10 Pasta Recipes That Have Plenty of Veggies

updated Sep 24, 2020
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Spaghetti pasta with zucchini, cherry tomatoes, eggplant, and carrots in a serving dish

My mantra for pasta has always been that it can be a wholesome, well-balanced meal if you make it that way. I hate that it sometimes gets a bad rap because, well, if you load it with vegetables and eat the portion size that’s right for you, it’s a dish you can feel great about. These 10 recipes, which are more vegetable than noodle, prove it. They are full of so much color and flavor, you’ll want to dig right into them.

Pastas with Veggies

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Farmers Market Pasta Dinner
Summer pasta tossed with a mess of tender, of the moment veggies herbs, coated with a slick of buttery white wine sauce and grated parm.
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Pan-Roasted Cauliflower Pasta with Smoky Tomato Sauce

This dish is more about the smoky, tender cauliflower than the noodles, which is exactly why we love it. You can skip the crispy prosciutto if you’d like to keep this meatless, but it does add a nice, salty crunch so you’ll want to sprinkle over some asiago or Parm for a similar effect.

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Lemony Broccoli Pasta
A weeknight-friendly pasta made with broccoli, peas, and lots of olive oil.
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One-Pot Cabbage & Sausage Pasta
There's hardly any effort required to make a pasta this good, and half of it is owed to the earthiness of cabbage and smoky sausage.
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Orzo with Caramelized Fall Vegetables & Ginger
An easy recipe for orzo pasta with sweet potato, mushrooms, leafy greens, and fresh ginger.
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Mushroom and Garlic Spaghetti Dinner
A fast and easy recipe for spaghetti tossed in a sautéed mushroom, garlic, and butter sauce.
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Broccolini, Chicken Sausage, and Orzo Skillet
Turn chicken sausage, quick-cooking orzo, and broccolini into an easy one-skillet pasta dinner with this weeknight-friendly recipe.
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Rigatoni with Winter Squash and Kale (Rigatoni con zucca, salciccia, e cavolo nero)
This hearty fall pasta is filled with kale, sausage, roasted squash and tossed in a sharp and cheesy white wine sauce.
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Pasta with Shaved Brussels Sprouts and Pancetta

Shaved Brussels sprouts and salty pancetta make up the bulk of this spaghetti dish rather than the other way around. Don’t forget to finish each bowl with a sprinkling of toasted pine nuts for a bit of buttery crunch.

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Creamy Zucchini Fettuccine

This lightened-up version of the classic cuts back on the butter and cream and adds plenty of diced zucchini to the mix to lend color and nutrition to the pot.

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