One Does Not Simply Get Tired Of Pasta

Pasta is one of the cheapest and most simple student foods you can find. It’s easy to cook for multiple people and to batch cook for midweek meals and lunches.

Pasta may be renowned for being a little bit boring but there are so many variations from fresh and summery to cheesy and comforting.

With these recipes, that humble ingredient is far from bland…

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Wholewheat Pasta

Pasta made from 100% whole-wheat flour is actually rich in vitamins, minerals, protein, and fiber. A 1 cup portion of cooked wholewheat pasta has around 23% of your daily fiber needs AND 16% of protein.

Wholewheat pasta is a ‘complex carb’ meaning it is digested slowly, giving your body lasting energy.

White Pasta

White pasta gets a bad rep as being ‘fattening’ although this is not entirely true. White pasta is classed as a simple carbohydrate, meaning it is digested quickly, not staying in your stomach for long, possibly resulting in overeating.

Although not as nutritious as its wholewheat counterpart it’s not as bad as its reputation would suggest.

Pasta with butternut squash and sage brown butter

Easy broccoli, chilli, and lemon spaghetti

Cheese and broccoli bake

Creamy vegan garlic pasta with roasted tomatoes

Spaghetti alla puttanesca

Pancetta and brussel sprout linguini

Anchor steam mac and cheese

Pasta with sautéed peppers, zucchini, and smoked mozzarella

Italian veggie pasta

Smoky Cajun black-eyed peas pasta

Mexican pasta bake

Vegan carbonara

3 ingredient stovetop mac and cheese

Pesto pasta with potatoes & green beans

Easy one-pot tuna noodle casserole

Skillet (frying pan to you and me) mushroom and spinach lasagne

Gnocchi

Gnocchi is a small, dense type of pasta usually made from potato, eggs, and flour. 1 cup of Gnocchi (depending on the ingredients of course) can contain 9% of your daily protein needs, 11% of your daily allowance of carbs and 11% of your daily requirements of vitamin A, thiamin and niacin.

Ricotta gnocchi with asparagus and prociutto

Summer vegetable, chicken, and gnocchi soup

Gnocchi and tomato bake

Gnocchi with roasted squash and goats cheese

Gnocchi with two cheeses and bacon

Gnocchi al Pesto

Cheesy Mushroom and Sage Gnocchi

Gnocchi with artichokes, pancetta, and mascarpone

Creamy vegan wild mushroom one-pot Gnocchi

Zoodles

So, zoodles aren’t actually classed as a pasta more of a healthy substitute. They can be a great way to get more veggies into our diets and can be used in most pasta recipes.

Raw zoodles with creamy avocado dressing

Creamy red pepper alfredo over zoodles

Zucchini noodle pad thai

Greek courgetti salad

Lentil ragu with courgetti

Bang bang chicken with veg noddles

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