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Low Calorie Pasta Sauce


If you think that the words ‘pasta’ and ‘healthy’ don’t belong in the same sentence, boy, do we have some stuff to show you! Pasta is far from off limits — even if you’re working your way through a brand new diet — and can be the quickest and easiest meal you pull off all week. When you’re craving a big bowl of carbs after a long, hard workout, simply wishing to prepare make-ahead meals for the week, or are trying to sneak more healthy fiber into your kid’s day, these veggie-heavy pasta dishes are perfect for you.

Some of our healthiest pasta recipes are ready in under 30 minutes and can be made in one pot, too. Maybe you’re looking for a smart way to use up leftover vegetables from a serious meal prep session — or hunting for the perfect use of your summer garden’s best veggies? These lightened pasta dinners can be whipped as family-style recipes, often saving you from having to hit the grocery store yet again.

Most importantly, these pasta dishes are anything but heavy on the calories, carbs, and sodium counts. Nearly all of the pasta ideas in this collection contain less than 500 calories, and often clock in at under 50g of carbohydrates, which is a feat in its own right. You can make these pasta meals even better by skimping on added parmesan and heavy cream, choosing lean proteins, and in some cases, swapping out traditional pasta altogether (hello zucchini noodles!). You’ll love using faux noodles — from zoodles to chickpea pasta — and loading up on as many fresh veggies as you can get your hands on. Follow along as we highlight these good-for-you ingredients, and then check out the healthiest ways to eat pasta according to a nutritionist.

How To Make Calorie Pasta Sauce


Preparing the perfect pasta sauce is a talent. This Pasta Sauce recipe is guaranteed to be a pleasure for the palate. It has only 130 calories. Ingredients include tomatoes, butter, onions, water, sugar, salt, ground black pepper, and optional tomato sauce. It may not be your great-great-great grandmother’s secret sauce, but it is perfect paired with pasta of any kind, including lasagna, spaghetti, rigatoni, and stuffed shells.


  1. Cook the tomatoes in boiling water for 3 minutes. Remove them from the water and place them in cold water for a few moments. Take them out, peel them and either mash them up or chop into small pieces.
  2. Add the tomatoes, butter, onion, water, and a pinch of sugar to a pot. Mix well.
  3. Cook everything on medium heat and once the mixture begins to boil, lower the heat and cover the pot. Allow everything to cook for 40 minutes.


  • 4tomatoes (ripe)
  • 50grams butter
  • 1/4onion
  • 1/2cup water
  • sugar
  • salt
  • ground black pepper
  • tomato sauce (optional)

Low-calorie Garlic Sauce


  • 150milliliters Greek-style yogurt
  • 3garlic (gloves)
  • 3teaspoons chopped parsley
  • salt
  • pepper

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