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14 Pasta Recipes That Make Eating Your Veggies Less Of A Chore

Does it count as a salad if it has veggies in it?

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Just about everyone loves pasta — but not everybody loves veggies.

Luckily, there are a handful of recipes that combine the two to make eating your veggies easy. Here are 14 of those veggie-packed pastas:

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1. Avocado Pasta

wellplated.com

Made with asparagus, avocado, arugula, peas, and all kinds of good stuff. Get the recipe.

2. Garlic Chicken and Veggie Pasta

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This pasta is super flexible and can be adapted however you like. Don't love carrots? Just swap them out for another veggie. Get the recipe.

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3. 20-Minute Lemon Broccoli Pasta Skillet

thefoodcharlatan.com

This pasta is loaded with two pounds of broccoli and a ton of spinach to make it a veggie lover's dream. Get the recipe.

4. One-Pot Zucchini Mushroom Pasta

damndelicious.net

This one-pot pasta is loaded with mushrooms, peas, and zucchini to make it both super easy to make and super filling. Get the recipe.

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5. Balsamic Veggie Pasta

gimmesomeoven.com

The trick to making this pasta is to sauté the noodles in the balsamic vinaigrette for just a few minutes. It'll lightly toast them and give them time to soak up all the flavor. Get the recipe.

6. Garlicky Cruciferous Pasta

feastingathome.com

Garlicky cruciferous pasta might sound intimidating, but it's basically just a fancy name for pasta loaded with cauliflower, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, and kale. Get the recipe.

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7. Asparagus and Arugula Pasta Salad

gimmesomeoven.com

The perfect cold pasta dish to bring to outdoor parties — or to eat at home so you feel like you're at an outdoor party. Get the recipe.

8. Bacon, Brussels Sprouts, and Butternut Squash Pasta

reciperunner.com

This hearty pasta loaded with roasted veggies is peak comfort food. Get the recipe.

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9. Tortellini With Pesto and Roasted Veggies

cookingclassy.com

Using store-bought pesto and tortellini makes this veggie-packed pasta the perfect weeknight dinner. Get the recipe.

10. Vegan Pesto Pasta With Kale

lazycatkitchen.com

Not only is the pasta itself loaded with veggies, but the pesto sauce is made with both basil and kale to give it a boost of green goodness. Get the recipe.

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11. Veggie Lover's Pasta Salad

gimmesomeoven.com

A seriously simple pasta salad made by tossing cooked noodles with veggies and vinaigrette — that's it! Get the recipe.

12. Mediterranean Pasta Salad With Eggplant

joyofkosher.com

Tossing the eggplant with salt and letting it drain for 15 minutes before cooking helps make the eggplant nice and crispy. Get the recipe.

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13. Pasta With Italian Sausage, Kale, and Mushrooms

gimmesomeoven.com

If meat isn't your thing, feel free to omit the sausage to make this pasta completely vegetarian. Get the recipe.

14. Pesto Pasta Dinner Bake

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The best part about this pasta? You can make it ahead of time, pop it in the freezer, and then just bake it whenever you need a quick and easy dinner. Get the recipe.

Looking for more recipe inspiration? Check out these posts:

27 Delicious Ideas For Weeknight Pasta Dinners

Here's How To Make Great Pasta From Scratch

19 Ridiculously Good Five-Ingredient Pasta Recipes

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