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Healthy Pasta Recipe

Healthy Pasta Recipes

Pasta! It speaks for itself, is incredibly versatile and there simply isn't much you can't pair pasta with. We will be adding much more to this section next year but for now, we hope you find some new and delicious dishes to add to your pasta pleasures! Plus, you may want to read Cooking Pasta for some handy tips and helpers for getting the most out of your pasta dishes.

Onto our pleasing pasta recipes!

Pasta Trimming Tip: Choose red sauce over cream-based sauces on your favorite pasta.

Pasta Pointers

  • Never rinse cooked pasta; you'll rinse away the starch, which actually helps your sauce stick. Only rinse pasta if it will be used cold, as in a salad.
  • Noodles, spaghetti and other starches won't boil over if you rub the inside of the pot with vegetable oil.
  • Never rinse pasta unless it will be baked or served cool in a salad. Starches clinging to the surface of the noodles help them meld with the sauces.
  • Store flour and noodles in the freezer to prevent bugs from growing in it.
  • When noodles are baked or boiled, drain all the hot water and add cold water. This will separate the noodles.
  • Stir pasta when you first add it to the water to prevent it from sticking together and to the bottom of your pot.
  • Add salt to water when cooking pasta sparingly; your sauce will be adding plenty of flavor.
  • When cooking pasta, use lots of water. The ideal amount is 4 to 6 quarts per pound of pasta. This allows the pasta room to cook without sticking together.
  • If you eat pasta without a protein dish you may feel sluggish one to two hours later. This is related to a blood sugar level change in some individuals.

100 Calorie Pasta and Crackers


  • Noodles, cooked, plain, 1/2 cup
  • Spaghetti, cooked, plain, generous 1/2 cup
  • Rye wafers, whole-grain, 1-7/8 x 3-1/2 inches, 4
  • Saltines, 1-7/8-inch square, 4

January 1st is National Spaghetti Day.
October is National Pasta Month.
October 25 is World Pasta Day. October 6 is National Noodle Day.

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