12 Vegetable Pasta Dinners

pasta salad with red peppers and kalamata olives
Photo: Buckwheat Queen

Eating your daily veggies becomes an easier task when pasta is involved. Whether it's rotini, spaghetti, or sheets of lasagna, pairing any vegetable with pasta's carb-y goodness is always a successful idea. With our 12 vegetable pasta recipes you can whip up a bowl of noodles with roasted zucchini and mushrooms, enjoy an herby sauce packed with avocado, or create a veg-heavy pasta salad.

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Pasta with Vegetables

Pasta with Vegetables in an orange bowl

Carrots, broccoli, and peppers add plenty of bright flavor and color to this tangy pasta dish. "It is popular even with those who normally scorn vegetarian food," says recipe creator Danielle.

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Artichoke Spinach Lasagna

Artichoke Spinach Lasagna

If you like artichoke and spinach dip, you'll love this hearty vegetarian lasagna. The crumbling of feta on top may not be a traditional lasagna ingredient, but it adds an irresistible tanginess to the finished dish.

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Creamy Vegetarian Pasta Sauce

Creamy Vegetarian Pasta Sauce on penne

Made with a base of fresh basil, parsley, and five different veggies, this sauce recipe is just begging to be served over a pile of pasta. Don't let the sour cream in the ingredients scare you, it adds a rich flavor that is sure to make this a family favorite.

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Vegan Italian Pasta Salad with Vegetables and Olives

pasta salad with red peppers and kalamata olives
Buckwheat Queen

No cheese? No problem! This plant-based beauty is described by recipe creator Buckwheat Queen as, "A classic vegan pasta salad from Italy's Southern regions consisting of sautéed vegetables and dressed with a vegan olive-based sauce."

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Southwestern Vegetarian Pasta

Southwestern Vegetarian Pasta

You get the best of both worlds with this recipe: pasta and chili. Made with a base of chickpeas, onions, peppers, and corn, this chili-like sauce is then tossed with macaroni and topped with cheese for a decadent and hearty vegetarian meal.

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Tofu and Cheese Stuffed Shells

Tofu and Cheese Stuffed Shells in marinara sauce

This recipe may sneak tofu into the creamy filling, but it also manages to pack in shredded zucchini, carrots, and onions for a dinner full of plants. "Came out fabulously. Even the 'dairy people' didn't notice anything weird," says reviewer LOBALOBA.

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Vegan Avocado Pasta with Blackened Vegetables

Vegan Avocado Pasta with Blackened Vegetables

Creamy and tangy avocado sauce is balanced out with crunchy and smoky blackened vegetables for a dinner that's a contrast of flavors and textures. As a bonus, reviewers say it's equally delicious hot or cold, so leftovers for lunch are ultra easy.

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Greek Pasta Salad with Roasted Vegetables and Feta

Greek Pasta Salad with Roasted Vegetables and Feta in green floral bowl

Each bite of this bold pasta salad is packed with eggplant, yellow squash, bell peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, and arugula all combined in a tangy balsamic dressing. Recipe creator cypress suggests serving this up with a side salad and piece of French bread.

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Portobello Mushroom Stroganoff

mushroom stroganoff with sour cream on top

Portobello mushrooms take the place of beef in this stick-to-your-ribs stroganoff. Serve with a side of steamed veggies for a complete meal.

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Suki's Spinach and Feta Pasta

Suki's Spinach and Feta Pasta

When you need dinner on the table quickly, turn to this ultra easy recipe. Ready in just 40 minutes, it combines pasta, feta cheese, tomatoes, spinach, and mushrooms for a flavorful punch.

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Sauceless Garden Lasagna

Sauceless Garden Lasagna in a glass pan

The word "sauceless" might make you stop short of making this lasagna recipe, but there's no need to add sauce when the plentiful amount of tomatoes, zucchini, and mushroom cook down in layers with two cheeses to create a tasty pasta bake.

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Sweet Pepper Pasta Toss with Kale

Sweet Pepper Pasta Toss with Kale
Nicole Hedmark

Using both red and yellow bell peppers, along with a dash of cayenne, makes this easy pasta dish stand apart. "This is a keeper of a recipe," says reviewer Glenn. "Easy to prepare, colorful, and best of all delicious."

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