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14 Easy Pasta Recipes Full of Flavourful Ingredients

From penne with mussels to zucchini noodle carbonara, these pasta dishes are healthy, delicious, and packed with seasonal ingredients.

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Hearty Sausage Pasta photo credit: Milk Calendar

Cozy Cavatappi Pasta

This hearty Italian sausage pasta is the ultimate comfort food. Filled with butter, sausage and ricotta, this dish is rich and tasty while also delivering 25g of protein per serving.

Recipe:Cozy Cavatappi Pasta

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Butternut Squash Kale Ravioliphoto credit: Vegetarian Any Day

Butternut Squash and Black Kale Ravioli

Can pasta be healthy? If you try this nutrient-packed butternut squash and kale ravioli, the answer is yes! Kale has extensive health benefits, with a single serving providing 100 per cent of your daily value of vitamins A and K as well as 80 percent of your daily vitamin C.

Recipe: Butternut Squash & Black Kale Ravioli

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Indulgent & Healthy Gluten-Free Penne Pasta with Mussels & Beans

Make pasta night extra-special by adding mussels and our favourite high-fibre food, beans. Bonus: This gourmet dish only takes 20 minutes to make.

Recipe: Indulgent & Healthy Gluten-Free Penne Pasta with Mussels & Beans

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Spring Pea Pesto Pasta Salad

This pea pesto pasta salad is the perfect dish to ring in spring. The delicate sweetness of fresh green peas makes this pasta salad super refreshing, while in-season spinach offers a ton of fibre and healthy antioxidants.

Recipe: Spring Pea Pesto Pasta Salad

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Photo Credit: Stacey Brandford

Spaghetti and Zucchini Pasta

Spiralized zucchini effortlessly subs in for half the pasta in this healthy and nutritious dish. The zucchini adds bulk and a huge serving of protein while also reducing the carb intake.

Recipe: Spaghetti and Zucchini Pasta 

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gluten-free pasta with hazelnuts, asparagus and pancettaphoto courtesy of gluten-free garage

Asparagus and Pancetta Gluten-Free Pasta with Hazelnuts

If you’re looking for a new go-to springtime dish, this light and lemony pasta is for you. Plus, it’s gluten-free and dairy-free, and only has to cook for ten minutes.

Recipe: Asparagus and Pancetta Gluten-Free Pasta with Hazelnuts

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Creamy lemon linguine with spinach | citrusphoto credit: shutterstock

Creamy Lemon Linguine with Spinach

This easy, one-pan linguine combines the tang of lemon with the creaminess of a rich sauce for a perfect flavour balance. Plus, it includes spinach, which is loaded with antioxidants and insoluble fibre, and can aid in digestion and reduce blood pressure levels.

Recipe: Creamy Lemon Linguine with Spinach 

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Photo Credit: Stacey Brandford

Pasta Pan Bagnant with Tuna and Olives

This pasta is fresh and light and packed with superfoods. Tuna can help reduce the risk of heart attacks, while arugula helps support the immune system.

Recipe: Pasta Pan Bagnant with Tuna and Olives

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Rustic Farfalle Pasta With Roasted Vegetables

Sweet butternut squash and sharp Asiago cheese pair together perfectly in this delicious country-style recipe. Ingredients like basil, sage, and escarole make the dish feel light and fresh, making it perfect for the warmer months.

Recipe: Rustic Farfalle Pasta With Roasted Vegetables

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Pasta With Pumpkin Coconut Cream Sauce

With ingredients like mushrooms, peppers and pumpkin, this elevated pasta dish is delicious and unexpected. This recipe swaps out regular pasta noodles for spinach rice noodles, which deliver a major boost of nutrients and antioxidants.

Recipe: Pasta With Pumpkin Coconut Cream Sauce

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Bowl of spaghetti and veggiesPhoto credit: Catelli Foods

Spaghetti with Yellow Zucchini, Asparagus and Fresh Herbs

With a burst of fresh peas, asparagus, and cherry tomatoes, this spaghetti packs a flavour punch and is an excellent source of vitamins and nutrients.

Recipe: Spaghetti with Yellow Zucchini, Asparagus and Fresh Herbs

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Roasted Cauliflower Spaghetti with Lemon

Cauliflower is a super-food—high intake is linked to a lower risk of cancer and heart disease. Whip up this tasty pasta in 30 minutes or less to reap all its health benefits.

Recipe: Roasted Cauliflower Spaghetti with Lemon

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Spaghetti with Chicken, Feta & Olives

This Mediterranean-inspired dish is meaty, salty and sweet and provides 29g of protein in every serving. Whole-grain pasta is a great source of fibre, and olives are high in antioxidants and vitamin E.

Recipe: Spaghetti with Chicken, Feta & Olives

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Zucchini Noodle Carbonara

Pancetta and Parmesan cheese add a burst of flavour in this fresh and light dish. Swapping regular spaghetti with zucchini noodles makes for a healthier version of a classic Italian carbonara without sacrificing taste.

Recipe: Zucchini Noodle Carbonara

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