15 Delicious Vegan Italian Recipes

The vegan diet excludes all animal products, including eggs, dairy products, and honey for many vegans. Many people believe that vegan food is restrictive, when actually vegan cooking is actually quite creative.

There are so many vegan recipes in this collection of Italian vegan recipes, from risottos and salads to rich vegan desserts. Be sure to check out all of these recipes and find one that is best for your taste.

1. Courgette and Tomato Gratin

It’s a dish that showcases courgettes and plum tomatoes. You can have this as a simple lunch or as a side dish to a more substantial meal, this dish is incredibly delicious and can be made in no time at all.

It is beautiful and colorful and can be prepared quickly. This will become a family favorite for sure! 

2. Vegan Manicotti

The perfect vegan pasta dish with a simple cheese filling and hearty spaghetti sauce. If you have a large family visiting you could make this dish to please the family and give you the perfect vegan italian flavors that you desire.

Make sure you take a look at this recipe if you want to enjoy a meal that will have a strong filling, something that you will surely appreciate.

3. Vegan Tomato Basil Soup

You can prepare this quick and easy meal for lunch or dinner, and the best part is that it tastes great and only takes a few minutes to prepare!

You may add as many other herbs or spices as you like to create the flavor that you prefer in order to make a dish that is both full of flavor and delicious.

4. Vegan Minestrone Soup

The best vegetables imaginable are combined with beans, spices, and yes, pasta in this vegan soup! Those who want more texture in their soup will love this dish.

When you combine all these ingredients correctly in this dish, you are going to get a meal that is simply impossible to turn down.

5. Homemade Marinara Sauce

The quickest recipe to prepare and you might want to add this to one of your other pasta meals to give it extra added flavor.

Generally speaking, this is the sauce used for the majority of your italian recipes, and will be a great addition to any meal mentioned recently as well.

The rich and lively flavors of this tomato sauce provide an irresistible flavor that you will not be able to resist.

6. Socca Chickpea Flatbread

Chickpea flour is used in this recipe for a quick and easy flatbread,  it is cooked in a skillet until golden and crispy on both edges.

The great thing about this is that it’s a great side dish to go along with one of your main dishes, but yet still has the flatbread texture that you’ll come to love. You’ll impress everyone with this.

7. Vegetable Spaghetti 

A quick and easy recipe to enjoy with a variety of vegetables and giving you a meal full of flavour.

In this dish, you can use your marinara sauce with it, as well as add as much cheese as you please to balance out the flavor and make extra for yourself as it is considered to be a classic.

8. Vegan Lasagna and Asparagus

This lasagna is full of flavor and you are sure to enjoy what it has to offer on your plate. It sticks to the traditional italian ways and has a vegan twist.

After using the cashew ricotta cheese, you might realize you have never tried something quite like it before. However, it might soon become a favorite thing of yours.

9. Homemade Vegan Trofie Pasta

With this dish, you’ll enjoy trofie, a twisted pasta from Liguria in Italy served with fresh vegan pesto. It is a historic meal that has been popular for years and you will undoubtedly love what this dish has to offer.

The pesto will provide you with extra flavor and you can put as much of this as you want in your pasta.

10. Vegan Fettuccine Alfredo

This healthy twist on a traditionally rich pasta sauce is simply divine. It captures all the flavor of a traditional Italian pasta dish and it is perfect for any occasion.

This dish offers a great deal of variety as all the flavors complement one another perfectly, which will leave you satisfied after eating it.

11. Vegan Breadsticks

Creating this snack is simple and very easy. It is a delicious snack that can be enjoyed anytime. You can enjoy these breadsticks like you would in Italy.

You can still drizzle some delicious olive oil on the breadsticks to enhance the flavors. The texture is similar to that of the original Italian breadsticks. 

12. Vegan Pasta Salad

Those who are looking for a lighter type of dish will be delighted with this one. A meal like this will provide you with colorful tastes that are sure to please all.

It’s the sort of classic summer dish that’s ideal for lunch time, and it still has lots of flavor so you’re getting the great taste of Italy at the same time. 

13. Vegan Panna Cotta

There is a special ingredient called agar agar in this dessert that helps keep that traditional taste from a typical panna cotta. Besides being vegan-approved, the recipe is also suitable for those who are dairy-free.

There is no doubt that this Italian dessert will become a favorite of everyone and you will enjoy it every single day of the week.

14. Orange and Almond Polenta Bundt Cake

A moist, sticky polenta cake that is not only full of orange and almond flavors, but is also 100% vegan. Both the cake itself and the coconut yoghurt crème are enriched with chickpea water, which is whisked into a stiff meringue to give body and lightness.

Combined with the orange zest, this becomes the ultimate bundt cake which makes it irresistible to anyone who tastes it. 

15. Vegan Italian Doughnuts

Italian doughnuts are inspired by this recipe, which is made with vegan cream cheese and vegan ricotta cheese instead of butter. This dish topped with cinnamon makes it a great sweet treat for dessert and sure to please everyone at the table.

Whilst it may seem simple, the doughnuts are full of flavor so be sure to give these a go. 


Having given you all the recipes for you to check out, it is time for you to go and make these yourself and choose which one is your favorite. There is no doubt that Italian dishes are some of the best in the world and these recipes do a great job of capturing what they are all about. 

Brett White
Latest posts by Brett White (see all)