14 Healthy Vegetarian Pasta Recipes
These healthy pasta recipes are full of flavor and packed with nutritious ingredients like veggies, beans and nuts.
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Kale and Pistachio Pesto Spaghetti
These recipes are all sans made without meat or poultry, but brimming with flavor from veggies, beans, herbs and nuts. This pesto spaghetti is a great place to start. Take pesto next level with the combination of kale and pistachios. This pasta recipe boasts 12 grams of fiber per serving.
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Cheesy Spinach Baked Penne
Nutritious swaps for pasta, veggie add-ins and lower fats cheeses make this flavorful pasta dish unexpectedly healthy.
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Squash and Spinach Lasagna
Adding veggies to pasta casseroles isn’t "sneaky," but a sensible way to add flavor, color and cell-protecting antioxidants to a balanced meal. This lasagna is the perfect example.
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Sicilian Cauliflower Pasta
This surprisingly amazing combo of cauliflower, raisins and pasta makes this healthy pasta dish a huge hit, plus it’s ready in 30 minutes or less.
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Broccoli Walnut Pesto with Pasta
Another spin on a classic pesto: Walnuts bring the heart healthy omega-3 fats, while cruciferous veggies like broccoli offer cancer-fighting benefits. The match up of broccoli, pasta and cheese is heaven on a plate.
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Tossed Angel Hair Pasta
Delicate strands of pasta, seasoned simply with lemon and Parmesan: you will be shocked how delicious this recipe is. Serve with grilled vegetables or a large salad for an added nutrient boost.
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Capellini with Spicy Zucchini
Made extra veggies the star of the sauce! Zucchini and canned tomatoes are simmered down (which boosts the lycopene — a powerful phytochemical) and tossed with quick-cooking capellini pasta.
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Penne with Roasted Tomatoes, Garlic and White Beans
Canned beans are a great way to up the plant-based protein in a vegetarian pasta dish. Fresh tomatoes and garlic complete this light, yet satisfying meal.
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Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Swiss Chard and Pecorino Cheese
Swiss chard is an under-utilized leafy green veggie that is bursting with vitamins and minerals. The bitter flavor and pleasantly chewy texture (use the leaves and the stems!) is a paired with nutty whole wheat pasta, briny olives, acidic tomatoes and tangy pecorino cheese.
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Low-Fat Fettuccine Alfredo
This famously high calorie dish can be made a bit lighter with the help of lower fat milk and cheeses. Fresh herbs, lemon and garlic punch up the flavor for virtually no extra calories.
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Spaghetti and No-Meat Balls
A vegan spin on the ultimate pasta classic. Soy protein like soy stacks up similar to meat in the protein department and can easily be made into the most cravable meat-less meat balls.
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Healthy Pasta with Spicy Crab
For vegetarians that enjoy fish, crab is a wonderful lean protein source to toss with pasta, chilies, garlic, olive oil and fresh herbs.
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Healthy Summer Pasta Salad
The ultimate summer salad made with a creamy homemade dressing and plenty of fresh summer veggies.
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Lightened-Up Mac and Cheese
Low-fat sour cream and skim milk make for a hearty sauce that's high in protein and low in saturated fat. Plus, the combination of lower-fat cheeses like mozzarella and Swiss pack in the flavor so you don't feel like you're missing out.
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