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.

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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...

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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)...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 macaroni and cheese is one of Katy Beskow’s most...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Lemon, ricotta, fennel and chilli oil linguine

Healthy pasta recipes

Lemon, ricotta, fennel and chilli oil linguine

Pasta doesn’t get much faster than this – ready to eat in 30 minutes this...

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Roasted cauliflower and pesto pasta

Cauliflower recipes

Roasted cauliflower and pesto pasta

More than a simple bowl of pasta – this recipe is bursting with flavour from...

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Easy broccoli, chilli and lemon spaghetti

Vegan dinner recipes

Easy broccoli, chilli and lemon spaghetti

This zingy broccoli, lemon and chilli spaghetti is topped with toasted almonds for added crunch.

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Green bean and olive tapenade pasta

July seasonal recipes

Green bean and olive tapenade pasta

We used anchovies to give more depth to this simple, quick midweek meal of spaghetti,...

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Spinach and garlic fusilli with crispy breadcrumbs

Low-fat recipes

Spinach and garlic fusilli with crispy breadcrumbs

You’ll find almost everything you need for this spinach and garlic fusilli recipe in your...

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Red chilli and broccoli pasta

Healthy pasta recipes

Red chilli and broccoli pasta

Feed the entire family with this quick, budget-friendly pasta recipe for under £5. It uses...

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Spinach and orzo pilaf with paprika prawns

Healthy family meals

Spinach and orzo pilaf with paprika prawns

Make this warm orzo salad recipe, with spicy paprika prawns, when spinach is at its...

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Filini pasta with asparagus, peas and wild garlic pesto

Budget pasta recipes

Filini pasta with asparagus, peas and wild garlic...

Debbie Major’s wild garlic pesto is a winner with any pasta dish. This recipe is...

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Linguine with clams, sherry, and pickled peppers

Healthy pasta recipes

Linguine with clams, sherry, and pickled peppers

Quick, easy and a little bit special – linguine with clams, sherry and pickled peppers...

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Conchigilie pasta with rich tomato sauce

Healthy pasta recipes

Conchigilie pasta with rich tomato sauce

Use large pasta shells to scoop up every bit of this rich tomato, chilli and...

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Warm pasta with pesto and crispy bacon

Warm pasta with pesto and crispy bacon

Give ready-cooked pasta a trattoria makeover. You can make this no-cook recipe veggie by leaving...

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Tuna chilli linguine

Budget pasta recipes

Tuna chilli linguine

This tuna pasta recipe is quick, cheap and easy and makes for a delicious summer...

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Spaghetti with prawns and chilli

Spaghetti recipes

Spaghetti with prawns and chilli

A quick, light and healthy pasta recipe that’s easy to make and, with the combination...

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Crayfish and rocket saffron tagliatelle

Healthy pasta recipes

Crayfish and rocket saffron tagliatelle

This crayfish and rocket tagliatelle is made extra special by the use of home-made pasta....

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