Pasta is just a wonderful food. It’s versatile and can be eaten with all sorts of sauces. There’s spaghetti, ravioli, lasagna, penne, and rotini, so if you’ve got a random box of pasta hanging out in your pantry, try making one of these recipes! Don’t forget to check out all these delicious pasta recipes and many more on our Food Monster App!
1. Spaghetti Carbonara
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Here is a veganized, healthy version of a classic, spaghetti carbonara. Imagine the creamiest non-dairy sauce, slightly flavored with a cheesy and egg-y note, paired with little bits of smokey and crunchy plant-based ‘bacon’ – yum! What’s great about this Spaghetti Carbonara by Kirsten Kaminski in particular is that you can totally adjust the sauce according to your own taste, add more or less cheesiness, spices, or egg flavor!
2. Spicy Spaghetti with Beans and Vegetables
This Spicy Spaghetti with Beans and Vegetables by Deniz Kilic is a dish that makes you full and happy without complaining. The ideal recipe, if you feel like something hearty and spicy, but still want to eat delicious vegetables!
3. Spaghetti a la Caesar
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1. Sweet Potato Ravioli With Creamy White Sauce
This Sweet Potato Ravioli With Creamy White Sauce by Taavi Moore creamy and rich sweet potato filling topped with silky smooth white sauce infused with tarragon and garlic. Completely homemade and delicious!
2. Mushroom and Tofu Feta Ravioli
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These Mushroom and Tofu Feta Ravioli by Emilie Heck make the perfect dinner for your night off because you can make a big batch and freeze all of the leftovers for another day. Savory mushrooms and tangy tofu feta are the filling to these homemade raviolis. Serve with your favorite kind of sauce, like cauliflower alfredo, or savory marinara, and top with plenty of vegan parmesan.
3. Mushroom and Walnut Ravioli with Creamy Garlic Sauce
These deliciously stuffed Mushroom and Walnut Ravioli with Creamy Garlic Sauce by Stephanie Davies are full of savory mushroom and walnut, perfectly complemented by the creamy garlic sauce. This feels like a luxury dinner!
1. Simple Tofu Ricotta Lasagna
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Tofu replaces the cheese in this Simple Tofu Ricotta Lasagna by Crissy Cavanaugh making it vegan friendly. You can choose to kept it simple with this and only added spinach and basil, but go ahead and add any veggies you want! Zucchini, mushrooms or peppers would all make a great addition!
2. Tomato and Vegetable Lasagna
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Packed with veggies, homemade sauce, and plant-based cheese, this Tomato and Vegetable Lasagna by Talida Voinea is perfect for any occasion. It’s layered with baked eggplant slices and a savory mushroom mince that replaces meat. The lasagna has a really yummy ricotta cheese layer that tastes just like the real thing. It’s light and fluffy and perfect for stuffed shells as well.
3. Pulled Soya Lasagna
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This Pulled Soya Lasagna by Kirsten Kaminski turned out so incredibly delicious I had to make it 3 times already in the past 2 weeks! The secret ingredients that makes the texture of the lasagne filling heavenly is pulled soya.
1. Penne with Spiced Caramelized Onions
This is another example of economical, everyday ingredients being combined to create a deliciously aromatic meal in the time-honoured thrifty Greek tradition. As always, the emphasis is on getting the best balance of flavors from the simplest and healthiest foods in this Penne with Spiced Caramelized Onions by Heather Thomas.
2. Penne With Herby Pesto
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This is one of those totally unforgettable meals! This Penne With Herby Pesto by Judy Moosmueller is raised to new levels of satisfaction with lip-smackingly good pesto. Not only that, but it is super quick to make, only as long as it takes to boil some pasta in fact.
3. Penne with Roasted Red Pepper Pesto
This Penne with Roasted Red Pepper Pesto by Rachel Carr makes for a wonderful week-night dinner, when you want something that will please everyone. You can really load up on the veggies to make it extra healthy. Even the sauce is heavy on the veggies and packed with flavor. This simple dish can be customized with whatever produce is in season- here it’s cauliflower, but it would be equally delicious with butternut squash, mushrooms, or even Brussels sprouts. Quick and easy pasta dishes are all about the sauce! This one is made from fire roasted red bell peppers and creamy macadamias, but you can use cashews or even pecans or pine nuts. Each one will give the sauce a slightly unique flavor.
1. Beet-iful Rotini Pasta
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Not only is the creamy beet sauce beautiful to look at in this Beet-iful Rotini Pasta by Emma D’Alessandro, it’s incredibly delicious. The beets are combined with white bean, rosemary, thyme, and parsley to make a creamy, flavorful sauce. Plus, this easy recipe can also be used as a dipping sauce or as a spread on your sandwiches.
2. Creamy Rotini Alfredo with Asparagus and Peas
The alfredo sauce makes this vegan Rotini Alfredo pasta taste rich, smooth, creamy, and decadent. If you want it to have more of the traditional white color, omit the paprika. This Creamy Rotini Alfredo With Asparagus and Peas by Rhea Parsons is a hearty, comforting, and much healthier (gluten-free and soy-free) version of an old favorite that make you want to make it over and over again.
3. Broccoli Mushroom Rotini Casserole
Rotini pasta is the best to use in this Broccoli Mushroom Rotini Casserole by Veronica Grace because the spirals hold onto the sauce and really grab it, plus it has a nice texture to it too. If you don’t have a food processor, you can chop the veggies into very very small pieces instead so they don’t overwhelm the pasta.
1. The Creamiest Mac and Cheese
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The flavor and creaminess of this The Creamiest Mac and Cheese by Natalie Martin MS, RD and Lexie Staten MS, RD makes it a hit! Mushrooms and spinach add extra nutrients, but if these aren’t popular in your house feel free to swap in other veggies. Chopped peppers and green peas can offer a tasty twist.
2. Mac and Cheese
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3. Mac and Cheese With Spinach and Tomatoes
Who doesn’t love Mac n Cheese? It’s just the best when it comes to needing a comforting meal which gives you a big hug from the inside out. This Mac and Cheese With Spinach and Tomatoes by Emma Blake may not be the healthiest but this version has added spinach and tomatoes so there’s a little less to feel guilty about. Life is about balance anyway right?
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