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15 Twenty-Minute Pasta Recipes To Make Dinner a Breeze

15 Twenty-Minute Pasta Recipes

15 Twenty-Minute Pasta Recipes

Quick, what’s the simplest way to get dinner on the table after a long day? If you guessed pasta and veggies, you’re right. Pasta dishes are a godsend on busy nights because you can usually boil the water and noodles while you prep the veggies, sauce and accouterments. We’ve rounded up 15 brilliant vegetarian and vegan pasta recipes that feature all sorts of flavor profiles: lemon, Mediterranean-inspired, buttery, classic tomato and even pumpkin. All are ready in 20 minutes or less—and a few are even prepared in one pot!

Lemon Asparagus Linguine with Garlicky Panko

Lemon Asparagus Linguine with Garlicky Panko

Lemon pasta is a classic quick-and-easy pasta dinner, but lightly steamed asparagus and garlicky panko seriously upgrade this version.

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Cherry Tomato Penne Pasta

Cherry Tomato Penne Pasta

Put down the bottle of pasta sauce! This easy tomato penne from She Likes Food is so easy, and the best way to use up a pint of cherry tomatoes lying around in the fridge.

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Brown Butter Parmesan Spaghetti

Brown Butter Parmesan Spaghetti

Brown butter makes everything better. This kid-friendly but grown-up take on buttered noodles by Kitchen Treaty is sure to become a weeknight go-to meal.

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Mean Green Pesto Pasta

Mean Green Pesto Pasta

This beautiful and simple pesto pasta from Noming Thru Life gets a protein boost—and extra crunch—thanks to hemp seeds.

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Creamy One-Pot Pasta Shells with Yoghurt and Peas

Creamy One-Pot Pasta Shells with Yoghurt and Peas

Any pasta recipe that can be made in one pot is a-okay with us; this one from The Muffin Myth is not just creamy, it's better for you thanks to a yogurt-based sauce and whole wheat noodles.

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Spaghetti with Broccoli Pesto

Spaghetti with Broccoli Pesto

Boil the pasta while you make the simple broccoli pesto, and this recipe from Very Culinary will be on the table in about 10 minutes.

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One-Pot Tomato Lentil Pasta

One-Pot Tomato Lentil Pasta

Lentils add protein and a "meaty" texture to this one-pot pasta from Emma's Little Kitchen.

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Mediterranean Orzo Salad

Mediterranean Orzo Salad

Eat this savory orzo pasta salad from Joyful Healthy Eats warm or cold—if you make it ahead of time to cool, make sure to add the almonds right before serving so they don't get soggy.

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One-Pot Pasta Primavera

One-Pot Pasta Primavera

When you can't even deal with dinner, this one-pot pasta comes to the rescue. Literally just throw everything in, and dinner's on the table in 20.

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Lemon Arugula Pasta

Lemon Arugula Pasta

Arugula adds a nice peppery flavor to this quick lemon pasta from Melanie Makes. Top with a heaping helping of parm, and you've got just about the easiest pasta dinner ever.

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Bucatini with Burst Tomatoes

Bucatini with Burst Tomatoes

Barely cooked, burst cherry tomatoes serve as the "sauce" in this simple pasta dish. Play around with the amount of basil and garlic—this recipe from The View from Great Island is super customizable!

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Greek Pasta Salad

Greek Pasta Salad

If you're craving a creamy pasta salad, this yogurt-and-dill recipe from Running to the Kitchen is ready in a flash, and it contains lots of veggies.

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One-Pot Creamy Pumpkin Pasta

One-Pot Creamy Pumpkin Pasta

This pumpkin-based creamy pasta from Kitchen Treaty is packed with antioxidants, and it's ready in just 20 minutes. Pretty much all you need to do is stir.

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Pasta with Garlic Butter Caper Sauce

Pasta with Garlic Butter Caper Sauce

Capers add a sophisticated flair to Iowa Girl Eats' easy lemon-and-butter pasta.

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Pale Ale Parmesan Cream Sauce with Orecchiette

Pale Ale Parmesan Cream Sauce with Orecchiette

Beer-infused pasta sauce? Um, yes. This creamy sauce pairs perfectly with orecchiette.

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5 Comments

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    Laura
    September 22, 2015 at 10:18 am

    Yum, all of these are making my mouth water. I’m so excited for the cooler weather because for me it means pasta pasta pasta!

    Laura

    http://thefoxtrails.blogspot.com

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    Chandra Patel
    September 24, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    Thanks for sending regular email with recipes and ideas. I have made few recipes and they are good. I am a strict vegetarian, though not vegan.

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    Amy @Very Culinary
    September 25, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    Thanks for including me, Kiersten! I love all of these!

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    Danny
    May 7, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    I’m having trouble getting the slideshow to work. Can somebody fix it? I’m very curious to see what is in it! Thank you!

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      Alissa
      May 8, 2017 at 9:00 am

      Apologies! We’re working on bringing the slideshow back as soon as possible.

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