When the sun is shining and the weather is warm, it may seem like pasta or noodles is too heavy a dish for a light summer dinner. However, these 15 veggie pasta and noodle recipes will give you the refreshing and bright flavor that you’re craving! Find these veggie pasta and noodle recipes on our Food Monster App, and let us know which one is your favorite!
1. Cambodian Vegetable Stir-Fry
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In general, Cambodian dishes love to incorporate a balance of sweet, bitter, sour, and salty. This simple Cambodian Vegetable Stir-Fry from Talida Voinea is cooked in a delicious sauce that incorporates all those flavors with coconut sugar, pineapple purée, tamari, and salt. Fresh sliced chili in the vegetable mix adds a layer of heat while sesame oil adds distinct nuttiness. This is a simple, fragrant dish that can be thrown together in under 30 minutes and the sauce is perfect for those cleaning-out-the-fridge stir-fry days.
2. Roasted Garlic Tomato Spaghettini With Garlic ‘Parmesan’ Bread Crumbs
A simple meal can sometimes be the best. And this Roasted Garlic Tomato Spaghettini With Garlic ‘Parmesan’ Bread Crumbs from Rene Barker is going to be your new favorite! Fresh tomatoes and garlic are roasted in olive oil and rosemary before being added to warm spaghettini (or thin spaghetti) and fresh basil. Then the whole thing is topped with toasted parmesan & garlic bread crumbs. Is your mouth watering yet?
3. Zoodle Pad Thai
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This Zoodle Pad Thai from Tiana Haines provides a low-carb alternative to regular pad Thai. The homemade peanut sauce adds such a wholesome, spicy, and delicious flavor that complements the cool, crisp noodles. This dish just goes to show you that even with minimal ingredients, you can have a meal that’s full-flavored and delicious.
4. Heirloom Tomato and Basil Wine Sauce Over Pasta
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The combination of the heirloom tomatoes and basil in this Heirloom Tomato and Basil Wine Sauce Over Pasta from Stephanie McKinnie is simplicity at its best! This is a very comforting juicy sauce and a really simple dish to prepare. Cook the pasta until just al dente and toss with the sauce. It’s that easy.
5. 15-Minute Peanut Vegetable Noodle Bowls
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Peanut sauce. Noodles. Veggies. Need we say more? Nothing is more comforting than a big bowl of noodles. This 15-Minute Peanut Vegetable Noodle Bowls from Mindful Avocado is a stand out dinner and can also be served cold for lunch! Mix up this recipe and making it your own by adding your protein of choice and swapping out your favorite vegetables.
6. Creamy Garlic Pasta With Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Tomatoes
Grab the juiciest and freshest cherry tomatoes you can find, fresh basil, good quality pasta noodles, and quality olive oil. This recipe is healthy, creamy and so yummy! You’ll love this Creamy Garlic Pasta With Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Tomatoes from Taavi Moore!
7. Family-Style Noodle and Veggie Bowl With Tempeh and Mushrooms
This Family-Style Veggie and Noodle Bowl With Tempeh and Mushrooms recipe from Jessica Precott has marinated tempeh and mushrooms on a bed of satay noodles and raw veggies. With extra satay sauce on the side for all your dunking, slathering and slurping pleasure. This family-friendly bowl is great for kids and a way to incorporate more veggies into their diet!
8. Veggie Pasta
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9. Noodles With Veggies and Spicy Szechuan Peanut Sauce
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These Noodles With Veggies and Spicy Szechuan Peanut Sauce from Molly Patrick are simple to make and absolutely delicious! This plant based dish is quick to prepare and will become a fast favorite to add to your plant based, oil free rotation.
10. Summer Garlic Scape and Zucchini Pasta
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Garlic scapes are an incredible bit of summer produce because the garlicky flavor is mild and they don’t require any mincing or peeling like conventional garlic. Shaved up and tossed with zucchini noodles, they make a delicious summery Summer Garlic Scape and Zucchini Pasta from Annie McGee that tastes so freakin’ fresh. For a many-textured dish, throw in some purple cabbage and sprinkle crushed almonds on top.
11. Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta
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Instead of drenching your pasta in tomato sauce, why not switch things up, and make this Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pasta from Hurry the Food Up! The pesto is garlicky, has the delicious flavor of basil, and is made perfectly creamy with the help of cashews. Toss your favorite pasta in it, top it with sunflower seeds for crunch, cherry tomatoes for a burst of flavor, and spinach leaves to add some contrasting color. Yum!
12. Zucchini Pasta With Spicy Tomato and Lentil Sauce
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You’ve never had zucchini noodles like this before! This ‘pasta’ dish has a spicy tomato-lentil sauce that adds more flavor and texture than your typical marinara would. This Zucchini Pasta With Spicy Tomato and Lentil Sauce from Deniz Kilic makes for a light yet satisfying meal that contains a good portion of protein, little fat, and plenty of complex carbohydrates.
13. Rainbow Chard and Garlic Scape Fettuccine
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There is nothing better than letting the Saturday morning farmers market inspire you. At this time of year, you may be seeing a surplus of vibrant rainbow Swiss chard during your grocery hauls. Simply sauté up some of the colorful chard with garlic scapes and fresh basil for a healthy, flavorful Rainbow Chard and Garlic Scape Fettuccine from Heather Poire!
14. Ratatouille Spaghetti
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Quick and easy, this Ratatouille Spaghetti from Hayley Canning takes under 30 minute to make, is packed full of veggies, plus it’s healthy, vegan and gluten-free optional. It is super filling, satisfying and comforting with so much delicious flavor. If you are trying to get more vegetables in to your diet, then this Ratatouille Spaghetti is a perfect recipe for you.
15. Lemon Pepper Asparagus Pasta
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