Just because you’re following a meat-free diet doesn’t mean you have to miss out of the utter joy that is eating pasta. We’ve gathered together our favourite vegetarian dishes, made using gnocchi, penne, spaghetti and fettuccine.
You’ll find delicious vegie-based sauces made with mushrooms, eggplant, legumes and tomatoes, plus a few creamier options for indulgent nights in.
Most of these meals are quick to throw together, making them sensible dinner options any night of the week.
The simple things are often the best.
Spaghetti and zesty rocket salsa verde
This zesty vegetarian pasta dish is full of fresh flavour and hearty cannellini beans for a satisfying meal. Best part, it takes less than 30 mins
Cauliflower mac ‘n’ cheese
You’ll love this vegged up version of the creamy, cheesy classic pasta bake macaroni and cheese with the addition of versatile cauliflower.
This dairy-free carbonara is thickened with eggs (the traditional way) and dairy-free parmesan with peas and kale added making it a healthier option.
Lentil and kale skillet lasagne
The whole famly will love this simple vegetarian one-pot pasta bake.
Create this fresh and easy winter pasta in 30 minutes with only a few simple ingredients for a delicious meal when you’re short on time or energy.
Mushroom and kale lasagne
This creamy mushroom and kale lasagne is a delightful vegetarian option.
Goat’s cheese ravioli with broccolini, pine nuts & muscatels
This creamy cheat’s ravioli is a lovely balance of flavours for a fresh spring dinner.
Mushroom orecchiette with gremolata crumbs
This mushroom orecchiette with crunchy gremolata crumbs is a rich, yet simple, weeknight pasta.
Cauliflower and cheese pasta bake
Bake it till you make it! A creamy cauliflower and pasta bake everyone will love.
Vegetarian comfort food at its best! Made in the slow cooker this hearty mushroom stroganoff is delicious served with buttery pasta.
Leek and mushroom lasagne
Switch things up with this spin on the classic – delicious leek and mushroom lasagne. Perfect for any occasion, and packed full of flavour!
Gluten-free fettuccine with arrabbiata sauce
This tender and tasty gluten-free pasta is served with the classic tomato-based arrabbiata sauce that gets a spicy kick from the chilli flakes
Roast vegetable and pesto vegan lasagne
All the flavour of the original without any meat or dairy.
Fifty tomatoes and seed pasta
Packed with fresh tomatoes for flavour, seeds for added nutrients and wholegrain pasta this simple and tasty dish will keep you full for longer.
Creamy mushroom and spinach gnocchi
There’s absolutely no hassle involved in this easy Italian recipe. With a creamy sauce, melted cheese and juicy mushrooms this is one gnocchi recipe you’ll be saving for later.
Don’t let all the meat eaters have all the fun! This tempting vegetarian bolognese might just woo over to the veg side!
Spaghetti with garlic, oil and chilli
Camping food doesn’t need to be complicated or boring! This quick and simple pasta is easy to whip up at the campground.
Watercress and goat’s cheese ravioli
This light and fresh ‘cheat’s ravioli is made with gow gee wrappers.
Vegan macaroni and cheese with tempeh bacon bits
No one should miss out on this ultimate comfort food!
Spinach and ricotta cannelloni
This vegetarian dish is bursting with flavour and perfect for a cool autumn night. It is lovely served with garlic bread and salad, or steamed green vegetables.
Spaghetti with mushrooms and breadcrumbs
Kale, chilli and parmesan pasta
This kale, chilli and parmesan pasta is packed with bags of flavour and heat, and makes for a quick and nutritious dinner idea!
Penne with vegetable bolognese and ricotta sauce
Eggplant and pesto baked pasta
Baby vegetable linguine
This vibrant pasta dish is bursting with flavour and nutrition.
Wholemeal pasta with cauliflower and olives
This quick and tasty pasta dish is perfect for a mid-week family dinner. Wholemeal pasta is delicately tossed through a fragrant tomato, cauliflower and olive sauce to create this deliciously healthy dinner.
Spaghetti with tomato and white bean sauce
Spinach and broccolini pasta with rocket and walnut pesto
The walnuts in this divine homemade pesto offer a veritable array of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients. Plus, it tastes incredible tossed through this tasty vegetarian pasta dish.
Wholemeal spaghetti with green lentils, mushrooms and parsley butter
Keep healthy and satisfied with this wholemeal spaghetti with green lentils, mushrooms and parsley butter.
Spelt pasta with braised capsicum, nuts & chilli
Spaghetti with radicchio, pear, blue cheese and walnuts
Pasta with nut paste, pear & borlotti beans
While this recipe is geared for autumn, you can swap ingredients for the seasons; in spring, use broad beans instead of borlotti beans and bitter salad greens instead of radicchio.
Fettuccine with burnt sage butter, roasted artichokes and garlic
The nutty flavour of burnt butter pairs beautifully with the tang of roasted marinated artichokes in this gorgeously simple pasta dish.
Broad bean and ricotta orecchiette
Healthy and delicious – this nourishing broad bean and ricotta orecchiette is perfect for dinner with the family any night of the week!
Potato gnocchi with mushrooms & thyme
Spicy zucchini and ricotta pasta shells
Mixed mushroom pasta
This delightful pasta dish is wonderfully creamy, and packed full of hearty mushrooms to fill your belly and comfort your soul. Make a big batch for the family for a warming night in.
Pasta with spinach, mushrooms and almonds
This delectable vegetarian pasta is packed with mushrooms, pecorino and crunchy almonds. Delish! It’s also good for diabetics.