If you’re craving a delicious meatless Italian night, this Vegetarian Pasta collection is for you!
We’ve compiled this list of amazing Vegetarian Pasta Recipes for you to cook, and they all taste great.
Whether you’re looking for a super quick weeknight dinner, or something to impress a crowd, you’ll find plenty to choose from these Vegetarian pastas.
Cook your way through this list of fantastic vegetarian pasta recipes. These family friendly vegetarian pasta dishes will be loved by all!
Vegetarian Pasta Recipes:
1. Mediterranean Pasta
This Mediterranean Pasta is your new weeknight best friend. It’s super quick, like 20 minutes quick, and has great flavors the whole family will love
2. Gigi Hadid Pasta (Spicy Pasta Alla Vodka)
What is Gigi Hadid Pasta? Simple… Pasta made by Gigi Hadid, which broke the internet when it went viral on instagram and tiktok. If you look closely, it’s the same delicious creamy and cheesy pasta alla vodka, with a slight makeover – it gets pleasantly spiked with heat from red chili flakes.
3. Pasta alla Norma
Pasta alla Norma is a light and flavorful Sicilian pasta dish. It has plenty of veggie power from tomatoes and eggplants. This is one of our favorite vegetarian pasta recipes!
4. Sicilian Pasta
Sicilian Pasta is one of our favorite vegetarian pasta recipes! It is bursting with flavor from mixed olives, capers, artichoke hearts, cherry tomatoes and some great flavor enhancers!
5. Mushroom Stroganoff
This easy Mushroom Stroganoff is a lighter and healthier take on your traditional beef stroganoff. It’s also super quick, and super tasty!
With just a handful of basic ingredients, you can have this meatless dinner on the table in under half an hour. Great weeknight dinner option!
6. Spicy Noodles
These Spicy Noodles are just the thing you might want in your life. They are absolutely fiery delicious, a perfect balance of HOT with a good dose of umami and a tad bit of sweet.
These spicy garlic noodles are perfect for lazy days, as they happen in under 15 minutes, and can be customizable in so many ways.
7. Israeli Couscous Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette
This gorgeous Israeli Couscous Salad is light and fresh, yet at the same time oh so satisfying.
Pearled couscous are tossed with tons of veggies, feta cheese, Kalamata olives and a refreshing dressing. Great potluck contender!
8. Pesto Pasta
Pesto Pasta is a light and fresh Italian dish with a beautiful sauce. It’s great with other add ins like veggies and proteins. Today we’re going with cherry tomatoes and asparagus.
And that’s it, your pasta is ready to serve. It’s a delicious comfort food loved by all!
9. Vegetarian Rainbow Pasta Salad
This Rainbow Pasta Salad is quick, easy, and very colorful. Take it to your next pot-luck, or make a big batch and have lunches for days!
10. Penne alla Vodka
Penne alla vodka has a rich, creamy, cheesy sauce that you’ll keep coming back to. It’s an easy comfort food dish your whole family will love!
11. Fettuccine Alfredo
This Fettuccine Alfredo is the BEST, hands down! It’s pure creamy Italian bliss that you won’t be able to get enough of.
Forget the jarred stuff, this homemade alfredo is super quick and easy to make with basic ingredients. And it tastes even better than any restaurant.
12. Fall Pasta Salad
This Fall Pasta Salad in a unique twist on your usual summertime fare. With great autumn flavors like roasted veggies, dried cranberries and more, it would be a great addition to your holiday spreads.
13. Stuffed Shells
Stuffed Shells is a delicious baked pasta dish you can make for dinner any night. These Italian stuffed pasta shells are baked together in a tomato sauce with plenty of cheese to make an easy casserole. The perfect family dinner!
14. Caprese Pasta Bake
Caprese Pasta Bake has all the flavors you love in caprese salad like mozzarella, tomatoes and basil, al baked into a beautiful pasta casserole. Such a great vegetarian pasta dinner!
15. Mushroom Ravioli with Spinach
Mushroom Ravioli and Spinach is a super easy recipe the whole family will love. Tender ravioli are tossed with sautéed spinach, mushrooms and sundried tomatoes for a hearty and fulfilling meatless night option.
16. Cacio e Pepe
Now you can’t get more simple than this Italian classic, Cacio e Pepe. Tender noodles tossed with parmesan cheese, freshly cracked black pepper in a light sauce. So easy, yet so tasty. Perfect answer for that last minute “oh no, what’s for dinner?”!!
17. Pasta Primavera
Primavera is one of the most popular vegetarian pastas, and is a great dinner option when you crave pasta without the heavy sauces. It’s a light, meatless meal packed with a variety of fresh veggies.
18. Creamy Orzo Pasta with Roasted Butternut Squash
Simple pasta taken up notch with a simple fall favorite ingredient… your favorite butternut squash.
A great one pot meal option, this creamy orzo pasta gets mixed in with roasted butternut squash, kale, parmesan cheese and fresh sage.
19. Spaghetti Aglio e Olio
Spaghetti Aglio e Olio, or garlic and oil, is a classic pasta that could not get much simpler.
Toss it with spaghetti for a lunch or vegetarian main.
20. Garlicky Pasta with Burst Cherry Tomatoes, Burrata and Basil
This Garlicky Pasta with Burst Cherry Tomatoes, Burrata and Basil will become your new favorite vegetarian pasta dish!
Absolutely delicious and easy to make, this fresh and comforting pasta is perfect for summer weeknight dinners.
21. Checca Sauce with Spaghetti
Checca Sauce is an uncooked tomato sauce, also featuring olive oil, basil and fresh mozzarella cheese.
It’s a great summer recipe when the heirloom tomatoes are in season.
22. Brown Butter Lemon Pasta
Sometimes, simple is best. This sauce requires only four ingredients: butter, salt, lemon juice, and parmesan cheese. Toss is with your favorite pasta shape for an easy vegetarian meal.
23. Tortellini with Pesto and Roasted Veggies
Tortellini with Pesto and Roasted Veggies is filling, full of flavor and the best vegetarian pasta meal for summer nights.
It couldn’t be easier to make… chop up some veggies and while they are roasting cook cheese tortellini, and your delicious dinner is ready to go.
24. Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Tortellini
We just love this tortellini dish, which features an absolutely divine homemade roasted red pepper sauce. This will be your new go to meal for meatless nights.
It’s easy to make and the flavors are super delicious for an easy weeknight meal.
25. One Pot Vegetarian Enchilada Orzo
Enchilada Orzo is a really simple one pan meal that is sure to be a hit. It’s full of ingredients like corn, black beans, cheese, and enchilada sauce, and goes great with a variety of Mexican inspired toppings.
26. Avocado Caprese Pasta Salad
This is your favorite caprese salad, evolved. It’s loaded with the usual juicy cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, fresh basil and balsamic vinegar, now with the added creaminess of avocado!
27. One Pot Orzo Primavera
This One Pot Orzo Primavera recipe is a one pan meatless dinner filled with fresh veggies like asparagus, broccoli tomatoes and more.
It’s a light meal that is especially great in spring and summer when the veggies are freshest.
28. Three Cheese Manicotti
Now this is a hearty meal! Manicotti stuffed with three types of cheese, topped with tomato sauce and more cheese then baked to perfection. This is a great company dinner or meal prep contender.
29. Lemon Pesto Penne
This lemon pesto penne recipe is super quick, like 20 minutes quick, has plenty of fresh veggies, and great flavors from the combination of pesto sauce and lemon juice. It’s a great vegetarian recipe!
30. Baked Feta Pasta
We’re wrapping up this list with a recipe that went viral on TikTok, Instagram and Pinterest. Baked Feta pasta. It’s such a simple thing to whip up by baking feta cheese with some cherry tomatoes, a few herbs and any of your favorite oil. You can have it with pasta, gnocchi or zoodles. All yum…
So there you go, thirty easy vegetarian pasta recipes. The only question now is, which to try first?
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- 8oz pasta
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2-3 garlic cloves, sliced
- 1/2 tsp red chili flakes
- 2 Tbsp tomato paste
- 1 cup white wine
- 2 Tbsp capers
- 2 cups olives and cherry peppers
- 2 cups artichoke hearts
- 8oz cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1/2 cup parsley, chopped
- 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup pasta water
- Cook pasta in salted water according to the directions on the package. Reserve 1/4 cup of the pasta water before draining.
- Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add in the garlic and red chili flakes and stir for about a minute, until it gets fragrant. Then stir in tomato paste and cook for a couple of minutes.
- Pour in the wine and simmer till it reduces. Add olives, cherry peppers, artichoke hearts and capers and cook for a couple of minutes.
- Stir in cooked pasta, pasta water, cherry tomatoes, parmesan cheese and parsley. Mix everything well. Once hot, serve.
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