Having a slew of easy pasta recipes on hand is a must for busy families. These healthy 30-minute pasta recipes are some of our favorites!
If I was a betting woman, I think it would be pretty safe to bet that pasta is one of your go-to dinners on busy nights. In our house, I'd win bundles of money on that assumption. When you have a couple of boxes of pasta at your fingertips and some sort of protein and array of veggies in the fridge, you can whip up a healthy meal faster than a short order cook at the local diner.
All of these pasta recipes are not only healthy, but can be made in 30 minutes or less. Some even take only 15 or 20 minutes, which is probably faster than it would take to drive to the nearest fast food restaurant. And dare I say that your body will thank you for a vegetable-packed option that might even leave you with leftovers for tomorrow's lunch?
Typically we just throw in whatever veggies and meat or beans that we have on hand, along with some tomato sauce or a dollop of pesto. However, if you'd like a recipe to follow or would like to try something a little different, these healthy 30-minute pasta recipes are some of our favorites.
Having the right tools on hand makes meal prep even faster. In our house, that means a pasta pot with built-in strainer insert and our all-time favorite everyday pan, which truly gets used every single day in our kitchen, for everything from pasta dishes to one-pot dinners.
Healthy 30-Minute Pasta Recipes:
If you make any of these recipes, I'd love to see a photo on Instagram! Just use the hashtag #COOKINCANUCK and I'll be sure to find it.
The recipe => Skillet Whole Wheat Pasta with Chicken & Tomato Sauce
The recipe => Rice Noodles with Chicken, Asparagus & Soy Ginger Sauce
The recipe => Zucchini, Capers & Garlic Whole Wheat Pasta
The recipe => Asian Sweet Potato Noodles with Chicken & Vegetables
The recipe => Shrimp & Artichoke Whole Wheat Pasta Salad
The recipe => Chinese Noodles with Chicken, Bok Choy & Hoisin Sauce
The recipe => Hummus Linguini with Zucchini
The recipe => Soba Noodle, Turkey & Spinach Salad
The recipe => Whole Wheat Pasta Salad with Salmon, Tomatoes & Herb Dressing
The recipe => Quick Ravioli with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Arugula & Hazelnuts
The recipe => Soba Noodles Bowl with Vegetables & Peanut Sauce
The recipe => Shrimp, Corn & California Avocado Pasta Salad
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Win at The Equipped Cook
Pasta is definitely a favorite in our household. I'm always keen to find quick and easy weeknight meals to throw together for the family so these hit the spot! Thanks for sharing.
Grady's line camp
Love these, it's mouthwatering and uses lesser time to cook than the usual I did, great post!
Grady's Line Camp
Thanks for sharing the wonderful pasta recipes. They all look great and I can't wait to try them.
Do you have a favorite brand of whole wheat pasta? I've tried to switch to whole wheat pasta but haven't been able to find a brand that I particularly like.