Closeup of Pesto Pasta topped with fresh basil and pine nuts in a wooden bowl on a wooden table

Vegan Pesto Pasta

This Vegan Pesto Pasta is easy enough for weeknights and delicious enough for entertaining! You’ll love that this recipe only contains a handful of ingredients, many of which are probably already in your pantry.

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Closeup of Pesto Pasta topped with fresh basil and pine nuts in a wooden bowl on a wooden table
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Vegan Pesto Pasta

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4
Calories: 1018kcal


  • 2 cups basil , tightly packed
  • cup pine nuts
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt , plus more for the pasta water
  • cup olive oil
  • 12 ounces gluten-free pasta of choice


  • In a food processor with the S-shape blade, add the basil, pine nuts, and garlic. Pulse a few times to chop. Add the lemon juice, nutritional yeast, and salt, and pulse again to roughly combine. Turn the food processor to a low speed and drizzle in the olive oil. Continue blending until the mixture is combined, but there is still some texture. Set aside.
  • Boil a large pot of water and add the pasta and a generous pinch of salt. Cook until al dente, about 7 minutes. Strain and add the pasta back to the pot. Pour in the pesto and toss to combine. Transfer to bowls and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Vegan Pesto Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1018 Calories from Fat 666
% Daily Value*
Fat 74g114%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 15g
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 1352mg56%
Potassium 115mg3%
Carbohydrates 75g25%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 2503IU50%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 205mg21%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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