Prawn linguine recipe with 'nduja

Best ever healthy pasta recipes

Healthy eating doesn't mean compromising on flavour. Check out our 22 delicious pasta recipes which, while different shapes and sizes, are all low calorie and quick and easy to make

Try one of our 22 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…

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

Low calorie lasagne

If you love a rich, creamy lasagne but are trying to watch your weight, this healthy, low calorie version will help those cravings. Using lean mince and packing it full of vegetables will help you feel full and fill you with vitamin B. You’d be forgiven for thinking it was the classic! Try out one of our best ever lasagne recipes here…

Healthy Lasagne Recipe

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

Wholewheat spaghetti recipe with long-stemmed broccoli, chilli and lemon

Using wholewheat spaghetti gives this dish a nutty flavour, and it’s full of fibre and vitamin C, too. Coming in at under 500 calories, it will still keep you feeling full all evening, perfect for a vegetarian healthy meal.

Supergreen broccoli pasta bowl

Using only five ingredients, you’ll create a delicious bowl of fresh healthy pasta. It’s the perfect healthy meal – and if you make extra, will be a quick and easy lunch for the next day too.

Broccoli Pasta 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 Recipe

Antipasti rigatoni

Looking for a low calorie pasta recipe? For a classic Italian pasta, try this antipasti rigatoni. It’s packed with vegetables so will bump up your veg count and all for under 500 calories.

Linguine recipe with tuna, lemon and dill

Our linguine pasta recipe topped with tuna, lemon and dill is a healthy crowd pleaser loved by children and adults alike. Try making it for a hearty midweek meal.

Linguine Recipe with Tuna, Lemon and Dill

Pasta with crisp chorizo, olive oil and parsley

You can still enjoy meaty pasta while keeping calories low. The crisp chorizo is the main ingredient in this healthy pasta dish with the chilli giving it a kick. It’s under 500 calories and would make a great healthy recipe to impress friends.

Chorizo Pasta Recipe With Olive Oil and Parsley

Rigatoni with courgette, lemon and parmesan

Courgette takes centre stage in this low calorie pasta recipe that will go down well with vegetarians and meat eaters alike. It’ll boost your veg count, perfect for a healthy meal idea. Here are our favourite vegetarian pasta recipes…

Rigatoni Pasta Recipe with Courgette, Lemon and Parmesan

Italian meatballs recipe

Make the kids happy with this healthy, family friendly pasta dish. For under 500 calories, you’ll have meatballs that are full of flavour – perfect for a healthy meal. Check out our other exciting meatball recipes here…

Italian spaghetti and meatballs

Fiorelli with broccoli and crisp prosciutto

This pasta dish is simple but a showstopper. If you want a fancy Saturday night dinner that’s quick and easy to make, try this healthy pasta recipe.

Fiorelli Pasta Recipe with Broccoli and Crisp Prosciutto

Smoked salmon, watercress and horseradish pasta

Our smoked salmon pasta recipe with watercress is rich but under 500 calories. This creamy pasta recipe is perfect for a comforting healthy meal idea. Find more fantastic fish recipe inspiration here…

Smoked Salmon Pasta Recipe with Watercress and Horseradish

Pappardelle with lemon and sage mushrooms

For a quick and healthy midweek meal, try pappardelle with lemon and sage mushrooms. You only need six ingredients and a few minutes to rustle it up. A lighter healthy pasta idea. Try our other quick and easy pasta recipes here…

Pappardelle with lemon and sage mushrooms recipe

Prawn linguine with ‘nduja

Looking for healthy linguine recipe? Try our prawn linguine with ‘nduja – a spicy Italian sausage. The strong flavours come from the prawn and ‘nduja with the cherry tomatoes providing a sweet mellow base. It’s low in fat but full of flavour. Check out our other linguine recipes here…

Angel hair pasta with saffron, prosciutto and peas

This Italian inspired meal makes a great weeknight treat. It’s under 500 calories but full of creamy mascarpone and salty prosciutto. Try making this healthy meal idea for a dinner party dish, too.

Angel Hair Pasta Recipe with Saffron, Prosciutto and Peas

Linguine with smoky paprika prawns

Our hot and spicy seafood pasta is super quick and easy to make. At just under 500 calories per serving, it’s also a great low cal midweek meal idea.

Linguine Pasta Recipe with Smoky Paprika Prawns

Spring veg and lemon broth

Our healthy broth is under 300 calories but doesn’t compromise on flavour. Packed with leafy greens, leeks and basil, it’s a healthy meal idea for a winter night.

Spring Veg and Lemon Broth Recipe

Pasta with kale, anchovies and lemon

We’ve packed this healthy pasta dish with kale for added nutrients. Make our pasta with greens, anchovies and lemon for a hearty midweek meal.

Pasta with kale, anchovies and lemon

Roasted squash and ricotta penne

If you’ve got a squash that’s calling to be used up, try roasting it and adding it to some penne pasta. Try making this quick and easy vegetarian pasta for a healthy meal idea.

Roasted Squash and Ricotta Penne Pasta Recipe

Crab, tarragon and lemon linguine

Our recipe for crab, tarragon and lemon linguine is really simple to make, ready in 20 minutes, and comes in at under 500 calories – but is packed with delicious, fresh flavours too. A perfect midweek meal.