Vegan Deep Dish Pizza

Make this recipe for Vegan Deep Dish Pizza for dinner tonight! Baked in a cast iron skillet this pizza has a THICK crust and is topped with melty vegan mozzarella, garlicky red sauce, and homemade vegan sausage crumbles. It’s easy to make and extremely delicious… and addicting! If you like thick crust pizza, you will LOVE this.

Vegan Deep Dish Pizza by Pasta-based. Thick crust pizza in a hot octagonal-shaped cast iron pan straight out of the oven. Thick golden brown crust, baked in a cast iron skillet with melty vegan mozzarella cheese and homemade plant-based sausage crumbles.


Vegan Lasagna Soup

This recipe for vegan lasagna soup is sure to warm you up this winter. Last week, we had over a foot of snow here in Colorado and heating up this soup was the perfect comfort food.

Vegan Lasagna Soup by Pasta-based. Warm, hearty, light and creamy vegan soup made with vegetable broth, lots of garlic, vegan sausage crumbles, fire-roasted tomatoes and lasagna noodles.

It’s warm, hearty, savory and comes together fast. The best part about it is the creamy, garlicky, cashew ricotta cheese. And of course the crimpy lasagna noodles! So good.

Vegan Lasagna Soup by Pasta-based. A bowl of brothy soup with sausage crumbles and lasagna noodles. There is a big dollop of vegan ricotta on top with parsley sprinkled on top of that. A piece of garlic bread accompanies the dish.

Not only does this recipe use delicious fire roasted tomatoes but we also browned up some of our favorite vegan Italian sausage and tossed that in as well. We love using this recipe for TVP sausage crumbles but we also like to use the Field Roast Italian, too. I tried the Tofurky Italian sausage for this recipe too but I wasn’t a fan.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did. It comes together so quickly that it has become a typical weeknight meal. Sometimes I’ll make this with other types of macaroni and it comes out just as yummy.

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Vegan Lasagna Soup
Prep Time
10 d
Cook Time
20 d

Vegan sausage crumbles, vegetable broth, fire roasted tomatoes, italian seasonings. Topped with vegan cashew and tofu ricotta cheese. Served warm with lasagna noodles and fresh parsley.

Course: Dinner, Entree, Main Course, Pasta, Soup, Vegetables
Cuisine: American, Italian, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: dinner, italian, lasagna, soup, vegan italian recipes, vegan ricotta, Vegan Sausage
Servings: 6 servings
Calories per Serving: 451 kcal
Vegan Lasagna Soup
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups onion chopped
  • 8 cups vegetable broth
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon italian seasonings
  • 2 cans fire roasted tomatoes
  • 14 ounces vegan italian sausage chopped or crumbled
  • 16 ounces lasagna noodles
Vegan Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 cup cashews soaked
  • 7 ounces firm tofu pressed
  • 4 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 5 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk (or alternative plant milk)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 10 basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  1. Heat olive oil on medium heat in a large pot. Add onion and garlic, sauté until soft and fragrant. Add tomato paste and Italian seasonings. Stir until combined and covering the onions, heat for about one minute.

  2. Add fire roasted tomatoes and vegetable broth. Stir to combine, bring to a simmer and heat for about 20-30 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add lasagna noodles and cook until al dente, according to package direction. Drain noodles and rinse with cold water. Coat noodles with olive oil to prevent sticking. Set aside until ready to serve.

To make the vegan ricotta cheese
  1. Use the quick-soak method to soak your cashews. Drain and add to a food processor or high-speed blender.

  2. Use a tofu press to press the tofu. Once drained, add half the block to the food processor.

  3. Add nutritional yeast, garlic, lemon juice, basil leaves, parsley, salt, and almond milk to the food processor. Process on high until smooth and creamy. Add more plant milk, a tablespoon at a time, if it's too thick or to your desired consistency.

Recipe Video

Vegan Lasagna Soup by Pasta-based. A bowl of brothy soup with sausage crumbles and lasagna noodles. There is a big dollop of vegan ricotta on top with parsley sprinkled on top of that. A piece of garlic bread accompanies the dish.

Vegan Lasagna Bowls

Vegan Lasagna Bowl by Pasta-based. All the ingredients of a lasagna but in a bowl! A close-up shot of a bowl filled with lasagna ingredients: wavy lasagne noodles, vegan meat sauce made with cauliflower and walnuts, and vegan ricotta cheese. Matt is holding a fork coming in from the left side and taking a forkful of the cheesy, saucy deliciousness.

This Vegan Lasagna Bowl recipe is basically a lasagna… in a bowl! Who would have thunk that? Ha! It’s everything that you love about lasagna – the meaty sauce, the ricotta cheese, and the wavy noodles, without all the baking time.


Vegan Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

Vegan Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Sauce by Pasta-based. An overhead photo of a bowl of rigatoni smothered with creamy roasted red pepper sauce and a piece of crusty Italian bread on the side. Ribbons of basil leaves sprinkled on top and a fork with a wooden handle rested on top. This pasta is ready to be devoured!

This recipe for Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Sauce is made with aromatic, sweet oven-roasted red peppers, roasted garlic, cashews, and shallots. It’s bursting with flavor because of the addition of herby fresh basil leaves and a splash of lemon juice.

Adding vegetable broth makes the sauce the perfect creamy texture to smother on top of your favorite pasta. Make this sauce for a wholesome and vibrant pasta dinner.


Tofu Francese (Vegan ‘Chicken’ Francese)

Growing up, one of my favorite recipes from my mom was her chicken francese. If you’re not familiar with chicken francese, it’s chicken cutlets that are dredged in flour and fried in a lemon-butter sauce.

This recipes for Tofu Francese uses extra-firm tofu as a substitute for the chicken in my mom’s recipe.

This recipe was so much fun to create because of how close it came to the flavors I was looking for. Francese sauce is a buttery lemon sauce and can be found on the menu at most Italian restaurants.