Bowl of spaghetti with vegan mushroom bolognese sauce

Best healthy pasta recipes

From harissa spaghetti to pesto courgetti, try our delicious pasta recipes which, while different shapes and sizes, are all low calorie and quick and easy to make

Try one of our healthy pasta recipes for low calorie pasta. Whether you’re on the 5:2 diet (all of our recipes have less than 500 calories) or wanting to find low-calorie midweek meals, we have plenty of healthy pasta dishes for you to try.


From low calorie linguine to super simple spaghetti with less fat, we have the best pasta ideas to make healthy meals with spaghetti, penne pasta, pasta shells and more.

For more healthy meal inspiration, take a look at our healthy curry recipes, healthy takeaways and healthy Italian recipes.

Best healthy pasta recipes

Turkey ragu

Like a healthier spaghetti bolognese, this low-calorie, low-fat and high-protein ragu comes packed with celery, courgette and carrots, plus a little Marmite for added flavour.

Turkey ragu

Healthy salmon pasta

Nadine Brown’s healthier spin on creamy salmon pasta proves you can keep dinners healthy while feeling satisfied and fuller for longer.

Two bowls of salmon and pea pasta with lemon zest on the side

Tuna pasta bake

An absolute classic, made even more wonderful with the addition of dried chilli flakes and rosemary. It’s a real crowd pleaser!

Tuna melt pasta bake

Vegan mushroom bolognese

Check out this meat-free bolognese. This version of a family favourite uses mushrooms and plenty of veg, making it a low-fat healthy vegan friendly meal, everyone will love.

Vegan Bolognese Recipe

Penne alla norma

Check out this easy gluten free tomato pasta with aubergine topped with fresh basil. This simple recipe is veggie friendly and low in calories.

Penne Alla Norma Recipe

Green linguine

Check out this super simple linguine, made with peas, broad beans leek and ricotta. This quick and easy pasta dish is veggie friendly and it’s low in calories, a great midweek meal for two.

Green Linguine Recipe

Spicy prawn linguine

Looking for a healthy pasta recipe? Try our spicy prawn linguine for a midweek meal that is full of flavour. This quick and easy pasta recipe is a great low calorie dinner. Check out our other hot and spicy recipes…

Spicy Prawn Linguine Pasta Recipe

Avocado fusilli pasta

Avocados make salad dressings and ice creams super-creamy, so why not put them in a pasta sauce? It’s a great way of using up overly ripe avocados.

Avocado and spinach fusilli

Chicken pasta salad

Throw together this quick and easy pasta salad using leftover chicken, tomatoes and greens for a protein-packed lunch or midweek dinner.

Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe

Baked orzo with harissa prawns

Flavour prawns with harissa, dill, garlic and lemon, then serve swirled through orzo pasta, baked with tomatoes, for a speedy but sophisticated midweek dinner.

Baked orzo with harissa prawns

One-pot puttanesca

This one-pan puttanesca make a really easy midweek meal for one. The pasta soaks up the flavours, and the starch from the pasta makes the sauce rich and creamy. It also makes for less washing up.

One Pot Pasta Puttanesca Recipe