Need a healthy delicious dinner fast? This Easy Vegan Pasta recipe is one to make the whole family happy in just 20-minutes!
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We love this pasta dinner because it’s…
- Simple to make
- Full of flavor
- Packed with veggies
Add vegetables to this dish
This is a very versatile dish that can be made in about 20-minutes. I like to use artichoke hearts and mushrooms, but any number of veggies could be included like yellow squash or zucchini.
Serve with a side salad, corn on the cob, and/or crusty bread, and you’ve got a delicious meal in just a few minutes!
The recipe card at the bottom of the page has the full list of ingredients with measurements and instructions.
Healthy whole grain pasta
Pasta dishes can be so easy and inexpensive to make.
The great thing is that there are now so many whole grain kinds of pasta to choose from, and they are egg and dairy-free.
Some of my favorite pasta options
Nutrition in Whole Grain Pastas
Whole grains are high in dietary fiber, which promotes digestive health; helps lower blood sugar and blood cholesterol levels; encourages regular bowel movements and aids in weight management.
The Harvard School of Public Health reports that whole grains, such as whole grain pasta, contain compounds called phytoestrogens or plant estrogens.
These substances may help to reduce your risk of developing certain types of cancers — particularly in conjunction with the minerals found in whole grains — such as copper, selenium, magnesium and manganese.–LiveStrong
Healthy oil-free marinara
Believe it or not, the Aldi discount grocery store has a marinara brand that is Dr. John McDougall compliant, with no oil. It’s called Simply Nature and is organic. Here in North Carolina, it sells for about $2 for 25 oz.
Make sure to read the labels, because some variations do contain oil or animal products. Aldi stores often carry different products, so do a quick check of the ingredient list.
Another great oil-free marinara is the DeLallo Fat-Free Brand. It can be ordered on Amazon and delivered straight to your door. I actually love this particular brand.
If you would rather, you can make your own marinara. Check out Will, from Potato Strong’s Marina Sauce.
Other plant-based pasta dishes
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- Dice onions and garlic
- Sauté onion and garlic in veggie broth for approximately 3-4 minutes. If you want to use fresh mushrooms, add them here.
- Add your favorite oil-free dairy-free marinara sauce.
- Drain artichoke hearts and add to marinara sauce.
- Cover and allow to simmer approximately 10-15 minutes.
- Ladle over your favorite pasta. I love brown rice pasta.
- Serve with a delicious salad and whole-grain bread!
Detailed instructions, in-process photos, and my personal helpful tips can be found in the article above.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 191Total Fat: 3gCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 6gSugar: 4gProtein: 8g
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