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9 Delicious High-Protein Pasta Dinners Under 400 Calories

Gnocchi-Cauliflower Skillet Casserole
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When it comes to speedy dinner recipes, it doesn’t get much easier than a trusty bowl of pasta. Lasagna, spaghetti, linguine, farfalle — we love the Italian classic in all shapes and sizes. Not only is it super easy and quick to make, but it’s also a perfect vehicle for adding veggies and tasty herbs. Still, a lot of pasta recipes tend to fall short when it comes to protein.

Luckily, there are ways to hack that typical pasta formula in a high protein way. These nine recipes kick things up a notch with cheese, lentils, meat and more. They contain up to 38 grams of protein per serving — all under 400 calories.

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1. VEGGIE-PACKED BAKED ZITI | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Veggie-Packed Baked Ziti

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 311; Total Fat: 10g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 11mg; Sodium: 438mg; Carbohydrate: 43g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 6g; Protein: 14g

2. ASPARAGUS PEA PASTA BOWL | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Asparagus Pea Pasta Bowl

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

3. PASTA LENTIL BOLOGNESE | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Pasta Lentil Bolognese

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

4. BAKED ZITI CASSEROLE | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Baked Ziti Casserole

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

5. GNOCCHI-CAULIFLOWER SKILLET CASSEROLE | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Gnocchi-Cauliflower Skillet Casserole

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 308; Total Fat: 8g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 43mg; Sodium: 592mg; Carbohydrate: 40g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 5g; Protein 19g

6. INSTANT POT CREAMY MUSHROOM AND KALE PASTA | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

Instant Pot Creamy Mushroom and Kale Pasta

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 391; Total Fat: 14g; Saturated Fat: 6g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 23mg; Sodium: 588mg; Carbohydrate: 52g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 3g; Protein: 10g

7. BLT SUMMER PASTA SALAD | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

BLT Summer Pasta

Nutrition (per serving)Calories: 245; Total Fat: 14g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 59mg; Sodium: 309mg; Carbohydrate: 21g; Dietary Fiber: 7g; Sugar: 6g; Protein: 10g

8. MUSHROOM STROGANOFF | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES

mushroom stroganoff

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 351; Total Fat: 15g; Saturated Fat: 6g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 66mg; Sodium: 466mg; Carbohydrate: 50g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 4g; Protein 13g

9. CHICKEN AND BROCCOLI ALFREDO | EAT THE GAINS

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 365; Total Fat: 12g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 314mg; Carbohydrate: 26g; Dietary Fiber: 7g; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 38g

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