If you're a vegetarian, it's easy to partake in the cheesy goodness of pasta, but if you've taken on a vegan diet, it's a different story. Whether you're looking to lighten up your next meal or add a new dish to your cooking repertoire, these delicious vegan pasta recipes are perfectly fit to fill you and your guests with some loving comfort.
Instead of milk, cheese, or cream that gives alfredo sauce its velvety texture, boiled cauliflower is combined with a handful of ingredients, resulting in a nutrient-rich creamy cauliflower alfredo  any pasta-lover will enjoy. Just sub in Earth Balance or olive oil for the clarified butter!
Vegetable Medley Pasta
Not sure what to do with all the seasonal veggies hanging out in your crisper? Make the most of what you've got in this vegetable medley pasta  from POPSUGAR Food.
Spaghetti Aglio, Olio, e Peperoncino
Spaghetti with garlic, olive oil, and chili flakes  is an incredibly simple and elegant pasta delight. Lucky for us, it's also vegan.
Olivia Wilde's Bomb-Diggity "Bolognese"
No one will miss the beef after tasting this vegan bolognese recipe . Hearty tempeh combines with fresh veggies, herbs, and spices of traditional bolognese for a crowd-pleasing, totally satisfying sauce.
Fusilli With No-Cook Sauce
POPSUGAR Food has the right ideas about easy entertaining. A big bowl of fusilli with raw tomato sauce  lets all this fresh produce in this healthy dish speak for itself.
Paleo Zucchini Noodles
Grain-free and dairy-free zucchini noodles  is a delicious Paleo recipe that will cover many potential dietary restrictions at your table.
Soba Noodle Salad
Treat your taste buds to this Thai-inspired salad , perfect for Spring. Smooth and tangy ginger peanut dressing complements the chewy noodles and crisp veggies. This is one recipe you'll love having for leftovers the next day, since the flavors develop with time.
Veggie-Packed Pasta Salad
No BBQ is complete without a big bowl of chilled pasta salad. Between the chopped pickles and dijon mustard used in this recipe, the flavor of this tangy pasta salad  is so tasty no one will miss that fatty mayo.
Pasta in Pink Sauce
For a creamy pasta sauce that's free of dairy, look to this bucatini recipe  that uses cashew cream instead of cow's milk or cheese.
Bow-Tie Pesto Primavera
You can enjoy this bow-tie pesto primavera  dish served hot or chilled. All the colorful noodles and veggies are tied together by a lemon-tahini dressing plus a creamy avocado-basil pesto.
Enchilada Pasta Casserole
Angela at Oh She Glows calls her recipe for vegan enchilada casserole  both "naughty and nice." This Mexican-inspired dish is packed with pasta, vegetables, and a little crunch: pure comfort.
Instead of creamy alfredo, opt for a big plate of holy guacamole cream pasta  from Healthful Pursuit. You'll get the same texture you love without all the empty calories that come from butter and cream.
Whole Wheat Orzo With Artichokes and Peas
Whole wheat orzo with artichokes and peas  is a satisfying dish that delights your taste buds. While the photo shows the pasta with some shaved parmesan on top, you can either opt to leave it off or sprinkle a soy-based replacement instead.
Another inventive twist on an Italian classic! When you cook this vegan Mexican lasagna  bake, just be sure to buy refried beans that are truly vegan-approved.
This recipe for zucchini lasagna  is both gluten- and dairy-free, making it a perfect option for people suffering from multiple food intolerances but looking for a little comfort.
Spaghetti With Spinach in a White Wine Garlic Sauce
Fresh produce and a fragrant white wine and garlic sauce keeps this Skinny Bitch spaghetti  recipe low in calories but rich in flavor and nutrients like vitamins A and C.
Vegan Stuffed Shells
This vegan spin  on the Italian favorite makes each stuffed shell only 60 calories — compared to almost 200 calories each! The next time you're craving a cheesy pasta dish, whip up a batch of these.
Mac and Cheese
I've been in search of the perfect vegan macaroni and cheese for some time now. You've got to taste this recipe for vegan mac and cheese  from LA's M Cafe.