10 Tasty Pasta Recipes Perfect for Fall

Butternut squash pasta

What's not to love about a healthy dose of carbs?

01 of 10

Pumpkin Macaroni and Cheese

Pumpkin Macaroni and Cheese
Living Well Kitchen

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

02 of 10

Wonderful Pistachio Pesto Pasta Salad

Wonderful Pistachio Pesto Pasta Salad
Wonderful Pistachios

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

03 of 10

Vegan Penne Pasta Soup

Vegan Penne Pasta Soup
The Grateful Grazer

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

04 of 10

Butternut Squash Mac 'n' Cheese

Butternut Squash Mac 'n' Cheese
Dietitian Jess Nutrition

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

05 of 10

Butternut Squash Gnocchi

Butternut Squash Gnocchi
Teaspoon of Spice

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

06 of 10

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

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

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

07 of 10

Vegetarian Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Casserole

Vegetarian Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Casserole
Uproot Kitchen

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

08 of 10

Butternut Squash Lasagna Soup

Butternut Squash Lasagna Soup
Healthy Aperture

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

09 of 10

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash Pasta Salad

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash Pasta Salad
Chez Us for Dreamfields Pasta

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

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Cheesy Kale and Butternut Squash Pasta

Cheesy Kale and Butternut Squash Pasta
Fannetastic Food

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

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