Healthy Pasta Recipes
Eating well doesn't have to mean giving up your favorite noodles. Try some of our best healthy pasta recipes, from whole-grain spaghetti to veggie-packed penne.
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Zucchini Ribbon Pasta
Bulk up whole-wheat fettucine by working zucchini ribbons (mandoline-sliced or thinly cut strips) into your pasta bowl. Sprigs of basil and parsley and large red pepper flakes add ample flavor and round out this dish's rainbow spectrum.
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Pasta with Escarole, White Beans and Chicken Sausage
Low-fat Italian-style sausage and fresh sage amp up an everyday bowl of bowtie pasta, and cannellini beans add a protein power boost with the ease of opening a can.
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Beans and Greens Spaghetti
Though you'd never know it from this recipe's depth of flavor, it's completely vegetarian and takes less than half an hour to whip up. A classic Italian combo of beans and hearty greens, this spaghetti is light on both calories and grocery costs.
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Macaroni With Four Cheeses
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Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Swiss Chard and Pecorino Cheese
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Penne with Spinach Sauce
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Fettuccine with creamy red pepper feta sauce
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Pasta With Winter Squash and Tomatoes
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Fettuccine With Broccoli Pesto and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
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Better Beef Lasanga
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Penne with Tomatoes, Garlic and White Beans
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Guiltless Cheesy Mac
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Spaghetti With Asparagus, Smoked Mozzarella and Prosciutto
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Pasta Salad With Tuna
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Cauliflower Mac 'n' Cheese*
Pureed cauliflower mimics the silky smooth quality of cheese sauce in this healthy mac, which further lightens the typically heavy sauce with reduced-fat cream cheese and a small portion of grated Parmesan.
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