Our 10 Favorite Meatless Pasta Recipes

updated Dec 1, 2023
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Whether you’re vegetarian or just searching for more dinner options that are meatless, pasta is always a great answer. Since it’s really a blank slate for just about anything, it’s easy to load it with veggies, cheese, and other satisfying ingredients. These 10 recipes are proof.

Meatless Pastas

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Miso-Buttered Mushrooms & Noodles
Reach in the back of your fridge for that tub of miso paste, because it will singlehandedly treat you to the best buttered noodles you have ever tasted.
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Cheesy Vegetarian Lasagna

A mix of mushrooms, bell peppers, eggplant, zucchini, and baby spinach ensure this ricotta- and mozzarella-filled lasagna is filled to the brim with good-for-you vegetables.

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Antipasti Bar Pasta

This pasta is infinitely adaptable: Simply start by raiding your grocery store’s antipasti bar and gathering your favorite odds and ends. Then it’s just a matter of boiling pasta and tossing everything together.

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Spaghetti with Mascarpone, Meyer Lemon, Spinach, and Hazelnuts
A recipe for creamy mascarpone-dressed spaghetti that's flavored with Meyer lemon zest and juice and enhanced with wilted spinach and toasted hazelnuts.
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Cheesy Ravioli Pasta Bake

This is sort of like lazy lasagna. Layer cheese ravioli with tomato sauce, more cheese, and sautéed mushrooms; bake it; and take comfort in a meal so effortlessly done.

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Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Fettuccine
Goat cheese is a one-ingredient shortcut in this seriously decadent sauce and easy weeknight pasta.
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Lemon Caper Pasta

The secret to this simple pasta is the toasted breadcrumb topping. It adds a whole lot of textural crunch that makes it far too easy to inhale a whole serving.

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One-Pot Pasta Primavera
This light and butter pasta primavera is the best way to bring the fresh flavors of spring produce to your table.
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Lemony Broccoli Pasta
A weeknight-friendly pasta made with broccoli, peas, and lots of olive oil.
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Roasted Red Pepper Alfredo
A simple recipe for creamy Alfredo pasta sauce made with roasted red peppers.
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