High-Protein Healthy Pasta Recipes | 3 TASTY ideas





By PW Nutritionist Jacob Ward




  Do you crave pasta but struggle to fit it into your diet plan? We've got you covered with these 3 high-protein, low calorie pasta recipes! As always, if you make any of our recipes, tag us on our instagram for a chance to get featured @proteinworld



Quick Chicken Penne Pasta



250 g penne, high protein salt
2 chicken breast fillet
2 tablespoon(s) olive oil
2 tablespoon(s) thyme
300 g strained yogurt, 2%
70 g honey
1 tablespoon(s) mustard
200 g corn
1/4 bunch mint






In a pot with boiling water, add salt and the penne pasta.
Boil according to the package directions.
Place a frying pan over high heat.
Cut each fillet horizontally, so that four thinner fillets are created, and spread salt, pepper, 1 tablespoon thyme, and olive oil.
Transfer into the hot frying pan and cook both sides for 3-4 minutes.
In a bowl, add the yogurt, honey, mustard, salt, pepper, and mix with a spoon.
Add the corn, and the thyme and mint finely chopped.
Remove the chicken from the pan, cut it into strips, and add it to the bowl.
Drain the penne pasta, add them to the bowl, and mix.
Serve with mint, thyme, and olive oil.



Calories (per serving): 463, Protein: 36g, Carbohydrates: 68g, Fat: 4.6g





Tomato Penne & Avocado



100g wholemeal penne
1 tsp rapeseed oil
1 large onion, sliced, plus 1 tbsp finely chopped
1 orange pepper, deseeded and cut into chunks
2 garlic cloves, grated
2 tsp mild chilli powder
1 tsp ground coriander
½ tsp cumin seeds
400g can chopped tomatoes
196g can sweetcorn in water
1 tsp vegetable bouillon powder
1 avocado, stoned and chopped
1/2 lime, zest and juice
handful coriander, chopped, plus extra to serve






Cook the pasta in salted water for 10-12 mins until al dente. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a medium pan. Add the sliced onion and pepper and fry, stirring frequently for 10 mins until golden. Stir in the garlic and spices, then tip in the tomatoes, half a can of water, the corn and bouillon. Cover and simmer for 15 mins.

Meanwhile, toss the avocado with the lime juice and zest, and the finely chopped onion.

Drain the penne and toss into the sauce with the coriander. Spoon the pasta into bowls, top with the avocado and scatter over the coriander leaves.



Calories (per serving): 495, Protein: 15g, Carbohydrates: 65g, Fat: 15g






Protein Pasta & Sautéed Spinach with Sun-Dried Tomatoes



 14.5oz box Protein Pasta cooked and drained
3tablespoon Olive Oil
11 Baby Spinach
1teaspoon Italian Seasoning
Salt & Pepper
½cup Sun-Dried Tomatoes chopped
½cup Parmesan Cheese



(Servings - 7)






Prepare pasta according to direction on package. Drain and set aside.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the spinach one handful at a time until all of it has been added to the skillet. Cook until spinach wilts (3-5 minutes). Season spinach with Italian seasoning and salt and pepper to taste. Stir cooked spinach into pasta. Mix-in sun-dried tomatoes and parmesan cheese. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!





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