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What qualifies a recipe as a weeknight pasta for you? For us, it’s generally one that can be completed with minimal effort, a short prep time, and, whenever possible, composed out of stuff we’re likely to already have on hand in our pantry or fridge. While that leaves a lot of options, there are certainly some it rules out, namely those that require any complicated sauces or long simmers on the stove. Love them, but maybe better for the weekend. Plus, since it’s summer, we’re not really up for turning on the oven for baked pastas and lasagnas.
What you’ll find below are vegetarian and vegan weeknight pasta recipes that are quick and fresh, often relying on in-season produce. Let these serve as jumping off points for whatever your CSA box or trip to the farmer’s market gives you, too. Adding some beautiful, seasonal veggies to a bowl of comforting pasta is always a good idea.
Vegetarian and Vegan Weeknight Pasta Recipes