Vegetarian Pasta Dishes
Mixed Pepper Pasta
F&W's Kay Chun cooks a mound of sweet peppers with onion and garlic, then tosses them with tomatoes and parsley for this hearty vegetarian pasta sauce.
Top Chef finalist Sarah Grueneberg created a vegetarian version of Bolognese that's as rich and delicious as the meat version.
Busiate with Brussels Sprouts, Mint and Two Cheeses
Lemon zest, mint, black pepper and crushed red pepper all punch up the flavors of this vegetarian pasta from Ignacio Mattos of Cafe Altro Paradiso in New York City. To pair, Thomas Carter suggests the ultra-minerally Pietramarina white, from Benanti on Sicily's Mount Etna.
Spring Pasta with Blistered Cherry Tomatoes
Star chef Mario Batali's outstanding vegetable pasta boasts juicy roasted tomatoes with asparagus, Broccolini and shavings of ricotta salata cheese.
Penne with Asparagus, Peas, Mushrooms and Cream
This simple vegetarian pasta combines the flavors of spring--mushrooms, peas and asparagus--in a luscious creamy sauce.
Campanelle with Spicy Eggplant, Olives and Capers
Toasting the tomato paste in olive oil for a minute or two before stirring it into the onions and garlic adds a great depth of flavor to this weeknight vegetarian pasta.
Pasta with Arugula, Fennel and Preserved Lemon
Preserved lemon gives this pasta its signature tart, briny flavor. Look for jars of preserved lemons in specialty foods stores, or make your own.
Penne with Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce
Good-quality cherry tomatoes are available year-round, which makes this a perfect wintertime dish when you need a hit of summery brightness.
Spaghetti with Tomatoes, Black Olives, Garlic, and Feta Cheese
Here's an ideal summer pasta with fresh tomatoes as the main attraction. Feta complements the tomatoes beautifully, and the heat of the pasta and hot garlic oil make the cheese meltingly soft.
Baked Eggplant Parmesan Penne
Served over pasta, this deconstructed take on Eggplant Parmesan swaps the usual fried eggplant for a sauteed version. Whole-wheat pasta can be used for more fiber.
Spaghetti with Garlicky Marsala Mushrooms
This hearty pasta recipe banks on the garlicky flavor of the mushrooms to complement the familiarly delicious taste of pasta.
Spaghetti with Mushroom Bolognese
Three kinds of mushroom plus eggplant and carrots come together in this satisfying vegetarian Bolognese from F&W's Kay Chun. Miso is the secret ingredient that adds extra seasoning and depth of flavor.
Wild Mushroom Lasagna
In this decadent lasagna, store-bought fresh pasta sheets are layered with wild mushrooms in a creamy wine sauce.
Garlicky Cremini Pasta with Parsley
Buttery cremini mushrooms and lots of garlic give flavor to this supersimple vegetarian pasta from F&W's Kay Chun.