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Yes, you can fall face-first into a warm, cheesy plate of pasta and come out on the other end of it feeling, well, fantastic. The trick? Using whole, fresh ingredients and making some smart swaps when possible. Voilà, 23 pasta recipes that are all 500 calories per serving.
When the toppings are this good, the pasta is pretty much just filler.
The secret? One percent milk instead of heavy cream.
Even this gooey goodness isn’t off-limits.
Just what the doctor ordered.
Creamy cauliflower sauce takes this casserole over the top.
Crispy garlic panko is pretty magical.
Whole-wheat linguine gets bathed in a luscious Thai sauce.
Nothing screams “comfort food” like a steamy plate of red sauce.
No one will ever know it’s made with turkey bacon.
It’s so healthy, it’s basically a salad.
Hold the phone: It’s less than 250 calories a serving.
Make your whole house smell like fall.
All you need: nine ingredients and 30 minutes.
Aka an Italian wonder-pot.
The kiddos will have no idea they’re gobbling up mushrooms, carrots and zucchini.
Each plate has 19 (!) grams of protein.
Basically checks off all of the food groups.
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