Yes! It’s about time to pull out the cozy sweaters and dive into some pasta. I’m not a fan of being outside in the cold, but I do love the emphasis on comfort that comes with cooler temperatures. Now where are my stretchy pants?
Below, you’ll find twelve hearty (and pretty healthy) vegetarian pasta recipes that I’m looking forward to eating this fall and winter. I always opt for whole grain pastas, which keep me fueled so much longer (DeLallo brand is my favorite) and load them up with veggies. You can read feedback from C+K readers who made these recipes below.
No. 1: Spinach Artichoke Lasagna
“I made this lasagna last night and it was delicious! never thought I would knew how to make lasagna, my husband was impressed ;) Thanks Kate!” – Cecilia
“Made this last night for dinner and it was great! I used marinara sauce that I bought from Trader Joe’s. I also added a little bit of basil as a garnish. I will be keeping this as one of my busy weeknight dishes. Thanks for the great recipe!” – Stacey
“I am new to your website and this is the first recipe to try. Me and my husband both greatly enjoyed it. We made it because it looked so beautiful in your pictures and it sounded delicious. It was a win on both fronts in my kitchen. It looked just as beautiful on my table and wow the taste was amazing. Can’t wait to try more.” – Rebekah
“My 11 month old son gobbled this up!! As did my husband, and he thinks ‘vegan’ is a dirty word :) Thanks for this truly family friendly, satisfying, healthy meal.” – Mary
“THIS WAS DELICIOUS!! My teenage daughter deemed it ‘a restaurant-worthy meal.’ Can not wait for the leftovers for lunch tomorrow!” – Monica
“I just finished eating this for dinner and it was absolutely delicious! My carnivorous husband has declared it his favorite vegetarian dish :)” – Karen
No. 7: Pumpkin Fettuccine Alfredo
“Kate, I’ve been wanting to try this recipe since you first posted it several months ago. I finally did! It was incredible. I’m counting down the hours until I can eat the leftovers for lunch. Thanks for this, I will definitely make it again.” – Janet
“Just wanted to say that this is my partner and my favourite pasta recipe and my probably my partner’s favourite recipe in general. It is so good! We always make it with chickpeas and it fills us up so well. I love how many ingredients there are in the dish so you don’t have to use too much pasta. Everyone I make this for absolutely loves it. Thanks for introducing it to us!” – Brooke
No. 9: Lemony Collard Greens Pasta
“Made a big batch of this tonight for a bunch of fussy eaters, and it was a HUGE success! I used kamut pasta for the gluten intolerant among us, and it worked out beautifully. I scaled the recipe up for 6 people, so I did the collards in a cast-iron wok, which was just the right size and made it easy to stir quickly and keep the greens from clumping. Everyone went back for seconds, and we practically licked the bowl clean. Thank you!” Missy
No. 10: Arugula Walnut Pesto
“This is so easy and flavorful. It makes me want to forget about basil pesto. Love it!” – Todd K.
“I guess I’m weird because I didn’t think twice about putting apples in pasta! This was super great of a dish. I went way overboard on the blue cheese (and it turned out wonderful) and saved the olive oil to drizzle over the top. Super yum! Thanks.” – Elizabeth
“This recipe ROCKED! I used walnuts and olive oil because it’s what I had on-hand and I even used leftovers as part of a bruschetta.” – Stephanie
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