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on August 15, 2022
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This list of Hearty Meatless Pasta Meals provides a wide range of delicious and filling meatless pasta dishes to feed the whole family!
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Looking for a hearty and energizing meal? This list of Meatless Pasta Meals has a wide range of pasta dishes from cheesy to creamy to saucy to soup, to fill your family with whatever you fancy!

As an environmental scientist, I am always trying to make eco-conscious food choices. One easy way to improve your ecological footprint is by finding ways to enjoy more meatless meals.

Green tip: Industrial meat production has a huge impact on the environment, especially because of the amount of land it takes to sustain and its high amount of greenhouse gas emissions.

So, for pasta night, check out one of these meatless, but still filling and nutrient dense pasta meals to do good for your tastebuds and the planet!

Hearty Meatless Pasta Meals

  1. Simple Meatless Lasagna (No Eggs)
  2. One-Dish Baked Goat Cheese Pasta
  3. Mouthwatering Rigatoni Burrata with Blistered Tomatoes
  4. Loaded Meatless Baked Ziti
  5. Easy Cheesy Pasta Bake
  6. One-Pot Tahini Pasta with Toasted Walnuts
  7. Creamy Brie & Gouda Mac and Cheese (No-Bake!)
  8. 4-Ingredient Mushroom Pesto Pasta (One-Pot)
  9. Vegan One-Pot Pasta with Marinara Sauce
  10. Delicious Sherry Bow Tie Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes
  11. One-Pot Pasta with Pumpkin Sauce
  12. The Cheesiest Indulgent Mac-n-Cheese
  13. Vegan Orzo Soup with Seasonal Veggies
  14. One-Pot Hummus Pasta with Basil (Vegan)
  15. Vegan Truffle Mac and Cheese


1. Simple Meatless Lasagna (No Eggs)

meatless lasagna fresh out of the oven

Simple Meatless Lasagna (No Eggs)

This Simple Meatless Lasagna is hearty, cheesy, packed with veggies, and requires no egg. A family favorite meal that will keep you full and satisfied.
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2. One-Dish Baked Goat Cheese Pasta

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One-Dish Baked Goat Cheese Pasta

This Baked Goat Cheese Pasta is a veggie-packed creamy pasta dish that comes together in less than 45 minutes and with just one dish!
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3. Mouthwatering Rigatoni Burrata with Blistered Tomatoes

rigatoni burrata with blistered tomatoes, garlic, and basil

Mouthwatering Rigatoni Burrata with Blistered Tomatoes

This Rigatoni Burrata can only be described as mouthwatering with blistered tomatoes, fresh basil, and complementary seasonings that allow the cheese to shine.
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4. Loaded Meatless Baked Ziti

Meatless Baked Ziti garnished with basil

Loaded Meatless Baked Ziti

This Loaded Meatless Baked Ziti is packed with vegetables, making it hearty and nutritious. It’s easy to make and extra cheesy.
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5. Easy Cheesy Pasta Bake

Easy Cheesy Pasta Bake in a black oval baking dish garnished with basil

Easy Cheesy Pasta Bake

This Easy Cheesy Pasta Bake is a family favorite for the ultimate comfort food dish. It’s filling, delicious, and oh… did I mention cheesy?
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6. One-Pot Tahini Pasta with Toasted Walnuts

small plate of tahini pasta with toasted walnuts and garnished with chopped basil

One-Pot Tahini Pasta with Toasted Walnuts

This Tahini Pasta with Toasted Walnuts is a zesty, creamy, and nutty pasta with crunchy nuts on top. It comes together in 15-20 minutes and only requires one pot.
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7. Creamy Brie & Gouda Mac and Cheese (No-Bake!)

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Creamy Brie and Gouda Mac and Cheese (No-Bake!)

What’s the best cheese combo for homemade mac and cheese? It’s brie and gouda, for sure! This extra-creamy stovetop brie mac and cheese recipe is a different and delicious twist on classic mac and cheese. Ready in 30 minutes!
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8. 4-Ingredient Mushroom Pesto Pasta (One-Pot)

overhead shot of serving bowl filled with mushroom pesto pasta

4-Ingredient Mushroom Pesto Pasta (One-Pot)

This Mushroom Pesto Pasta is quick, easy, packed with flavor, and requires only one pot and 4 ingredients to come together!
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9. Vegan One-Pot Pasta with Marinara Sauce

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Vegan One-Pot Pasta with Marinara Sauce

This incredibly simple, outrageously delicious, and fast-as-lightning Vegan One-Pot Pasta will be your new go-to meal to feed the family.
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10. Delicious Sherry Bow Tie Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes

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Delicious Sherry Bow Tie Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes

This Sherry Bow Tie Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes combines sweet sherry and savory cheese with garlic and fresh roasted tomatoes to make a simple, flavorful dish that’s easy to whip up and can be served hot or cold.
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11. One-Pot Pasta with Pumpkin Sauce

One-Pot Pasta with Pumpkin Sauce

One-Pot Pasta with Pumpkin Sauce

This Pasta with Pumpkin Sauce is quick and easy to make, easy to clean up, and will feed the whole family! It’s hearty, flavorful, and cozy.
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12. The Cheesiest Indulgent Mac-n-Cheese

Close up of a bowl of Cheesiest Indulgent Mac n Cheese

The Cheesiest Indulgent Mac-n-Cheese

The Cheesiest Indulgent Mac-n-Cheese to make the kid in you rejoice. With its extra creamy sauce, you’ll be hard-pressed not to mutter “Mmmmm” with every single bite.
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13. Vegan Orzo Soup with Seasonal Veggies

overhead view of vegan orzo soup in a white soup bowl with a spoon

Vegan Orzo Soup with Seasonal Veggies

This Vegan Orzo Soup incorporates seasonal veggies into a flavorful, hearty broth that all comes together in less than an hour and in just one pot.
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15. One-Pot Hummus Pasta with Basil (Vegan)

One-Pot Hummus Pasta with Basil

One-Pot Hummus Pasta with Basil (Vegan)

This One-Pot Hummus Pasta uses creamy hummus, fresh-squeezed lemon, and herbaceous basil for a flavorful dish with minimal ingredients and in less than 30 minutes!
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16. Vegan Truffle Mac and Cheese

Overhead view of vegan truffle mac and cheese in a white soup bowl

Vegan Truffle Mac and Cheese

Comfort food has a whole new meaning when it’s vegan and packed with nutrients! This Vegan Truffle Mac and Cheese is elevated, creamy as ever, and downright delicious.
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I hope this list of Meatless Pasta Meals left you hungry for a delicious and nutritious vegetarian dinner! If you’re still not sure where to start, I’ve included this 4-Ingredient Mushroom Pesto Pasta that is quick, easy, packed with flavor, and requires only one pot to come together!

overhead shot of serving bowl filled with mushroom pesto pasta

15+ Hearty Meatless Pasta Meals, Including Mushroom Pesto Pasta

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Marley Goldin
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This list of Hearty Meatless Pasta Meals provides a wide range of delicious and filling meatless meals, including this quick, easy, and delicious Mushroom Pesto Pasta.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound pasta of choice (long or short)
  • ¼ to ½ cup pasta water
  • 8 ounces white or baby bella mushrooms
  • 4 ounces pesto
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Cook the pasta to al dente according to the directions on the box. Before straining, make sure to conserve about 1/2 cup of the pasta water. Set pasta aside in a large bowl.
  • Slice your mushrooms longways in 2-4 thin pieces, depending on their size. Add them to the pot with olive oil.
  • Sautee mushrooms over medium heat until their juices release and they start to caramelize (5-8 minutes).
  • Remove from heat and add the pasta back to the pot with the mushrooms. Add the pesto and toss.
  • Assess the consistency. If it seems too thick and dense, add the pasta water about 1 tablespoon at a time until the desired consistency is achieved.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Diet Vegan
Keyword 30 Minutes or Less, 5 Ingredients or Less, Easy, Meatless Pasta, Mushrooms, One-Pot, Pasta
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