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Healthy pasta recipes

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

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  • Penne pasta with avocado on plate

    Tomato penne with avocado

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.152 ratings

    Get all five of your 5-a-day in this mildly spiced, healthy pasta dish. It's rich in iron, fibre and vitamin C as well as being low-fat and low-calorie

  • Duck ragu with pappardelle & swede served in a bowl

    Duck ragu with pappardelle & swede

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.38 ratings

    Substituting half your pasta for swede ribbons and the breast of the duck rather than the leg makes this a leaner, but equally delicious, ragu

  • A plate serving slow cooker lasagne

    Slow cooker lasagne

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.32 ratings

    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

  • A plate serving slow cooker meatballs with spaghetti

    Slow cooker meatballs

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.39 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

  • Two plates serving linguine with avocado, tomato & lime

    Linguine with avocado, tomato & lime

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.96 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.

  • Asparagus & broad bean lasagne served in a casserole dish

    Asparagus & broad bean lasagne

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.8 ratings

    Make the most of fresh asparagus and broad beans and try this light, low-fat veggie lasagne with a twist. It delivers three of your 5-a-day

  • Plate of slow cooker vegetable lasagne with cutlery

    Slow-cooker vegetable lasagne

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.113 ratings

    Make this low-calorie veggie lasagne as a lighter alternative to the traditional bake. It's layered with pasta, ratatouille and sliced aubergine, and packs in all of your five-a-day

  • Two bowls of fennel spaghetti on a white table with cutlery alongside

    Fennel spaghetti

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.16 ratings

    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

  • A lunchbox with ratatouille pasta salad with rocket

    Ratatouille pasta salad with rocket

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.5 ratings

    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

  • Healthy pasta primavera on a plate

    Healthy pasta primavera

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.50 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

  • Sardine pasta with crunchy parsley crumbs

    Sardine pasta with crunchy parsley crumbs

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.22 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

  • Salmon pasta salad with lemon & capers

    Salmon pasta salad with lemon & capers

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.19 ratings

    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

  • Seafood spaghetti in bowls

    Healthy seafood spaghetti

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Be transported to a beachside restaurant with a bowl of quick and easy seafood pasta that’s bursting with nutrients

  • Spaghetti with smoky tomato & seafood sauce

    Spaghetti with smoky tomato & seafood sauce

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.17 ratings

    Chilli, fennel seeds and smoked paprika add warmth and flavour to a rich tomato sauce, served with seafood in this quick pasta dish

  • Roast pepper pesto with pasta

    Roast pepper pesto with pasta

    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.8 ratings

    Use leftovers from our Roast pepper & chorizo salad to make this easy pasta dish - see the recipe, below right

  • Seafood fideuà paella

    Seafood fideuà

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.6 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

  • Lentil kofta with orzo & feta

    Lentil kofta with orzo & feta

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.22 ratings

    Middle-Eastern inspired vegetarian 'meatballs' pair perfectly with orzo pasta and creamy feta cheese - a deliciously different everyday dinner

  • Lighter spaghetti & meatballs

    Lighter spaghetti & meatballs

    A star rating of 4.1 out of 5.19 ratings

    Lentils make a low-fat addition to these minced pork patties for a healthier family favourite - still full of herby, garlicky flavour

  • Butternut & bacon fusilli

    Butternut & bacon fusilli

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.51 ratings

    This easy pasta dish with pancetta, butternut squash and spinach makes a healthy weeknight dinner. Fresh rosemary adds extra flavour

  • Creamy tomato, courgette & prawn pasta

    Creamy tomato, courgette & prawn pasta

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.26 ratings

    This fast, fresh pasta sauce with cherry tomatoes, prawns and crème fraîche is ideal for a midweek supper, and it's low-fat

  • Super smoky bacon & tomato spaghetti

    Super smoky bacon & tomato spaghetti

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.190 ratings

    Serve your pasta with a budget-busting tomato and paprika sauce. It's a healthy choice to boot

  • Venetian duck ragu

    Venetian duck ragu

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.97 ratings

    Cinnamon adds complexity to this slow-cooked pasta sauce, which goes perfectly with large tubular paccheri pasta, or ribbons of pappardelle

  • A bowl of red lentil pasta with creamy tomato & pepper sauce

    Red lentil pasta with creamy tomato & pepper sauce

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Add to your five-a-day with this red lentil pasta. Gluten and dairy free, the sauce is made with peppers and cashews, which add protein and give it a creamy texture

  • Low-fat turkey bolognese

    Low-fat turkey bolognese

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.45 ratings

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

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