6 Simple, Healthy Homemade Pasta Recipes

by Tefal Team on 15 April 2016
  • We love pasta. It’s a quick and simple meal that the whole family can enjoy. It can be cooked up in batch to feed a large group of people just as easily as it can be cooked for one and served cold for lunch.

    Shop-bought, ready-made sauces are quick and easy to use, but often aren’t that good for us as they can often contain a lot of fat, sugar and salt. But have you ever tried making your own pasta sauce?

    Making your own pasta sauce at home can be a lot healthier than using shop-bought jars. Plus you’ll be amazed at how simple it can be to make up a delicious pasta sauce from scratch. Here’s some of our favourite recipes to get you started.

    • Avocado pasta

      This deliciously creamy pasta recipe from Damn Delicious contains few ingredients – ripe avocados, fresh basil leaves, garlic, lemon juice and olive oil – and can be ready in just 20 minutes. Avocados are full of healthy fats, making this both delicious, full of flavour and good for you too.

    • Creamy salmon and chive lemon pasta

      I know what you’re thinking; surely a creamy recipe can’t be that healthy. But the creamy flavour in Hungry Healthy Happy’s recipe comes from Greek yoghurt, so don’t feel guilty about this one. Perfect flavours for a spring/summer pasta dish.

    • Shiitake mushroom tagliatelli

      This recipe from The Petite Cook is a tasty twist on an Italian classic, containing just 5 ingredients and can be ready in 15 minutes, so it’s ideal for a midweek dinner. Check out her fusilli with roasted red pepper pesto recipe while you’re there.

    • Lazy Cooking bolognese sauce

      Go for a family classic with Lifestyle Maven’s ultimate bolognese sauce. Part of her ‘Lazy Cooking’ series, this homemade sauce, made even easier with the Cusine Companion, will make you wonder why you ever bought bolognese sauce from the supermarket.

    • Roasted romanesco cauliflower pesto spaghetti

      If you’ve been following our blog, you’ll know we’ve been enjoying creative cauliflower recipes lately and this cauliflower pesto recipe from Vikalinka is no exception! Another simple and healthy recipe that could definitely become a family favourite.

    • Creamy linguine with bacon & cavolo nero

      Okay, so this one from Purple Pumpkin is a bit more indulgent but we love it. Substituting light crème fraîche will help reduce the calories, and you’ll still get an irrestible homecooked pasta dish without the salt and sugar of pre-made sauces.

  • Cooking pasta sauce at home really doesn’t need to be as complicated as it may look. Give it a go and you’ll be amazed at the incredible pasta recipes that you can create from scratch with just a few ingredients and a small amount of time.

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