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We’re of the firm belief that eliminating or reducing something from our diets should never mean giving up our favorite comfort foods. It’s just a matter of finding a good work-around. And since pasta is high on our list of all-time must-have comfort foods, we wanted to make sure there were plenty of options sans milk, cheese and (sigh) butter. (And yes, that even means mac and cheese.) Here are 18 of our go-to dairy-free pasta recipes.

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Pasta Alla Norma

We don’t know who Norma is, but we do know that she makes a mean eggplant-tomato sauce (just leave off the Pecorino garnish at the end).

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Shrimp and Pasta Stew

Fun fact: Stew doesn’t have to mean surrendering your entire day to the stove. This one comes together in a half hour. And no, that's not cheese on top—it's lemon zest!

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Pasta with Caramelized Sweet Potatoes and Kale

A little bit sweet, a little bit savory and a lot delicious. 

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BLT Pasta Salad

What could possibly be better than a BLT? A BLT in pasta form, of course.

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Basil Vinaigrette Pasta

We never thought we’d need a new twist on pesto, but this one appeared and we are here for it. (Psst: skip the Parm sprinkling—who needs it?)

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Avocado and Black Bean Pasta Salad

The Tex-Mex cravings are real, even when it’s not Taco Tuesday.

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Vegan Mac ’n Cheese

Yes, you read that correctly—dairy-free mac and cheese. We believe in miracles!

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Healthy Tuna Pasta Salad

Lunches for the workweek? Solved.

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One-Pan Spaghetti and Meatballs

Sometimes, nothing beats a classic. Just leave off the sprinkle of Parm on top.

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Creamy Kale Pasta

With the creamiest cashew-based sauce FTW.

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Cold Lemon Zoodles

When you want to twirl something on a fork, but don’t want to spend the entire afternoon in a food coma.

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Campanelle with Chicken Sausage, Kale and Olives

With only five ingredients, this pasta comes together in minutes. Hello, new weeknight favorite.

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Spaghetti with Avocado Sauce

OK, this sounds a little weird, but remember when we thought avocado on toast was revolutionary? We promise, you’ll be sold after one taste of this creamy, nutty sauce.

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Grilled Ratatouille Pasta Salad

A great way to use up whatever veggies you have in the fridge.

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Pasta Puttanesca with Chicken

We’ll just pretend that we’re eating this on a piazza overlooking the Mediterranean.

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Moroccan Eggplant Caponata Pasta

There are a few surprising ingredients in this—raisins and cinnamon, we’re looking at you—but the end result is delicious, and unlike anything we’ve made before.

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Chicken Teriyaki and Vegetable Bowtie Pasta

Why should rice have all the teriyaki fun?

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Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta

Combined with a little almond milk and vegan cream cheese, pureed butternut squash is just as creamy (and even more delicious) as Alfredo sauce.

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