These mouthwatering vegetarian pasta recipes are full of big, bold flavors! They make easy dinner ideas that everyone will love.

Vegetarian pasta recipes

It’s hard to find meals more satisfying than pasta when it comes to vegetarian cuisine! From tortellini to lasagna, there are meatless pasta ideas for every occasion and preference. Here’s a list of all our favorite vegetarian pasta recipes that have been a hit in our household. Whether it’s roasted vegetable pasta or elegant Italian cacio e pepe, each one has a special place in our hearts…and we hope they will for you to. Let’s get to the recipes!

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More vegetarian meal ideas

Want more vegetarian meal ideas? We’ve got them. We’ve been eating vegetarian meals for over a decade, and even wrote a vegan and vegetarian cookbook (Pretty Simple Cooking). Outside of these vegetarian pasta recipes, here are a few more ways to make meatless meals that everyone will love:

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30 Tasty Vegetarian Pasta Recipes: Tortellini Skillet & More!

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Cheese tortellini makes the best quick vegetarian dinner recipe! Serve it up in a creamy marinara sauce flavored with goat cheese and basil.


  • 12 to 16 ounces frozen or refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 28 ounce can crushed fire roasted tomatoes (or best quality crushed tomatoes)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 cups baby spinach leaves, tightly packed (or chopped spinach)
  • 8 fresh basil leaves
  • 4 ounce goat cheese log


  1. Boil the tortellini according to the package instructions (fresh usually takes 2 to 3 minutes and frozen takes 2 to 5 minutes to boil). Then drain it.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, place the crushed tomatoes, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic powder, oregano, kosher salt, spinach, and whole basil leaves. Bring to a simmer, then cover and simmer while the pasta cooks or at least 10 minutes.
  3. When the pasta is done and drained, add it to the skillet. Crumble in the goat cheese into the sauce and stir until a creamy sauce forms (if you’d like, save out a few crumbles for topping). Serve immediately.
  • Category: Main dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Vegetarian pasta recipes

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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