Looking for your next impressive vegetarian recipe? Or perhaps you’re a pasta lover on the hunt for your next go-to meal. With these vegetarian recipes for pasta lovers, you’ll have plenty of meat-free meal ideas to please the whole family, and the best part is they’re easy to make.

Join us as we take you through the best of our vegetarian pasta recipes, from simple pasta dishes to ravioli recipes to dips, gnocchi, and more. These meal ideas will allow you to bring more nutritious vegetables to mealtime, forget about meat for a while, and enjoy the mouthwatering flavours of a vegetarian-friendly meal. Let’s dive in.

Vegetarian Pasta Made Simple

One misconception about vegetarian recipes is that they’re somehow lacking in something important. That couldn’t be further from the truth. There are plenty of meatless meals that have just as much flavour and depth as their meaty counterparts, if not more. 

Take for example this Roasted Zucchini Lasagna. Once cooked and it’s got that warm, crispy, and golden texture, you’ll find it’s just as comforting as your typical meaty lasagna, and don’t be surprised if you prefer it this way with the added sweetness of zucchini. 

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Roasted Zucchini Lasagna

Likewise, let the family indulge in the joys of our Fresh Ricotta & Spinach Ravioli “Puttanesca”. The cheese and spinach combo along with black olives, herbs, and onion make everyone at the table crave a second serving. 

Vegetarian Ravioli Recipes

Ravioli gives us an array of tasty vegetarian options, but where better to begin than with a dish that’s rich in the warm and creamy taste and texture of a delicious sauce? This Butternut Squash Ravioli with Brown Butter and Sage could be the next family favourite at your table.

Few dishes evoke the spirit of Italy quite like this one. Roasted Portobello Mushrooms Ravioli with Spinach and Goat Cheese even contains all three colours of the Italian flag. The spinach is green, the cheese is white, and the marinara sauce is a vibrant red. 

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Butternut Squash Ravioli with Brown Butter and Sage

Delicious Dips

When it comes to appetizers, who doesn’t love dips? Here’s one that both kids and adults will love. Our Skillet Gnocchi Stix with Smokey Hummus Dip combines the flavours of the Middle East with the tastes and textures of Italian gnocchi but in their extra fun and elongated form.

If you’re looking for an elegant, exotic, and distinct way to enjoy those Gnocchi Stix when it comes to dipping, try your hand at preparing this Skillet Gnocchi Stix with Tzatziki Dip. This sauce, which originates from Greece, is one of the Mediterranean’s best-kept culinary secrets.

Skillet Gnocchi Stix with Tzatziki Dip
Skillet Gnocchi Stix with Tzatziki Dip

If you want to know what else you can do with our delicious stick-shaped gnocchi, see these Gnocchi Stix Recipes: Fun for All the Family. 

Vegetarian Recipes with Gnocchi

It’s not only Gnocchi Stix that have a part to play in some of our favourite vegetarian recipes but also our original-style gnocchi that come in their traditional shape and size. Enjoy them in this Skillet Gnocchi Vegan Buddha Bowl alongside a colourful mix of nutritious veggies. 

Another nutritious option is a pasta salad recipe, but have you tried one that includes fresh gnocchi? This Gnocchi Pasta Salad is an easy-to-make meal that will satisfy taste buds and appetites alike. Its freshness and flavours make it ideal for spring days and summer nights.

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Gnocchi Pasta Salad

Meat-Free Magic

What do we mean by meat-free magic? We mean vegetarian-friendly meals that are creative and unique. A prime example is this Pepper and Onion Pesto Medley which tastes just as impressive as it looks. Prepare it in a large amount and watch as smiles appear on the faces of those around the table.

Or how about this Asparagus and Red Pepper Linguine? Not many dishes boast as much colour as this one and add that to the fresh veggie-packed flavour that accompanies one of Italy’s most popular types of pasta

Asparagus and Red Pepper Linguine


If you’re up to your neck in veggies and starting to crave some meat instead, see our Meals for Meatlovers. Whatever you’re looking for, Olivieri® is happy to be your guide.