Vegan Pasta Recipes
Grilled Ratatouille Pasta
Yes, you can have pasta without Parmesan and without sausage! Let the vegetables shine, use plenty of nuts and herbs, and give the beans their due. We've collected our best and brightest recipes using all kinds of pasta.
So summery, this riff on the classic French veg stew takes it in a new tasty grilled direction and makes the most of the season's bounty of zucchini, eggplant, bell pepper, and tomato.
Whole-Wheat Pasta with Brussels Sprouts and Mushrooms
Quick, healthy, and tasty: Sauteed Brussels sprouts and mushrooms are simply seasoned with lemon zest and tossed with chewy whole-wheat pasta.
Three-Bean Pasta Salad
This is one adaptable recipe: Use whatever pasta you prefer, and along with the green beans use your two favorite canned beans. It's perfect picnic fare and delicious for other meals too.
Rigatoni with Chunky Vegetable Sauce
Using a tubular pasta, such as rigatoni or ziti, and cutting the vegetables into smaller pieces allows the produce to tuck inside the pasta tubes.
Asian Noodle Salad with Peanuts and Mint
Go soba -- these noodles are made with buckwheat and are nuttier than those made with wheat. Here they're paired with lime juice and mint for a bright flavor and scallions, cucumber, and peanuts for crunch.
Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes and Capers
A tomato pasta you can make pretty much any time of the year, as cherry tomatoes are readily available -- and roasting heightens their flavor. This simple, tasty recipe is bound to become a go-to.
Lighter Sesame Noodles
Creamy peanut butter stands in for the usual sesame in our healthier take on this favorite dish. We up the ante with plenty of vegetables, and using whole-wheat spaghetti both complements the zesty sauce and adds fiber.
Roasted Acorn Squash Pasta with Kale and Almonds
A pasta for the cold months, with the sweet flavor of roasted acorn squash, and plenty of garlic and kale. Toasted almonds add protein and crunch.
Watercress Pesto Pasta
Eggplant Salad with Israeli Couscous and Basil
Starring fresh basil, this warm pasta salad is fast, easy, and satisfying. Israeli couscous is in fact a pasta, so you can cook it like a pasta (in lots of water) or like rice (with just enough water for it to absorb all).
Here's a baked gemelli pasta dish that's easy to prepare. The secret ingredient is canned pumpkin puree; together with kale and vegetable broth, it creates a comforting dinner.
Japanese Squash-and-Soba-Noodle Soup
Soba noodles and kabocha or buttercup squash, along with Asian mushrooms such as enoki or shiitake and tofu, make for a quick-to-prepare and really savory soup. It gets its depth of flavor from soy sauce and dashi.