Healthy pasta recipes

There are fewer than 500 calories in a serving of these lighter pasta recipes. Try macaroni cheese made with a vegan butternut squash and sage sauce or a green pasta sauce made with houmous.

Explore our vegetarian pasta recipes if you’re looking for something meat free and indulgent.

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Brothy tortelloni with beans

Weekly pasta recipes

Brothy tortelloni with beans

Speedy dinners don’t have to be boring. Cooking shop-bought filled pasta in a garlic and chilli-spiked broth with creamy beans...

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Pea green orzotto

Easy orzo recipes

Pea green orzotto

Everyone loves the ease of orzo, or risoni as it’s known in Italy. This beautiful, bright green orzotto has the...

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Walnut and four-herb pesto pasta

30-minute meal recipes

Walnut and four-herb pesto pasta

Use our fabulous, freeze-ahead easy green sauce to make this delicious walnut pesto pasta in a flash. A great speedy...

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Anchovy spaghetti with chilli, garlic and pangrattato

Spaghetti recipes

Anchovy spaghetti with chilli, garlic and pangrattato

Chef Jun Tanaka takes French soupe de poisson and reimagines it as a pasta sauce – with outrageously good results....

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Sardine linguine

Sardine recipes

Sardine linguine

Stir up the flavours of southern Italy in this easy sardine linguine recipe. Add saffron, raisins and pangrattato for a...

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Oven-roasted pasta puttanesca

Traybake recipes

Oven-roasted pasta puttanesca

Rustle up an easy midweek family dinner with our oven-roasted pasta puttanesca recipe. Spaghetti is baked with rich, sticky roast...

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Chicken meatball and orzo broth

Chicken pasta recipes

Chicken meatball and orzo broth

This light chicken meatball and orzo broth serves as a hearty midweek meal while being much lower in fat than...

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Tomato pasta salad

Budget pasta recipes

Tomato pasta salad

Angela Hartnett’s light and summery pasta salad requires just five ingredients (four excluding olive oil) so quality is key here....

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Crab linguine

Healthy pasta recipes

Crab linguine

If you don’t have time to make the linguine from scratch, we recommend using a ‘bronze die’ variety with a rougher...

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Blue cheese and chicken pasta bake

Pasta bake recipes

Blue cheese and chicken pasta bake

This perennial family favourite, the pasta bake, gets a lighter touch with a healthy boost of vegetables. We’ve slashed the...

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Super green pasta

Midweek meal recipes

Super green pasta

Who knew that a pot of houmous could make such a fabulous, quick and creamy pasta sauce? We did. Whizz...

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Creamy wine and mustard chicken tagliatelle

Creamy pasta recipes

Creamy wine and mustard chicken tagliatelle

Tarragon, chicken and wine is always a wonderful combination. This creamy tagliatelle recipe really showcases the power of simple but...

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Butternut squash and sage macaroni

Vegan dinner recipes

Butternut squash and sage macaroni

A spin-on-a-classic, this vegan version of mac and cheese is one of Katy Beskow’s most popular online recipes. She re-created...

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Vegetarian spaghetti alla puttanesca

Vegetarian recipes from around the world

Vegetarian spaghetti alla puttanesca

A vegetarian spaghetti alla puttanesca. Rose Elliot’s recipe leaves out the anchovies but is still full of capers, tomato and...

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Healthier spaghetti carbonara with parma ham

Carbonara recipes

Healthier spaghetti carbonara with parma ham

Carbonara is traditionally made with cured pork cheek or lardons, both of which are very high in fat. By using...

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Beetroot orzotto

Healthy pasta recipes

Beetroot orzotto

If you’re short on time try this beetroot orzotto recipe – it’s a great choice for a healthy midweek dinner.

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