5 Tricks for Healthier Pasta Dinners at Home

Learn our tips for making a delicious pasta dinner at home.

I am one of many grandkids in a large family of first-generation Italian-Americans. This means that I grew up eating lots of pasta—Sunday rigatoni and meatballs at my aunt’s house, Friday-night linguine and clam sauce from my mother and, on almost any day of the week, a big bowl of spaghetti or ravioli from my grandmother. I rely on pasta when I need a cheap and easy-to-fix dinner in a pinch. (Try one of these 30-minute easy pasta recipes.) The challenge now is making sure that I make a complete, balanced meal that fills me up. Here are a few of my pasta-night strategies:

—Emily Kennedy, Former Recipe Developer & Tester for EatingWell Magazine

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