Rotini pasta, also known as the corkscrew pasta, has become the go-to type of pasta for dishes that have chunky and thick sauces. This is because its spiral can be able to trap the sauce which can deliver a flavorful punch. But how do you make vegan rotini recipes?
If you are a pasta lover and a vegan, the most common problem that you will encounter is how to make these dishes without cheese? Well, worry not as we will be solving this problem in this article. If you wish to try out vegan rotini pasta recipes, here are two recipes that you may want to try.
Cooking Rotini Pasta
Of course, the first step that you need to take before you can proceed with making the recipes below is to cook the pasta. To perfectly do that, here are some steps that you should take.
Step 1. Place 4 to 6 quartz of water into a pot. Place it over medium-high heat and wait for it to boil.
Step 2. Once the water has started to boil, add the pasta. Stir it gently. Allow the water to return to a boil.
Step 3. Remove pasta from heat and allow it to cool down before using it in the recipes below.
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2 Vegan Rotini Pasta Recipes
- 3 tablespoons of olive oil
- 3 cups of sliced mushrooms
- 5 cloves of garlic chopped
- 1 cup of broccoli
- 2 pieces of bell pepper sliced
- 1 ½ cup of rotini pasta
- 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning
- Add salt and pepper to taste
Place a large pot over high heat.
Add oil and allow it to heat up for a few minutes.
Add the vegetables (bell pepper, mushroom, garlic, and broccoli).
Add the seasoning. Add salt and pepper and taste the dish. You can add more salt and pepper until the taste already suits your preference.
Add the cooked pasta and stir gently for a few minutes.
- 1 medium-sized onion diced
- 2 cloves of garlic minced
- 9 oz of rotini pasta
- 2 small sized zucchini cut into halves, lengthwise
- 1 can of diced tomatoes
- 1 cup of fresh basil chopped
- 1 bunch of asparagus sliced
- Olive oil spray
- 5 tablespoons of nutritional yeast flakes
- Freshly ground pepper
Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and spray olive oil over a timed baking sheet.
Add the zucchini and asparagus. Add salt and pepper. Roast for around 20 minutes.
Spray cooking oil on a medium sized skillet and place it over medium heat. Add onions and cook until translucent. Add the garlic. Cook it until it turns brown, around 30 seconds. Add the tomatoes and allow it to simmer. This will take about 15 minutes. Stir from time to time. Remove the sauce from heat and add the yeast flakes.
Add the pasta to the skillet where you cooked the tomato sauce. Also, add the vegetables and basil. Stir it gently.
Pro Tip: To make the dish more flavorful, set aside at least ½ cup of the water that you used to cook the pasta then add it after putting the vegetables in the skillet. Continue mixing the dish until the water is almost gone.
You do not have to say goodbye to pasta just because you went vegan. These vegan rotini pasta recipes are evidence that you can still eat your favorite dish even if you are already vegan (thanks to nutritional yeast!).
What are you waiting for? Give these recipes a try! After all, all the ingredients needed are already in your pantry. If not, they are also widely available in supermarkets!