This round up has a bunch of diverse and delicious pasta recipes with whole wheat pasta, perfect for a healthieer lunch or dinner. You won’t miss the regular pasta at all! These are some flavorful dishes that you’ll make over and over again.
I know that some recipes need to be indulgent, and I don’t mind anything in moderation. One thing I always have stocked in my pantry though is whole wheat pasta in all it’s shapes and forms.
This is one switch that’s so easy to make and in my opinion really doesn’t impact taste at all!
I find it much more gratifying to enjoy a carb dish when it’s made with whole grains (whether it’s whole wheat pasta or rice) so that you can still have a hearty dish but with a lot less guilt.
So without further ado, I present to you some of my favorite pasta dishes, all of which have been made using whole wheat pasta.
Recipes with whole wheat pasta:
1. Pasta with yogurt sauce:
One of the simplest meals in Middle Eastern cuisine, this is a pasta with yogurt sauce made with a cold three ingredient yogurt sauce, topped with Middle Eastern spiced meat, pine nuts, and chopped parsley. It’s so good, and ridiculously simple.
2. Shrimp and Clam Pasta
This is a beautiful, restaurant worthy dish made in the comfort of your own home! A knockout dish of fresh clams and shrimp in a very light creamy sauce with linguine. So much easier than you might think, and this will be a dish that won’t fail to impress.
3. Cheesy Meatball Pasta Bake
Saucy, cheesy pasta bake with an easy homemade tomato sauce that’s bursting with flavor and the perfect juicy meatballs. Serve this for dinner, and you’ll be everyone’s hero. Includes the link to a homemade meatball recipe, but you can use any you like!
4. Spaghetti Bolognese
Everyone has their way, but I really believe you should try mine! The sauce is thick and meaty with a rich well rounded flavor developed over a long slow simmering process. Carrot, celery and onions are hidden stars and there is the perfect mix of spices and herbs. Definite crowdpleaser and a staple family recipe! Whole wheat pasta is the perfect hearty base to pile that sauce on to.
5. Basil Chicken Pesto Pasta
The perfect combination of flavours, this basil pesto chicken pasta combines an easy homemade pesto sauce with juicy oven baked chicken breasts, whole wheat pasta and toasted pine nuts for a comforting and easy meal. So many parts of this are delicious- the homemade pesto, the sweet spicy chicken. I like using whole wheat fusilli for this!
6. Easy Chicken Broccoli Pasta Bake
The definition of an easy dinner, this is a one pot dish where everything gets thrown in and baked in the oven, including whole wheat pasta in a creamy cheesy sauce with chicken and broccoli. You don’t need to precook the pasta! This is creamy without being too rich, because it uses milk instead of heavy cream.
7. Healthy Baked Pasta with the Perfect Tomato Sauce
Easy baked pasta with the perfect tomato sauce mixed with some ricotta cheese, topped with mozzarella and baked in the oven till golden brown and bubbling. A great way to use a cast iron skillet and absolutely delicious!
8. Vegan Avocado Sauce with Pasta
Vegan avocado sauce is a creamy avocado sauce made in a blender with a handful of flavorful ingredients. The sauce takes 5 minutes flat from start to finish and is perfect paired with pasta!
I hope you enjoyed this roundup! If you have any favorite recipes using wholewheat pasta of your own, or if you’ve tried any of the above do comment below! I love hearing from you.
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