If you were to force me to choose one food to eat for the rest of my life, it would be pasta. It’s food that doesn’t stop giving and dinner I can always leave behind. I grew up with avocado pasta, there was always red sauce in the fridge, and I think my heart skipped a beat when I saw pasta vodka on the menu. And now? I’m in a pretty serious relationship with veggie noodle recipes to satisfy all my carb cravings while also sneaking in some greens.
My current lazy girl dinner is Banza Pasta (see more gluten-free pasta options here) with a delicious store-bought pasta sauce that I heat up with some spinach . It may not sound appealing, but it’s a quick and delicious meal that never disappoints. But when I have more time, I switch to one of these 13 vegetarian noodle recipes. Each and all of these recipes earn their spot on this list for being vegetarian (obvious), simple to make (most under 30 minutes), and undeniably delicious (crowd-pleasing). Bring a pot of water to a boil now, because these vegetarian noodle recipes are on the menu tonight, tomorrow, and all week.
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13 vegetarian noodle recipes that make you satisfied anytime, anywhere
Bolognese Vegetarian Spaghetti
Why we love it: Before you roll your eyes at a vegetarian restaurant, hear me out. Vegetables, herbs, and ketchup are marinated together on the stove until it’s all rich and satisfying and even… meat? The tofu has the consistency of the traditional ground beef of the bolognese, but absorbs the flavors of onions, garlic, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning. Basically, this vegetarian pasta recipe is a hug in the bowl that everyone needs to try.
Hero Ingredients: Tofu to the rescue.
Get the recipe for the Vegetarian Pasta Bolognese.
Rigatoni with Brussels Sprouts, Kale Pesto and Lemon
Why we love it: Fun fact: Rigatoni is my favorite pasta shape and this is my favorite recipe to make with it. Like all good vegetarian pasta recipes, it has a strong vegetable to pasta ratio that not only adds nutritional value but also has a great texture. It tastes good without really too addictive, probably because these Brussels sprouts are so addictive.
Hero Ingredients: This kale pesto is the tastiest way to get your veggies in.
Get the recipe for Rigatoni With Brussels Sprouts, Kale Pesto and Lemon.
Creamy vegan pasta with tomato and basil
Why we love it: Bookmark this 15-minute noodle recipe now. It was the best ice cream meal I have ever tasted. The walnut sauce gives this vegan noodle dish the rich, satisfying flavor that usually comes with alfredo but in a way that’s completely healthy, full of nutrients. You can even prep the sauces in advance, so when it’s time to serve, all you have to do is mix them together. But heed Camille’s warning: It’s very addictive.
Hero Ingredients: The walnut cream sauce is actually nuts.
Get the recipe for Vegan Pasta with Tomatoes and Basil.
Pasta Primavera One-Pot With Summer Veggies & Ricotta
Why we love it: This is one of those infinitely customizable vegetarian noodle recipes that is amazingly simple and undeniably delicious. Have you ever tried a one-pot pasta recipe without draining the water? I have been acknowledged so I’m confused about how you can make pasta without draining, but this recipe has completely changed the way I think. This method allows the vegetables to cook right along with the pasta and gives everything a rich, delicious, and unfathomably cohesive flavor.
Hero Ingredients: Frozen peas are the easiest pasta to make ever.
Get the recipe for One-Pot Pasta Primavera With Summer Veggies & Ricotta.
Tikka Masala Pasta
Why we love it: Tikka masala lovers, I can recommend you your new obsession. This vegetarian pasta recipe is described as almost exactly like the Indian alla vodka pasta which is, in my opinion, one of the greatest fusion dishes in existence. It will be ready in 30 minutes, and you can make the sauce ahead of time to speed it up even more. While this recipe sounds incredibly tempting, don’t put it off until you’ve tried it.
Hero Ingredients: This sauce can’t be beat.
Get the recipe for Tikka Masala Pasta.
Baked Mushroom Pasta with Herbs from What’s Gaby Cooking
Why we love it: My mouth is watering just from seeing at this pasta. I can actually taste it through the screen. Mushrooms (any type will do) have a nutty flavor, are rich, and add protein, fiber, and antioxidants to a meal. However, it was the crunch from the homemade bread crumbs that really made me win. This vegetarian pasta recipe has carbs on top of carbs, but it’s the perfect meal for yourself that you’ll make over and over again.
Hero Ingredients: Will run for breadcrumbs.
Get the recipe for Baked Mushroom Pasta With Herbs.
Spaghetti with Lemon Cream
Why we love it: This 30-minute meal takes you to the shores of Italy with every bite. It’s rich and decadent, yet light and fresh enough to be the perfect summer meal. Fresh herbs, zingy zest and a little heat will brighten both the flavor and your plate by balancing the richness and adding color to the dish.
Hero Ingredients: When life gives you lemons, make this noodle.
Get the recipe for Creamy Lemon Pasta.
Burrata pasta noodles one spinach and half-baked tomatoes khô
Why we love it: Honestly, there’s nothing to fall in love with quickly, simply, fresh, and yummy vegetarian noodle recipe? This noodle dish is created with pantry staples and seasonal ingredients, making it the perfect dinner for any evening of the week. Simply sauté tomatoes, spinach, and sun-dried artichokes in hot pasta, then top with burrata, letting the heat melt the cheese and cook the spinach. It’s almost a recipe without a recipe because of how simple it is. But taste? What’s boring.
Hero Ingredients: Sun-dried tomatoes taste like little sunbeams.
Get the recipe for a Spinach-Pot Sp and a Sun-Dried Tomato Burrata Pasta.
Summer Spaghetti With Tomato, Burrata & Basil
Why we love it: When it comes to vegetarian noodle recipes, sometimes the simplest is the best. Camille first tasted this pasta combo in Tuscany, and we all thank her for bringing the recipe back with her. This summer’s favorite arrives in just 10 minutes with the freshest, seasonal ingredients. Plus, it’s sure to appeal to anyone lucky enough to join you for dinner.
Hero Ingredients: A whole bunch of gourds.
Get the recipe for Summer Spaghetti With Tomato, Burrata and Basil.
Pesto Pasta Primavera
Why we love it: Camille makes this pesto one-pan pasta dish almost every week, and once you taste it, I guarantee you will. It’s the perfect recipe when you need to satisfy a carb craving but also want to run out of veggies in the fridge. I am confident that any variation of greens mixed with pesto and goat cheese will be very appetizing. The key is to cut all your vegetables to the size of a penne pasta and every fork will be perfect.
Hero Ingredients: More goat cheese, please.
Get the recipe for Pesto Pasta Primavera.
Half Baked Harvest Pesto Pasta Alla Vodka
Why we love it: Pasta alla vodka, specifically this recipe, will be the main course of my last meal on Earth. I was lucky enough to be there when Tieghan Gerard of Half-Baked Harvest whipped this up at Camille’s house. The results left me speechless. Very simple so yummy. This is one of those vegetarian noodle recipes that you can serve at any gathering, because vegetarian or not, this recipe is incredible.
Hero Ingredients: The basil pesto is a genius twist on a classic.
Get the recipe for Half-Baked Harvest Pesto Pasta Alla Vodka.
Chestnut butter pasta, spinach and goat cheese
Why we love it: Whether it’s a quiet early week night at home or a dinner party with your best friends, this vegetarian pasta recipe is always a good idea. It comes together in one pot and is truly a full meal, as it’s full of pasta, greens, and grilled veggies. Alternatively, if you’re feeling lazy, you can skip the brown butter sauce (it’s delicious though) and just mix everything up with olive oil and an orange.
Hero Ingredients: Competitive butter-roasted pumpkin.
Get the recipe for Chestnut Butter Pasta, Spinach, and Goat Cheese.
Walder Wellness’ Grilled Eggplant Pasta With Tomatoes & Zucchini
Why we love it: This recipe is everything I love about baked macaroni – hot, cheesey, comforting – but prepared with a healthy boost with lots of nutritious veggies like eggplant, zucchini, and zucchini. Kale. It only requires 11 ingredients, and chances are, you already have them all in your kitchen. Not to mention fully customizable vegetables and it’s great for large groups and meal prep. A crowd pleaser fits a crowd!
Hero Ingredients: Eggplant is an oocyte supplement.
Get the recipe for Baked Eggplant & Zucchini Pasta.