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Healthy Italian Pasta Recipes (Slide 23)

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Eggplant gives this pasta sauce a rich meatiness that complements the ground beef. Plus the eggplant allows us to use a little less beef but still have a generous and hearty serving.

Recipe: Rigatoni with Beef & Eggplant Ragu

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Spinach & Cheese Stuffed Shells

Spinach & Cheese Stuffed Sh…

Our stuffed shells are filled with spinach, sautéed onions and part-skim ricotta and topped with pr…View slide
Bean Bolognese

Bean Bolognese

Fiber-rich beans stand in for the beef and pork in this surprisingly rich-tasting vegetarian take on…View slide
Penne alla Primavera

Penne alla Primavera

Penne tossed with spring vegetables, such as carrots, morel mushrooms, asparagus, peas and fava bean…View slide
Classic Lasagna

Classic Lasagna

Here's an old-fashioned meat-and-cheese lasagna made lighter. Whole-wheat lasagna noodles taste grea…View slide
Spaghetti with Quick Meat Sauce

Spaghetti with Quick Meat S…

Instead of opening a jar of sauce, try this easy spaghetti with meat sauce on a weeknight. Serve wit…View slide
Scallop Scampi with Peppers

Scallop Scampi with Peppers

Use a mixture of bell peppers for a colorful (and vitamin C-packed) scallop stir-fry. Pat the scallo…View slide
Ravioli with Arugula & Pecorino

Ravioli with Arugula & Peco…

Elevate frozen ravioli with sizzled garlic and shallots, shaved pecorino and fresh arugula. Serve wi…View slide
Fettuccine Alfredo

Fettuccine Alfredo

Alfredo di Lello, the Roman restaurateur who created his signature sauc.e in the 1920s, might be sta…View slide
Tortellini Primavera

Tortellini Primavera

This creamy tortellini and vegetable pasta is a real crowd pleaser. To make it even quicker, use fro…View slide
Inside-Out Lasagna

Inside-Out Lasagna

Here we take basic lasagna ingredients—ricotta cheese, pasta and tomatoes—and skip the layering …View slide
Zucchini, Fennel & White Bean Pasta

Zucchini, Fennel & White Be…

Turn humble pasta and beans gourmet by adding roasted vegetables, fresh mint and tangy, salty aged g…View slide
Eggplant Pomodoro Pasta

Eggplant Pomodoro Pasta

Diced eggplant turns tender and tasty sautéed with garlic and olive oil. Toss with fresh plum tomat…View slide
Creamy Fettuccine with Brussels Sprouts & Mushrooms

Creamy Fettuccine with Brus…

Sliced Brussels sprouts and mushrooms cook quickly and cling to the pasta in our fall version of pas…View slide
Alpine Mushroom Pasta

Alpine Mushroom Pasta

In northern Italy, the influences of neighboring Austria and Switzerland are apparent in dishes like…View slide
Creamy Scallop & Pea Fettuccine

Creamy Scallop & Pea Fettuc…

This rich pasta dish is full of sweet seared scallops and plump peas. Low-fat milk and flour thicken…View slide
Fusilli with Italian Sausage & Arugula

Fusilli with Italian Sausag…

A whole teaspoon of black pepper along with a small amount of Italian turkey sausage deliver a piqua…View slide
Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe & Chickpeas

Orecchiette with Broccoli R…

The assertive flavors of broccoli rabe and rosemary are paired with sturdy chickpeas in this satisfy…View slide
Pasta with Creamy Mushroom-Pea Sauce

Pasta with Creamy Mushroom-…

Peas combine deliciously with wild mushrooms, such as chanterelles, but they are hard to come by thi…View slide
Penne with Vodka Sauce & Capicola

Penne with Vodka Sauce & Ca…

Our velvety tomato sauce is spiked with cubes of salty capicola and a few shots of vodka. Make it a …View slide
Shrimp & Pesto Pasta

Shrimp & Pesto Pasta

The spring flavors of asparagus and pesto combine beautifully with fettuccine and shrimp in a light …View slide
Pomodoro Pasta with White Beans & Olives

Pomodoro Pasta with White B…

Capture the flavor of vine-ripened tomatoes with this elegant-yet-quick, fresh tomato sauce. Althoug…View slide
Scallop Piccata on Angel Hair

Scallop Piccata on Angel Hair

Superfine angel hair and delicate scallops are coated with a light lemon, white wine and caper sauce…View slide
Rigatoni with Beef & Eggplant Ragu

Rigatoni with Beef & Eggpla…

Eggplant gives this pasta sauce a rich meatiness that complements the ground beef. Plus the eggplant…View slide
Sausage, Mushroom & Spinach Lasagna

Sausage, Mushroom & Spinach…

This cheesy lasagna is full of spicy Italian turkey sausage, whole-wheat noodles, mushrooms and spin…View slide
Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Spaghetti alla Carbonara

In this version, the eggs are cooked into a custardlike sauce. An extra step, yes, but the technique…View slide
Florentine Ravioli

Florentine Ravioli

The flavors of Italy are best expressed in simplicity: a dash of spices, a little oil and dinner's o…View slide
Baked Tortellini

Baked Tortellini

Nutty-flavored fontina cheese gives this homey baked tortellini casserole a real taste twist and the…View slide
Spaghetti Frittata

Spaghetti Frittata

Leftover spaghetti? Try mixing it with eggs for an Italian omelet.…View slide
Seared Salmon with Pesto Fettuccine

Seared Salmon with Pesto Fe…

The brightness of basil pesto is a nice match for the buttery flavor of salmon in this quick and hea…View slide
Tomato & Artichoke Gnocchi

Tomato & Artichoke Gnocchi

Artichoke hearts, olives and a splash of red-wine vinegar give this ultra-quick, healthy vegetarian …View slide
Macaroni with Sausage & Ricotta

Macaroni with Sausage & Ric…

A bit of sausage goes a long way in flavoring the creamy ricotta tomato sauce in this healthy and qu…View slide
Spaghetti with Halibut & Lemon

Spaghetti with Halibut & Lemon

In this delicious and simple pasta recipe, halibut is “cooked” ceviche-style in a zesty lemon ma…View slide
Spinach & Sausage Gnocchi

Spinach & Sausage Gnocchi

Some like it hot—but if you don’t, sweet Italian turkey sausage is also delicious in this health…View slide
Bucatini alla Puttanesca

Bucatini alla Puttanesca

This classic Italian pasta recipe for bucatini (spaghetti with a hole in the center) with a flavorfu…View slide
Fusilli with Yellow Squash & Grape Tomatoes

Fusilli with Yellow Squash …

For this healthy and quick pasta recipe, corkscrew-shaped pasta, fusilli, is tossed with silky saut…View slide
Cartwheel Pasta with Peppers & Onions

Cartwheel Pasta with Pepper…

This simple pasta recipe is one of the best ways to enjoy sweet bell peppers. The pasta sauce—red …View slide
Broccoli Rabe & Turkey Sausage Lasagna

Broccoli Rabe & Turkey Saus…

This healthy broccoli rabe and turkey sausage lasagna recipe has plenty of vegetables and goes light…View slide
Antipasti Pasta Salad

Antipasti Pasta Salad

This Italian pasta salad recipe has all the flavors of antipasto—salami, Provolone and pepperoncin…View slide
Spaghetti with Garlic & Clam Sauce

Spaghetti with Garlic & Cla…

This healthy spaghetti with clam sauce recipe incorporates a few twists that make it extra-delicious…View slide
Spaghetti Carbonara with Peas

Spaghetti Carbonara with Peas

Our healthy spaghetti carbonara recipe is lower in calories and fat than a traditional spaghetti car…View slide
Quick Pasta Bolognese

Quick Pasta Bolognese

Who doesn’t love pasta with a quick meat sauce? This crowd-pleasing healthy spaghetti Bolognese re…View slide
Spaghetti Genovese

Spaghetti Genovese

Traditionally, this Italian pasta recipe combines pasta and pesto with potatoes and green beans. In …View slide
Nonna’s Spaghetti & Meatballs

Nonna’s Spaghetti & Meatb…

The meatballs and sauce are cooked in the slow cooker for this traditional Italian spaghetti and mea…View slide
Pasta alle Erbe

Pasta alle Erbe

Lidia Bastianich’s rustic pasta recipe from Umbria would typically be made with foraged greens, bu…View slide
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