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RECIPES: 10 Easy Vegan Italian Weeknight Meals (not just pasta!)

Updated: Feb 4, 2023

Looking for easy weeknight meals that are plant-based, satisfying and Italian? Enjoy this round up of 10 dinner dishes (or lunch) from my 2 cookbooks. And there's more than just pasta to feast on! Click on the recipe titles for the recipes.

These stuffed capsicums, their fleshy skins warm and oily, are the best of vegan Italian food. Pair with a side salad for a deceptively filling meal.

Minestrone often features pasta or grains, but this vegetable-based soup keeps things light. But for something heartier, throw in some small dried pasta.

Turning sauteed capsicums into a golden cream is both delicious and creative.

And there’s no dairy required. Summon the spirit of Puglia in this summery dish.

It’s no wonder this dish has become a beloved recipe beyond the borders of Italy. Puttanesca is made in a flash from only a few pantry ingredients.

This vegan version is hugely satisfying with an array of fresh vegetables in a swoon-worthy broth. Serve over polenta, potato mash or with crusty bread.

Pasta al Forno means ‘oven baked pasta’. The best thing is all the mixing and matching you can do with whatever ingredients you have on hand.

Walnuts create a rich and meaty texture. This robust sauce pairs best

with a thick style pasta, like pappardelle, fettuccine or rigatoni.

Risotto is such a versatile dish. This version is deliberately unadorned so you

can mix and match by adding your favourite vegetables and seasonings.

Tucking into a bowl of this, the warmth flows through you.

Be liberal with the sugo - polenta greedily soaks up all the sauce it can handle.

Need to eat more veggies? This vegetable stew is simple, nourishing and full of flavour. You can also mix n' match with whatever veggies you have on hand.

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