Our 10 Favorite Meatless Pasta Recipes
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.
Miso might seem like a surprising ingredient in pasta, but it adds a punch of umami richness that, when combined with mushrooms, makes for an ultra-savory dish.
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.
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.
This is dinner-party material. Mascarpone makes a rich and creamy sauce for pasta that’s then lightened up with sweet, floral Meyer lemons and flecked with fresh spinach.
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.
Instead of simmering cream and butter together to make a sauce, you quickly stir together pasta water and crumbled goat cheese in the same skillet used to sauté the pasta’s aromatics.
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.
Not only is this pasta filled with all the colors of the rainbow, but it also comes together in just a single pot, which makes for easy assembly and even easier cleanup.
This bright, fresh pasta gets a double dose of green, thanks to the inclusion of both broccoli and peas. If you happen to have a box of short pasta on hand instead of spaghetti, feel free to use that instead.
A jar of roasted red peppers can be a bit ho-hum and boring, but it becomes an inspiring pasta sauce when blended with heavy cream and Parmesan cheese.