Nutritious Pasta Recipes
Creamy Chicken Pasta
Bacon and Butternut Pasta
Spring Linguine with Basil
Orecchiette with Kale, Bacon, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Orecchiette (little ears pasta) is a classic shape that’s ideal for this chunky sauce. You can also substitute short pasta shapes like penne or rigatoni. If you can find mild-tasting cavolo nero (black kale), try it here.
Fusilli with Pistachio Pesto
Toss cooked fusilli pasta with a homemade pistachio pesto for a refreshing twist on traditional pine nut-based pesto dishes. Add cooked chicken for a heartier dish.
Bucatini with Eggplant and Roasted Peppers
Garlicky Spaghetti with Beans and Greens
Zucchini Eggplant Lasagna
Pasta with Lemon Cream Sauce, Asparagus, and Peas
Pan-Fried Udon Noodles with Teriyaki Sauce
Spicy Shrimp and Fettuccine
Baked Goat Cheese and Roasted Winter Squash over Garlicky Fettuccine
Spicy Soba Noodles with Chicken in Peanut Sauce
Classic Asian flavors come together to create a quick and easy chicken dish with spicy soba noodles that you can have on the dinner table in no time.
Penne with Wild Mushrooms
Rotini with White Beans and Escarole
Linguine with Arugula Pesto
Add a peppery bite to your pesto with fresh arugula. Top with freshly grated pecorino Romano and serve with seasonal veggies.
Linguine with Garlicky Breadcrumbs
Penne with Herbs, Tomatoes, and Peas
Fettuccine with Pistachio-Mint Pesto and Tomatoes
We love this dish with pistachios, but for a less expensive alternative, try walnuts. Save the smallest mint leaves for a pretty, delicate garnish.
Spinach-Artichoke Pasta with Vegetables
We love everything about T.G.I.Friday's Spinach & Artichoke Cheese Dip, but calories and sodium can add up quickly after just a few bites. But what if those few bites were used to flavor an entire meal? A little low-fat milk helps stretch this creamy dip into a light, luscious sauce that dresses up hot cooked pasta and fresh, crunchy veggies—a healthy, hearty weeknight meal, ready in just 25 minutes.
Two-Cheese Mac and Cheese
Indulge in this lighter version of the comfort food favorite. Because it uses unsalted stock, it eliminates a lot of added sodium.
Spaghetti and Meatballs
Pasta with Roasted-Tomato Meat Sauce
Creamy Mushroom Fettuccine
Fettuccine with Pumpkin Sauce
Pair this seasonal dish with a quick fall salad: Combine 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 teaspoons cider vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard, and 1/2 teaspoon honey in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add 3 cups chopped romaine lettuce, 1 sliced apple, and 2 tablespoons pumpkinseeds; toss.
Broccoli Mac and Cheese
Rigatoni with Meaty Mushroom Bolognese
Shrimp and Broccoli Scampi
Pan seared shrimp and broccoli come together in this favored pasta dish. Ready in just 20 minutes, you have time to enjoy this scampi even on your busiest days.
Grape Tomato, Olive, and Spinach Pasta
Creamy Asparagus, Herb, and Pea Pasta
Linguine with Garlicky Kale and White Beans
Spring Pasta with Morels
Fettuccine with Squash Ribbons
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