12 Amazing Vegetarian Pasta Recipes That Are So Good, You Won’t Miss The Meat

Pastas are super easy to make for dinner, so on those week days when you’re too tired to think, let alone cook, look to these veggie-packed pasta recipes. They’re full of flavor and all of the nutritional value of veggies. Besides, it allows you to skip the added step of making sure the meat’s cooked all the way through because who has time for that after a long day of work?

Ditch the meat and dig in to these vegetarian recipes all week long.

1. Tomato Basil Spaghetti

Cherry tomatoes seem to get even more juicy once they’ve been sautéed on the skillet, so this tomato basil spaghetti is sure to be delicious.

Oh Sweet Basil

2. Garlic Herb Mushroom Spaghetti

Garlic, herbs and mushrooms all in one warm pasta dish? I’m in.

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3. Veggie Mac ‘N Cheese

Mac ‘n cheese is great on its own, but when it’s got asparagus, mushrooms and tomatoes added to it— it gets even better. So, give this veggie mac ‘n cheese a try, why don’t you?

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4. Spinach & Mushroom Pasta

This spinach and mushroom pasta is bound to be packed with flavor and nutrients. Just what you need to feel better after a hectic day.

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5. Lemon Asparagus Pasta

Lemon and asparagus make quite the refreshing combination.

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6. Avocado Pasta

Avocados make the perfect paste to roll noodles around in. If you didn’t know you could use avocados as pasta sauce, then you’ve been missing out. Let’s put an end to that, shall we?

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7. Zucchini Mushroom Pasta

Zucchini is one of my favorite vegetables this time of year, so I can’t wait to try this zucchini mushroom pasta for dinner.

Damn Delicious

8. Roasted Red Pepper Alfredo

Roasted red peppers and cheesy alfredo sounds like the pairing of a lifetime, doesn’t it?

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9. Southwest Pasta

I’m a sucker for Mexican food, so toss some beans and avocado on a bed of noodles, like this southwest pasta recipe calls for, and I definitely won’t be able to pass it up.

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10. Pesto Pasta With Sun Dried Tomatoes & Asparagus

Sun dried tomatoes are loaded with flavor and will make a great addition to this pesto pasta dish.

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11. Pumpkin Ravioli

Ravioli stuffed with pumpkin? Don’t mind if I do! This is my new favorite fall dish.

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12. Coconut Curry Noodle Bowl

A spicy curry noodle bowl should warm you up on a cold night.

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Stock up on vegetables the next time you go to the store because you’re going to be eating a lot of them.

[h/t: BuzzFeed]