20 Vegetarian Weeknight Pasta Recipes

A comforting dinner is just a few minutes away

Photo: Sveta Zarzamora

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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

Pasta with Cilantro Pesto and Red Peppers

Greek Pasta Salad

Green Pasta Primavera

Vegan Lemon and Asparagus Pasta

Pasta with Greens, Artichoke Hearts, Portobello Mushrooms, and Gorgonzola

This Artichoke & Olive Pasta is the Easy Dinner Solution You’ve Been Looking For

Summer Pasta Salad with Grilled Vegetables

Pasta with Garlicky White Beans and Swiss Chard

Fusilli Bucati Lunghi with Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Sauce

Garden Penne Pasta

Rachael Ray’s Ratatouille Pasta

Pasta Alla Norma

Pasta with Creamy Spinach and Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Squash Pasta Salad with Vegan Two-Herb Pesto

Sprouted Pasta Sauce with Spelt and Buckwheat Gemelli

Stir-Fried Pasta and Broccoli Rabe with Miso Pesto

Italian Pasta with Veggies

Artichoke Kale Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

Pasta with Spinach, Chickpeas and Feta

Camp Cooking: Roasted Tomato and Pepper Pasta with Lemon Butter Sauce


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