9 Homemade Vegan Pasta Sauce Recipes

What lies at the heart of every great pasta dish? The sauce, of course! Now, plant-based-eaters can enjoy meatless copycats of classic pasta sauces—from Bolognese to Alfredo—with these vegan pasta sauce recipes.

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Vegan Marinara Sauce

A mouthwatering aroma will fill your house every time you make this vegan tomato sauce. It bursts with flavor with garlic, basil and oregano for seasoning. Pro Tip: We recommend using canned San Marzano for their bright flavor.

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Vegan Bolognese Sauce

Finally, you can enjoy a hearty Bolognese sauce without the meat—and no, it’s not even made with tofu! This recipe from Veggies Don’t Bite gets its rich, meaty texture and taste from a soffritto made up of caramelized carrots, onions and celery, plus a dash of liquid smoke.

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Vegan Alfredo Sauce
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Vegan Alfredo Sauce

Who says you need butter and cheese to make Alfredo sauce? Nutritional yeast, cauliflower and cashews make up this oh-so-creamy vegan Alfredo sauce. Spoon it over a big bowl of fettuccine for an easy dinner.

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Vegan Garden Vegetable Tomato Sauce

This dairy free pasta sauce is a tasty substitute for regular pasta sauce. Made with zucchini, squash, carrots, onions, mushrooms and more, and flavored with a variety of seasonings, you’ll definitely get your vegetable cravings fulfilled with this recipe.
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Vegan Mushroom Sauce

If you’re looking for a quick and easy vegan pasta sauce, this is your recipe! Alpha Foodie’s mushroom pasta sauce comes together in 20 minutes with easy-to-find ingredients. It’s a no-fuss weeknight dinner no one will be able to resist!

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Vegan Pesto Sauce

You only need to dirty one dish to make this fabulous vegan pesto from Food with Feeling. Using only a food processor, this meat- and dairy-free sauce is perfect to make if you’re short on time.

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béchamel sauce on a pasta
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Vegan Bechamel Sauce

This vegan bechamel sauce mimics the classic white sauce. Use it in lasagna, mac and cheese or as a creamy sauce for a plate of veggies. Next, try our favorite bechamel lasagna recipe.

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Vegan Garlic Pasta Sauce

Another cozy and velvety vegan white sauce to add to your repertoire! You can’t go wrong with Minimalist Baker’s 30-minute garlic sauce for pasta night. Roasted tomatoes and sauteed garlic make any dish 100% better.

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Vegan Mac and Cheese Sauce

The combination of soaked cashews and nutritional yeast creates a savory sauce for this vegan mac and cheese. The cashews don’t blend up completely smooth; they will have a fine texture even after processing, which helps the sauce cling to the noodles.

Christina Herbst
Christina is a Social Media Editor for Taste of Home. She enjoys trying out local restaurants and coffeehouses and adding copious amounts of garlic and cheese to any recipe she can get her hands on. In her free time, you can find her hunting down one-of-a-kind furniture pieces at thrift and vintage stores and DIYing trendy home decor crafts.