Many people enjoy healthy vegetarian pasta dishes. Pasta is adaptable, familiar and versatile, which makes it a comforting choice, especially for new vegetarians. If you're cooking for a mixed crowd, you can always cook a portion of meat separately to be added separately. Here are some fantastic vegetarian pasta recipes, some more traditional and inspired by Italian food, while others are unique and unusual. These are the best easy, healthy and vegetarian pasta recipes.
Adding sun-dried tomatoes to a vegetarian pasta dish always seems to magically transform an ordinary recipe into something special. Despite the elegance of the final dish, the ingredients, including fresh basil, garlic and tofu, are simplistic, making this a super easy as well as healthy vegetarian meal.
Load up on veggies with this easy pasta primavera recipe. Made from a simple creamy homemade white sauce and plenty of garlic and basil for flavor, this is a healthy and filling vegetarian pasta dish perfect for a quick and easy vegetarian dinner.
Yes, I'm fully aware that it seems absolutely bizarre to add avocadoes to a pasta dish, much less to a pesto pasta. But just trust me, and try this California-style healthy pesto pasta with pine nuts and Parmesan cheese, and see if you don't just love it as much as I do.
Ok, this one may not exactly fit into the "healthy vegetarian", but it has quite a bit of protein and it's super quick and easy, as well as absolutely yummy. This vegetarian macaroni and cheese recipe is kicked up a notch with the flavors of the southwest, but it's still familiar enough that even the pickiest of vegetarian kids will still enjoy it.
Love pasta but miss having it with a bit of grilled chicken? This recipe is for you. Made with a vegetarian chicken substitute, veggies, and topped with Parmesan cheese, this is a hearty main dish pasta with lots of vegetarian protein.
A simple Italian pasta dish made with fresh tomatoes basil, cheese, and little else. Use the freshest and best quality ingredients for the maximum amount of flavor in this healthy pasta recipe. For a reduced fat vegan version, eliminate the cheese and add in a bit of nutritional yeast instead.
No reason a pasta salad can't serve as an entree! This Italian-style pasta salad has absolutely everything you need: plenty of veggies, Italian salad dressing, and black olives, onions and avocado for extra flavor and texture. Toss in some minced fresh herbs, if you have some on hand, perhaps some parsley, basil or a touch of cilantro. This fat-free pasta salad recipe is quite popular and healthy, too. See also: More vegetarian pasta salad recipes