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9 Vegetarian Pasta Recipes That are Under £1 a Head

9 Vegetarian Pasta Recipes That are Under £1 a Head

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These are the best veggie pasta recipes

Finding vegetarian pasta recipes that the whole family will love isn’t easy, but we have beginner recipes that are delicious and free of all meat.

These pasta dishes are really easy to make and you can add a little of your own inspiration if you prefer, so like on the penne pasta, you may want to add cheese or some red pepper. The best thing about these recipes is that they are as versatile as you are!

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9 Pasta recipes for vegetarians

These are the best vegetarian pasta recipes for the whole family. Many of these use what you have in the store cupboard or fridge or freezer.

Read our post here on Store Cupboard Meals: 41 Store Cupboard Recipes to Try. These will help you to keep your food bill down.

Many of these pasta dishes are used from frozen vegetables and tinned vegetables.

We used Spicentice for a whole year and our favourite meals are:

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1. Penne Pasta Arrabbiata

Now, this arrabbiata is my go to recipe if I fancy a bit of spice. I tame it down a bit for the kids, so might add some chili flakes in at the end for myself and my husband. It takes 20 minutes to boil down but is so worth it.

500g Wholemeal penne 55p
100g Frozen onion 22p
60g dried chillies 55p
400g Passata 35p
Vegetable stock 5p

Total: £2.17 that’s 54p a person.

2. Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes

This is one of those “chuck in whatever you have” recipes. It’s mega easy and even grilling the tomatoes only takes minutes. This tomato pasta will soon become a firm favourite!

500g wholemeal penne 55p
250g cherry tomatoes 53p
14g Dried basil 69p

Total: £1.77 that’s 44p a person.

3. Grilled Ratatouille Linguine

This is an easy ratatouille recipe that is really quick to make. You can grill all these vegetables and mix them when ready with the vegetables.
210g linguine 10p
80g courgette, cut into chunks 40p
100g red or yellow peppers, cut into chunks 40p
100g onion 30p

Total: £1.20 that’s 30p per person.

4. Pesto pasta

All these vegetables can be grilled can be quickly grilled and mixed in with the green pesto and spaghetti. This makes a great and easy family dinner when you are in a rush.

210g spaghetti 25p
2 corn on the cob 95p
100g frozen squash 50p
165g tomatoes 42p
100g spring onions 37p
75g green pesto 37p

Total: £2.86 that’s 71p for 4 people.

5. Vegan Mushroom Bolognese

Just like a meaty bolognese, this vegan one makes the best comfort food dish for a weekend. We use mushrooms to get that amazing flavour.

1 onion chopped 22p
1 tbsp tomato puree 9p
2 tins chopped tomato 58p
1 tbsp caster sugar or to taste 4p
1 celery stick chopped 10p
1 carrot chopped 7p
2 cloves garlic chopped 4p
1 tsp oregano 2p
2 large mushrooms chopped 75p
1 vegetable stock cubes 6p
210g spaghetti 25p

Total: £1.94 that’s 48p per person.

6. Vegan Lasagna

This lasagna will get the whole family asking for more. It does take a while to make the white sauce as it needs to thicken. Once both sauces are ready then layer it up with the sliced tomatoes on top. We cook it until the white sauce has set so about 20 minutes for us.

For the lasagna:
4 lasagna sheets 13p
140g firm tofu £1
5g olive oil 2p
100g frozen onion 15p
3 garlic cloves 5p
2g dried oregano 2p
100g mushrooms 25p
225g frozen spinach 37p

White sauce:
5g olive oil 2p
100g all-purpose flour 25p
50g almond milk 10p
5g. nutritional yeast 10p
5g garlic powder 5p
55g 3 tomatoes 25p

Total: £2.76 that’s 69p a person.

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7. Chipotle Pasta

This is a great vegan pasta recipe for the whole family. It makes a creamy vegan pasta sauce that has zero lumps as you blend it all together then heat it in the pan.

100g Almonds £1.40
50g Almond milk 10p
50g Chipotle pepper 30p
10g Garlic 5p
75g Water 5p
55g Tomato 25p
5g Lemon juice 2p
210g spaghetti 25p

Total: £2.42 that’s 60p for 4 people.

8. Vegan pasta bake

For the topping:

125g cashews (not roasted)

3 tbsp nutritional yeast

1 tsp vegetable bouillon powder

150g cherry tomatoes chopped

4 handfuls of rocket

For the bottom:

2 tsp rapeseed oil

200g frozen onions

3 garlic cloves chopped

140g dried lentilles vertes

500g tomato passata

200g wholemeal penne

375g courgettes, quartered lengthways and sliced

15g dried basil

2 tsp vegetable bouillon powder.

Fry the onion, garlic and lentils. Poor in 500ml water and bring to the boil. Add in the passata and bring back to the boil.

Add the penne, courgettes, handful of basil and the bouillon powder. Bring to the boil again. It may need some extra water at this point. Heat the oven to 180 degree fan. Add the nutritional yeast and bouillon powder into a bowl and blitz until really small like a paste. Pour the cashew sauce over the top and add the tomatoes on the top. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes and serve with the rocket.

9. Chipotle Pasta

This is a great vegan pasta recipe for the whole family. It makes a creamy vegan pasta sauce that has zero lumps as you blend it all together then heat it in the pan.

100g Almonds £1.40

50g Almond milk 10p

50g Chipotle pepper 30p

10g Garlic 5p

75g Water 5p

55g Tomato 25p

5g Lemon juice 2p

210g spaghetti 25p

Total: £2.42 that’s 60p for 4 people.

Laura x

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These are the best vegetarian pasta recipes that come in at under £1 a head and that are perfect for the whole family by Laura at Savings 4 Savvy Mums

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