Is Pasta Primavera Vegan? Vegan Pasta Primavera Recipe

Pasta Primavera is a famous dish during the spring and summer months. It is mostly not vegan as it is made with fresh vegetables, light lemon cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, and other ingredients. Most pasta Primavera is not-vegan as it is made with authentic Parmesan cheese.

However, some restaurants make vegan Primavera pasta. You can also get vegan pasta Primavera at non-vegan restaurants by removing the non-vegan ingredients. However, it comes with a cross-contamination warning for non-vegan ingredients. It is also easy to make and tastes great.

contamination warning for non-vegan ingredients.

Is Pasta Primavera Vegetarian?

Pasta Primavera is vegetarian if it is made without authentic Parmesan cheese. Parmesan cheese contains animal rennet. Some restaurants may also add some other non-vegetarian ingredients. So, make sure you check the ingredients before ordering. Vegetarians are okay with eggs, honey, and dairy products if they don’t have ingredients obtained after killing animals.

Is Pasta Primavera Sauce Vegan?

It depends on the ingredients. Most pasta Primavera sauce is not vegan as it contains dairy products. However, some vegan brands make vegan pasta sauces that you can use in your vegan pasta recipes.

Is Domino’s Pasta Primavera Vegan?

No. It is not vegan. All of Domino’s pasta comes with dairy cheese in one form or another.

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Vegan Pasta Primavera Recipe

Andy Nevers
This recipe uses vegan parmesan cheese, veggies, olive oil, herbs, and spices to make creamy and delicious vegan pasta Primavera. It is easy to make and prepared in only 25 minutes.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Entree
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 598 kcal


  • Parchment Paper
  • Baking Sheets
  • Large Boiling Pot (can handle 3 liters of water)


  • 1 cup red onion (bite-sized pieces)
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes (or small tomatoes)
  • 6 cups fresh veggies of your choice (common options: asparagus, eggplant, bell pepper, zucchini, broccoli, carrots, or snap peas)
  • 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas (drained)
  • 3 tbsp. avocado oil or olive oil
  • ½ tsp. sea salt and black pepper (both should be ½ tsp and separate)
  • 12 oz. dry pasta of your choice (gluten-free if required)
  • 4 garlic cloves (finely chopped)
  • ¼ cups vegan parmesan cheese

For serving (optional)

  • Vegan parmesan cheese
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Fresh basil


  • Preheat the oven to 425F (218C).
  • Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper and divide the fresh veggies (bite-sized cut) and canned chickpeas (drained) equally between the two baking sheets.
  • Add 1 tbsp. oil, ¼ tsp salt, and ¼ tsp black pepper to each sheet.
  • Place both trays in the oven for 18-22 minutes or until the veggies get slightly brown and the tomato peels start to break.
  • Boil 3 liters of salted water in a large boiling pot and cook vegan pasta according to the instructions on the packaging.
  • Save 1-2 cups of pasta water before draining the pasta.
  • Add garlic, lemon zest, and the remaining oil to the empty pot and sauté at low-medium heat until the contents start sizzling.
  • Turn off the heat and add the drained pasta to the pot.
  • Add the dried pasta to the pot, followed by vegan parmesan cheese and ½ cup pasta water.
  • Mix well until the pasta is ready to your taste and creaminess. You can add more pasta water to make pasta more creamy and saucy.
  • Add roasted veggies and stir. Your pasta is now ready.
  • You can adjust the taste by adding more vegan parmesan for cheesiness, pasta water for sauciness, and pepper/flakes for more spiciness.
  • Serve immediately and garnish with fresh basil, vegan parmesan, or red pepper flakes.



You can use cashew or other vegan pasta sauce instead of parmesan cheese.
You can use any type of vegan pasta in this recipe.
Any vegetable is a great fit in this recipe.
You can store the leftovers in an airtight container for 3-4 days in a refrigerator. Simply reheat before eating.
The nutritional information given below is calculated approximately. It may change depending on the quality/quantity of ingredients.
  • Fat: 18.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.9 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.6 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.9 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sugar: 12 g
  • Fiber: 13 g
  • Carbohydrates: 97.8 g
  • Protein: 17.2 g    
  • Sodium: 534 mg
  • Potassium: 1003 mg
  • Calcium: 92 mg
  • Iron: 4.2 mg
  • Vitamin A: 3489 IU
  • Vitamin C: 114 mg
Keyword Vegan Pasta Primavera

Pasta FAQs

Is Dry Pasta Vegan?

Yes. Dry pasta is mostly vegan. It is mostly made with flour and water. Please note that some dry pasta may come with a cross-contamination warning for milk and eggs.

Is Barilla Pasta Vegan?

Yes. Most Barilla pasta is vegan. Some varieties are not vegan as they have animal-derived ingredients, and some come with cross-contamination warnings.

Is De Cecco Pasta Vegan?

Yes. Most De Cecco pasta is vegan, but a few variants are not-vegan. You must always check the ingredients before buying.

Is Penne Pasta Vegan?

Yes. It is mostly vegan as it is sold as dry pasta. However, some variations may not be vegan or carry a cross-contamination warning.

Is Banza Pasta Vegan?

Yes. Most Banza pasta is vegan. Banza pasta is a famous brand and offers many variants. So, don’t forget to check the ingredients before buying.

Is Pesto Pasta Vegan?

Pesto pasts can be vegan or not vegan, depending on the ingredients.

Is Pasta Salad Vegan?

It depends on the ingredients. Restaurants usually add non-vegan ingredients to pasta salad. You can either remove these ingredients to make your salad vegan or make pasta salad at home with 100% vegan ingredients.

Is Chickpea Pasta Vegan?

Yes. Chickpea pasta is usually vegan. Some boxes may come with a cross-contamination warning for milk and eggs.

Is Lentil Pasta Vegan?

Yes. It is mostly vegan. Lentil pasta tastes great and is often preferred by vegans due to its vegan ingredients.


  • Andy Nevers

    Andy Nevers, the founder of VeganPros and GBB is a strong advocate for the plant-based movement. After going vegan a few years ago, Andy has set out on a mission to help make the world a healthier place.

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