Healthy Pasta Recipes for People with Diabetes

Yes, people with diabetes can eat pasta! From lasagna to linguine, our tasty pasta recipes will fill you up without weighing you down with extra carbs or calories. Enjoy a yummy, diabetic pasta dinner tonight!

Scallop and Asparagus Alfredo

Even when coated with a classic-style Alfredo sauce, this pasta recipe has a fraction of the calories and fat found in most restaurant sauces, yet it keeps the creamy satisfaction you love and expect.

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Veggies, Turkey & Pasta

This slow-cooked pasta topper makes dinner easy. Throw the low-fat turkey tenderloin and veggies into the slow cooker for the day, and make the pasta you prefer. When you're ready for dinner, combine and enjoy.

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Four-Cheese Macaroni & Cheese

Mozzarella, sharp cheddar, Muenster, and garlic-and-herb cheeses combine for the ultimate cheesy comfort-food combination. What makes it hearty and healthy? Don't tell, but we've added butternut squash!

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Lemon Herbed Orzo Pasta

Here, this basil-, chives-, and thyme-infused orzo pasta side dish is paired with shrimp and asparagus, but it can be the perfect accompaniment to any grilled chicken, baked pork, or steamed seafood entree.

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Asian Vegetable Lo Mein

In less than 30 minutes, you can have a better-than-takeout vegetable lo mein ready to eat. To keep things simple, you can easily substitute spaghetti or linguine for the udon noodles.

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Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo with Summer Vegetables

This quick dinner for two is the perfect combo. Though we've included green beans and summer squash in the ingredients list, this pasta dish can be stocked with all of your favorite vegetables.

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Fresh Herb Shrimp Linguine

The fresh rosemary in this pasta recipe is a perfect complement to the buttery flavor of the garlic-infused shrimp. With eight simple ingredients, this quick and easy dish is great for busy weeknights.

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Pasta with Eggplant-Tomato Sauce

Tender chunks of eggplant take the place of ground beef or sausage in this slow-cooking pasta sauce. If you prefer, ladle the diabetes-friendly sauce over fettuccine or noodles instead of penne.

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Mushroom & Chicken Stroganoff

This flavorful, chicken-infused pasta dish is healthful and easy to prepare.

Tip: By cooking a whole chicken, you have enough meat for multiple recipes. The cooked chicken you're not using right away can be stored in the refrigerator for up to four days or in the freezer for up to four months.

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Meatball Lasagna

With a whopping 23 grams of protein and only 8 grams of fat, this lean meatball lasagna is a smart pick when planning a pasta dinner.

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Penne with Walnuts & Peppers

Just a sprinkling of walnuts lends crunch and flavor to this pasta dish without adding a lot of fat or calories.

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Baked Ratatouille-Sausage Penne

Try this low-fat sausage-and-eggplant one-dish meal, which fits fabulously into diabetes meal plans.

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Red Bean Lasagna

Low-fat cheeses and egg product make this meatless lasagna perfect for a healthful family meal.

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Caramelized Onions and Cavatelli

Sweeten up cavatelli without adding tons of carbs or calories by mixing in some caramelized onions.

Tip: Caramelizing onions is the simple process of heating them until their natural sugars brown and caramelize, giving them a sweet, mellow flavor.

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Grilled Salmon Penne Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Spunky raspberry-mustard dressing gives salmon a kick in this delectable, diabetes-friendly pasta salad.

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Cincinnati-Style Chili Casserole

In Cincinnati chili parlors, chili is often served over spaghetti. This version has the consistency of a casserole, and with ziti (thick tube shapes) or gemelli (short twists), it's easy to spoon from a potluck dish.

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Crisp Chicken Parmesan

This delicious chicken-and-pasta dinner gets even more healthful when made with high-fiber multigrain or whole grain pasta.

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Three-Cheese Manicotti

Using crepe-like wraps in place of dried pasta shells makes this delightful version of manicotti company-special.

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Spicy Jalapeno-Shrimp Pasta

Linguine tossed with shrimp, garlic, and cherry tomatoes in a touch of olive oil -- what could be better?

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Chicken Breasts with Red Pepper Sauce

Pureed red peppers seasoned with a splash of olive oil and hot pepper sauce make a fantastic low-calorie, low-carb sauce for pasta, chicken, and green beans.

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