10 Healthy Pasta Sauce Recipes You’ll Love

By Katherine Foreman on April 6, 2016

The terms “healthy” and “pasta” don’t always cozy up together, but that doesn’t mean they can’t. In fact, healthy, delicious pasta recipes are pretty easy to come by. We’ve rounded up some of the most highly shared pasta sauce recipes on social media—with equally high nutrition value.


Avocado Pasta

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This simple, five-ingredient sauce recipe is not only friendly on the waist-line, it provides rich skin health and protein building nutrients—and a creamy, delicious texture to boot.

Damn Delicious


Skinny Alfredo

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The winning secret to this pasta favorite? It's made with cauliflower and vegetable broth instead of rich dairy products (though you'd hardly know the difference).

Pinch of Yum


Greek Yogurt Mac and Cheese Sauce

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You read right. Now it's OKAY to sit down with that bowl full of your all-time favorite comfort food. It may actually even—gasp—be good for you!

Cooking a La Mel


Roasted Red Pepper Pasta Sauce

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This pasta sauce recipe is creamy, good-for-you deliciousness with a little extra kick.

Minimalist Baker


Cashew Sauce with Spinach Sweet Potato Noodles

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Drizzle this creamy, protein-packed cashew sauce over a bowl of savory sweet potato noodles for a pasta fix that won't break your healthy streak.

Pinch of Yum


Creamy Garlic Sauce with Roasted Tomatoes

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Made with almond milk, olive oil, sea salt and the nutrient-packed garlic, this thick, creamy pasta sauce will leave you wanting seconds—the kind you don't have to feel guilty about.

Minimalist Baker


Balsamic-Sage Brown Butter Sauce

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Seasoned with honey, balsamic vinegar and basil, this light pasta sauce is the perfect match-up for a heavier pasta, like gnocchi.

Salt and Wind


Sweet Potato Cream Sauce

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Why not harness the nutritional power of sweet potatoes into a creamy pasta treat?

How Sweet Eats


Skinny Basil Pesto

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Nothing goes with warm noodles quite like a bowl full of savory pesto, and this recipe lets you satisfy that craving without accruing a bunch of extra calories.

Skinny Taste


Thick and Chunky Tomato Sauce from Scratch

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An array of veggies and spices makes this seemingly decadent sauce recipe one for the books.

Oh She Glows