Pasta is a midweek staple, but during the warmer months you want lighter, healthy pasta recipes that won't leave you feeling too full or call for hours in the kitchen.
You might never have realised that pasta recipes can actually be healthy but we have a huge selection of dishes that’ll show you just how easy it is to enjoy your favourite food guilt-free.
Our storecupboard spaghetti puttanesca recipe is perfect for a midweek evening; simply serve up with a green salad. Or, if you fancy a midweek treat, why not tuck in to crab, chilli and tomato linguine with a crisp glass of white? Meat-lovers will devour slow-cooked pork pappardelle, while our oven-dried tomato and pasta salad is always a hit when feeding a crowd.
This French tuna Nicoise pasta salad
(pictured) has only 274 calories per serving which makes it ideal for when you're on a diet but fancy something filling and delicious. It has plenty of protein in it from the tuna and the egg, as well as loads of veg, which means that it’s not too carb-heavy. We think you should be able to enjoy the things you love and this way you don’t have to cut carbs out as they are complimented by so many other ingredients that are good for you.
Some of these pasta dishes make really great picnic food, so when the weather permits, or if you’re having a barbecue, why not make up our roasted veg and tzatziki recipe – it makes a great side to meat or it’s also ideal on its own. The same goes for our pasta and feta salad with roasted veg.
We’ve got plenty of healthy pasta recipes for you to try – from vegetarian and fish dishes to meat-heavy ones which will fill you up without leaving you feeling bloated. There’s something for each night of the week and even for the weekend when you have a little more time or fancy a bit of a treat.
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