Low Calorie Pasta Recipes

Pasta is a such a versatile storecupboard ingredient, so it's great to know that it can be include in a low calorie diet.

Whether you're looking to throw together a quick midweek meal or dish up a delight - we have a calorie counted pasta dish for you.

All the UK's favourite pasta meals - all under 500 calories per serving. Check out our Skinny Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe, Low Calorie Carbonara or Lower Fat Pasta Bake.

There's also recipes for comfort food classics - such as Macaroni Cheese, Low Fat Traditional Beef Lasagne or Italian Beef Meatballs in Sauce with Pasta. Yum!

Or, if you're looking for a quick and easy pasta dinner - try our Spaghetti al Arrabiata, or Creamy Salmon & Broccoli Pasta Recipe

Many of the pasta recipes below are meat-free / suitable for vegetarians, and they are all nice and healthy. Recent research has shown that pasta is a healthy option when you want to lose weight

Chicken, Onion & Mushroom Pasta with Half Fat Creme Fraiche

Enjoy this quick and easy chicken dish for less than 350 calories! A great recipe for when you just want to put something on the table.

 2 servings   348 calories per serving


Skinny Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe

A quick and easy skinny version of a classic spag bol made with 3 portions of your 5-a-day! Serve with a crisp salad or garlic bread if you have the calories spare.

 4 servings   457 calories per serving


Roasted Mediterranean Vegetable Pasta (under 500 calories)

Roasted mediterranean vegetables are so simple to prepare yet bursting with flavour. Toss them into some freshly cooked pasta for a quick, easy and delicious dinner.

 1 serving   464 calories per serving


Low Calorie Asparagus & Mushroom Vegetarian Lasagne

Enjoy this low calorie vegetarian lasagna that’s always a hit with families. Serve up with some crispy garlic bread or a green salad if you have calories spare!

 4 servings   358 calories per serving


Smoked Haddock Lasagna

If you love lasagne, you’ll love this twist on the classic family dish! Using haddock instead of the traditional minced beef makes this dish less than 250 calories.

 5 servings   236 calories per serving


Creamy Salmon & Broccoli Pasta Recipe

A simple, creamy pasta dish that hits the spot every time. Super quick and easy to make, this dish can be made up in only 20 minutes.

 1 serving   377 calories per serving


Lower Fat Mushroom & Broccoli Pasta Bake

This recipe is high fibre and low in fat so why not try something a little different with this vegetarian pasta bake? Great for sharing with family and friends.

 4 servings   379 calories per serving


Penne with Light Creamy Mushroom Sauce

This low calorie mushroom penne uses a Philadelphia light and white wine combo to give you a delicious creamy sauce... without the calories! Meat-free, this vegetarian dish is hearty enough to satisfy your comfort food cravings!

 1 serving   388 calories per serving


Low Calorie Carbonara Recipe

This quick and easy pasta dish is sure to please everyone at not even 450 calories per serving, you can enjoy a classic and watch your calories.

 2 servings   441 calories per serving


Macaroni Cheese Recipe

This low calorie Macaroni cheese is an indulgent way to end the day and not blow your calories. Great served with a side salad to balance it out.

 4 servings   469 calories per serving


High Fibre Bacon & Tomato Pasta

Whole wheat pasta is a great option for high fibre meals as it is quick to prepare and tastes just as good as normal pasta. With all the other ingredients this is a simple, well balanced meal.

 1 serving   439 calories per serving


Italian Beef Meatballs in Sauce with Pasta

You don’t need to go to the supermarket to get great meatballs. This is a low calorie dish that will satisfy any cravings you have for Italian food.

 3 servings   490 calories per serving


Low Fat Beef Lasagne

A low fat twist on a classic Italian dish means you don’t have to avoid your favourite meals when watching your calories. Great served with a simple green salad.

 4 servings   484 calories per serving


Low Calorie Pumpkin and Chilli Pasta Recipe less than 350 calories

Try something different with this low calorie pasta dish. Full of wintery flavours and a smooth creamy sauce, this is a great meal to share with family and friends.

 3 servings   328 calories per serving


Reduced Fat Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Bake

Using reduced fat mozzarella and cheddar, this pasta bake is both low calorie and low fat. You can use up any leftover roast chicken, add a few storecupboard ingredients, and have it cooking in the oven in under 15 minutes... leaving you 20 minutes free to chill whilst it works its magic! Just the perfect recipe for a midweek meal.

 4 servings   457 calories per serving


 1 serving   448 calories per serving


This is just small selection of the low calorie pasta recipes on offer inside wlr. Take a free trial to search our recipe database - where you can filter by calories, ingredient, time required - to find your perfect pasta recipe.

You can also use the tools inside wlr to count the calories in your own homemade pasta recipe. Simply search our foods database to find your ingredients, specify the number of servings and the wlr programme will do all the maths.

More Low Calorie Pasta Recipes

You can take your choice from hundreds more pasta recipes in WLR, plus you can use the tools to easily calculate the calories in your own perfect pasta, give it a try!

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