Who doesn’t love the sound of digging into a delicious pasta after a long day at the office? Or going for an authentic, stonebaked pizza with friends on Friday night?
Well when you’re vegan that can be harder than you think.
With most foods from not only Italy, but around the world, containing some form of animal bi-product, it can be difficult to find recipes for your favorite foods that are completely vegan and still taste good.
Below are 15 of the best vegan Italian recipes that you can whip up in your kitchen today. Share with family and friends and we bet they won’t be able to taste the difference!
1. Vegan Classic Lasagne
Starting off with a childhood lasagne. If you miss being able to enjoy your Grandma’s delicious, cheesy lasagne, and worry that nothing will ever fill the void. Then worry no more.
This Vegan Classic Lasagne recipe is sure to compete with any traditional meat lasagne.
With homemade vegan bechamel sauce, egg-free lasagne sheets, vegan cheese, and meat-free tomato sauce, this truly is a masterpiece.
Serve with some crusty garlic bread and you have a delicious, comforting meal for everyone to enjoy.
You can even spread an extra layer of cheese on top for that extra gooey goodness and that epic cheese pull.
2. Vegan Eggplant Parmesan Recipe
When you want something crispy, cheesy and just full of delicious flavors, this Vegan Eggplant Parmesan recipe is here to save the day.
Sliced Eggplant baked in the oven until crispy and golden brown, layered with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese. What more could you ask for?
This recipe is sure to turn any eggplant hater into an eggplant lover with just one bite.
Make your own, rich tomato marinara sauce to spread over your eggplants to further flavor.
3. Vegan Spinach And Cashew ‘Ricotta’ Rolls
If you’re looking for something to truly impress the girls at your weekly brunch, then you have to make these Vegan Spinach and Cashew ‘Ricotta Rolls.
Imagine cinnamon rolls only vegan and savory all baked in a dish surrounded by a rich tomato sauce. Let the vegan cheese fully melt and serve to your guests.
This is the perfect small bite for an appetizer or if you need a snack on the go. We highly recommend warming your left overs in the oven before consuming.
4. Vegan Gnocchi Recipe
If you didn’t have the chance to try your hand at making homemade gnocchi when it was all the rage, then you are going to learn today.
This budget-friendly meal is full of flavor and nutrition. Once you have created and kneaded your dough, take your time to form those adorable little gnocchi shapes and then all you need to do is cook your sauce and boil your potato pasta.
Who doesn’t love the combination of potatoes and pasta?
This recipe is ideal for those on tighter budgets. Whether you’re a student or a larger family, this nutritious meal is perfect for keeping everyone happy.
5. Vegan Courgette, Mushroom, & Truffle Oil Pizza
Got a bunch of veggies wasting away in the bottom of your refrigerator? Get them out and make this delicious Vegan Courgette, Mushroom and Truffle Oil Pizza.
In this recipe you can make your own vegan pizza dough, or find some at the store (we won’t tell anyone). Just smother it in your favorite pizza sauce, cheese and your favorite toppings.
We especially love this recipe for romantic date nights. Cooking your favorite meal with that special someone and a smooth, chilled glass of white wine. Sounds like heaven.
Share with friends or keep it all to yourself, this Vegan Courgette, Mushroom and Truffle Oil Pizza is absolutely delicious.
6. Vegan Cannoli Recipe
Now, if you walk down the streets of Italy, or New Jersey you are sure to find every bakery window lined with trays of crispy, mouth watering cannolis.
And with this Vegan Cannoli recipe you can make them right in the comfort of your own home. Alter the filling to suit your taste buds and you have a delicious sweet treat whenever you desire.
The hardest part? Putting them down!
7. Vegan Biscotti With Almonds & Cranberries
When you want to start your day the right way, you have to try this Vegan Biscotti with Almonds and Cranberries. Perfect to share with friends over a cup of coffee at home or at the office.
This biscotti recipe is so crunchy that you can even enjoy it the traditional way, with a glass of sweet wine.
Although, dunking them in a hot cup of your favorite coffee softens them to perfection. Make sure to share them with loved ones to let them experience your wonderful baking creation.
8. Vegan Roasted Garlic Flatbread
Garlic bread is a true Italian delicacy, although the American version is unlikely to match the depth of flavor that you’ll find in Italy.
Turn your garlic flatbread into a pizza by topping it with cheese, artichoke hearts and caramelized onions.
Create your personalized pizza unique every time by simply switching up the toppings to whatever you have in the fridge.
Share with friends or keep it all to yourself.
9. Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe
Creamy, decadent, and healthy? Who knew it was possible? This Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo recipe is perfect for serving big crowds or to satisfy those cravings.
In just 30 minutes you can create a delicious meal that is filled with healthy, nutritious plant-based ingredients.
The sauce is made of cauliflower, cashew nuts, broth, seasonings, and olive oil. In other words, flavor, flavor, and more flavor!
Make sure to make enough for leftovers that you can store in the fridge to have for lunch the next day. You really won’t regret it.
10. Vegan Roasted Tomato & Broccoli Pasta Recipe
Take things back to basics with this simple Vegan Roasted Tomato & Broccoli Pasta recipe. Pop your veggies in the oven with some seasoning and olive oil until soft and tender.
This simple yet delicious recipe is the one you will want to bring out of the woodworks when you want to impress that special someone. The fresh, light taste is tasty yet not overpowering leaving you open to trying more.
Top with a handful of toasted nuts and fresh basil for a delicious crunch and flavor with every bite.
11. Vegan Tiramisu Recipe
Looking for something sweet to finish off the day? Have this delicious Vegan Tiramisu recipe in the fridge, ready for eating.
The tastiest vegan tiramisu you’ve ever tasted is made up of numerous layers of smooth dairy-free cream, fluffy sponge, airy chocolate mousse, and rich chocolate ganache.
This recipe may take some time to perfect but it is worth every second.
12. Easy Tomato Basil Soup
Throughout the colder months, we often look for meals that will warm us from the inside out. This Tomato Basil Soup is the perfect addition to your winter meal rotation.
Warm, thick, and utterly delicious, you will love this recipe for when the little ones are in need of some extra nutrients.
Pair with slices of crusty bread and you have a quick, delicious, and nutritious meal for lunches and dinners.
Panzanella is a traditional Italian bread salad. With crusty bread, ripe tomatoes, bell peppers, basil, and a few mozzarella balls, this salad is full of color and flavor.
This is the perfect addition to any meal where you need some extra veggies, or as a meal all on its own.
Make your own recipes with different veggies and discover new flavor combos you never knew existed.
14. Creamy Portobello Mushroom Arancini
Arancini are beautiful Italian bread crumb-crusted risotto that are deep-fried for a gorgeous crispy texture.
These are the perfect appetizers to wow your friends and family or to even give yourself a little love through food.
Small fried-balls filled with risotto and mushrooms go perfectly with a glass of smooth, refreshing white wine.
Serve with vegan mayonnaise or a rich tomato based sauce and enjoy.
15. Veggie Muffuletta
While the original version of this recipe is filled with meats and cheeses, this vegan recipe allows you to enjoy it even more.
A sandwich filled with loads of veggies including sun-dried tomatoes, cherry peppers, portobello mushrooms, and so much more. It will truly have your mouth watering.
Brough to New Orleans by Italian immigrants, this sandwich was made to impress with a range of textures and flavors. You need to try it!
You no longer have to miss out on your favorite Italian recipes simply because they contain meat.
Our 15 vegan Italian recipes are colorful, full of nutrients, and jam packed full of flavor.
Whether it’s a simple pizza or a stunning lasagne, you can create and serve gorgeous Italian recipes that impress your friends and family.
And you can store them in the freezer for when you need a quick, delicious, comforting meal in a rush!
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