Easy Vegan Tortellini recipe with creamy Leeks and Olive sauce

If you are looking for a bowlful of vegan comfort food then the best easy vegan tortellini recipe is just what you need. Think spinach stuffed tortellini wrapped in a creamy vegan sauce with sweetly cooked leeks and savoy olives. It’s an incredibly easy and super quick dinner that will satisfy all your pasta cravings.

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Comfort food or pasta heaven? The best Easy Vegan tortellini recipe with creamy leeks and olive sauce is a bit of both combined in one very simple savory and utterly mouthwatering one-pot dinner. 

For this easy vegan dinner recipe, I like to use store-bought spinach stuffed tortellini…because it speaks to the lazy side of me and the taste is still mind-blowing. If you have the time to make your own tortellini from scratch then they will work a treat with this creamy vegan white pasta sauce, but if you’re like me and like an easy weeknight shortcut then you can easily use the store-bought tortellini.

What’s great about this easy Vegan Tortellini pasta with creamy leeks and olive sauce:

  • E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G and I mean everything 
  • Simple and easy to make 
  • Requires only 5 main ingredients that pack a whole lot of flavor into the dish 
  • A great simple one-pot recipe
  • Amazing vegan date night dinner 
  • Great easy week weeknight dinner 
  • A favorite with kids and adults alike 
  • Vegan
  • Can be gluten-free 
  • Meal prep friendly 
  • Soy-free
  • Freezer friendly recipe 

Date night vegan pasta recipe

This easy tortellini with creamy white sauce recipe is made for date nights. Actually, it wasn’t made for a date night but rather for a quick easy comfort dinner, but by happy coincidence, it turned out to be a delicious vegan date night recipe that always impresses. And unlike spaghetti this date night pasta recipe still makes you look good while you’re stuffing tiny pasta morsels in your mouth (unlike spaghetti that tends to splatter sauce everywhere. Sigh).

Meal prep friendly pasta recipe 

Yes, this easy tortellini dinner isn’t just delicious it’s also meal prep and freezer friendly. You can make the dish in advance and freeze it in a freezer and oven-safe pan. That way you can move the dish directly from the freezer and back into the oven for reheating. Just cover with tinfoil while reheating and add a little water if needed to make the sauce creamy again. 

Cook in the oven until the pasta is heated all the way through and serve with a garnish of fresh basil.

What plant milk should I use for vegan pasta sauce?

You can use whichever plant milk you prefer. I like to use either coconut milk (for the richness and sweetness) or cashew milk (for the creaminess and depth of flavor).

For this white pasta sauce, I usually prefer cashew milk, but soy milk, almond milk, and coconut milk also work well.

Gluten-free vegan tortellini 

To make this recipe gluten-free you need to substitute the regular tortellini pasta with gluten-free tortellini. This can be done by making your own gluten-free pasta from scratch…or by buying ready-made gluten-free tortellini or ravioli at the grocery store.

How is this easy vegan date night tortellini recipe made? It’s very simple. Just:

Instructions

  • Cook the tortellini in salted water as instructed on the package.
  • While the tortellini is cooking, heat olive oil in a pan and add the sliced leeks. Let the leeks cook until they begin to soften while stirring occasionally. 
  • Next, add the olives and season with thyme, salt, and pepper. Add the whole-fat plant milk and bring to a boil. Turn the heat down to a simmer and gently pour the sauce over the tortellini before serving.Sprinkle with a garnish of fresh herbs and enjoy.

The Best Easy Vegan Tortellini with creamy Leeks and Olive sauce

If you are looking for a bowlful of vegan comfort food then the best easy vegan tortellini recipe is just what you need. Think spinach stuffed tortellini wrapped in a creamy vegan sauce with sweetly cooked leeks and savoy olives. It’s an incredibly easy and super quick dinner that will satisfy all your pasta cravings.
Comfort food or pasta heaven? The best Easy Vegan tortellini with creamy leeks and olive sauce is a bit of both combined in one very simple savory and utterly mouthwatering one-pot dinner. 
For this easy vegan dinner recipe, I like to use store-bought spinach stuffed tortellini…because it speaks to the lazy side of me and the taste is still mind-blowing. If you have the time to make your own tortellini from scratch then they will work a treat with this creamy vegan white pasta sauce, but if you’re like me and like an easy weeknight shortcut then you can easily use the store-bought tortellini.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Keyword dinner, vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Simone -Munchyesta.com

Ingredients

  • 2 packs (1lbs) Vegan Tortellini
  • 10-15 Olives stuffed with garlic Sliced
  • 2 Leeks Sliced
  • Juice from ½ Lemon
  • 1 tbsp Thyme
  • 1 cup Whole Fat Plant Milk Cashew milk, Almond Milk or coconut milk
  • Pinch of Salt and Pepper

Instructions

  • Cook the tortellini in salted water as instructed on the package.
  • While the tortellini is cooking, heat olive oil in a pan and add the sliced leeks. Let the leeks cook until they begin to soften while stirring occasionally. 
  • Next, add the olives and season with thyme, salt, and pepper. Add the whole-fat plant milk and bring to a boil. Turn the heat down to a simmer and gently pour the sauce over the tortellini before serving.
    Sprinkle with a garnish of fresh herbs and enjoy.

Looking for more amazing vegan pasta recipes? Try my Amazing easy pumpkin pasta bake recipe or my simple vegan pasta bolognese with mushrooms recipe

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