Let’s be real: When you go dairy-free, you have to give up some of life’s greatest pleasures, which include heaping bowls of pasta topped with creamy, savory sauces. No matter your reasons for going vegan or just dairy-free, the transition can be tough. The good news is we’ve come a long way from those chemical-tasting faux cheese sauces you might have tried as a kid. Nowadays, going dairy-free doesn’t mean you have to completely forgo creamy comfort food— you just need to know some good recipes, and we’ve rounded up our favorites below. These creamy dairy-free pasta recipes will satisfy your cravings for cheesy, hearty meals this fall.
This five-ingredient creamy kale pasta from Pinch of Yum is a dream come true for vegans. It features a yummy plant-based sauce that’s packed with healthy stuff like cashews and olive oil. The dish also includes everyone’s favorite super-veggie — kale. Whip it up in less than an hour for a delicious, dairy-free dinner.
Next, this vegan pumpkin pasta from Eat with Clarity is especially fitting for fall. But we’d eat it anytime of the year, because it’s just that good. Don’t believe us? Try it yourself. I’ll be ready in 20 minutes.
This vegan pasta recipe from Love & Lemons is perfect for busy weeknights. The recipe is easy to follow, and it only takes 20 minutes to prepare. With ingredients like white beans and broccoli, it’s healthy, delicious, and totally dairy-free.
Our roundup of creamy dairy-free recipes wouldn’t be complete without vegan mac and cheese. There are tons of dairy-free mac recipes on the internet. So when we say this one from A Virtual Vegan is a must-try, we mean it. If you’re craving creamy, cheesy, baked macaroni and cheese, make this ASAP. It’s a little more time-consuming than the other recipes, but 100% worth it.