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Have you heard the news? According to the most glorious study of all time, pasta isn’t as fattening as we originally thought. In fact, it might even help reduce your waistline when it’s consumed in moderation. This calls for a celebration: Try one of these lighter, low-calorie pasta recipes for dinner tonight.

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Coconut Curry Pasta with Clams, Mussels and Corn

Craving a creamy sauce? Swap coconut milk for dairy and you’ll cut your calories in half.

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Carrot Pasta

No need to feel guilty about getting another helping of these gnocchi-like clouds.

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Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

Thanks to the world’s most versatile veggie, a bowl of this stuff is under 500 calories.

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Fettuccine with Mushroom Alfredo

This lighter take uses milk instead of cream, so feel free to have seconds.

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Chicken Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Spinach

Shhh, the secret to this decadent sauce is blended cauliflower.

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Pesto Zoodles

OK, this isn’t technically pasta, but it’s just as good. We promise.

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Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Salad

Only 384 calories per serving, guys. Yep, you heard us.

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Mixed Greens Lasagna

There’s so much kale hidden in here, it’s practically a salad.

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Skinny Fettuccine Alfredo

FYI, chicken broth and one percent milk make a damn good cream sauce.

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Healthy Weeknight Spaghetti Bolognese

Use lean ground beef and this dish clocks in at 440 calories per serving.

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Spaghetti with Avocado Sauce

Sayonara, marinara.

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Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes

Use light ricotta cheese to make the dish even lighter.

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Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Pile the veggies high.

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One-Pot Pasta with Peas and Artichokes

We’d like some more, peas.

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Skinny Shrimp Alfredo Pasta Bake

A tasty new take on baked ziti.

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Mushroom Alfredo Pasta Bake

Just because you’re eating healthy doesn’t mean you can’t have a liiiitle bit of Gruyère cheese.

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Zucchini Ravioli with Spinach Ricotta Filling

No gluten, no guilt.

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