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    The 35 BEST Healthy Pasta Recipes

    If you’re on the search for some healthy and tasty pastas, you’ve found the right spot! Pasta is perfect for any occasion, and this list of the best Healthy Pasta Recipes is guaranteed to help you find a new favorite.

    This compilation contains a vast array of recipes for all, from low calorie to vegetarian, and even to gluten-free. It also contains different pasta salads, baked pastas, quick weekday dinners, and more complex dishes.

    From Mushroom Stroganoff to BBQ Pasta Salad, you simply must browse these healthy pasta ideas. Give the standouts a try and let us know how it goes!

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    Healthy Pasta Recipes:

    1. Mushroom Stroganoff

    Ever heard of beef stroganoff? This Mushroom Stroganoff is a tasty and healthy version of that dish.

    It’s vegetarian and still contains ample protein, along with plenty of fiber. The recipe is also only 344 calories and takes just 20 minutes to make. You can’t beat that!

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    2. Shrimp Fra Diavolo

    If you need to clear out your sinuses, try this spicy Shrimp Fra Diavolo!

    This scrumptious recipe is only 284 calories but still contains 28g of protein. I highly recommend giving it a try!

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    3. Ground Turkey Pasta with Broccoli

    Looking for a guilt-free and flavorful meal? Our Ground Turkey and Broccoli Pasta is packed with protein and vitamins, perfect for a quick and healthy dinner.

    Get the Recipe: Ground Turkey Pasta with Broccoli

    4. Pesto Pasta

    This tasty Pesto Pasta is super simple and speedy! It only contains a few ingredients and takes just about 20 minutes to make.

    This light recipe yields 6 servings, making it perfect for a healthy family dinner. It’s also vegetarian and low in calories!

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    5. Pasta Primavera with Shrimp

    This Pasta Primavera recipe is a perfect dinner when you’re looking for something light, yet satisfying.

    Your favorite pasta is tossed in a delicate cream sauce with plenty of fresh veggies. Today, we’re taking it up just a notch with the addition of shrimp.

    Get the Recipe: Pasta Primavera

    6. Chicken Pastina Soup (Chicken and Stars)

    Our easy Chicken Pastina Soup recipe is just what you need on a chilly fall day. Light, yet satisfying, it’s a fun twist on your basic chicken noodle.

    With a simple clear broth seasoned with herbs and aromatic veggies, this nostalgic bowl of chicken and stars will take you back to your childhood…

    Get the Recipe: Chicken Pastina Soup

    7. Pasta alla Norma

    This vegetarian Sicilian eggplant dish is so so yummy. It’s the perfect comfort food for cold weather and cozy nights in.

    While it takes a bit longer to make than the others on the list, it’s worth the wait. I promise you won’t regret giving it a try!

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    8. Ground Turkey Pasta Bake

    Are you searching for a warm comfort food in this cold, winter weather? Then you must try this Ground Turkey Pasta Bake.

    This yummy dish is packed with protein and veggies, while also staying low on calories. The recipe also makes 6-8 servings, so it is great for big families or leftovers!

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    9. Scallop Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes

    This yummy Scallop Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes is super quick and easy. Perfect for a healthy lunch or dinner!

    It’s filled with protein, low in calories, and only takes about 20 minutes to make. Give it try!

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    10. Mediterranean Pasta

    Yet another quick and easy healthy pasta recipe for you! This Mediterranean Pasta is meatless and only takes about 20 minutes to make.

    It’s also low in calories and so so delicious. You’ll be begging for more!

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    11. Rainbow Pasta Salad

    This Rainbow Pasta Salad is packed with essential veggies! It’s also super quick and easy to make.

    The infusion of flavors in this dish will have your taste buds begging for more. And with few calories and lots of veggie nutrients, you can help yourself to seconds!

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    12. Italian Wedding Soup

    Italian Wedding Soup is a restaurant classic featuring hearty meatballs and pasta in a light and flavorful broth. You can make it with ground chicken or ground turkey to make it more healthier pasta soup.

    Get the Recipe: Italian Wedding Soup

    13. Pomodoro Pasta

    This easy Pomodoro Pasta is the perfect option when you crave a light, yet satisfying, spaghetti dinner.

    With a simple tomato sauce made of easy to find ingredients, this classic Italian dish is a great meatless dinner or pasta side dish.

    Get the Recipe: Pomodoro Pasta

    14. Fall Pasta Salad

    This delightful Fall Pasta Salad is tasty enough for any season, not just fall.

    It’s only 298 calories and contains lots of healthy veggies. If you get the chance, I highly recommend giving it a try!

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    15. Sicilian Pasta

    Another delicious Sicilian recipe! This Sicilian Pasta is super yummy and super quick to make.

    It has lots of tasty veggies, herbs, spices, and flavors. It’s one of our favorite healthy pasta recipes, and you simply must give it a try!

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    16. Spicy Noodles

    If you can handle the heat, check out these Spicy Noodles! They might even be the quickest recipe on the list, only taking about 15 minutes to make.

    The recipe is vegetarian, low in calories, and the perfect balance of spicy and umami flavors. You’ll do a happy dance when you try this one!

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    17. Pasta e Piselli

    This Pasta e Piselli recipe is perfect for those last minute weeknight dinners, when you want something tasty and comforting, without a lot of hassle. 

    A simple Neapolitan dish of Pasta and Peas, it’s a light one pot meal that you can have on the table in about 25 minutes.

    Get the Recipe: Pasta e Piselli

    18. Clam Linguine

    Clam Linguine, or Linguine alle Vongole, is an elegant restaurant quality dish. But don’t be intimidated, it’s super easy to make.

    It’s one of our favorite healthy pasta recipes!

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    19. Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe

    If you’ve never tried Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe, you need to add this easy pasta recipe to your collection. Like, yesterday.

    Combining a variety of distinctive flavors, this dish comes together beautifully. No wonder this super regional dish from the southeast corner of Italy has spread so far!

    Get the Recipe: Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe

    20. Tortellini Pasta Salad

    Pasta salad is always a go-to tasty and easy pasta dish. This gorgeous Tortellini Pasta Salad is one dish that looks as great as it tastes. It’s so quick and easy, yet such a crowd pleaser. Whether you’re hosting a pot luck or hunkered down with family, everyone will love this one!

    Get the Recipe: Tortellini Pasta Salad

    21. Pesto Tortellini Soup

    This Pesto Tortellini Soup is the super cozy bowl of delicious you need in your life. Soft, pillowy tortellini swim in a magical pesto broth, along with chicken and veggies.

    It’s a quick meal, on the table in about 30 minutes, and it’s bursting with great pesto flavor.

    Get the Recipe: Pesto Tortellini Soup

    22. Chicken Meatball Noodle Soup

    Give your classic comfort food a new twist, and make this Chicken Meatball Noodle Soup. It has all the flavors you love, but is somehow more fun!

    Perfect for when the temperatures start to dip, the whole family is going to love slurping this tasty soup down.

    Get the Recipe: Chicken Meatball Noodle Soup

    23. Penne alla Vodka

    Bring restaurant-quality Italian cuisine to your kitchen with this great Penne alla Vodka recipe. It’s top notch comfort food!

    Get the Recipe: Penne alla Vodka

    24. Fettuccine Alfredo

    In need of a delectable vegetarian dish? This one will do it!

    It only takes about 20 minutes to make and yields 4 servings. Even though it’s not quite as low-cal as the others on the list, it is so tasty that it’s worth it.

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    25. Salmon Pasta

    This Salmon Pasta is absolutely divine, loaded with amazing flavors that come from perfectly roasted salmon. It’s creamy salmon pasta, yet not totally drenched in fat and cream, but full of comforting flavors.

    Get the Recipe: Salmon Pasta

    26. Pesto Chicken Pasta

    If you need a quick weeknight dinner, here it is! Our Pesto Chicken Pasta comes together in about 25 minutes, and is full of great flavors.

    This quick recipe features sautéed chicken, hearty pasta, and the sweetness of cherry tomatoes that provide a wonderful contrast to the herby basil. It’s the perfect healthy combination!

    Get the Recipe: Pesto Chicken Pasta

    27. BLT Pasta Salad

    Craving a BLT? You have to try this BLT Pasta Salad with tempeh bacon.

    It’s filled with nutritious and delicious veggies, fruits, and seasonings. This is a great option for potlucks and get-togethers!

    Get the Recipe @ loveandlemons

    28. Veggie Lo Mein Noodles

    This Veggie Lo Mein recipe is so so tasty!

    It’s vegan and can be adapted to gluten-free, perfect for those with restricted diets. And of course, it’s full of healthy veggies!

    Get the Recipe @ feastingathome

    29. Light Lemon Garlic Pasta with Salmon

    Yes, it’s as exquisite as it sounds. You’ll be craving more for days.

    And not only is it scrumptious, but salmon provides ample health benefits, leaving you feeling fulfilled and happy!

    Get the Recipe @ thecookingjar

    30. Lemongrass Coconut Noodles with Shrimp

    In search of a yummy gluten-free stir-fry? You have to try out these Lemongrass Coconut Noodles!

    This zesty dish is full of flavor, veggies, and shrimp. Get those taste buds ready!

    Get the Recipe @ gimmesomeoven

    31. Spinach Artichoke Lasagna Roll-ups

    If you want to have a warm, comforting dinner, you have to give these Spinach Artichoke Lasagna Roll-ups a try.

    They’re a great meatless option, and only 250 calories. Not to mention delicious!

    Get the Recipe @ skinnytaste

    32. Skillet Baked Gluten Free Pasta with Ground Turkey and Tomatoes

    Want a different gluten free pasta recipe? This one is sure to do the trick.

    It’s only 147 calories but still has 14g of protein. Wow! And it’s an easy one pot dish, perfect for busy weeknights.

    Get the Recipe @ diethood

    33. Easy Vegan Baked Ziti

    Your favorite comfort food… veganified!

    If you’re craving some warm baked ziti but your diet restricts you, look no further. This recipe even contains 20g of protein!

    Get the Recipe @ thecuriouschickpea

    34. Spring Pasta Carbonara

    If I could describe this pasta in one word it would be, “mmm”.

    This vegetarian dish is made with asparagus, garlic, peas, and other delicious ingredients. You have to give it a try!

    Get the Recipe @ athoughtforfood

    35. Quick Peanut Soba Noodles

    These Quick Peanut Soba Noodles are insanely tasty. And they only take 20 minutes to make!

    Each recipe yields 3-4 servings, so it is perfect for small families, or for individuals that want leftovers. And with the delicious flavors in this dish, you’ll want all you can get!

    Get the Recipe @ gimmesomeoven

    We hope you found this list of Healthy Pasta Recipes useful. Every single recipe is so yummy and healthy.

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    35 BEST Healthy Pasta Recipes

    If you need some light dinners, these nutritious and easy Healthy Pasta Recipes are just what you need! We love this quick Mediterranean themed dish:


    • 8oz pasta
    • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    • 5 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
    • 1/4-1/2 tsp red chili flakes
    • 10oz cherry tomatoes, halved
    • 3/4 cup kalamata olives, halved
    • 8oz marinated quartered artichoke hearts
    • 1 tsp dried oregano
    • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
    • Feta cheese, crumbled, for garnish
    • Salt and pepper, to taste


    1. In a large pot, boil pasta according to directions on package. Drain.
    2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
    3. Add garlic and red chili flakes. Stir and cook for one to two minutes.
    4. Add cherry tomatoes and cook one to two minutes.
    5. Stir in pasta, oregano, parsley, olives and artichoke hearts.
    6. Garnish with feta cheese and serve.

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