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The Healthy Pasta Recipes You Want And Need

There's no reason to give up the pasta. Ever.

We're just going to start out by saying that yes, we know, pasta isn't exactly on the top of the list of healthy foods. It's usually made with refined flour and offers very little nutritional value (although whole wheat and wheat-alternative pastas are becoming more and more popular). But, what often times makes pasta actually UN-healthy are the heavy sauces and toppings that it gets made with. So, if you replace those with healthier options, you've got pasta recipes you can feel pretty good about eating.

We have those recipes for you right here. Loaded with good-for-you veggies and lightened sauces, these are the pasta dishes you need to satisfy your carb craving without overdoing it on calories. Win, win.

Lightened-Up Whole Wheat Fettuccine Alfredo
Pinch of Yum
Smoky Butternut Squash Sauce With Pasta And Greens
Oh She Glows
Olive Pesto Pasta
Naturally Ella
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One Pot Vegan Eggplant Pasta
Minimalist Baker
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Healthy Baked Pesto Rigatoni
Pinch of Yum
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Pasta With Roasted Broccoli And Chicken Sausage
Naturally Ella
Creamy Pumpkin Spaghetti With Garlic Kale
Pinch of Yum
Healthy Mushroom Alfredo Pasta Bake
Pinch of Yum
Cauliflower Fettuccine "Alfredo"
Oh She Glows
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Chicken Nicoise Pasta Salad
Foodie Crush
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Zucchini Pasta
The Clever Carrot
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Mediterranean Einkorn Pasta
Naturally Ella
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Lentil Meatballs With Burst Tomato Pasta
Naturally Ella
Spinach Pasta With Roasted Broccoli And Bell Pepper
Cookie And Kate
Dairy-Free Stuffed Shells
Minimalist Baker
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