Easy Vegan Rotini Pasta Recipe

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Delicious  Easy Vegan Rotini Pasta Recipe is so mouthwatering and comforting! It is so easy to prepare, perfect for a weeknight dinner with a salad.

Easy Vegan Rotini Pasta Recipe

This is another quick and easy recipe creation, I make this dish whenever I’m busy, it is also great to bring to a potluck or any large gathering! It is especially popular with children but the entire family loves it served with a huge salad! Perfect dish for fall and winter!

Check out my Vegan Mac and Cheese, Vegan Bolognese and One Pot Taco Spaghetti. 

Easy Vegan Rotini Pasta

How To Prepare Easy Vegan Rotini Pasta Recipe

To prepare this Easy Vegan Rotini Pasta Recipe, I cooked brown rice rotini according to the package directions, drained it, tossed with olive oil and set it aside. In the meantime, I cook onions, garlic with Italian seasonings. Then I added beefless grounds, I used GARDEIN brand which is vegan and gluten-free.

You can substitute with cooked lentils or tofu crumbles or your favorite protein here, I then stirred in pasta sauce followed by cooked pasta and vegan cheese.  For the cheese, I used DAIYA SHREDS, but you can also substitute with my CHEESE SAUCE recipe in my Vegan MacNCheese recipe. This is so easy to prepare and it will be a huge hit with your family!

Vegan Rotini Pasta


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(Per 100g)
  • Energy: 249 kcal / 1041 kJ
  • Fat: 29 g
  • Protein: 8 g
  • Carbs: 35 g

Cooking Time

  • Preparation: 15 min
  • Cooking: 20 min
  • Ready in: 35 min
  • For:
  • 6 servings



  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil on medium-high, add pasta and cook according to package directions. Drain using a colander, toss with olive oil and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet on medium-high. Add onions and cook until soft, about 2 minutes, stir in garlic and Italian seasoning cook for 30 seconds. Stir in beefless grounds and cook stirring to coat, add pasta sauce and Bragg's liquid aminos.
  3. Add pasta and stir to thoroughly coat with sauce. Stir in cheese and season with salt and cayenne pepper if needed.


Easy Vegan Rotini Pasta Recipe

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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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  1. Philly
    October 6, 2019

    Quick and yummy… made it with lentils

  2. Maureen
    January 21, 2018

    So easy and delicious!

  3. Debi
    November 13, 2017

    I notice that this does not say “gluten free.” Would the beefless grounds have gluten in them? What would work as a replacement?