20 Fabulous Pasta Recipes

Deliciosisima! These calorie-conscious pasta dishes are all the rage in the Clean Eating offices, thanks to their full-bodied flavor and creative compositions. We know your family will feel the same way!
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Deliciosisima! These calorie-conscious pasta dishes are all the rage in the Clean Eating offices, thanks to their full-bodied flavor and creative compositions. We know your family will feel the same way!
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1. Spaghetti Carbonara with Chicken Sausage

Silky carbonara doesn't need all that butter or cream! Though we keep the egg and cheese, and swap bacon for chicken sausage.

See the Spaghetti Carbonara with Asparagus & Chicken Sausage recipe.

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2. Pappardelle with Spiced Meat Sauce

The March issue's cover recipe is a beaut, ready in just 30 minutes and loaded with enough zinc to keep your memory in fine form (you may not need the recipe next time!).

See the Pappardelle with Spiced Meat Sauce recipe.

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3. Spaghetti & Meatballs

It's a classic! Everything about our take on the Italian favorite will be familiar (tomato sauce, Parmesan, tender balls of meat), except the fat count!

See the Spaghetti & Meatballs recipe.

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4. Ricotta, Spinach & Sweet Potato Gnudi

If you love the filling in ravioli, you're going to fall hard for this dish: ricotta dumplings made with a blend of sweet potato, spinach and herbs! Not technically "pasta," but we'll look the other way...

See the Ricotta, Spinach & Sweet Potato Gnudi recipe.

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5. Slow-Cooker Roasted Pepper & Shrimp Pasta

Yes, you can make a mouthwatering pasta supper in your slow cooker! Just 7 grams of fat per serving and a whole lot of flavor.

See the Slow-Cooker Roasted Pepper & Shrimp Pasta recipe.

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6. Tri-Color Pasta Salad with Tuna

Breathe some excitement into lunchtime with a colorful jarred salad that takes just 15 minutes to prepare!

See the Tri-Color Pasta Salad with Tuna recipe.

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7. Linguine & Clams with Garlic Bread Crumbs

Just 30 minutes from start to finish, and we know you're going to want to use our garlicky bread crumb topper on everything!

See the Linguine & Clams with Garlic Bread Crumbs recipe.

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8. Zucchini Noodles with Cherry Tomato Marinara

For those of you who prefer your food raw, swap your noodles for long strands of zucchini – and if you don’t have a spiral slicer, use a vegetable peeler to make zucchini “pappardelle.”

See the Zucchini Noodles with Cherry Tomato Marinara recipe.

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9.Baked Ziti with Creamy Kale & Sausage

Our reader Mary said “even the fast-food eaters in our house liked this!” It could have been the luscious sauce that snagged them, or maybe it was the spicy sausage.

See the Baked Ziti with Creamy Kale & Sausage recipe.

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10. Roasted Squash & Apple Ravioli

Making your own ravioli from scratch isn’t nearly as hard as it sounds, and the payoff is huge. We stuff ours with a tantalizing blend of squash, apple, garlic, nutmeg, ricotta and goat cheese!

See the Roasted Squash & Apple Ravioli recipe.

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11. Roasted Cauliflower Linguine with Lemon-Caper Sauce

Cauliflower is set to shine this year! Our 30-minute masterpiece keeps calories low with a simple lemon-caper sauce, allowing the bulbous white veggie to shine!

See the Roasted Cauliflower Linguine with Lemon-Caper Sauce recipe.

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12. Lamb Bolognese with Feta & Mint

You might remember this beauty from the cover of our March 2012 issue, and the fiber-fueled pasta is as alluring as ever!

See the Lamb Bolognese with Feta & Mint recipe.

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13. Garlic-Cilantro Shrimp Rotini

Our reader really hit the nail on the head with this simple recipe she created, which pairs broiled shrimp and whole-wheat rotini with a sauce of cilantro, oregano, garlic and red pepper flakes.

See the Garlic-Cilantro Shrimp Rotini recipe.

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14. Pasta Lentil Bolognese

One of our all-time favorite vegetarian recipes, this dish is given ample heft from the veggies and hearty lentils, and our reader Jennifer easily converted it further to a vegan and gluten-free dish!

See the Pasta Lentil Bolognese recipe.

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15. Eggplant & Sausage Linguine

Just 7 grams of fat in each serving of this sausage-laced fresh pasta, a medley of meaty eggplant, turkey grounds, raisins, capers, tomatoes and ricotta!

See the Eggplant & Sausage Linguine recipe.

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Traditional Twist Mac & Cheese

We flavor our creamy mac and cheese with mushrooms, ham, Dijon mustard and Swiss cheese! Add your favorite complementary herbs or seasonings to kick it up even more.

See the Traditional Twist Mac & Cheese recipe.

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17. Arugula Pesto Pasta with Roasted Figs

Garlic, pistachios, arugula and lemon juice create a pesto you’ll want to use in all kinds of dishes, while salty feta and sweet figs round out the flavors in our 25-minute supper.

See the Arugula Pesto Pasta with Roasted Figs recipe.

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18. Pasta Roll-ups with Turkey & Spinach

Cater this cute, bundled recipe to your family’s tastes! Some of our readers loved the unique flavors of nutmeg and cinnamon, while others subbed in jalapeño for some kick.

See the Pasta Roll-Ups with Turkey & Spinach recipe.

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19. Seared Scallops over Pea Pesto Linguine

Peas give the pesto in this 30-minute meal a unique flavor profile, one that may be an even subtler and more appealing choice for picky eaters!See the Seared Scallops over Pea Pesto Linguine recipe.

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20. Roasted Vegetables & Goat Cheese Pasta Salad

Our reader Annie loves how versatile this recipe is for year-round cooking – just sub in any vegetables and herbs you have on hand!

See the Roasted Vegetables & Goat Cheese Pasta Salad recipe.