Best Creamy Vegetarian Pasta RecipesJump to Recipe
Looking for something creamy and delicious to fill you up, but you still want it to be vegetarian? These are my favorite creamy vegetarian pasta recipes.
There are many types of creamy veggie pasta. I have broken them up into easy, tomato based, and vegan creamy vegetable pasta recipes.
Best Easy Creamy Pastas
If you are looking for quick dinners that are rich and delicious these are my favorites.
This creamy lemon pasta is a super easy pasta dish. It comes together in one-pot and it is super quick. The bright lemon flavor pairs really well with the rich creamy sauce. The sauce is made with a mix of heavy cream and parmesan cheese. The creamy is cooked with the lemon zest to brighten up the whole dish.
If you like spinach artichoke dip, you are going to love this spinach artichoke pasta bake. You make the spinach artichoke sauce and then toss it all together, top with cheese, and bake. You can make this with all different pasta shapes, I love penne or rigatoni.
For when you want something cheesy and creamy, but just for yourself. This mac and cheese for one is my go-to recipe. This has very simple ingredients I always have on hand so its a great quick meal idea. Mac and cheese is such a comfort food for me, so it is great to be able to make a homemade version so quickly. You just make the cheesy sauce and toss in the cooked pasta to serve. I love adding in some green peas to this recipe too.
This creamy broccoli orzo salad is a healthy creamy pasta. It is loaded with broccoli and kale and all tossed in a creamy lemon sauce. If you are looking for a pasta dish to make ahead fo time this is a great options. It stores well in the fridge.
Best Tomato Based Creamy Pasta
For the pasta lover that want a tomato based sauce these recipes are for you.
If you want something extra creamy but with a little spice, this one is for you. It has a rich tomato flavor in a cream sauce. This creamy sauce might be one of my favorites on the list! It is spiced with red pepper flakes.
Gochujang is a Korean chili paste and it adds such a great flavor to this pasta recipe. I am a huge fan of gochujang so adding into a creamy pasta was such a fun flavor combo. The recipe has shrimp with it but you can easily serve it without or swap it for your favorite protein.
A creamy vegetarian baked pasta with tomato sauce, a fresh veggie mixture, and creamy ricotta. It can be made with ziti, penne, or rigatoni.
This is a great option for a weeknight meal. It have a creamy tomato and goat cheese sauce and has protein packed lentils.
Best Vegan Creamy Pasta
There are a few different ways to make a creamy sauce without the cream. You can use a plant-based milk and flour mixture, you can use cashew cream, or a vegetable broth base.
If you want something creamy but without cream, this one if for you. This uses a mix of plant-based milk and flour to get that creamy texture. To get a cheesy flavor this recipe uses nutritional yeast. It is loaded with garlic to make this the perfect creamy garlic pasta and it is tossed with a little bit of olive oil and sun-dried tomatoes.
This isn't a Sigsbee Street recipe, it is from Ambitious Kitchen, but it is one of my favorite creamy vegan recipes so I had to share. It is loaded with fresh veggies and lots of fresh garlic. The best part, is after soaking the cashews the pasta comes together in 20 minutes!
What to Serve with Creamy Vegetarian Pasta
If you are having a creamy sauce you might want something light and fresh to have along side of it. One of my go-to side dish is a fresh salad.
- Dill and Feta Chopped Salad
- Simple Side Salad with Homemade Italian Dressing
- Spinach and Arugula Salad with Apples and Pecans
You could also serve this with a crusty bread like a french baguette or garlic bread to help soak up all those extra flavors.
How to Serve Leftover Pasta
When you have a creamy pasta you may find it doesn’t reheat the same as when you have it fresh. Store leftovers pasta is in an airtight container in the fridge. The perfect way to reheat your pasta is to add a little bit of water to help thin out the sauce while you reheat it. When it sits in the fridge it starts to dry out so adding in that water helps heat up the pasta as well as make the sauce creamy again.
I hope you enjoy these. Let me know what your favorite creamy vegetarian pasta recipe is!