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5 One Bowl Pasta Dinners


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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!

Salmon and Pea Rotini

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

Light Pasta Alfredo

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.

Spaghetti “Bolognese”

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

Cool Soba with Citrus Chicken and Spinach

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

Summer Squash Bowtie Pasta

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

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Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind JoyofKosher.com and "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" magazine . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book, "Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes."




2 Responses to 5 One Bowl Pasta Dinners

  1. avatar says: adinarj

    They all look good! I’m going to try the squash & bowtie pasta sometime, and perhaps the salmon & peas, though I don’t like fish much, so I may substitute something else. (I once substituted butternut squash in place of salmon. It was pretty good!)

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