If you're looking for quick and easy, meatless pasta recipes, Carrie's Experimental Kitchen has got you covered with 23 of their most popular pasta recipes!
In times of crisis, making budget friendly meals is even more important. We need to make more with less; which is why pasta is a great dinner alternative. Especially when you're busy working from home and/or homeschooling your children at the same time.
Most pasta dinners can be ready in under 30 minutes and are extremely versatile. If you follow a gluten free lifestyle, simply substitute your favorite gluten free pasta for the variety mentioned in the particular recipe below.
Here are 23 of our most popular meatless pasta recipes. I hope your family will love these as much as mine do. For more pasta recipe combinations, visit our Recipe Index. ~Enjoy!
23 Meatless Pasta Recipes
Linguine with Limoncello Asiago Cream Sauce
Linguine tossed with a light and lemony Limoncello Asiago Cream Sauce makes the perfect, quick and delicious weeknight meal. To reduce the cost and get a similar flavor, substitute lemon juice for the Limoncello.
Pasta Nonna, made with your favorite pasta tossed with roasted Kalamata olives, grape tomatoes and garlic is simple to make and bursting with flavor.
Pesto Mac n’ Cheese made with garden fresh herb pesto mixed and a lightened up creamy Alfredo sauce and pasta; then topped with buttery Italian breadcrumbs and baked until hot and bubbly.
Homemade Italian Style Neapolitan Ravioli
Learn how to make homemade Italian style Neapolitan Ravioli filled with Ricotta and Mozzarella cheeses. Enlist the kids to help and make it as a family! It’s easier than you think and perfect for holidays or Sunday Supper!
Warm and comforting, this Italian Pastina is my family’s go-to meal when you’re feeling under the weather or need a quick pick me up. I also used to mix this with creamed spinach when my kids were babies and they LOVED it!
Rosemary & Goat Cheese Mac n' Cheese
Macaroni and Cheese just took on a new level of maturity with this creamy version of Rosemary & Goat Cheese Mac n’ Cheese.
Tortellini with Creamed Spinach &Tomatoes
Cheese filled tortellini pasta cooked al dente; then lightly tossed in a creamy spinach and tomato sauce is a deliciously quick weeknight meal.
Enjoy the popular Linguine Positano made with fire roasted tomatoes, garlic and basil from Carrabba’s Italian Grill at home.
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Black Bean and Sun Dried Tomato Lasagna
This hearty Low Fat Black Bean & Sun Dried Tomato Lasagna is made with low fat cottage and mozzarella cheeses, but don’t worry, you’ll never miss the extra calories!
Cheese ravioli topped with pesto made from fresh baby spinach, garlic, pine nuts and Asiago cheese.
Angel Hair Pasta with Bruschetta Vodka Sauce
This recipe for Angel Hair Pasta with Bruschetta Vodka Sauce is so simple to make. Make fresh bruschetta, utilize leftovers or take some shortcuts and use already prepared products for a quick and delicious weeknight meal the entire family will love.
Classic Lasagna made with a mixture of ricotta and mozzarella cheeses, layered with marinara sauce and cooked until hot and bubbly. It’s the perfect Italian meal for large crowds or Sunday family dinners. Also freezes well so you can eat again and again!
Tortellini with Brown Butter, Garlic & Basil
Brown butter adds a wonderful nutty flavor to many dishes like this simple tortellini dish with garlic and basil; which can be used as a main entree or side dish.
A creamy, grown up twist to classic mac n’ cheese using cheddar, ale and a sourdough pretzel buttery crumb topping.
Ravioli with Asparagus in a Pink Cream Sauce
This recipe for Ravioli with Asparagus in a Pink Cream Sauce is delicious and so easy to make. It’s perfect for any special occasion or a weeknight meal.
Pasta e Ceci (Ditalini with Chick Peas)
Pasta e Ceci or pasta with beans, was considered a “poor man’s meal” in Italy as it combined simple, bountiful ingredients.
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Roasted Vegetable Ratatouille Lasagna
Roasted Vegetable Ratatouille Lasagna made with eggplant, garlic, tomatoes, squash and mushrooms in a cheesy Bechamel sauce can be assembled ahead of time and baked before serving making this a tasty weeknight meal idea.
This Three Cheese Mac n’ Cheese is so creamy. It’s made with Velveeta, Asiago and Pecorino Romano cheeses; then baked until hot and bubbly.
Gluten Free Pasta with Mixed Herb Pesto
Gluten Free Pasta with Mixed Herb Pesto is a quick and easy light meal that’s ready in under 30 minutes. Utilize your favorite fresh herbs to make it your own.
Penne with Baby Spinach, Mushrooms & Olives
Penne pasta tossed with fresh baby spinach, cremini mushrooms & Kalamata olives, white wine and grated Pecorino Romano cheese.
Rigatoni Pasta with Portobello Mushrooms and Spinach
Are you looking for a quick and easy weeknight meal? This meatless recipe for Creamy Rigatoni with Portobello Mushrooms and Spinach is perfect!
Pumpkin and Sage Baked Macaroni
This Pumpkin & Sage Baked Macaroni is perfect all year long. It makes a tasty, quick weeknight meal or as a starter for your holiday gatherings.
Rotini con Broccoli is a simple weeknight meal made with rotini pasta, broccoli florets, garlic, and grated Pecorino Romano cheese.
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