15 Healthy Pasta Recipes to Mix It Up at Dinnertime

It's not easy to come up with tasty recipes that the family will eat that won't kill your diet with calories. To help you out, we've found 15 tasty and good-for-you meals that you can bring to the table with confidence!

Skinny Shrimp Scampi: This is a classic recipe made skinny! It loses none of the flavor but lots of the calories. In fact, each serving is under 400 calories! If you're looking to lighten up a classic, this is a great recipe to choose. Click here to check it out!

skinny shrimp scampi

Healthy Stove Top Mac and Cheese: A healthy recipe your kids will eat? Yes it's possible! This mac and cheese recipe is a huge hit with the family and is far healthier than your boxed version! To get nutrition info, click here.

healhty stovetop mac n cheese

Skinny 3-Cheese Penne: With 15 minutes of prep and about 25 minutes to cook, this is a delicious dish that is great for weeknights. It also reheats well, so you're set for tomorrow's lunch! For step-by-step cooking instructions, click here.

skinny 3-cheese penne

Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta: This is one of Skinny Mom's most popular recipes. Why? It's either the amazing flavor of the dish or the fact that it's a filling meal under 500 calories. Try it out tell us for yourself!

bangbang shrimp pasta

Spinach Stuffed Shells with Meat Sauce: Big jumbo pasta shells filled with spinach and creamy ricotta cheese make the base for the recipe. Finish this recipe with our Skinny Meat Pasta Sauce. It's so tasty, the kids won't even realize they're eating spinach! Click here to get the recipe.

spinach stuffed shells with meat sauce

Light and Easy Pasta Primavera: This colorful dish is a great way to serve up veggies! It's also quite filling, so if you don't have to to prep a side dish, no worries! Click here to see the nutritional info.

light easy pasta primavera

Skinny Cheeseburger Casserole: This is a great casserole that kids go crazy for! It's like a delicious cheeseburger in a new and fun way. Plus, each serving is under 200 calories! Get the recipe by clicking here.

skinny cheeseburger casserole

Grilled Chicken Bruschetta Pasta: This dish is typically fried and greasy, but you can dig into this skinny version without guilt! To complete the meal, we recommend a side of caesar salad (but hold the shrimp)! Get this pasta recipe here.

grilled chicken bruschetta

Spaghetti with Cheesy Broiled Tomatoes: Spaghetti is a great go-to dish because you know your kids will eat it. But if you need a change, add these cheesy broiled tomatoes! It's a yummy addition for Mom and Dad and who knows, you may get the kids to eat some more veggies! Get more information here.

spaghetti cheesy tomatoes
(Photo: Marin Mama Cooks)

15-Minute Creamy Avocado Pasta: We love to include avocado in recipes because of its healthy qualities, but in this recipe we love it for the creamy texture it provides! (via Oh She Glows)

creamy avocado pasta
(Photo: Oh She Glows)

5-Ingredient Spinach Parmesan Pasta: All busy moms know that you don't always have time to get the the grocery. That makes this five-ingredient recipe a must-have because you can make it whenever the pantry starts to look a little empty! (via Two Peas and Their Pod)

Spinach Parmesan Pasta
(Photo: Two Peas and Their Pod)

Pad Thai: This is a great skinny version of Pad Thai! It's usually something you'd only eat when you order out, but now you can make your own guilt-free version! (via Cook Like A Champion)

pad thai
(Photo: Cook Like A Champion)

Baked Tex-Mex Macaroni and Cheese: Mac n' cheese just got interesting! This baked version adds a fun kick with its Mexican-inspired flavors. It's also a one-pan meal, meaning you only need to dirty one dish while you make it! (via Cook Like A Champion) For more one-dish meals, click here.

tex-mex mac-n-cheese
(Photo: Cook Like A Champion)

Eggplant Spaghetti with Miso Brown Butter Sauce: Roasted eggplant and spaghetti tossed in a flavorful and unique sauce to give you a healthy, yummy meal that you can share with the family. (via Cookie + Kate)

roasted eggplant spaghetti with miso brown butter sauce
(Photo: Cookie + Kate)


Pasta with Asparagus and Scrambled Eggs: Sounds a little weird, looks a little weird, tastes... awesome! It's a great way to change up a meal without making anything too complicated! It's also got a lot of healthy nutrients and protein. (via Rachel Cooks)

pasta with asparagus and egg
(Photo: Rachel Cooks)