5 Figure-Friendly Pasta Recipes
Pasta is always on the menu
Here’s how to spa up your noodles and still have a fabulous meal.
Whole-Wheat Linguine with Saffron and Roasted Red Peppers
Ingredients: whole-wheat linguine, extra-virgin olive oil, red onion, saffron threads, garlic, roasted red peppers, capers, red wine vinegar, thyme, kosher salt, pepper, Parmesan cheese
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Penne Rigate Arrabiata
strained tomatoes, extra-virgin olive oil, kosher salt, crushed red pepper, whole-wheat penne rigate, Parmesan cheese, basil
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Farfalle with Zucchini and White Bean
Here's a recipe that will boost the nutrition factor in your family's weekly pasta dinner. The zucchini will add texture and color, while keeping the calories low. And the beans sneak in extra protein, iron, and dietary fiber, to keep you fuller longer. Final bonus? You won't be slaving over the stovetop long. In this recipe, just sauté white beans together with zucchini and toss with cooked pasta. Done! Serve it hot or chill it and pack it up for a picnic. Watch the video to learn the recipe.
Pappardelle with Lemon Gremolata and Asparagus
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Ingredients: parsley, lemon zest, garlic clove, pappardelle (wide ribbon pasta), asparagus, heavy cream, salt, pepper
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Orzo with Shrimp and Tiny Peas
This quick dinner gives you a whopping 40 grams of protein, so it’s perfect postworkout.
Ingredients: chicken broth, orzo (rice-shaped pasta), unsalted butter, shallot, finely chopped, lemon zest, lemon juice, green peas, tarragon, kosher salt, pepper, shrimp, Parmesan cheese
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