Squash and spinach fusilli with pecans in a blue bowl

Healthy pasta recipes

48 Recipes

Our best-ever healthy pasta recipes are packed with nutritious ingredients - perfect for a super satisfying, good-for-you lunch or supper.

Squash & spinach fusilli with pecans

3.125

(2 ratings)

You don’t have to be vegan to enjoy this colourful low-fat, low-calorie squash and spinach pasta topped with pecans. It's tasty as well as healthy...
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Slow cooker lasagne

3.75

(1 rating)

Slow cook your next lasagne for extra tender mince – and this version is low-fat and low-calorie. A healthy family meal to give you comfort on cold nights...
  • 4 hours and 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Meal prep: pasta

3.333335

(3 ratings)

Make three lunchbox pasta meals in one go to save you time midweek. They're nutritious and healthy with variations using salmon, chicken and aubergine...
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Slow cooker meatballs

0

(0 ratings)

Try these slow cooker meatballs for a tasty family meal. Turkey mince makes lighter meatballs which kids love. They also freeze well so you can batch cook
  • 6 hours
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Linguine with avocado, tomato & lime

3.375

(6 ratings)

Use guacamole ingredients to make this low-calorie vegan linguine which can also be served cold as a pasta salad. It delivers on flavour and it's healthy...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Garlicky mushroom penne

3.75

(8 ratings)

Add protein to a vegan pasta dish by using a low-fat houmous in the sauce. With the mushrooms and wholemeal penne, you have a healthy and filling dinner
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Slow cooker vegetable lasagne

4.375

(4 ratings)

Make this low-calorie veggie lasagne as a lighter alternative to the traditional pasta bake. It's deliciously moist and packs in all of your five-a-day...
  • 3 hours and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Fennel spaghetti

3.75

(1 rating)

Low fat and low calorie, this fennel spaghetti is a healthy vegetarian meal for two. Make it as an easy midweek meal and garnish with parsley and parmesan
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Ratatouille pasta salad with rocket

5

(1 rating)

Use up leftover ratatouille to make a substantial vegetarian lunch that's quick to prepare and also super healthy, providing all five of your five-a-day...
  • 13 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Healthy pasta primavera

4.583335

(3 ratings)

A healthy spaghetti dish full of broad beans, leeks and asparagus tips. Make the most of spring greens with this vibrant, filling pasta recipe
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Sardine pasta with crunchy parsley crumbs

4.75

(5 ratings)

An affordable way to include oily fish in your diet. Canned sardines are a great source of omega 3 and add oomph to this simple, family pasta dish
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Salmon pasta salad with lemon & capers

5

(1 rating)

Use frozen, skinless wild salmon fillets for a cheap and filling lunch on the go. This low-calorie, healthy dish couldn't be easier to whip up...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Roast pepper pesto with pasta

5

(3 ratings)

Use leftovers from our Roast pepper & chorizo salad to make this easy pasta dish - see the recipe, below right...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Seafood fideuà

3.125

(2 ratings)

Try this paella with a difference, using fideo or vermicelli pasta instead of rice, with prawns, mussels, squid, monkfish and a sprinkling of saffron
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Poor man's vongole rosso

0

(0 ratings)

A brilliantly healthy pasta dish that's low calorie and rich in iron too, using budget-friendly cockles instead of clams...
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Lentil kofta with orzo & feta

3.92857

(7 ratings)

Middle-Eastern inspired vegetarian 'meatballs' pair perfectly with orzo pasta and creamy feta cheese - a deliciously different everyday dinner
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Lighter spaghetti & meatballs

4.464285

(7 ratings)

Lentils make a low-fat addition to these minced pork patties for a healthier family favourite - still full of herby, garlicky flavour
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Butternut & bacon fusilli

4.30435

(23 ratings)

This easy pasta dish with pancetta, butternut squash and spinach makes a healthy weeknight dinner - fresh rosemary adds extra flavour
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Venetian duck ragu

4.80469

(32 ratings)

Cinnamon adds complexity to this slow-cooked pasta sauce, which goes perfectly with large tubular paccheri pasta, or ribbons of pappardelle
  • 2 hours and 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Low-fat turkey Bolognese

4.80769

(13 ratings)

Swap your usual beef mince with turkey to reduce the fat content of this classic Italian sauce and serve with wholemeal pasta
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Tuna pasta with rocket & parsley pesto

3.5

(3 ratings)

Whizz up a quick homemade pesto with parsley and lemon juice, then serve spooned through hot pasta with fish, tomatoes and green beans
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Orzo with spinach & cherry tomatoes

3.8

(5 ratings)

A tiny rice-shaped variety of pasta makes this dish almost like risotto. It's quick, healthy, filling and suitable for vegetarians
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

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