Today we want to introduce a delectable vegan option with this vegan spaghetti recipe.
This recipe puts six vegetables (mushrooms, carrots, cabbage, red bell peppers, chickpeas, and green peas) on top of an iconic tomato sauce spaghetti. Despite not having the usual staples of a pasta dish like cheese or a rich meat-based sauce, this dish is flavorful and satisfying in its own unique way.
Give this fun and easy recipe a try for a delightful vegan meal.
Is Spaghetti Vegan?
The answer is yes and no.
Most of the dried pastas you find in supermarkets are vegan, except lasagna, which typically contains eggs. On the other hand, fresh pastas usually need eggs to bind the dry ingredients together. The bottom line is there are vegan variations of pasta. When shopping for spaghetti, you should read the labels to make sure that it contains no animal products.
Is Vegan Spaghetti Healthy?
Our vegan spaghetti is healthy.
Each serving of the dish contains 456 calories and 3 g of saturated fat, making it an outstanding choice for anyone looking to lose weight. The plant-based pasta is also a great source of dietary fiber.
One of the most prominent concerns about vegan dishes is the amount of protein or the lack thereof. However, it won’t be a problem with this dish as there are 14.2 g of protein in each serving, thanks to the mushrooms, chickpeas, and green peas.
Spaghetti: As one of the most popular pasta shapes, spaghetti is a familiar ingredient for a lot of people. We chose spaghetti because it is often paired with a tomato sauce, so you get to enjoy something classic in this new dish.
Vegetables: This dish features a sizable collection of vegetables: carrots, mushrooms, green peas, chickpeas, red cabbage, and red bell peppers.
The same as with salads, vegetables are best when there is variety. With 6 vegetables on the same plate, you get to experience a bit of everything.
Sauce: You can’t go wrong with tomato sauce and pasta. (See our Creamy Tomato Pappardelle Pasta or our popular Spaghetti With Sausage combo.) This is a safe option for its popularity, but the pairing has stood the test of time, so there’s no denying the delicious taste.
We use our homemade tomato sauce, which is made from fresh tomatoes together with garlic, onion, and paprika for added aromatics and flavors.
Seasoning: To elevate the taste, we seasoned it with lime juice, paprika, salt, pepper, and flour.
Garnish: To complete the spaghetti, we sprinkled pistachio, toasted sesame seeds, and scallion on top.
How to Store and Reheat Leftovers
Vegan spaghetti can last for 3-5 days in the fridge and 1-2 months in the freezer. Store the leftovers in airtight containers or heavy-duty Ziploc bags to maintain their best condition.
You can reheat the spaghetti on the stovetop, in the oven, or in the microwave. It takes 2-5 minutes to reheat on the stovetop and 15-20 minutes in the oven. For the microwave, reheat for 1-2 minutes then check and cook in 30-second increments if needed.
Be sure to add a few tbsp of water or sauce to the spaghetti while reheating to prevent it from drying out.
What to Serve With Vegan Spaghetti
These are our favorite vegan salads to serve with this beautiful spaghetti.
Tuyet Pham is an award-winning Saigonese chef who believes that joy is the secret ingredient to delicious food. At Healthy Recipes 101, Tuyet personally tests and simplifies every recipe, ensuring maximum flavor with minimal effort. With a background at prestigious French restaurants P’TI Saigon and Le Corto, Tuyet knows how to make every dish exceptional.
Luna Regina is an accomplished writer and author who dedicates her career to empowering home cooks and making cooking effortless for everyone. She is the founder of HealthyKitchen101.com and HealthyRecipes101.com, where she works with her team to develop easy, nutritious recipes and help aspiring cooks choose the right kitchen appliances.
Natalie Butler is a registered dietitian nutritionist with a passion to help others live their best life through food, fitness, safer beauty and a healthy lifestyle. She has expertise with a variety of diets and diseases and believes that there is no one-size-fits-all approach for health.
This recipe is for who follow a vegan diet or want to try a plant-based meal option.