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Published on August 7th, 2013 | by Guest Contributor


5 Healthy Pasta Recipes

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Trying to eat a bit healthier? Healthy pasta recipes can help you get off to a great start. Pasta is easy to make, even on a busy weeknight, and paired with healthy fresh veggies it can make a great staple food for a healthy diet. Check out these healthy pasta recipes!

1. Pasta Arrabiata

Delicious and filling, Arrabbiata is a simple spicy sauce which combines tomatoes, garlic and chillies. Even if you can’t take too much spiciness, even small amounts have a myriad of health benefits and immune-building properties. Usually served with penne pasta, there are many recipe variations to this classic dish. Check out this simple Arrabiata sauce recipe.

2. Pasta with Pine Nuts and Broccoli


  • 250g Linguine pasta, cooked and drained
  • 250g Purple sprouting broccoli
  • 1 Red onion, diced
  • 2 Cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 50g Tinned sardines
  • 25g Pine nuts
  • Juice and zest of half a lemon


  1. Gently heat the oil and fry the onion and garlic for two minutes.
  2. Add the broccoli and fry for a further two minutes until softened.
  3. Tip the pasta, pine nuts and lemon into the pan.
  4. Toss together, season well and serve immediately.

3. Trenette al Pesto

Either make your own, or use a jar of shop bought pesto and combine with green beans and cooked pasta for a quick and tasty dish. The flavorful ingredients in pesto help keep your heart healthy and reduce cholesterol, both of which are super-important if you want to keep your body on top form. Need a healthy pesto recipe? Try our vegan cashew basil pesto!

4. Pasta Norma

Packed with vegetables, this classic Sicilian dish is easy to prepare and rich in calcium and potassium. The sauce – which is made with aubergines (eggplants), garlic, and tomatoes – has many key nutrients which are necessary to maintain a healthy heart and bones. Vegetarian Times has a delicious pasta Norma recipe.

5. Lemony Green Pea Pasta

Tangy lemon and sweet peas pair up for a light, summery pasta dish. Try this recipe from Serious Eats!

This is a sponsored post from Tesco.

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