5 One Bowl Pasta Dinners

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Cool Soba with Citrus Chicken and Spinach

Thirty-minute dinners that let you feed your pasta craving and still step lightly on that scale.

These five one-bowl pasta dinners are quick, easy, and satisfy every pasta-lover’s craving. I love just about every version of pasta, and I’ve discovered ways to indulge even when I’m “watching” what I eat. So don’t let the “P” word scare you. If you’re careful with portion size, enhance the meal with vegetables and healthy lean proteins, and use whole wheat, brown rice, or soba noodle varieties to enjoy these fab five dinners without a care!

As delicious as it is beautiful, the creamy tangy sauce, pink salmon, and green peas are the perfect marriage of flavors.

My favorite pasta sauces are alfredo and vodka. I find it hard to choose between them. I have been known to order both at restaurants. Hey, sometimes a girl just has to help herself! This lighter version of the classic alfredo goes down just as smoothly as the original.

This Italian classic has been remade vegetarian style with ground soy meat crumbles stealing the star role.

Refreshingly light and slightly sweet with a splash of sesame over soba—this is not your grandmother’s pasta dinner.

Delish both warm and chilled, this colorful summer style pasta dinner is perfect as the weather warms up.

More on Healthy Pasta:

Wheat a Minute! Why Choose Whole Wheat Pasta

Whole Wheat Pasta Taste Test

This article was originally published in the Joy of Kosher Magazine May/June 2011