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14 Vegetarian-Friendly Weeknight Pasta Recipes

A heaping bowl of pasta can be the perfect remedy for a long day, but it’s no coincidence that those are also when making dinner feels most like a chore. There is hope, though—and it comes in the shape of whatever pasta (even orzo!) is in your pantry. With some veggies and a few other ingredients already in your kitchen, you really can cook dinner in a pinch.

Get the recipe for Bobby Flay’s Brown-Butter Penne with Mushrooms and Butternut Squash.

So menu planning is simpler for you, we’ve rounded up our favorite one-pot pasta ideas, low-effort orzo dishes, and other easy weeknight pasta recipes: 

One-Pot Pasta Recipes

One Pot French Onion Pasta Recipe

One Pot Cheesy Broccoli Pasta Recipe

One Pot Broccoli Rabe and Mushroom Pasta Bake Recipe

Easy Orzo Recipes

Lemony Spinach Orzotto Recipe 

Spicy Orzo alla Vodka Recipe

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Squash & Zucchini Pasta Recipes

Zesty Jalapeño Pesto Pasta with Zucchini and Corn Recipe

Bobby Flay’s Toasted Zucchini Pasta Recipe

Squash Carbonara with Crispy Mushrooms Recipe

Simple Vegetarian Pasta Recipes

Mexican Street Corn Pasta Recipe

Bobby Flay’s Spaghetti with Cherry Tomato Sauce Recipe

Bobby Flay’s Kale Stem Pesto Pasta Recipe

Bobby Flay’s Corn Cacio e Pepe Recipe

Orecchiette with Ricotta, Asparagus, Tomatoes, and Garlic-Lemon Breadcrumbs Recipe