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12 Healthy Pasta Recipes You Should Make Tonight

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One of the easiest ways to get dinner on the table is to make pasta! It’s delicious, pairs well with many flavors, and can be a healthy meal (if you add the right ingredients).

Here are 12 healthy pasta recipes that are perfect for dinner tonight - many of them are recipes full of veggies, chicken, and other good stuff.

They’re great for families with kids or for serving a large crowd as pasta dinners tend to be cheap + filling.

Best Tips for Cooking Pasta

Pasta is cheap and easy to cook, but there are a few tips to follow to make sure your pasta is cooked perfectly!

  • Plan your recipe so you are cooking your pasta as the last step. You don’t want your noodles done long before the sauce is ready - they’ll get clumpy and cold.
  • Make sure to salt the water heavily (I recommend using Diamond Crystal Kosher salt) - it’s your one chance to get the pasta salted, but don’t add oil to it - it’ll make your pasta greasy.
  • Make sure your water is at a roiling boil before adding your pasta.
  • Stir the pasta occasionally while it’s boiling - this will keep it from sticking together.
  • Cook your pasta till al dente - your pasta should be firm but tender.
  • Drain the pasta in a colander but don’t dry it or rinse it with cold water.
  • Reserve some of the pasta water and add it to your sauce - it’s starchy, so it helps the sauce stick to the noodles.

Healthy Pasta Recipes

Liked these healthy pasta recipes and need more delicious dinner inspiration?

Check out our 17 Quick & Easy Chicken Dinners list or our 13 Easy & Delicious Pescetarian Recipes list.

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