Very few foods are more comforting and filling than a nice big plate of delicious pasta. And for good reason – a good pasta meal is soft, savory, colorful, provides you tons of energy, and can suit almost any occasion from fancy dinner to casual weeknight fare.
The main drawback of your favorite pasta dishes, however, are the many calories and carbohydrates they typically have. When it comes to pasta, you have to really limit yourself or else you’ll have to say hello to an extra hour on your treadmill!
Despite the drawbacks though, we just can’t contain our love for pasta and were determined to find healthy pasta recipes that were light enough to eat, guilt-free. Check out our 20 favorite healthy pasta recipes below, most of which are easy to throw together as well.
20 Healthy Pasta Recipes To Curb Your Carb Cravings
Rainbow Peanut Noodles by Gimme Some Oven
Creamy Avocado and Spinach Pasta by Jo Cooks
Sweet Potato Noodles with Sage Brown Butter Sauce by Joyful Healthy Eats
Tofu Soba Noodles by Damn Delicious
Spicy Roasted Ratatouille with Spaghetti by Cookie + Kate
Easy Pasta with Spinach Tomatoes and Parmesan Cheese with by Jeanette’s Healthy Living
Roasted Cauliflower and Mushroom Carbonara by Closet Cooking
20 Minute Cherry Tomato and Basil Angel Hair Pasta by Sweet Basil
Chicken Pasta with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Spinach in a Creamy Cauliflower Sauce by Julia’s Album
Parmesan Zucchini & Garlic Pasta by Julia’s Album
Vegan Roasted Red Pepper Pasta (Gluten-free) by Minimalist Baker
Spicy Asian Pasta with Kale and Mushrooms by KimKim Cooking
Pasta Primavera by Lauren Kelly Nutrition
Vegetable Baked Ziti by Oh My Veggies
Skinny Pasta Carbonara by Skinny Mom
Unprocessed (Healthier!) Hamburger Helper by 3 Boys Unprocessed
Shrimp Pasta with Tomatoes, Lemon and Spinach by Bev Cooks
Kale and Feta One-Pot Recipe by Diethood
Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta by Two Peas and Their Pod