One-Pot Tomato & Mushroom Pasta

One-Pot Tomato & Mushroom Pasta

We love simple cooking that’s full of flavour, and this one-pot tomato & mushroom pasta hits the spot.

Sure, one-pot meals are quick and super simple, but the best thing is you’ll be left with hardly any washing up!

We were actually skeptical for a while because we realise this isn’t exactly a traditional way of cooking pasta. But this recipe is a winner.

Most of the same rules still apply: keep an eye on the pasta because you don’t want to overcook it, otherwise the pasta will turn to a sludge. In fact, you want it slightly undercooked, otherwise known as al dente, so the pasta holds up well in the sauce.

Onion, garlic, mushroom, tomato and basil are all tried-and-tested ingredients that will give the pasta a lovely freshness. Then the lemon lifts everything up, cutting through the pasta with a burst of zesty flavour.

We hope you enjoy!

Roxy & Ben

One-Pot Mushroom & Tomato Pasta

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One-Pot Tomato & Mushroom Pasta
One-Pot Tomato & Mushroom Pasta
Servings
2 people
Ingredients
  • 1 brown onion (thinly sliced)
  • 200 g mushrooms (sliced)
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 200 g cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • 1 lemon (juice and zest)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 200 g spaghetti
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 500 ml boiling water
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • small handful of basil (chopped)
  • 200 g spinach
Servings
2 people
Ingredients
  • 1 brown onion (thinly sliced)
  • 200 g mushrooms (sliced)
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 200 g cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • 1 lemon (juice and zest)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 200 g spaghetti
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 500 ml boiling water
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • small handful of basil (chopped)
  • 200 g spinach
One-Pot Tomato & Mushroom Pasta
Instructions
  1. Heat a little oil in a large pan on a medium heat. Once hot, add the mushrooms, onion and garlic, and fry for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add the cherry tomatoes, lemon juice and zest, salt, pepper, spaghetti and water to the pan. Bring the water to the boil, then simmer until the spaghetti is cooked (around 13-15 minutes), stirring every couple of minutes.
  3. Stir in the nutritional yeast, spinach and most of the basil.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat and sprinkle any leftover basil on top.

15-Minute Pasta Salad

15 Minute Pasta Salad

This really is an awesome pasta salad.

It has a bit of everything; it’s zesty, tangy, slightly sweet and there’s a lovely kick from the chilli flakes.

But better still, this recipe will only take you 15 minutes to prepare. Not bad, right?

This one of our go-to meals after a busy day in the So Vegan HQ. It takes almost no time at all, and it simply never gets boring.

We hope you enjoy!

Roxy & Ben

15 Minute Pasta Salad

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15-Minute Pasta Salad
15 Minute Pasta Salad
Servings
3-4 people
Ingredients
  • 200 g pasta
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 200 g cherry tomatoes
  • 1 x 400g tin chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup black olives
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 2 handfuls of parsley
For the dressing
  • 1 lemon (juice only)
  • 3 tbsp apple cider viegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp agave syrup
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of pepper
Servings
3-4 people
Ingredients
  • 200 g pasta
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 200 g cherry tomatoes
  • 1 x 400g tin chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup black olives
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 2 handfuls of parsley
For the dressing
  • 1 lemon (juice only)
  • 3 tbsp apple cider viegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp agave syrup
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of pepper
15 Minute Pasta Salad
Instructions
  1. Bring a saucepan of water to the boil and cook the pasta as per the packet instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, transfer the sunflower seeds to a frying pan on a medium heat and toast them for 5 minutes or until the seeds start to crackle.
  3. Remove the skin and thinly slice the red onion, dice the cucumber, quarter the cherry tomatoes, drain and rinse the chickpeas, finely chop the parsley, then remove the pits and halve the olives. Add all these ingredients to a mixing bowl, along with the toasted sunflower seeds.
  4. Then prepare the dressing by mixing all the ingredients together in a small bowl.
  5. Drain the pasta, run cold water through it, then transfer the pasta to the mixing bowl and pour the dressing on top. Stir the pasta salad well to combine.
  6. Serve with a sprinkling of parsley and any leftover sunflower seeds.

Super Green Pasta

Super Green Pasta

There’s something really appealing about making a super green pasta. We just love the vibrant colour because we know it’s going to be packed with tons of nutrition and fresh flavours.

We made a few variations of this recipe, including a ‘pasta bake’ version with vegan cheese. But the baking process loses so much of the punchy flavour and vibrancy, so we decided to keep it really simple.

The seeds are a great addition at the end because they add a lovely crunch. It’s also an awesome way of packing in more vitamins and minerals. We use a mixture of sunflower, pumpkin and sesame seeds.

Enjoy!

Roxy & Ben

Super Green Pasta

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Super Green Pasta
Super Green Pasta
Servings
4 people
Ingredients
  • 400 g penne pasta
  • 1 broccoli (head)
  • 3 handfuls of kale
  • 3 handfuls of spinach
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cups walnuts
  • juice of a lemon
  • 3 tbsp nutritonal yeast
  • 2 handfuls of basil
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • 2 handfuls of mixed green leaves
  • handful of mixed seeds
Servings
4 people
Ingredients
  • 400 g penne pasta
  • 1 broccoli (head)
  • 3 handfuls of kale
  • 3 handfuls of spinach
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cups walnuts
  • juice of a lemon
  • 3 tbsp nutritonal yeast
  • 2 handfuls of basil
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • 2 handfuls of mixed green leaves
  • handful of mixed seeds
Super Green Pasta
Instructions
  1. Bring a saucepan of water to the boil. Then add the pasta and cook for 7 minutes.
  2. Add the broccoli to the saucepan and cook for a further 5 minutes.
  3. Drain the water from the saucepan, saving the water to use in the next step.
  4. Meanwhile add the kale, spinach, garlic, walnuts, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, basil, olive oil, salt, pepper, and 1 and a half cups of pasta water to a blender, and blend until smooth.
  5. Mix the green sauce with the pasta, along with the mixed green leaves, and stir until fully combined.
  6. To serve, sprinkle with mixed seeds.

Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta

Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta

We’ve totally fallen in love with this creamy butter squash pasta!

There’s so much going on. The roasted butternut squash, onion and garlic have a lovely caramelised flavour, which is the perfect match for the nutmeg and paprika.

We decided to go with linguine or spaghetti because we love the shape, but you can try this recipe with whichever pasta you like.

And it’s so easy! Roast the vegetables, then throw everything into a blender and mix with the cooked pasta. Then finally top with chopped basil leaves to add some freshness. What could go wrong?

Enjoy!

Roxy & Ben

Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta

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Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta
Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 butternut squash
  • 1 onion (quartered)
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup cashews
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 150 ml vegetable stock
  • 200 g linguine or spaghetti
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil (chopped)
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 butternut squash
  • 1 onion (quartered)
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup cashews
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 150 ml vegetable stock
  • 200 g linguine or spaghetti
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil (chopped)
Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C or 390°F.
  2. Cut the butternut squash in half, peel and deseed it, then slice it into 1 inch chunks.
  3. Place the butternut squash chunks, onion pieces and garlic cloves on a baking tray. Drizzle with the olive oil and season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  4. Put the baking tray in the oven and roast for 25 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, place the cashews into a small bowl, cover with hot water, and leave to one side.
  6. Cook the pasta as per the packet instructions.
  7. Remove the veg from the oven and place the butternut squash, onion and garlic into a bender. Make sure you remove the skin from the garlic cloves. Then add the stock, nutmeg and paprika. Drain the cashews and add to the blender. Blend the ingredients until smooth.
  8. Drain the pasta, then combine it with the butternut squash sauce.
  9. Mix everything together until the pasta is coated in the sauce and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Top with chopped basil.

Red Pepper Pesto Pasta

Red Pepper Pesto Pasta

What a tongue-twister!

This red pepper pesto pasta really is one of our favourite styles of recipes. It’s really quick, super simple and absolutely delicious.

Occasionally we’ll arrive home exhausted after a stressful day at work and the last thing we want to do is spend hours in the kitchen. So we’ll just throw lots of veggies in a pan, pot or a tray, and let them do their thing!

This lovely pasta dish only requires a few steps, but it’s bursting with fresh flavour.

Enjoy!

Red Pepper Pesto Pasta

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Red Pepper Pesto Pasta
Red Pepper Pesto Pasta
Servings
4 people
Ingredients
  • 250 g cherry tomatoes
  • 2 red peppers (roughly sliced)
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • olive oil
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • large handful basil
  • 30 g pine nuts
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 sundried tomatoes
  • half a lemon (juice only)
  • 280 g wholewheat pasta
  • rocket (for serving)
Servings
4 people
Ingredients
  • 250 g cherry tomatoes
  • 2 red peppers (roughly sliced)
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • olive oil
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • large handful basil
  • 30 g pine nuts
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 sundried tomatoes
  • half a lemon (juice only)
  • 280 g wholewheat pasta
  • rocket (for serving)
Red Pepper Pesto Pasta
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 200°C or 390°F.
  2. Place the tomatoes, peppers and garlic cloves in an oven dish. Season with salt and pepper, and drizzle with a little olive oil. Mix with your hands to combine, then place in the oven for 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, cook the pasta as per the packet instructions.
  4. Remove the oven dish from the oven and transfer the peppers and the garlic (remove the skin) to a blender. Leave the tomatoes in the dish. Then add the basil, pine nuts, nutritional yeast, sundried tomatoes and lemon juice to the blender, and blend until smooth to create the pesto.
  5. Combine the cooked pasta and red pepper pesto with the roasted tomatoes in the baking dish, or mix everything together in a separate bowl. Stir until the all the pasta is covered with the pesto.
  6. Sprinkle with rocket and a drizzle of lemon juice.

Mushroom Stroganoff

Mushroom Stroganoff

There’s a lot to love about this mushroom stroganoff recipe, especially as the cold winter nights draw in and you’re craving a hearty home-cooked meal.

The chilli, mustard and paprika combine to give this dish a lovely warmth, which match perfectly with the creamy mushroom sauce.

We usually opt for English mustard, which has a tangier taste compared to yellow mustard. But you can use whichever version you prefer.

It’s also really, really simple. Trust us, you’ll master this recipe in no time!

We usually serve the sauce with pasta, but the dish is traditionally served with crushed potatoes, which you can also mash with vegan butter and a sprinkling of parsley. Occasionally we’ll go with brown rice if we want a healthy alternative.

Enjoy!

Roxy & Ben

Mushroom Stroganoff

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Mushroom Stroganoff
Mushroom Stroganoff
Servings
4 people
Ingredients
  • 1 red onion sliced
  • 500 g chestnut mushrooms sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves finely diced
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tsp mustard (yellow or English)
  • 200 ml vegetable stock
  • 300 g tagliatelle pasta (or similar)
  • 1/2 cup soya cream
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • handful of parsley roughly chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
Servings
4 people
Ingredients
  • 1 red onion sliced
  • 500 g chestnut mushrooms sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves finely diced
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tsp mustard (yellow or English)
  • 200 ml vegetable stock
  • 300 g tagliatelle pasta (or similar)
  • 1/2 cup soya cream
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • handful of parsley roughly chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
Mushroom Stroganoff
Instructions
  1. Drizzle a little oil in a pan on a medium heat. Once hot, add the onion, mushroom and garlic and fry for 7 minutes until they start to brown.
  2. Add in the paprika, chilli powder, mustard, and vegetable stock. Then stir and reduce the heat so the sauce simmers for a further 8 minutes and starts to thicken.
  3. Meanwhile, fill a pan with boiling water and season with a pinch of salt. Transfer the pasta to the pan and cook as per the packet instructions.
  4. Stir the soya cream, lemon juice, and parsley into the sauce and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook through on the lowest heat for a few minutes.
  5. Drain the pasta and transfer to the pan with the stroganoff. Combine well with the sauce.
  6. Top with extra parsley to serve.

Creamy Avocado Pasta

This creamy avocado pasta is so simple. We wanted to make it as straightforward as possible so we reduced as many steps as we could, while making sure there’s still tons of flavour.

We often turn to this recipe, or variations of it, after a tiring day at work. The sort of day when you return home and you don’t have the patience to spend hours in the kitchen.

The creamy avocado sauce is lovely and fresh, which is packed with lots of healthy fats and oils. The garlic is great for the immune system, while the asparagus and peas have lots of vitamins.

And we really encourage you to put your on twist on this recipe. Depending what’s in season where you live, try boiling a variation of vegetables in the pasta. Sometimes we add a small amount of chili to the sauce to give it a tiny kick!

Let us know what you think,

Roxy & Ben

Creamy Avocado Pasta

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Creamy Avocado Pasta
Servings
4 people
Ingredients
  • 320 g conchiglie pasta
  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • 250 g asparagus sliced into 1” pieces
  • 1 ripe avocado peeled and deseeded
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • juice from half a lemon
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 120 ml dairy-free milk
  • small handful of pine nuts
  • small handful of basil leaves
Servings
4 people
Ingredients
  • 320 g conchiglie pasta
  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • 250 g asparagus sliced into 1” pieces
  • 1 ripe avocado peeled and deseeded
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • juice from half a lemon
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 120 ml dairy-free milk
  • small handful of pine nuts
  • small handful of basil leaves
Instructions
  1. Cook the pasta as per packet instructions. In the last 3 minutes add the asparagus and peas, and simmer until the asparagus starts to go a little soft.
  2. Meanwhile, make the creamy sauce by blending the avocado, garlic cloves, lemon juice, tahini, olive oil and dairy-free milk until smooth.
  3. Remove pasta from the hob and drain.
  4. Pour the creamy avocado sauce onto the pasta and stir to combine. Then season with salt and pepper to taste, and stir again to combine.
  5. Serve the creamy avocado pasta with a sprinkling of pine nuts and chopped basil.

Mac ‘n’ Cheese Bites

Mac ‘n’ Cheese Bites

Some of you might remember one of the first recipes we shared was our vegan mac ‘n’ cheese. It’s amazing to think that was almost 16 months ago!

Well that original mac ‘n’ cheese recipe has been a staple in our household ever since, and we recently decided it was about time we gave it a fun new twist.

We’ve added more ingredients to the sauce to give it a tasty kick and we chose to bake the macaroni in muffin moulds to create these awesome ‘bites’, which are perfect for dinner parties or taking to work for a snack.

If you love to experiment, we recommended trying different types of pasta to see how the bites turn out. We’ve also tried with mini conchiglie pasta, which turned out great.

Also, don’t forget to always check the label when you buy mustard from supermarkets. You can also use Dijon mustard, but some will use cheap white wine which might not be vegan.

Enjoy!

Roxy & Ben

Mac 'N' Cheese Bites

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Mac ‘n’ Cheese Bites
Mac ‘n’ Cheese Bites
Servings
12 bites
Ingredients
For the ‘cheese’ sauce
  • 140 g cashews raw
  • 220 ml soya or almond milk
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 20 g nutritional yeast
  • 2 tsp yellow mustard
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika ground
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves
For the bites
  • 250 g macaroni pasta dry
  • 80g g raw baby spinach leaves
  • small handful of breadcrumbs
  • small handful of chives chopped
Servings
12 bites
Ingredients
For the ‘cheese’ sauce
  • 140 g cashews raw
  • 220 ml soya or almond milk
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 20 g nutritional yeast
  • 2 tsp yellow mustard
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika ground
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves
For the bites
  • 250 g macaroni pasta dry
  • 80g g raw baby spinach leaves
  • small handful of breadcrumbs
  • small handful of chives chopped
Mac ‘n’ Cheese Bites
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C and lightly grease the muffin tray.
  2. Soak the cashews in hot water for 30 minutes.
  3. Cook the macaroni as per packet instructions.
  4. Meanwhile, add the “cheese” ingredients to a blender and blend together until smooth, then transfer to a mixing bowl with the spinach.
  5. Drain the pasta and transfer the cooked macaroni to the mixing bowl. Mix the pasta with the cheese sauce and the spinach until evenly coated.
  6. Spoon the mac ‘n’ cheese mixture evenly into the muffin moulds. Once each mould is full, press down with the back of a spoon to compact the mixture. Then, sprinkle the breadcrumbs on the top of the bites.
  7. Transfer muffin tray to the oven and bake for 10 - 12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
  8. Remove bites from the oven and leave to cool for 5 minutes.
  9. To remove bites from the muffin moulds, run a tablespoon around the edges and use the spoon to lift the bites out from the moulds.
  10. Sprinkle with chopped chives to serve.
Recipe Notes

You will also need a 12-up muffin tray.

Lasagna Roll Ups

Lasagna Roll Ups

How fun do these lasagna roll ups look?

The stand out component of this dish has to be the tofu ricotta filling, which has a lovely fluffy texture, while the nutritional yeast and seasoning gives the filling a slightly tangy flavour.

Sometimes we heat up a little extra tomato sauce to pour over the roll ups, so it’s usually a good idea to have some more on standby – depending on how much sauce you want to serve with the dish.

Oh, and you’ll need to be careful when you part-boil the lasagna sheets. We discovered if you boil the sheets five at a time, it’s easier to stir them around the pot and as a result they’re less likely to stick together. The cooking time might change depending on what brand you choose, so it might be worth testing one lasagna sheet to get the timings right. You want it soft enough to roll but hard enough so it keeps its shape.

We decided to use a marinara sauce, but you can go with whichever tomato-based pasta sauce you prefer!

Enjoy.

Lasagna Roll Ups

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Lasagna Roll Ups
Lasagna Roll Ups
Servings
8 people
Ingredients
  • 20 lasagna sheets
  • 300 g spinach
  • 400 g mushroom diced
  • 4 garlic cloves diced
  • 640 ml marinara sauce (or an alternative tomato sauce)
  • 1/2 cup water
For the tofu ricotta filling
  • 500 g tofu pressed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 handfuls of basil leaves
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
Servings
8 people
Ingredients
  • 20 lasagna sheets
  • 300 g spinach
  • 400 g mushroom diced
  • 4 garlic cloves diced
  • 640 ml marinara sauce (or an alternative tomato sauce)
  • 1/2 cup water
For the tofu ricotta filling
  • 500 g tofu pressed
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 handfuls of basil leaves
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
Lasagna Roll Ups
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Fry the mushrooms in a pan on a medium-high heat for 10 mins. Then add the garlic and spinach, and fry for a further minute until the spinach has wilted. Remove the pan from the heat.
  3. Meanwhile, blend all the the tofu ricotta ingredients in a food processor and leave the mixture to one side.
  4. Cook the lasagna sheets in batches of 5 in boiling water for 5 minutes each time, stirring occasionally to separate the sheets. Be careful because the lasagna sheets will stick together if you cook them for too long, while under-cooking will leave the sheets too hard to roll.
  5. Once the pasta sheets have finished cooking, remove them from the pan individually and sit them on a tea towel to dry.
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 until all the pasta sheets have been partly cooked.
  7. Evenly spread one heaped tbsp of the tofu ricotta filling on top of each lasagna sheet, followed by one tbsp of the mushroom filling, discarding any leftover water in the pan.
  8. Next, prepare the baking dish by pouring 1 cup of the marinara sauce and 1/2 cup water in the bottom of a round baking dish.
  9. Then roll each lasagna sheet and place each roll in the dish, starting around the edges until the entire dish is filled with the rolls so it looks like a bouquet of flowers.
  10. Pour the remaining marinara sauce on top of the rolls.
  11. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes.
  12. Remove from the oven and top with a few basil leaves, then serve with any remaining sauce from the bottom of the dish.