Pasta is a crowd pleaser and doesn’t have to be hard to cook or unhealthy. Baked pasta is my go to meal when I need to prepare something ahead of time for dinner. With these simple modifications I've been able to take high-fat, high-calorie dishes and replaced them with highly nutritious ingredients.
Baked Pasta with Veggies and Turkey
A homemade baked pasta dish that is lactose free, relatively low in sodium, and full of veggies and protein.
calories: 299.7 fat: 3.6 g protein: 24.6 g carbs: 43.8 g fiber: 8 g
Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese
Butternut squash helps slim down this macaroni and cheese. You can't taste it, and it boosts the nutritional value of the dish!
calories: 230 fat: 4.3 g protein: 13.2 g carbs: 35.8 g fiber: 5.2 g
Slow Cooker Lasagna
A great dish for a busy week. Brown the meat, layer in the ingredients, set your slow cooker on low, and go! From "The SparkPeople Cookbook: Love Your Food, Lose the Weight."
calories: 271 fat: 10.2 g protein: 24.8 g carbs: 18 g fiber: 1.6 g
This is a great dish to use leftover turkey. Top it with sliced carrots and zucchini.
calories: 156.6 fat: 7.5 g protein: 7.6 g carbs: 15.6 g fiber: 1.7 g
A great option for those who love lasagna.
calories: 368.3 fat: 14 g protein: 31.7 g carbs: 29 g fiber: 1 g
Cheesy, rich, delicious--just what you expect in macaroni and cheese. What you won't expect? 2/3 the fat and half the calories of the original!
calories: 259.6 fat: 7.9 g protein: 12.6 g carbs: 39.5 g fiber: 4.1 g
Spinach and Sausage Baked Pasta
calories: 392.4 fat: 13 g protein: 26.7 g carbs: 18.9 g fiber: 6 g
What healthy ingredients are in your baked pasta dishes?
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