10 Healthy Pasta Dishes Under 450 Calories

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Successful, sustainable weight loss doesn’t mean you have to give up your favorite food groups. In fact, pasta is one of eight foods that are surprisingly good for weight loss. That’s because it’s low on the glycemic index, meaning it takes longer to digest and can help keep you feeling full. The recipes below combine pasta with other nutritious foods such as veggies and lean protein.

1. BAKED ZITI CASSEROLE | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 286; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 57mg; Sodium: 400mg; Carbohydrate: 28g; Dietary Fiber: 7g; Sugar: 7g; Protein: 31g

2. LENTIL PASTA WITH ARUGULA PESTO | A NUTRITIONIST EATS

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 350; Total Fat: 14g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 7g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 60mg; Carbohydrate: 16g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 1g; Protein: 9g

3. ASPARAGUS PEA PASTA BOWL | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 359; Total Fat: 9g; Saturated Fat: 5g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 22mg; Sodium: 251mg; Carbohydrate: 59g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 5g; Protein: 13g

4. ONE-PAN CREAMY PESTO PENNE | MAEBELLS

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 313; Total Fat: 20g; Saturated Fat: 8g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 40mg; Sodium: 483mg; Carbohydrate: 26g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 9g

5. INSTANT POT ROTINI WITH CHICKEN AND BELL PEPPERS | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 407; Total Fat: 11.2g; Saturated Fat: 2.5g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4.5g; Cholesterol: 78.6mg; Sodium: 707mg; Carbohydrate: 66.6g; Dietary Fiber: 10g; Sugar: 4.1g; Protein: 48.5g

6. PASTA LENTIL BOLOGNESE | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 337; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 1mg; Sodium: 484mg; Carbohydrate: 68g; Dietary Fiber: 15g; Sugar: 8g; Protein: 13g

7. BACON TOMATO PASTA SALAD | FOOD FANATIC

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 240; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 16mg; Sodium: 629mg; Carbohydrate: 28g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 6g; Protein: 9g

8. SMOKED SALMON ALFREDO | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 422; Total Fat: 15g; Saturated Fat: 8g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 36mg; Sodium: 540mg; Carbohydrate: 48g; Dietary Fiber: 7g; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 24g

9. ONE-POT PASTA WITH SPINACH & TOMATO | COOKING LIGHT

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 334; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 6mg; Sodium: 540mg; Carbohydrate: 56g; Dietary Fiber: 10g; Sugar: 7g; Protein: 14g

10. ROASTED VEGETABLES & GOAT CHEESE PASTA SALAD | CLEAN EATING

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 191; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 8mg; Sodium: 163mg; Carbohydrate: 29g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 5g; Protein: 9g

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