Vegetarian Pasta Recipes

Whether you’re a vegetarian, or you like to enjoy the occasional meatless recipe, all of these vegetarian pasta recipes are sure to leave you feeling satisfied!

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Collage of vegetarian pasta recipes

Meatless, Filling, & Flavorful!

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
  • Cabbage Noodles
  • Tofu Noodles
  • Seaweed Pasta
  • Zucchini 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 Course Cheesy 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: 50 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Main Course Pasta Primavera Recipe
A tried and true dinner recipe! Delicious pasta full of vegetables like zucchini, squash, bell peppers, and tomatoes. 
Total Time: 35 minutes
4.67 from 12 votes
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Main Course Cheesy Spinach Alfredo Lasagna Recipe
Cheesy Spinach Alfredo Lasagna - this dish is filled with cheese and spinach and has alfredo sauce used through out. It's our new favorite way to enjoy Lasagna!
Total Time: 55 minutes
5 from 2 votes
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garlic butter pasta on plate
Main Course Garlic Butter Pasta Recipe
A garlic butter-y pasta dish filled with green and red peppers, carrots, olives, cheese and parsley. It's so simple and so flavorful!
Total Time: 30 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Main Course Three Cheese Pasta Bake Recipe
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: 45 minutes
4.84 from 6 votes
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Main Course Lemon and Asparagus Pasta Recipe
This Lemon and Asparagus Pasta is so simple, yet packed with amazing flavor! Penne (or your favorite) pasta, mixed with asparagus, and covered in a cheesy sauce with just a hint of lemon. Pasta with asparagus has become a new family favorite!
Total Time: 25 minutes
4.25 from 4 votes
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Main Course Baked Spaghetti Squash Recipe
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!
Total Time: 40 minutes
5 from 5 votes
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Main Course Lasagna Rolls Recipe
Everything you love about a lasagna, but EASIER! With a delicious spinach and three-cheese mixture rolled up in lasagna noodles and smothered in marinara sauce, whats not to love?!
Total Time: 45 minutes
4.75 from 4 votes
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Main Course Baked Ravioli Recipe
Easy Cheesy Baked Ravioli - a quick, simple and delicious dinner recipe that the whole family loves! It's so cheesy and so tasty!
Total Time: 21 minutes
5 from 3 votes
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Vegetarian Pasta Salads

Vegetarian Pasta Salads

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.

Salad Spinach 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!
Total Time: 20 minutes
4.88 from 8 votes
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Side Dish Easy Pasta Salad Recipe
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.
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
4.93 from 14 votes
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Salad Greek Pasta Salad Recipe
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.
Total Time: 20 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Appetizer, Side Dish Bowtie Pasta Salad Recipe
A great summer dish - Bowtie Pasta Salad recipe on { lilluna.com } Yummy pasta, veggies, & dressing!
Total Time: 20 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Main Course, Salad Veggie Pasta Salad Recipe
A DELICIOUS and flavorful Veggie Pasta Salad filled with your favorite veggies and topped with a homemade vinaigrette dressing and Parmesan cheese.
Total Time: 30 minutes
4 from 1 vote
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Salad Fresh Mozzarella Pasta Salad Recipe
Fresh Mozzarella Pasta Salad - a light and delicious salad filled with orzo, fresh mozzarella cubes, tomatoes and basil. Definitely a new favorite and so simple!
Total Time: 15 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Salad Caprese Pesto Pasta Salad recipe
This Caprese Pesto Pasta Salad Is Covered In Basil And Filled With Mozzarella Balls, Tomatoes, Basil And Balsamic Vinaigrette Reduction Sauce! It's A Light Dish With A Bold Flavor, Making It Perfect For Potlucks, Parties, BBQ's, And Get Togethers!
Total Time: 15 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Salad Taco Pasta Salad Recipe
Delicious Taco Pasta Salad filled with beans, corn, tomatoes, avocado and more!!
Total Time: 15 minutes
5 from 7 votes
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Make it Meatless

Make it Meatless

These recipes have chicken, beef, or pork listed in the ingredient list. But, you can easily just leave it out, or use a meat substitute to make these into delicious vegetarian pasta recipes.

I’m not a vegetarian so I don’t know what products are the best out there. I imagine those who are vegetarians already know, so go ahead and use your favorite substitutes!

Main Course Spaghetti Recipe
This easy spaghetti recipe is kid-friendly and is made with a delicious homemade spaghetti sauce making it the perfect family dinner recipe!
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
5 from 28 votes
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Salad, Side Dish Layered Pasta Salad Recipe
A dish that is appealing to both your tastebuds and your eyes! This beautiful Layered Pasta Salad is filled with your favorite ingredients including pasta, chicken, peas, lettuce, celery, and more.
Total Time: 13 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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Main Course Pasta Carbonara Recipe
A creamy, delicious and flavorful pasta dish filled with cream cheese, parmesan, garlic and bacon. For only having a few ingredients, this Pasta Carbonara has big flavor!
Total Time: 25 minutes
4.78 from 9 votes
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Main Course Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Recipe
Bruschetta Chicken Pasta - perfect for barbecues and get togethers. It's filled with penne, chicken, tomatoes, basil and Parmesan!!
Total Time: 25 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Salad, Side Dish Macaroni Salad Recipe
A simple, creamy macaroni salad loaded with pasta, peas and ham. It's perfect for parties, family dinners, and potlucks!
Total Time: 18 minutes
5 from 10 votes
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Main Course Crockpot Lasagna Recipe
Classic Lasagna made in the slow cooker! This delicious crock pot recipe has all the layers of noodles, cheese, sauce and meat that everyone loves but made more simply.
4.91 from 10 votes
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Main Course, Soup Chili Spaghetti Recipe
Two of your favorite recipes in one!! This flavorful Chili Spaghetti recipe is filled with spaghetti noodles, meat, beans, spices and more, and is simple, delicious and is made in the slow cooker!
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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Appetizer, Salad Chinese Pasta Salad Recipe
Chinese Pasta Salad - filled with lettuce, noodles, fried wontons and more tossed in a delicious homemade dressing.
Total Time: 6 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Main Course Sun Dried Tomato Pasta Recipe
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.
Total Time: 25 minutes
4.5 from 8 votes
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Main Course Pesto Pasta 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. 
Total Time: 25 minutes
5 from 3 votes
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cheesy baked spaghetti in serving spoon
Main Course Baked Spaghetti Recipe
Cheesy Baked Spaghetti - a simple, delicious, dinner recipe filled with hamburger, sausage, cheese and more! Everyone will love this dinner recipe!
Total Time: 40 minutes
5 from 7 votes
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