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Easy Vegan Pasta – Dinner in 20 Minutes!

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…

  • Fast
  • Simple to make
  • Full of flavor
  • Packed with veggies
  • Saucy
  • Delicious

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!

A full list of ingredients, measurements, instructions, and a print button can be found in the recipe card at the bottom of the page.

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.

whole wheat spiral pasta cooked in stainless saucepan

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.

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Whole grain pasta is healthy and delicious.

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.

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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.

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Other plant-based pasta dishes

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Easy Vegan Pasta - Dinner in 20 Minutes!

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Need a healthy delicious dinner fast? This is one to make the whole family happy in just 20-minutes!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Dice onions and garlic
  2. Sauté onion and garlic in veggie broth for approximately 3-4 minutes. If you want to use fresh mushrooms, add them here.
  3. Add your favorite oil-free dairy-free marinara sauce.
  4. Drain artichoke hearts and add to marinara sauce.
  5. Cover and allow to simmer approximately 10-15 minutes.
  6. Ladle over your favorite pasta. I love brown rice pasta.
  7. Serve with a delicious salad and whole-grain bread!

Notes

      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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