To be vegan in Italy or just trying to eat more plant-based meals can be challenging. With all of the cheese and meat-heavy dishes on menus, it's hard to know where to start; that's why we've put together a list of our favorite vegan Italian recipes that will have you enjoying the best Italian vegan recipes and others that we have veganized.
These recipes are sure to please even the most carnivorous eaters, from creamy risottos to delicious pestos. Let's get you inspired!
Here is our selection of Vegan Italian Inspired Recipes. We have developed them as we arrived to live in Italy and have been able to enjoy their exquisite gastronomy.
We constantly feel like we need to find the way around all the dairy, cheese, and meat in Italian cuisine.
Here you will find some vegan recipes that have been veganized and others accidentally vegan.
We hope you choose to cook one or two of these vegetarian Italian food recipes that have won our hearts while living here in Italy!
Let's start with some fantastic vegan Italian appetizers.
Roman-Style Artichokes (Carciofi alla Romana)
Healthier No-Frying No breading Eggplant Parmesan
Recipe for Portobello Stuffed Mushrooms | Vegan and Gluten-Free
Bean Vegetable Soup - Tuscan Ribollita Recipe
Italian vegan pasta recipes
We love making our own homemade pasta, from noodles to ravioli; you will find your way through plant-based eating without touching an egg.
Vegan Pasta Noodles without Egg
Homemade Pasta Vegan
Puttanesca pasta sauce
Easy Pasta with Asparagus Recipe (Vegan, Zesty and Spicy)
Vegan Eggplant with Garlic Pasta sauce
Vegan Stuffed Shells Tofu Pasta Recipe
Carrot Greens Pesto Cold Pasta Salad Recipe | Vegan + GF
Vegan Italian side dishes are probably the most common to find, as contorno, how here we call side dishes, usually comprise a variety of vevetables.
Spiced Onions Recipe (Borettane Onions)
Vegan Eggplant Involtini
How to Cook Romanesco Broccoli
Italian Eggplant Stew - 4 Ingredients
Herbs stuffed Pioppini Mushrooms
Recipe for Pickled Eggplant
Rosemary Focaccia Bread Recipe
This is the toughest part; vegan Italian dishes that are eaten as main dishes. Luckily, just like pasta, there are many different rice options using risotto rice. Also, it is common to stuff vegetables with meat, which can be easily replaced with tofu and nuts.
Vegan Stuffed Peppers Recipe
Baked Onions Recipe with Tofu Stuffing
Creamy Vegan Mushrooms Risotto
Saffron Risotto | Vegan Risotto alla Milanese
Vegan Roasted Pumpkin Risotto
Creamy Tomato Risotto Recipe
Vegan Asparagus Risotto Recipe
Lemony Winter Risotto (Zucchini Risotto)
Recipe for Butternut Squash Risotto
Vegan Polenta Recipe with Tofu Ragout
Vegan Italian dressing and sauces
Homemade Vegan Parmesan Recipe + Substitute for Nutritional Yeast
Vegan Kale Salad (The Best Fall Kale Crunch Salad)
Vegan Arugula Pesto
Vegan Pistachio Pesto Sauce + Pasta Salad
Easy Vegan Basil Pesto
Sun-dried Tomato Pesto Pasta Recipe | Vegan
Vegan Mint Pesto Recipe
Vegan Sage and Kale pesto
Vegan Bechamel Sauce Recipe
This is another difficult one, but here we offer some options for Vegan Italian dessert.
Pangiallo Romano (Roman Christmas Cake)
Peanut Banana Ice Cream
Dark Chocolate Chia Pudding with Pistachio cream
If you try these Italian vegan recipes, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a photo #ourplantbasedworld on Instagram. Cheers!