By Carl Hanson

Best vegetarian main dish pasta recipes

Pasta recipes are a solid go-to for quick vegetarian meals. They're great in a rush. And these meatless recipes keep things on the healthy side, too. They feature lots of fresh veggies and whole foods -- and they don't go completely overboard on the cheese. For many more recipes like these, check out our complete collection of vegetarian main dish pasta recipes.

1. No-Cream Pasta Primavera

"Spring veggies benefit from a quick roasting in olive oil and herbs before being tossed with penne," says amanda1432. "No cream here, just the fresh flavors of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and lemon. A beautiful dish."

2. Fettuccine with Creamy Roasted Beet Sauce

"A vegetarian fettuccine dish made with a delicious nightshade-free pasta sauce," says MyHotSouthernMess.

Photo by MyHotSouthernMess

3. Vegan Avocado Pasta with Blackened Vegetables

"This recipe is bright, creamy, salty, and slightly burned and crunchy," says Ruthie Higbee. "It's a delightful sensory experience, and also kind-of healthy, if you believe in that sort of thing! Also, this recipe would make a great paleo dinner with some spiraled veggie pasta."

Photo by Bertha Calleja

4. Peanut Noodles

"A really easy recipe that tastes equally good served hot, warm, or cold," says Maureen Cram. "Fettuccini or spaghetti both work great!"

Photo by lutzflcat

5. Spinach Cheese Manicotti

"My husband says this dish is restaurant quality," says Ernie. "It can be made ahead and kept in the refrigerator overnight. Very filling and great served with a salad and garlic bread."

Photo by Keeley Link

6. Lo Mein Noodles

"This was a blend of multiple lo mein recipes I found," says SarBetEns. "Add your favorite meat for a main dish, or make as a side dish to your favorite homemade chinese dinner. If you use meat, cook the meat in the pan first, and then pull out and set aside."

Photo by Sherri

7. Quick Vegetarian Pasta with Zucchini and Yellow Squash

This delicious vegetarian pasta dish features yellow squash, zucchini, and lots of fresh parsley. And it's ready in under 30 minutes. "I use lots of parsley, which I highly recommend," says veggiefit.

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8. Korean Glass Noodles (Jap Chae)

"The type of noodles used in this dish is made from sweet potato starch and translucent when cooked, hence the English name, 'glass noodles,'" says grk_tigris. "They are also gluten free and are wonderfully springy and light. These noodles can be served hot, room temperature, or even slightly chilled; they are very versatile.

Photo by Buckwheat Queen

9. Butternut Squash Lasagna

"Lasagna, with its delicious layers, can take a while to put together, but it's always worth it," says rachaefia. "This warm vegetarian version is a comfy dinner any day of the week."

Photo by Kim

10. Zucchini Linguine

The key to this recipe is using grated zucchini. You'll saute the zucchini with garlic and toss it with pasta, a little cheddar cheese, and plain yogurt. "A nice low fat and healthy recipe," says BROMFIELD

Photo by Kim's Cooking Now!

Check out our collection of Vegetarian Main Dish Pasta Recipes.