Vegan Loaded Pasta Sauce

Vegan Loaded Pasta
Vegan Loaded Pasta

I make this meal about once a week when it’s cold out. It is my favorite. It is like Vegan Lasagna in 20 minutes. It was kind of hard to write a recipe for it because it is a little different every time. This is the basic version, where it all started. I basically use a cheap jarred sauce and make it taste super yummy. This is a very quick weeknight meal.

Few tips: I always add a little of the water I cook the pasta in at the very end. I rinse out the sauce jar with it and add it to the pasta. About a 1/4 of the jar of water. Sometimes I add a little wine if we are having it with dinner. I might also add sweetener if it tastes a little acidic. It depends on the sauce you are using. You can use any green instead of the kale, or take it out altogether. I also love to roast eggplant and just add it over the top. Enjoy!

Vegan Loaded Pasta Sauce


  • Olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced button or cremini mushrooms
  • 3 cups chopped Kale
  • 3/4 block of extra firm tofu
  • 3 TBL Vegan cream cheese
  • 2 TBL nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp veggie broth powder (optional)
  • 1 TBL molasses
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 TBL Italian seasoning
  • 1 Jar pasta sauce
  • 1 package noodles of your choice cooked according to package directions


  1. Heat olive oil in a large pan with high sides, or a pot over medium/high heat.
  2. Saute onion and mushroom for about 5 minutes until the onion is starting to look translucent adding a dash of salt if you like.
  3. Add the Kale and cook for 2 minutes more.
  4. Mash the tofu into the pan with your hands or a fork.
  5. Stir in the cream cheese, nutritional yeast, molasses, veggie broth powder if using, salt and Italian seasoning. I use about 1/2 tsp of salt, but it is optional.
  6. Add the jar of sauce and about 1/2 cup of cooking water from the pasta cooking until everything is heated through.
  7. Serve over pasta.

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Hey, my name is Adrianne, but I like to call myself the Happy Food Ninja! I am excited to share my love of food and cooking with you. My goal is to introduce you to easy ways to make delicious food, no matter what diet you subscribe to.

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