26 alternative pasta recipes to satisfy your craving

Because sometimes you want a plate of ‘noodles’ without all of the refined carbs.
Published March 8, 2021

Is there any dish more satisfying and comforting than a warm bowl of your favorite pasta sprinkled with cheese? In case you're trying to cut back on refined carbs, try subbing your traditional go-to noodles with an alternative that's sure to satisfy the urge without sacrifice. Whether you want to increase your fibre intake or boost the whole-grain content of your noodle recipes, here are some delicious options from A (arugula-mushroom gnocchi) to Z (zoodles).

Here are more than two dozen recipes that'll satisfy your pasta craving while giving you some added nutritional benefits to boot.


Leslie Fink, MS, RD, has worked on the WW editorial team for more than 20 years. She plays a key role in food, recipe, and program content, as well as product partnerships and experiences.