Here are our top 25 VEGGIE -FORWARD, VEGETARIAN PASTA RECIPES that are all loaded up with healthy veggies. Many are vegan-adaptable!
To make these Vegetarian Pasta Recipes even a little more healthy I switch up the proportions. In a nutshell: More veggies, less pasta!
If you’ve been a subscriber to the blog, you’ll probably already know this little trick we do here. Most of the pasta recipes you’ll find are vegetarian (or vegan) and contain more veggies by weight and volume than actual pasta! And here’s why: Vibrant seasonal veggies contain so many healthy nutrients, mush more than pasta, and yet pasta, bless its delicious heart, becomes the perfect carrier for these beauties. A little pasta goes a long way!
Pick out a couple to try this week and let me know your favorites in the comments below!
Orecchiette with Broccoli Sauce – a simple, humble vegetarian pasta recipe loaded up with so much broccoli it literally melts down into a sauce. Originally from Tuscany, this hearty dinner satisfies. One of the most popular pasta recipes on the blog!
Kale & Walnut Pesto Noodles! These soba noodles are tossed in the most flavorful “Superfood” Walnut Pesto then loaded up with fresh crunchy veggies. A fresh and healthy pasta recipe that is perfect for lunch or dinner.
Flavorful Sesame Noodles, loaded up with healthy veggies and tossed in the most delicious, creamy, vegan Sesame Sauce! Make this in 20 minutes flat! Keep it vegan or add chicken- up to you!
Vegan Artichoke Mushroom Pasta with roasted sunchokes and a creamy vegan artichoke heart sauce (use canned or frozen artichoke hearts) that can be made in 30 minutes! Delicious, healthy, nut-free and totally vegan.
Bucatini Pasta with Arugula Pesto and Heirloom Tomatoes -a fast and flavorful weeknight dinner recipe that can be made in under 30 minutes. A delicious vegan pasta recipe that has a secret ingredient to boost it’s flavor! Make this when tomatoes are in season!
Orzo Pasta with Asparagus, Lemon and Dill– serve this warm as a quick flavorful entree or chilled as a side salad. Keep it vegan or add feta!
This simple vegan pasta recipe is one of my favorites when tomatoes are ripe and juicy and fresh! Spaghetti with Fresh Tomato Sauce and Basil – a quick, healthy weeknight dinner that features fresh summer tomatoes that can be made in 20 mins flat! Add cheese or keep it totally vegan!
Thai Noodle Salad with the BEST EVER Peanut Sauce – a vegan pasta recipe, loaded up with healthy veggies like cabbage carrots, bell pepper, scallions and tossed in the most flavorful peanut sauce eeeeeeeeeever! You’ll want to lick your plate, it’s that good! Vegan & Gluten-Free
Pasta Salad w/ Grilled Zucchini, Corn and Cilantro Pesto – this vegan pasta recipe is made with gluten-free rice noodles and loaded up with healthy summer veggies, then tossed in the most flavorful Cilantro Pesto…. deliciously addicting! Vegan and Gluten-free!
Nettle Pesto Pasta with toasted pine nuts and lemon zest. This pasta is tossed in iron-rich nettle pesto. Full of so many nutrients and so delicious!
Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Eggplant Puttanesca Sauce- a rich, robust vegetarian meal that is low in carbs, keto and gluten-free! Easy and simple. The spaghetti squash is the “pasta” here!
Creamy (VEGAN) Avocado Linguine with Meyer Lemon and Arugula- a simple, fast healthy vegan pasta recipe!
Garlicky Cruciferous Pasta- a simple vegan pasta recipe loaded with shredded cruciferous vegetables like brussel sprouts, broccoli and cauliflower with garlic, lemon zest and chili flakes. Trader Joe’s carries a packaged “Cruciferous Mix” that is already shredded, making this dinner even more easy and fast!
Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Mushrooms, Garlic and Sage a flavorful and healthy low-carb meal that feels like a comforting pasta dish! Perfect for fall! Keep it vegan or add grated Romano cheese!
Farmer’s Market Veggie Pasta a vegan pasta recipe with zucchini, corn, black beans, and cherry tomatoes! Keep it vegan or add feta cheese. Serve this warm for dinner and save the rest for weekday lunches!
Vegan Alfredo for two, tossed in a delicious cashew (or hemp) cream, with sauteed mushrooms, Meyer lemon zest and a secret ingredient that gives this extra complexity and depth. Can be made in under 30 minutes!
This vegan Pasta Salad with Asparagus and Mushrooms is light and zesty with a bright Lemony- Parsley Dressing. A great make-ahead salad, perfect for potlucks or midweek lunches.
Roasted Sheet-Pan Ratatouille Pasta! This vegan pasta is tossed with oven-roasted -Ratatouille – full of end-of-summer veggies like eggplant, zucchini, and peppers. Comforting, delicious and totally vegan!
A delicious vegetarian pasta recipe for Spring Pea Pasta with truffle oil, lemon, and mint. Flavorful and simple to make, this can be served warm or chilled – perfect for gatherings or midweek lunches. Keep it vegan or add crumbled goat cheese. I’ve used chickpea pasta in the photo. 😉
Roasted Cauliflower Pasta with Toasted Walnuts, Garlic, Parsley and Lemon! This vegan pasta is one of my favorites! It’s hearty without leaving you feeling heavy. So much goodness happening here!
Beet Noodles with Yogurt and Dill – using spiralized beets as the “noodle”, this recipe actually contains no pasta! But you won’t miss it! A simple vegetarian, gluten-free meal that can be made in 20 minutes!
Sesame Cabbage Noodles This vegan pasta recipe is made with mostly cabbage and only a small portion of vermicelli rice noodles. The Asian style dressing is so tasty! Top the salad off with scallions, cilantro and crunchy roasted peanuts. Add Sesame Tofu or chicken if you like. Vegan, Gluten-free!
This Garlicky Chard Pasta is loaded up with fresh chard and lots of garlic. Lemon gives it a delicious brightness. A quick, light and healthy, vegan pasta recipe that can be made in 20 minutes!
This vegan pasta recipe called Jade Noodles– is made with Asian soba noodles and loaded up with seasonal healthy veggies like broccolini, asparagus, edamame, then tossed in a flavorful sesame dressing. Save it warm or chilled.
Lemon Basil Orzo Salad with cucumbers, tomatoes and arugula. A healthy, vegan pasta salad recipe that can be made ahead for midweek lunches or potlucks. Keep it vegan or add feta!
And lastly, one of my personal favs Kung Pao Noodles with cauliflower- made in a wok with a very flavorful Kung Pao Sauce – a feast for the senses! We learned this recipe in China – authentic and delicious!
Pick a few of these healthy, Vegetarian pasta recipes (with MORE veggies than pasta!) this week and give them a whirl. Let me know what you think!
Happy week friends!!!
25 VEGETARIAN Pasta Recipes
25 Vegetarian Pasta Recipes that are all veggie-loaded! Easy Healthy and delicious!
- Prep Time: 15
- Cook Time: 20
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- Category: pasta, vegetarian
- Method: stovetop
- Cuisine: Italian
- Diet: Vegetarian
- 4 cups veggies- cauliflower, kale, mushrooms, broccoli
- 8 ounces pasta
- olive oil
Pick out a few to try this week!
tell us your favorites in the comments below!
- Calories: 395
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