Eat them over your favorite pasta with a delicious marinara for a classic weeknight meal!
Garlicky White Beans and Greens Pasta
Who doesn't love a garlicky pasta dish? This White Bean and Green recipe is a great way of getting veggies and extra protein into a yummy pasta dish.
Vegan Baked Ziti
Combining chickpea pasta, tofu ricotta and cashew mozzarella, this vegan baked ziti is a protein-packed meal the whole family will love.
Quick and Easy Vegan Bolognese
A quick and easy lentil pasta you can have ready in under 30 minutes. This dish makes a quick weeknight meal and you likely have all the ingredients in your kitchen right now.
Creamy Kamut Pasta
This Creamy Kamut Pasta has 20 grams of protein per serving! In under an hour, you will have a high protein healthy dish perfect for a vegan dinner or post workout meal!
This is how to make a vegan version of everyone's favorite Italian dish: pasta bolognese. This recipe is super easy to follow, and it only requires a few simple ingredients. So whether you're vegan or not, I guarantee you're going to love this dish!
Make sure to let us know in the comments which ones you're planning to try or have tried! Don't forget to give them a star rating!
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