If you thought it was impossible to utter the words pasta and dieting in the same sentence, think again. Here’s a round-up of 20 delicious Weight Watchers pasta recipes, proving you can watch your weight and still enjoy your favorite carb. With ideas ranging from low-fat alfredo sauces to sloppy Joe bakes and pizza-inspired flavors.
1. Easy Ground Turkey Pasta
If you need a dish to whip up quickly, grab a bag of penne and get cooking. This recipe uses a basic ground turkey sauce, added to pasta and baked in the oven. The result? A simple but crowd-pleasing pasta dinner.
2. Easy Peasy Weight Watchers Shrimp Pasta
Sauteed garlic and shallots add a delicate flavor to this shrimp pasta delight. Loaded with vitamin-dense veggies, it only takes 30 minutes to cook and the shrimp makes it a low-calorie meal choice. Any type of pasta can be subbed in, so no need to run out to the store, just use what you have on hand.
3. Turkey Sloppy Joe Pasta Bake
Taking a childhood classic and turning it into a legitimate adult dinner is what this recipe is all about. The meat choice means low-fat and higher protein, though beef or chicken can be used instead. The cheese topping adds a delicious and satisfying taste. It’s also a great one for the freezer, to be pulled out on a busy day.
4. Zesty Corn Pasta Salad
This pasta salad is definitely one for the summer months. It couples well with barbequed meat and is a great dish to bring for a potluck. It’s so simple to throw together, and most of the vegetables can be substituted for whatever is in season or you have in the fridge.
5. Chicken & Broccoli Pasta Salad
Grill a burger and add this to the side, you’ve got yourself one delicious and protein-packed dinner. It also works fine by itself for a lunch or small dinner because it has everything you need – protein and veg combined with pasta. The dollops of sour cream and mayo make it taste deliciously creamy.
6. Chicken Enchilada Pasta Bake
Enchiladas are incredibly delicious but always seem like so much effort, like a Mexican version of lasagne. So many parts and pieces to prepare, cook and assemble before baking. This dish takes all the tasty components of an enchilada and makes it so much more simple. It also keeps in the fridge for four days, and is freezer-friendly!
7. Spinach & Artichoke Pasta Salad
Another one for BBQ season, this dip-inspired dish will be a winner at any summer potluck. Parmesan cheese gives that deliciously cheesy flavor without using as much as a cheese like cheddar, and the addition of non-fat Greek yogurt saves on calories.
8. Deviled Egg Pasta Salad
Almost like a potato salad with pasta as the carb, this recipe takes deviled eggs and creams them down into a creamy pasta salad sauce. Don’t skimp on the mustard and paprika, they are the key ingredients for flavor here! Aside from the eggs of course…
9. French Onion Chicken Pasta Bake
Taking the flavor of french onion soup, this recipe creates a much more filling meal. It’s really simple to throw together, making it the perfect weeknight dinner for the family. Using ingredients like onions (obviously), dijon mustard, and balsamic vinegar, you’ll likely find you have most on hand already.
10. One Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta
Who doesn’t love a dinner that only uses one pot? Only 30 minutes to cook, and almost nothing to wash up, that’s a winning combination in my book. Delicious as is, or vegetables can be added in to make the meal more nutritious and to serve more mouths (or to be used for multiple dinner nights!).
11. Turkey Taco Pasta Salad
Taking a batch of tacos to a summer BBQ isn’t something that’s ever going to be successful. A taco-inspired salad on the other hand? That could work! This dish combines taco-spiced meat, with pasta and cheese to create a truly sumptuous salad that will be devoured within minutes of your arrival.
12. Spinach & Artichoke Pasta Bake
Basic ingredients are mixed together to create a seemingly indulgent dish, that is actually Weight Watchers-friendly. By using low-fat cream cheese, light sour cream, and reduced-fat mayo, this pasta recipe is one your belly will appreciate.
13. Chicken & Bacon Alfredo Pasta Bake
When you hear alfredo sauce, you automatically think creamy and fattening. However, with the clever combo of reduced fat Alfredo, almond milk, and light ranch, you can treat yourself to this sumptuous bake without feeling guilty.
14. Pepperoni Pizza Pasta Bake
Got that pizza craving but don’t want to bloat with all that bread? This bake combines the flavors of a pepperoni pizza and makes it an easy family meal. Vegetables of your choice can be added to pad out the meal and make sure you’re all getting your daily dose of vitamins.
15. Buffalo Chicken Pasta Bake
An incredibly easy meal that almost everyone will love, this can be whipped up in no time. All you need is pasta, chicken, cream cheese, ranch, shredded cheese and hot sauce. Like an easier, spicier version of mac and cheese!
16. Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta Bake
If you’ve been looking for a way to scarf bacon cheeseburgers, here is a Weight Watchers pasta recipe for you. Ground beef and low point bacon give the flavors of a bacon cheeseburger, and the pasta and sauce turn it into a delicious and diet-friendly meal choice.
17. Hawaiian Pasta Bake
This pasta dish is a fantastic way to use up leftover ham from a holiday meal, just grab some pineapple to add in and you’re sorted. The high-fiber penne pasta used gives the recipe a nutritional boost, and the shredded coconut adds a delicious tropical flavor.
18. Healthy Shrimp Alfredo with Spinach
Healthy and alfredo do not usually go hand in hand, but this recipe manages just that. The low-calorie shrimp for the meat and nutrient-dense spinach give this dish a punch. The garlic gives a fantastic flavor and the parmesan cheese makes it so satisfying.
19. Chicken Fajita Pasta Bake
The final Mexican-inspired pasta dish on the list. Adding the salsa directly to the bake instead of as a topping gives an even flavor all throughout. The low-fat shredded cheese means you can enjoy the cheesy flavor all over the bake, without adding hundreds of calories to your meal.
20. Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo Pasta Bake
This recipe sneaks in plenty of vegetables, a great way to get the whole family to eat them. This is a delicious comfort food meal, with the creamy sauce satisfying you on a dreary winter’s day. The bacon bits sprinkled on top take it to another level!
20 Tempting Weight Watchers Pasta Recipes
- Easy Ground Turkey Pasta
- Easy Peasy Weight Watchers Shrimp Pasta
- Turkey Sloppy Joe Pasta Bake
- Zesty Corn Pasta Salad
- Chicken & Broccoli Pasta Salad
- Chicken Enchilada Pasta Bake
- Spinach & Artichoke Pasta Salad
- Deviled Egg Pasta Salad
- French Onion Chicken Pasta Bake
- One Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta
- Turkey Taco Pasta Salad
- Spinach & Artichoke Pasta Bake
- Chicken & Bacon Alfredo Pasta Bake
- Pepperoni Pizza Pasta Bake
- Buffalo Chicken Pasta Bake
- Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta Bake
- Hawaiian Pasta Bake
- Healthy Shrimp Alfredo with Spinach
- Chicken Fajita Pasta Bake
- Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo Pasta Bake
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