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Easy Vegan Parmesan Spinach Pasta

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  • Author: Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 25 Minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Diet: Vegan


Packed with the goodness of fresh spinach and the savory taste of parmesan, this Vegan Parmesan Spinach Pasta is perfect for busy weeknights.



Base Ingredients:

  • 5 oz. fresh baby spinach, chopped (approx. 4 to 5 cups)
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 ½ cups low-sodium vegetable broth *
  • 1/3 cup hot pasta water *
  • 2 Tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • ¼ cup Vegan Parmesan Cheese *
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice (optional) *

Herb/Spice Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ to ¾ teaspoon sea salt (+/-) *
  • Pinch black pepper (+/-)

Other Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. pasta (of choice)

Optional Toppings:


  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions, set aside to drain. Retain 1/3 cup of hot pasta water (set aside).
  2. In a large skillet, add the chopped baby spinach, minced garlic, vegetable broth, and 1/3 cup of hot pasta water. Heat over medium heat for several minutes until the spinach starts to wilt, then all the remaining Base Ingredients and Herb/Spice Ingredients. Stir well to combine.
  3. Continue to simmer over low heat for 3 minutes, then add the cooked pasta and continue to lightly simmer for several more minutes.
  4. Serve topped with Vegan Parmesan Cheese and freshly chopped parsley.


*Please reference the blog post for Tips for Success, Pantry Items Used, Storage and Freezing, and Kitchen Products Used. 

*Sea Salt:  Please adjust the sea salt based upon your family’s sea salt preferences and/or based upon dietary needs.   

*Serving:  4