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10 Tasty Pasta Recipes Perfect for Fall

Pumpkin Macaroni and Cheese

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Craving comfort in a bowl? Look no further than this hearty, fiber-filled pumpkin macaroni and cheese. You won't ever pick up a store-bought version again!

Get the recipe: Pumpkin Macaroni and Cheese

Photo: Living Well Kitchen

Wonderful Pistachio Pesto Pasta Salad

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You can't celebrate National Pasta Month without a delicious pesto recipe. For a fun twist on a traditional pesto, try using pistachios to complement that garden fresh basil we all have in excess right now! As a proud partner with Wonderful Pistachios, I love using pistachios instead of peanuts since they also add fiber and protein to the overall dish, like in this pesto pasta salad. Bonus: The beautiful green and purple hues (from their antioxidants) add a pop of color when crushed over the top.

Get the recipe: Pesto Pasta Salad

Photo: Wonderful Pistachios

Vegan Penne Pasta Soup

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This seasonal minestrone soup won't leave you feeling hungry because it's made with high-fiber ingredients like whole-grain pasta, butternut squash, beans, and sweet corn. This fall recipe is filled with colorful veggies and can easily be made ahead of time for quick and healthy lunches throughout the week.

Get the recipe: Vegan Penne Pasta Soup

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Butternut Squash Mac 'n' Cheese

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This recipe combines cottage cheese and butternut squash to create a delicious and nutritious option. Joined together, these two ingredients create a healthy, creamy sauce that is packed with protein and beta-carotene.

Get the recipe: Butternut Squash Mac 'n' Cheese

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Butternut Squash Gnocchi

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Gnocchi is one of the simplest homemade pastas to make. By adding butternut squash purée to the dough, you get a delicious sweet flavor and extra nutrients like vitamins A and C, potassium, and fiber. Pair it with a chunky vegetable tomato sauce for an extra serving of veggies.

Get the recipe: Butternut Squash Gnocchi

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Roasted Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprout Pasta with Lemon-Sage Ricotta

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This pasta dish is filled with nutritious and delicious roasted fall vegetables, plus it's made with fiber-rich whole-grain pasta and tossed in a light lemon-sage ricotta sauce for a protein boost. A well-balanced one-bowl meal!

Get the recipe: Roasted Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprout Pasta with Lemon-Sage Ricotta

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Vegetarian Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Casserole

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This recipe is one of the most popular fall recipes on my blog! Using spaghetti squash instead of lasagna noodles, it creates a lighter version of a favorite fall dish. Creamy ricotta and tomato sauce keep the classic flavors!

Get the recipe: Vegetarian Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Casserole

Photo: Uproot Kitchen

Butternut Squash Lasagna Soup

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When people think pasta, they usually think big bowls of spaghetti and fettuccine, linguine, or lasagna. But what about pasta in your soup? I've turned a fall favorite recipe, Butternut Squash Lasagna, into a comforting bowl of soup. The butternut squash lends a earthy, rich taste and the pasta makes it a filling, long-lasting energy-rich soup perfect for lunch or dinner.

Get the recipe: Butternut Squash Lasagna Soup

Photo: Healthy Aperture

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash Pasta Salad

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With 10 grams of fiber and over 12 grams of protein, this veggie-packed pasta is one for the books. For foodies who love their carbs but want a healthier option than a standard white pasta, look no further than the Dreamfields collection. As a proud partner, I can promise you, even my Italian grandfather gives their spaghetti a thumbs-up!

Get the recipe: Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash Pasta Salad

Photo: Chez Us for Dreamfields Pasta

Cheesy Kale and Butternut Squash Pasta

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This recipe is cheesy comfort food at its finest, but with a sneaky nutritious punch, thanks to the fiber-filled butternut squash, kale, and whole-wheat pasta, and the protein-packed white beans.

Get the recipe: Cheesy Kale and Butternut Squash Pasta

Photo: Fannetastic Food

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