This Vegan Creamy Cajun Pasta is a quick and easy dinner recipe. This pasta dish is full of flavor and is ready to enjoy in under 30 minutes. Filled with veggies this is a perfect dinner option for busy weeknights.Jump to Recipe
Pasta dinners are some of my favorite dinners to make! They’re so easy to make and are a huge hit in our house. This vegan creamy cajun pasta comes together in about 25 minutes and is oil-free and can easily be made gluten-free.
This recipe is super customizable, I used green beans in this dish but you can use your favorite veggies like broccoli, zucchini, or any other veggies you have around. Let’s get started making this delicious recipe!
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Ingredients to make vegan creamy cajun pasta
I thought creamy pasta was never going to be the same when I went vegan but I guarantee you this vegan creamy pasta is so rich and comforting you won’t miss the dairy! Here’s everything you’ll need to make this recipe:
- Pasta – I used tortiglioni for this recipe but you can use any pasta you have on hand. Sub for gluten-free pasta if gluten-free!
- Green beans – you can use your favorite veggie here
- Canned diced tomatoes
- Canned coconut cream
- Veggie broth – you can use veggie bouillon and water instead!
- Flour – you can substitute this for cornstarch if gluten-free!
- Cajun spice
- Italian seasoning
How to make vegan creamy cajun pasta
This recipe comes together quickly. It looks like a lot of steps below but it really isn’t I wanted to show you all of the steps so you can make this at home perfectly every time! Check out the recipe card below for the full recipe:
How to store vegan cajun pasta?
The leftover vegan creamy cajun pasta is best stored in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
The best way to reheat pasta
Reheat the leftover pasta in the microwave dished up on a microwave-safe plate or bowl for 1-2 minutes depending on the strength of your microwave and serving size.
What customizations can I make?
The sky’s the limit when customizing this vegan creamy cajun pasta! Here are a few options:
- Replace the green beans with your favorite veggies
- Add in baked tofu for added protein
- Cook up some vegan sausage for a spicy addition
- Serve alongside some air-fried “chkn” nuggets
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Vegan Creamy Cajun Pasta
- 1 medium onion diced
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 1 can coconut cream
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 1 lb green beans (optional chop into bite sized pieces)
- 1 cup vegetable broth
- 2 tbsp flour
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1 tbsp cajun seasoning
- 1 lb pasta
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- Bring a pot of water to a boil. Once the water starts boiling cook pasta to the package instructions (about 11 minutes)1 lb pasta
- While the pasta is cooking. Dice up the onion and garlic. Add to a saucepan over medium heat. Saute with a small amount of vegetable broth. Cook until onions are soft and translucent.1 medium onion, 4 cloves garlic
- Add the Italian seasoning, cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper to the onion mixture. Stir to fully combine.1 tsp Italian seasoning, 1 tbsp cajun seasoning, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper
- Add the flour to the coconut cream, and whisk until they're well combined.1 can coconut cream, 2 tbsp flour
- Add the green beans, canned tomatoes, and the rest of the vegetable broth to the onion mixture. Stir to fully combine.1 lb green beans, 1 cup vegetable broth, 1 can diced tomatoes
- Combine the coconut mixture with the sauce. Stir to combine and allow to boil. This will help thicken the sauce. This shouldn't take more than 3-5 minutes.
- Drain the pasta from the pasta water and add the pasta to the vegan creamy cajun sauce.Stir to fully combine. Serve and enjoy!