Easy No Boil Pasta Bake Vegan Recipe

No Boil Pasta Bake Vegan

Delve into a hassle-free vegan no boil pasta bake recipe that tantalizes taste buds without the need for boiling pasta first. This recipe promises convenience and flavor in one hearty dish. If you are looking for other Quick & Easy Vegan Recipes check out my full collection here.

Ingredients & Substitutions

Elevate your culinary adventure with these carefully curated ingredients and possible substitutions:

  • Pasta Noodles: Opt for any pasta variety, such as penne or fusilli, weighing 450 grams (1 standard box).
  • Baby Spinach: Add freshness with 2 large handfuls.
  • Italian Seasoning: Infuse aroma with 1 tbsp.
  • Chili Flakes: Tailor spice levels to preference.
  • Marinara Pasta Sauce: Enhance richness with 1 jar (650 ml).
  • Coconut Milk: Creamy texture brought by 1 can (19 oz).
  • Hot Water: Adjust consistency with ½-1 cup.
  • Vegan Cheese: Melty goodness in ¾ cups; opt for your favorite brand.
  • Optional Protein: Elevate protein content with 1 lb of cooked TVP beef or your choice.

You can view my Vegan Ground Beef Substitute Recipe here.

Helpful Tools

Make cooking effortless with these essential tools:

  • 9×13 baking dish
  • Aluminum foil
  • Oven preheated to 400 degrees

How To Make This Recipe

Follow these simple steps for a delicious vegan no boil pasta bake:

Begin by preheating the oven to 400 degrees.

In a 9×13 baking dish, combine pasta noodles, baby spinach, Italian seasoning, chili flakes, marinara pasta sauce, coconut milk, and optional cooked protein.

No Boil Pasta Bake Vegan in cast iron uncooked

Gently stir to ensure even distribution, then add ½-1 cup of boiling hot water. The pasta should be barely covered; avoid excess liquid.

No Boil Pasta Bake Vegan going into oven

Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and bake for 35 minutes. Check for pasta doneness; if needed, bake for an additional 5 minutes uncovered.

No Boil Pasta Bake Vegan with plant based cheese

Once cooked, sprinkle shredded vegan cheese on top and broil for a few minutes until melted and bubbly.

No Boil Pasta Bake Vegan

Serve hot and savor the flavors!

Tips & Tricks


Can I use gluten-free pasta for this recipe?

Absolutely! Swap regular pasta with gluten-free alternatives for a celiac-friendly option.

How long does this pasta bake stay fresh?

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Can I omit the vegan cheese?

Certainly, but note that it adds a creamy texture and flavor depth to the dish.

No Boil Pasta Bake Vegan

Easy No Boil Pasta Bake Vegan

Indulge in a hassle-free vegan comfort meal with this no boil pasta bake recipe. Featuring spinach, marinara sauce, and coconut milk, it's a creamy delight for any occasion.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 -8


  • 450 grams pasta noodles of choice (1 standard box, about 16oz)
  • 2 large handfuls baby spinach
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • chili flakes to taste
  • 1 jar marinara pasta sauce (650 ml)
  • 1 19oz can coconut milk
  • ½-1 cup hot water
  • ¾ cups shredded vegan cheese



  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a 9×13 baking dish, add in the pasta noodles, spinach, Italian seasoning, chili flakes, pasta sauce, coconut milk (and cooked protein if adding).
  • Give the mixture a gentle stir to combine the ingredients. Next, add ½ cup – 1 cup of boiling hot water.  If the pasta isn't fully covered in boiling water you can add a touch more. The pasta should be just barely covered in the liquid mixture. Be careful not to add to much.
  • Cover the baking dish with tinfoil, and bake for 35 minutes. Check to make sure the top of the pasta has cooked. If not, give it a good stir and throw back in the oven for another 5 minutes without tinfoil. If you NEED to add a little more boiling water you can, but be careful, the dish can turn out watery if you add too much.
  • Remove the foil, add the shredded vegan cheese on top, and broil for a few minutes on high until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Serve, and enjoy!
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Conclusion: No Boil Pasta Bake

Indulge in the simplicity and richness of a vegan no boil pasta bake, redefining convenience without compromising on taste. Elevate your vegan culinary repertoire with this easy-to-make and delightful dish.

8 thoughts on “Easy No Boil Pasta Bake Vegan Recipe

  1. Jess says:

    5 stars
    YUM! This was delicious and so easy to make thank you essy! I’m loving your one dish recipes please make more like this 😀

  2. Lexi says:

    5 stars
    This was delicious and so quick to put together. I will be making this pasta bake again .

    • spicyveganfood says:

      Hi Lexi, Thanks so much for your kind feedback! I will definitely make more fast and easy vegan dinner ideas!

  3. Taylor says:

    5 stars
    Easy to make and simple clean up 5/5 and flavour was quite nice 😊

    • spicyveganfood says:

      Thank you so much Taylor! I’m so happy you liked it and yes simple cleanup is the best! 🙂

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