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Jamie Oliver’s 11 best meat-free pasta recipes

by Malou Herkes

published on 25 July 2018

The beauty of pasta lies in its immense versatility. Whether you’re serving it up a rich, slow-cooked ragù or simply tossing some penne with garlic, chilli, and olive oil, pasta is the store cupboard gift that keeps on giving. It’s no wonder Jamie Oliver, champion of quick and easy cooking, is such a fan. Here, we’ve gathered a selection of Jamie’s best meat-free pasta recipes, including a five-ingredient mushroom pasta and a comforting vegetarian pasta bake. Scroll on to check them out.

Lemon Courgette Linguine

Lemon Courgette Linguine

Lemon, Parmesan and mint lend this courgette linguine from 5 Ingredients: Quick & Easy Food a bright and summery feel.

Superfood Spaghetti Vine Tomatoes and Baked Ricotta

Superfood Spaghetti Vine Tomatoes and Baked Ricotta

Embrace the nutty flavour of spelt pasta with this Superfood Spaghetti recipe from Everyday Super Food. Healthy, quick and intensely flavoursome.

Jamie Oliver’s 5-ingredient Garlic Mushroom Pasta

Jamie Oliver’s 5-ingredient Garlic Mushroom Pasta

This dish from Jamie’s 5 Ingredients: Quick & Easy Food is the perfect midweek meal. Quick to prepare, and using only five ingredients, it’s a great recipe to have up your sleeve.

Broccoli Pasta, Chopped Garden Salad

Broccoli Pasta, Chopped Garden Salad

Basil, anchovy, chilli and pine nuts transform this Broccoli Pasta from Jamie’s 15-Minute Meals into something that will make your taste buds sing. Served with a quick chopped garden salad, it’s a fresh, colourful supper.

Happiness Pasta Sweet Tomato, Aubergine and Ricotta

Happiness Pasta Sweet Tomato, Aubergine and Ricotta

A comforting tomato and ricotta pasta from Jamie’s Everyday Super Food, this is summery family food made easy.

Veggie Bolognese Loadsa Veg, Lentils & Parmesan

Veggie Bolognese Loadsa Veg, Lentils & Parmesan

Jamie’s vegetarian bolognese swaps lentils for the traditional minced beef to create a protein-rich, meat-free dinner.

Jamie Oliver’s Sweet Leek Carbonara with Fresh Thyme, Garlic, Cracked Black Pepper and Parmesan

Jamie Oliver’s Sweet Leek Carbonara with Fresh Thyme, Garlic, Cracked Black Pepper and Parmesan

A meat-free twist on the all-time classic carbonara, this version is packed with sweet, slow-cooked leeks and topped with plenty of parmesan.

From the book

Jamie Oliver’s Scruffy Aubergine Lasagne with Sweet Tomato Sauce with Garlic, Sage and Lemon, Cheese and Almond Crunch

Jamie Oliver’s Scruffy Aubergine Lasagne with Sweet Tomato Sauce with Garlic, Sage and Lemon, Cheese and Almond Crunch

This rich and comforting lasagne is made with lots of aubergines and tomatoes, as well as a moreish cheese and almond topping.

Jamie Oliver’s Penne Arrabbiata

Jamie Oliver’s Penne Arrabbiata

A tasty vegetarian meal that uses just five ingredients and can be on the table in under 30 minutes – what’s not to love?

Jamie Oliver’s Greens Mac’n’Cheese with Leek, Broccoli, Spinach and Toasted Almond Topping

Jamie Oliver’s Greens Mac’n’Cheese with Leek, Broccoli, Spinach and Toasted Almond Topping

For those days when you can’t decide between a healthy green salad and a comforting bowl of cheesy pasta, this dish has it all.

Jamie Oliver’s Lasagne: Slow-cooked fennel, sweet leeks and cheeses

Jamie Oliver’s Lasagne: Slow-cooked fennel, sweet leeks and cheeses

A real centrepiece of a dish, this lasagne combines sweet leek and fennel with no less than four cheeses.

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