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If you’re like us, you keep the pasta spirit in your heart throughout the year, but technically speaking October 25 is the official World Pasta Day. And you know we have to mark the occasion with some of the best vegetarian pasta recipes on the internet. From fancy Italian traditions to cozy macaroni and cheese (or cheez!) here are some of our favorites.
Oyster Mushroom and Kabocha Squash Spaghetti From VT contributor Andy Zambrano, this vegan pasta has all the sweet, savory flavors of fall.
Bow Ties with Broccoli Pesto No need for basil; blitzed up broccoli provides the base for a flavorful – and equally green – sauce.
Creamy Vegan Squash Pasta with Bitter Greens and Blistered Tomatoes This bowl walks the perfect line between being indulgent and a bit healthy. Get you a pasta that can do both.
Artichoke, Kale, Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta This vegetarian pasta recipe from Chef Jason Wyrick has layers of flavors and textures. Add some cooked chickpeas if you want to make it even more hearty.
Linguine in Lemon Cream Sauce Swap the dairy for plant-based cream cheese to veganize this lighted-up (and super easy) version of a bright, lemony pasta.
Pasta e Ceci Perhaps you’ve heard of pasta e fagioli? This bothy dish is similar, but gives chickpeas a starring role.
Linguine with Grilled Tomatoes and Zucchini Pesto In the mood to pull out your grill (or grill pan) but still want pasta? This summery dish is the best of both worlds.
Fusilli Bucati Lunghi with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce This bright and tasty dish is a pantry-staple hero, made almost entirely from cupboard classics – aka a weeknight “what’s for dinner” go-to.
Pasta Alla Norma Pasta Alla Norma is a Sicilian classic. The VT version simplifies the tradition into this vegetarian offering. (If you left out the ricotta salata, it wouldn’t exactly be Pasta Alla Norma, but it would still be a very tasty bowl of pasta with eggplant and tomato.)
Cilantro Pesto and Red Pepper Pasta For a spin with some Latin American flavor nods, try this unusual but tasty vegetarian pasta recipe.