I won’t claim to be vegetarian (I love me a good pasta filled with chicken or Italian sausage!), but sometimes I do crave a pasta dish that’s a little lighter.
Other times, I just don’t have meat on hand or don’t have time to cook it, which is why these meatless pasta recipes come in handy!
For those of you who regularly eat a vegetarian diet, I think you’ll enjoy these pasta recipes as well! I have both hot pasta dishes as well as cold pasta salads. Most of these are packed with other delicious vegetables and cheeses that make them flavorful and filling!
Tips for Vegetarian Pasta dishes
Before we get to the recipe lists, I wanted to share some pasta alternatives.
First off, you can substitute one pasta shape with another. Spaghetti, Angel hair, Linguine, and Fettuccine are all similar and can be substituted for one another.
Penne, bow tie, wagon wheel, shell, rigatoni, fusilli, ziti can often be used interchangeably as well.
Second, you can use pasta alternatives. One of my favorites is Spaghetti Squash. You can also use
Spiralized Vegetables- steamed or cooked to soften them
Eggplant Lasagna Noodles
Each of these vegetarian pasta recipes have more tips, tricks and storage info.
Vegetarian Pasta Dishes
Vegetarian Pasta Dishes
Each of these dishes are naturally meatless, however they are still plenty filling! Not to mention they’re flavorful and often packed with delicious vegetables. You won’t even notice they don’t have any meat!
Main CourseCheesy Bowtie Pasta Bake Recipe
Cheesy Bowtie Pasta Bake - a favorite dinner recipe!! The whole family loves this cheesy dish. A hearty dish full of bow tie pasta, parsley, tomatoes, and lots of cheese!
Total Time: 50minutes
5 from 1 vote
Main CoursePasta Primavera Recipe
A tried and true dinner recipe! Delicious pasta full of vegetables like zucchini, squash, bell peppers, and tomatoes.
If you like creamy, cheesy, white sauce pasta then you'll absolutely love this Three Cheese Pasta Bake Recipe. Filled with Ricotta, Parmesan and Mozzarella Cheese, and is SO easy to throw together! The whole family loves this recipe!!
Total Time: 45minutes
4.84 from 18 votes
Main CourseLemon Asparagus Pasta Recipe
This Lemon and Asparagus Pasta is so simple, yet packed with amazing flavor! Made from penne pasta, mixed with asparagus, and covered in a cheesy sauce with just a hint of lemon.
Learn how to perfectly cook spaghetti squash every time with this fabulous recipe! Tender strands of spaghetti squash mixed with cheese, tomatoes, and a little bit of basil, both healthy and delicious!
Pasta salads are always great side dishes, and these ones are especially light and fresh. Enjoy them as a side, or as a nice lunch.
SaladSpinach Tortellini Salad Recipe
This cold tortellini salad is the ultimate side dish for bbq and potlucks! With tortellini, spinach, tomatoes, olives, and parmesan tossed in Italian dressing, this Tortellini Spinach Salad is packed with all the best flavors!
Easy and delicious Italian Pasta Salad recipe that includes Rotini pasta, olives, tomatoes, & cheese in Italian dressing! It takes minutes to make and is perfect for any get together including BBQs and holidays.
This delicious Greek Pasta Salad is filled with rotini pasta, tomatoes, cucumber, olives, and feta cheese and is covered in a tasty greek dressing! It's our new go-to pasta salad and is perfectly light and refreshing.
A copycat version of Cheesecake Factory's Sun-Dried Tomato Fettuccine recipe. This flavorful and creamy dish is filled with chunks of chicken, garlic, whipping cream, spinach and sweet sun-dried tomatoes. It's not only delicious but is a great way to change up the classic fettuccine recipe.
This Chicken Pesto Pasta is very flavorful and simple dinner idea that is sure to please. It's filled with bow-tie pasta, chunks of chicken, cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic and pesto making it a new go-to meal recipe.
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