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Easy Healthy Veggie-Driven Pasta Recipes! (Vegan-adaptable)

This vegetarian pasta dish recipe includes a creamy sauce made from cashews, garlic, and lemon juice. It's a great way to enjoy the flavors of summer in a light and healthy meal.
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Here are our Best, Easy, Vegetarian PASTA RECIPES that are loaded up with fresh healthy veggies. Many are Vegan-adaptable. Use GF pasta to make these gluten-free. New: See the recipe card for a basic “how-to” on “How to cook Pasta”!

40 Easy Healthy Vegetarian Pasta Recipes! Vegan-adaptable.

If you’ve been a subscriber to the blog, you’ll probably already know this little trick we do here. Most of the pasta recipes you’ll find are vegetarian (or vegan) and contain more veggies by weight and volume than actual pasta!

And here’s why: Vibrant seasonal veggies contain so many healthy nutrients, much more than pasta, and yet pasta, bless its delicious heart, becomes the perfect carrier for these beauties. A little pasta goes a long way!

In a nutshell: More veggies, and less pasta! To make these Vegetarian Pasta Recipes a little more healthy I switch up the proportions. Because many of you asked… here are our favorite pasta bowls to serve your beautiful creations in.

Pick out a couple of these Healthy Vegetarian Pasta Recipes to try this week and let me know your favorites in the comments below! If you are new to cooking pasta, see the recipe card for a basic “how-to” on How to cook Pasta!

OUR BEST HEALTHY PASTA RECIPES!

Easy healthy Vegetarian Pasta Recipes: Orecchiette Pasta with Broccoli Sauce - a simple Italian vegetarian pasta that is full of flavor and nutrients! | familycuisine.net

Orecchiette with Broccoli Sauce

A simple, humble vegetarian pasta recipe loaded up with so much broccoli it literally melts down into a sauce. Originally from Tuscany, this hearty dinner satisfies. One of the most popular pasta recipes on the blog!

Easy healthy Pasta Recipes: Eggplant Lasagna made with no-boil noodles and topped with Arugula Pesto. A delicious, healthy vegetarian dinner recipe that is comforting and nourishing. #vegetarian #eggplantlasagna #lasagna #healthycomefortfood

Roasted Eggplant Lasagna

Made with extra eggplant, no-boil noodles and topped with Arugula Pesto. A delicious, healthy vegetarian dinner recipe that is comforting and nourishing. Vegan-adaptable!

Vegan Pasta Recipes: A simple delicious vegan recipe for Orecchiette Pasta with Creamy Carrot Miso Sauce, topped with Carrot Top Gremolata (optional) and Toasted Bread Crumbs. Flavorful and healthy! #orecchiette

Orecchiette Pasta with Creamy Carrot Miso Sauce

A simple delicious vegan recipe for Orecchiette Pasta with Creamy Carrot Miso Sauce, topped with a Carrot Top Gremolata (optional) and Toasted Bread Crumbs. Flavorful and healthy!

20 Healthy Pasta Recipes: Pea Pasta with a creamy, vegan minted pea sauce. A fast and easy 30-minute vegan dinner recipe you

Creamy Vegan Pea Pasta

with a creamy, luscious pea sauce. A fast and easy 30-minute vegan dinner recipe you’ll fall in love with!

Easy Healthy Pasta Recipes: This healthy Greek Pasta Salad is the perfect make-ahead pasta salad for summertime picnics, bbqs, potlucks and easy dinners. A hearty ratio of fresh veggies combined with tender orzo pasta, chickpeas tossed in the tastiest Greek salad dressing.#greekpastasalad

Greek Pasta Salad

This healthy Greek Pasta Salad is the perfect make-ahead pasta salad for summertime picnics, bbqs, potlucks and easy dinners. A hearty ratio of fresh veggies combined with tender orzo pasta, chickpeas tossed in the tastiest Greek salad dressing.

Easy healthy Pasta Recipes: Veggie Lo Mein! On the table in under 20 minutes! Loaded up with healthy veggies, this VEGAN dinner recipe is fast and easy, perfect for busy weeknights! #lomein #lomeinnoodles #vegandinner #veganrecipes #veganlomein #stirfry

Veggie Lo Mein!

On the table in under 20 minutes! Loaded up with healthy veggies, this VEGAN dinner recipe is fast and easy, perfect for busy weeknights!

40 Easy healthy Vegetarian Pasta Recipes: : Fregola with Corn, Zucchini and Basil, sprinkled with pecorino. A fast and easy Italian-inspired meal that comes together in 30 minutes.

Fregola Pasta with Corn, Zucchini and Basil

Fregola with Corn, Zucchini and Basil, sprinkled with pecorino. A fast and easy Italian-inspired meal that comes together in 30 minutes.

20 Vegetarian Pasta Recipes: Charred Asparagus Kale Pasta with a creamy Cannellini Bean Leek Sauce. This healthy, spring, vegan pasta recipe comes together in less than 30 minutes! #veganpasta #pasta #springpasta #asparaguspasta

Charred Asparagus Kale Pasta

with a creamy Cannellini Bean Leek Sauce. This healthy, spring, vegan pasta recipe comes together in less than 30 minutes!

20 Vegetarian Pasta Recipes: Healthy delicious Broccoli Stuffed Manicotti. A cozy homemade vegetarian meal that can be made ahead! Perfect for weeknight dinners or the holiday table. #manicotti #vegetariandinner #broccoli #broccolirecipes

Broccoli Manicotti

A cozy homemade vegetarian meal that can be made ahead! Perfect for weeknight dinners or the holiday table this baked pasta dish is loaded up with healthy broccoli!

20 Vegetarian Pasta Recipes: This simple Pasta with Broccolini, Preserved Lemon and Chickpeas is punchy and bright and comes together quickly and easily - on the table in under 30 minutes! A tasty healthy weeknight dinner! #spaghetti #broccolipasta #broccolini

Pasta w/ Broccolini, Preserved Lemon & Chickpeas

This simple Pasta with Broccolini, Preserved Lemon and Chickpeas is punchy and bright and comes together quickly and easily – on the table in under 30 minutes! A tasty healthy weeknight dinner!

Healthy Pasta Recipes: Butternut Lasagna with Wild Mushrooms and Sage- a delicious vegetarian or vegan main dish, perfect for the holiday table! Can be made ahead! #butternutlasagna #veganlasagna #veganthanksgiving #veganmaindish #vegetarianmaindish #mushroomlasaga #veganchristmas #vegandinner #plantbased #cleaneating

Butternut Lasagna

Butternut Lasagna with Wild Mushrooms and Sage- a delicious vegetarian or vegan main dish, filled with healthy veggies-perfect for the holiday table or Sunday supper. Can be made ahead!

Best Vegetarian Pasta Recipes: Roasted Cauliflower Pasta with Toasted Walnuts, Garlic, Parsley and Lemon! This vegan pasta is one of my favorites! It

Roasted Cauliflower Pasta

with Toasted Walnuts, Garlic, Parsley and Lemon! This vegan pasta is one of my favorites! It’s hearty without leaving you feeling heavy. So much goodness happening here!

Best Vegetarian Pasta Recipes: Superfood Walnut Pesto Noodles - a packable lunch filled with healthy veggies and soba noodles tossed in the most flavorful Superfood Pesto! Vegan and GF adaptable! #bento #lunchbox #growuplunchbox #superfoods #pesto #soba #kalepesto #healthylunch #vegan #veganlunch

Kale & Walnut Pesto Noodles!

These soba noodles are tossed in the most flavorful “Superfood” Walnut Pesto then loaded up with fresh crunchy veggies. A fresh and healthy pasta recipe that is perfect for lunch or dinner.

Best Healthy Pasta Recipes: Pesto Pasta Salad w/ cherry tomatoes, baby mozzarella, olives & fresh basil tossed in a Creamy Pesto Dressing. Vegan, gluten-free adaptable.

Creamy Pesto Pasta Salad

w/ cherry tomatoes, baby mozzarella, olives & fresh basil tossed in a Creamy Pesto Dressing. Vegan, gluten-free adaptable.

Best Healthy Pasta Recipes: A simple, flavorful no-boil, Mushroom Baked Ziti with Spinach and Ricotta ( or sub tofu ricotta) that can be made in one pan and requires no pre-boiling of pasta. Perfect for weeknight dinners! #noboil, #ziti, #vegan | familycuisine.net

Mushroom Baked Ziti with Spinach

A simple, flavorful no-boil, Mushroom Baked Ziti with Spinach and Ricotta (or sub tofu ricotta) that can be made in one pan and requires no pre-boiling of pasta. Perfect for weeknight dinners!

Best Healthy Pasta Recipes: Flavorful Sesame Noodles, loaded up with healthy veggies and tossed in the most delicious, creamy, vegan Sesame Sauce! Make this in 20 minutes flat! Keep it vegan or add chicken- up to you! #sesamenoodles #vegan #noodlebowl

Chinese Sesame Noodles

Flavorful Chinese Sesame Noodles, loaded up with healthy veggies and tossed in the most delicious, creamy, vegan Sesame Sauce! Make this in 20 minutes flat! Keep it vegan or add chicken- up to you!

20 Best Vegetarian & Vegan Pasta Recipes: Vegan Tagliatelle Pasta with Creamy Artichoke Sauce, Mushrooms and Roasted Sunchokes. A Simple dinner that can be made in 30 minutes. #vegan #veganpasta #artichokesauce #plantbased #mushroompasta #vegan #sunchokes

Vegan Artichoke Mushroom Pasta

with roasted sunchokes and a creamy vegan artichoke heart sauce (use canned or frozen artichoke hearts) that can be made in 30 minutes! Delicious, healthy, nut-free and totally vegan.

Best Vegetarian & Vegan Pasta Recipes: Singapore noodles— stir-fried rice noodles with curry, tofu and vegetables—a Chinese take out menu classic - easy recipe, vegetarian and full of authentic flavor! #meifun #singaporenoodles #currynoodles #chinesenoodles #stirfry #stirfrynoodles #vegetarian #noodles

Singapore Noodles

Stir-fried rice noodles with curry, tofu, and vegetables—a Chinese take out menu classic – easy recipe, vegetarian and full of authentic flavor!

Best Vegetarian & Vegan Pasta Recipes: Bucatini Pasta with Arugula Pesto and Heirloom Tomatoes. A fast and flavorful weeknight dinner that can be made in 30 mins! This vegan pasta recipe is easy and healthy! #bucatini #bucatinipasta #veganpasta #healthypasta #vegetarianpasta #pastawithpesto #arugulapesto familycuisine.net

Bucatini Pasta with Arugula Pesto and Heirloom Tomatoes

A fast and flavorful weeknight dinner recipe that can be made in under 30 minutes. A delicious vegan pasta recipe that has a secret ingredient to boost its flavor! Make this when tomatoes are in season!

Best Vegetarian & Vegan Pasta Recipes: Beet Poke Salad - a delicious vegan make-head salad that can be served over greens, rice or soba noodles. Fast and easy! #poke #beets #beetsalad #vegan #vegansalad #cleaneating

Beet Poke Noodle Salad

A delicious vegan make-ahead salad that can be served over greens, rice or in this case soba noodles!

20 Plant-based Pasta Recipes: Vegan Alfredo for two, tossed in a delicious cashew (or hemp) cream, with sauteed mushrooms, Meyer lemon zest and a secret ingredient that gives this extra complexity and depth. Can be made in under 30 minutes! #veganalfredo #veganalfredosauce

Date Night Vegan Alfredo

Tossed in a delicious cashew (or hemp) cream, with sauteed mushrooms, Meyer lemon zest and a secret ingredient that gives this extra complexity and depth. Can be made in under 30 minutes!

20 Plant-based Pasta Recipes: Spring Orzo Pasta with Asparagus, Lemon and Dill- serve this warm as quick flavorful entree or chilled as a side salad. A healthy vegetarian pasta recipe!

Orzo Pasta with Asparagus, Lemon and Dill

serve this warm as a quick flavorful entree or chilled as a side salad. Keep it vegan or add feta!

Best Healthy Pasta Recipes! Spaghetti with Fresh Tomato Sauce and Basil - a simple, quick and vegan pasta recipe featuring fresh summer tomatoes that can be made in 20 mins flat! #tomatoes #tomatosauce #freshtomatosauce #quick #easytomatosauce

Spaghetti with Fresh Tomato Sauce and Basil

This simple vegan pasta recipe is one of my favorites when tomatoes are ripe and juicy and fresh! Spaghetti with Fresh Tomato Sauce and Basil – a quick, healthy weeknight dinner that features fresh summer tomatoes that can be made in 20 mins flat! Add cheese or keep it totally vegan!

20 Best Healthy Pasta Recipes! (with MORE veggies than pasta!) like familycuisine.net Noodle Salad with the BEST EVER peanut Sauce! #pastasalad #peanutsauce #vegan #thainoodlesalad #veganpasta #pastarecipes #thainoodles #veganpastarecipes

Thai Noodle Salad with the BEST EVER Peanut Sauce

A vegan pasta recipe, loaded up with healthy veggies like cabbage carrots, bell pepper, scallions and tossed in the most flavorful peanut sauce eeeeeeeeeever! You’ll want to lick your plate, it’s that good! Vegan & Gluten-Free

Our best Vegan Pasta Recipes: Vegan Pasta Salad w/ Grilled Zucchini, Corn and Cilantro Pesto is made with gluten-free rice noodles and loaded up with healthy summer veggies, then tossed in the most flavorful Cilantro Pesto.... deliciously addicting! Vegan and Gluten-free! #summerpastasalad #pastasalad #cornpasta #cilantropesto #zucchinipasta #zucchini #potluck

Pasta Salad w/ Grilled Zucchini, Corn and Cilantro Pesto

This vegan pasta recipe is made with gluten-free rice noodles and loaded up with healthy summer veggies, then tossed in the most flavorful Cilantro Pesto…. deliciously addicting! Vegan and Gluten-free!

Our BEST Vegan Pasta Recipes: Spring Nettle Pesto Pasta with toasted pine nuts and lemon zest. Full of nutrients and so delicious! #nettles #nettlerecipes #nettlepesto | familycuisine.net

Nettle Pesto Pasta

Made with toasted pine nuts and lemon zest. This pasta is tossed in iron-rich nettle pesto. Full of so many nutrients and so delicious!

Our BEST Vegan Pasta Recipes: Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Eggplant Puttanesca Sauce- a rich, robust vegetarian meal that is low in carbs, keto and gluten free! Easy and simple. | #keto #spaghettisquash #eggplant #puttnesca #vegan #vegandinner

Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Eggplant Puttanesca Sauce

A rich, robust vegetarian meal that is low in carbs, keto and gluten-free! Easy and simple. The spaghetti squash is the “pasta” here!

20 Healthy Pasta Recipes: This Vegan Lasagna is made with a robust mushroom-spinach bolognese sauce, fresh basil, vegan ricotta and no-boil lasagna noodles, topped off with a creamy marinara sauce, drizzled with Arugula Basil Pesto. Vegan comfort food at its best! #veganlasagna #vegandinnerrecipes #vegan #lasagna #mushroombolognese

Vegan Lasagna Bolognese

Made with a robust mushroom-spinach bolognese sauce, fresh basil, vegan ricotta and no-boil lasagna noodles, topped off with a creamy marinara sauce, drizzled with Arugula Basil Pesto. Vegan comfort food at its best!

Our Best Pasta Recipes! Creamy Avocado Linguini with Meyer Lemon and Arugula ...a fast healthy vegan lunch! | familycuisine.net

Avocado Linguine

Creamy (VEGAN) Avocado Linguine with Meyer Lemon and Arugula- a simple, fast healthy vegan pasta recipe!

Our Best Plant-based Pasta Recipes: Garlicky Cruciferous Pasta- a simple vegan pasta dish loaded with shredded cruciferous vegetables like brussel spouts, broccoli and cauliflower with garlic, lemon zest and chili flakes. Trader Joe

Garlicky Cruciferous Pasta

A simple vegan pasta recipe loaded with shredded cruciferous vegetables like brussel sprouts, broccoli and cauliflower with garlic, lemon zest and chili flakes. Trader Joe’s carries a packaged “Cruciferous Mix” that is already shredded, making this dinner even more easy and fast!

20 Healthy Pasta Recipes: Roasted Spaghetti Squash with mushrooms, garlic and sage- a flavorful and healthy low-carb meal that feels like a comforting pasta dish! Perfect for fall! Keep it vegan or add grated Romano cheese! #spaghetti squash #spaghettisquash #Paleo #keto #lowcarb #glutenfree #mushrooms #vegan

Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Mushrooms, Garlic and Sage

A flavorful and healthy low-carb meal that feels like a comforting pasta dish! Perfect for fall! Keep it vegan or add grated Romano cheese!

20 Healthy Pasta Recipes: Summer Pasta with Grilled zucchini and summer squash, corn, black beans and cherry tomatoes! Serve this warm for dinner and save the rest for weekday lunches! familycuisine.net

Farmer’s Market Veggie Pasta

A vegan pasta recipe with zucchini, corn, black beans, and cherry tomatoes! Keep it vegan or add feta cheese. Serve this warm for dinner and save the rest for weekday lunches!

20 Healthy Pasta Recipes Vegan Pasta Salad Recipe with Morels, Asparagus and Lemon Parsley Dressing | familycuisine.net

Asparagus Mushroom Pasta Salad

This vegan Pasta Salad with Asparagus and Mushrooms is light and zesty with a bright Lemony- Parsley Dressing. A great make-ahead salad, perfect for potlucks or midweek lunches.

20 Healthy Pasta Recipes: A simple vegan pasta recipe -Roasted Ratatouille Pasta- loaded up with end of summer veggies that are roasted in the oven. #ratatouille #sheetpan #veganpasta #healthypasta | familycuisine.net

Roasted Sheet-Pan Ratatouille Pasta!

This vegan pasta is tossed with oven-roasted -Ratatouille – full of end-of-summer veggies like eggplant, zucchini, and peppers. Comforting, delicious and totally vegan!

20 Healthy Pasta Recipes (with MORE veggies than pasta!) ... like this Spring Pea Pasta with lemon, truffle oil and tarragon! Keep it vegan or add goat cheese. #pasta #springpasta #veganpastasalad #veganpasta #veganrecipes

Spring Pea Pasta

A delicious vegetarian pasta recipe for Spring Pea Pasta with truffle oil, lemon, and mint. Flavorful and simple to make, this can be served warm or chilled – perfect for gatherings or midweek lunches. Keep it vegan or add crumbled goat cheese. I’ve used chickpea pasta in the photo. 😉

20 Healthy Pasta Recipes : Asian Cabbage Noodle Salad with tofu.

Sesame Cabbage Noodles

This vegan pasta recipe is made with mostly cabbage and only a small portion of vermicelli rice noodles. The Asian style dressing is so tasty! Top the salad off with scallions, cilantro and crunchy roasted peanuts. Add Sesame Tofu or chicken if you like. Vegan, Gluten-free!

20 Healthy Pasta Recipes with MORE veggies than pasta: like this vegan CHARD PASTA with garlic, lemon and toasted breadcrumbs. #veganpasta #chardrecipes #swisschard #healthy #pasta #vegan

Garlicky Chard Pasta

This pasta dish is loaded up with fresh chard and lots of garlic. Lemon gives it a delicious brightness. A quick, light and healthy, vegan pasta recipe that can be made in 20 minutes!

20 Healthy Pasta Recipes: Jade Noodle Salad, packed full of healthy green veggies like asparagus, broccolini, edamame and mushrooms! Vegan! #jadenoodles #soba #broccoli #asiannoodles #veganpasta #pasta #vegan #asiannoodles

Jade Noodles

This vegan pasta recipe called Jade Noodles- is made with Asian soba noodles and loaded up with seasonal healthy veggies like broccolini, asparagus, edamame, then tossed in a flavorful sesame dressing. Save it warm or chilled.

20 Plant-based Pasta Recipes with MORE veggies than pasta: Lemon Basil Orzo Salad with cucumbers, tomatoes and arugula. A healthy, vegan pasta salad that can be made ahead for midweek lunches or potlucks. Keep it vegan or add feta! #orzo #orzosalad #orzopasta #pastasalad #vegan #orzorecipes

Lemon Basil Orzo Salad

Made with orzo pasta, cucumbers, tomatoes and arugula- a healthy, vegan pasta salad recipe that can be made ahead for midweek lunches or potlucks. Keep it vegan or add feta!

20 Healthy Pasta Recipes: KUNG PAO CAULIFLOWER served over noodles with a flavorful Kung Pao Sauce. | #kungpaonoodles #noodles #asiannoodles #vegetarian #kungpao #cauliflowerrecipes #healthypasta

Kung Pao Noodles

And lastly, one of my personal favorites, Kung Pao Noodles with cauliflower- made in a wok with a very flavorful Kung Pao Sauce – a feast for the senses! We learned this recipe in China – authentic and delicious!

Pick a few of these Healthy Vegetarian Pasta Recipes (with MORE veggies than pasta!) this week and give them a whirl. Let me know what you think in the comments below!

Happy week friends!!!

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