12 Light Pasta Recipes That Are Packed with Flavor (And Veggies!)

Ah pasta. It’s the ultimate comfort food: it warms you up, satisfies your carb cravings and – depending on the recipes – it can be quick and easy to make after a tiring day.

But sadly, spaghetti, macaroni and lasagna don’t have the best reputation when it comes to healthy eating. Pasta tends to be heavy in carbs and calories, especially if you add a creamy sauce like carbonara or high-fat meat balls.

Thankfully, nowadays you can find plenty of light pasta recipes online, from Paleo and vegetarian versions to gluten-free twists packed with vegetables. Ok, maybe the Italian nonnas won’t approve of deviating from their traditional dishes, but at least you can still enjoy your bowl of pasta while sticking to your health goals!

Take a look at these 12 light pasta recipes that are still full of flavor – and veggies! 

Smoked Salmon and Strawberry Zucchini Noodle Pasta Salad by Cotter Crunch

Light Pasta Recipes: Smoked Salmon and Strawberry Zucchini Noodle Pasta Salad from Cotter Crunch | The Health Sessions

 

Easy Gnocchi with Roasted Vegetables from The Hungry Waitress

Light Pasta Recipes: Easy Gnocchi with Roasted Vegetables from The Hungry Waitress | The Health Sessions

 

Pasta Primavera from Cooking Classy

Light Pasta Recipes: Pasta Primavera from Cooking Classy | The Health Sessions

 

Vegan Pesto Pasta with Kale from Lazy Cat Kitchen

Light Pasta Recipes: Vegan Pesto Pasta with Kale from Lazy Cat Kitchen | The Health Sessions

 

Skinny Spaghetti and Meatballs from Pinch of Yum

Light Pasta Recipes: Skinny Spaghetti and Meatballs from Pinch of Yum | The Health Sessions

 

Lasagna Zucchini Boats from Rachel Cooks

Light Pasta Recipes: Lasagna Zucchini Boats from Rachel Cooks | The Health Sessions

 

Miso Pumpkin Pasta from Lazy Cat Kitchen

Light Pasta Recipes: Miso Pumpkin Pasta from Lazy Cat Kitchen | The Health Sessions

 

Paleo Zucchini Carbonara from Paleo Running Momma

Light Pasta Recipes: Paleo Zucchini Carbonara from Paleo Running Momma | The Health Sessions

 

Slutty Low-Carb Pasta from The Londoner

Light Pasta Recipes: Slutty Low-Carb Pasta from The Londoner | The Health Sessions

 

Mediterranean Orzo Salad from FoodieCrush

Light Pasta Recipes: Mediterranean Orzo Salad from FoodieCrush | The Health Sessions

 

Vegan Mushroom Risotto from Two Spoons

Light Pasta Recipes: Vegan Mushroom Risotto from Two Spoons | The Health Sessions

 

Low Carb Eggplant Lasagna Rolls Up from Little Spice Jar

Light Pasta Recipes: Eggplant Lasagna Roll Ups from Little Spice Jar | The Health Sessions

What’s your go-to light pasta recipe for comfort after a tiring day?

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01/01/2017
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