Skip to main content

High-Protein Pasta Recipes | 5 Delicious Ideas

High-Protein Pasta Recipes | 5 Delicious Ideas
Lauren Dawes
Writer and expert4 years ago
View Lauren Dawes's profile

These high-protein pasta recipes will have you coming back for seconds.  

Remember the days when pasta was impossible to get hold of? *shudders*

Thankfully, things seem to be completely back to normal in that respect, so we can go back to enjoying this ultimate comfort food with a renewed appreciation for just how good it is.

There’s no denying that a bowl of carbs can be a great way to boost your mood and we’re always on board with that. We’ve put together five simple & delicious high-protein pasta recipes for you to put to the test.

From a meaty mac n cheese, to a fajita chicken pasta bake — we’ve got something irresistible for you to dig into next dinnertime.

And who could ever say no to lasagne?


1. Lean, Creamy Sausage Pasta

Made with quark and low-fat sausages, this delicious recipe is deceptively creamy considering each serving contains less than 6g of fat.

high-protein pasta recipes

Cals: 415              Protein: 34g        Carbs: 48g           Fat: 5.8g

Recipe here.


2. BBQ Pulled Chicken Mac N Cheese

So you're probably already a mac n cheese fan... but have you tried taking it to the next level with tangy BBQ pulled chicken? You really should. Right now.

mac n cheese

Cals: 597              Protein: 37g        Carbs: 51g           Fat: 21g

Recipe here.


3. Loaf Tin Lasagne

Lasagne is top tier pasta, no doubt about it, but the time it takes to make it can be slightly off-putting. Well, that was before. Now you have all the time in the world to spend in your kitchen creating this absolute delight...

loaf tin lasagne

Cals: 556              Protein: 46g        Carbs: 66g           Fat: 13g

Recipe here.


4. Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

Looking for something a bit lighter? This incredible pasta salad is perfect for a lunch that's packed with flavour and will keep you full all day.

high-protein pasta recipes

Cals: 485              Protein: 49g        Carbs: 30g           Fat: 20g

Recipe here.


5. Fajita Pasta Bake

This might just be the king of high-protein pasta recipes. Sizzling fajita chicken with softened peppers, all in a cheesy pasta bake… it’s the crossover we all needed in our lives, right?

fajita pasta bake

Cals: 521              Protein: 28g        Carbs: 62g           Fat: 16g

Recipe here.

There you have it — five high-protein pasta recipes for you to dig into with the whole family!


Hungry for more? Check these fakeaway recipes next!


Zingy Chicken Burger | Fakeaway Recipes

Enjoy a fast food classic from the comfort of your own home.

4 years agoBy Lauren Dawes
Lauren Dawes
Writer and expert
View Lauren Dawes's profile

Lauren is an English Literature graduate originally from the South. She’s always loved swimming, has discovered the power of weight training over the past few years, and has lots of room for improvement in her weekly hot yoga class.

On the weekends she’s usually cooking or eating some kind of brunch, and she enjoys trying out new recipes with her housemates – especially since shaking off student habits, like mainly surviving off pasta. Above all, she’s a firm believer in keeping a balance between the gym and gin.

Find out more about Lauren’s experience here.