Five family friendly pasta recipes that you can make in under half an hour

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When it comes to feeding your family, it’s hard to go past a tasty pasta dish or delicious pasta recipe. You may have thought that pasta would be off the menu when you’re trying to lose pregnancy weight.

But if you choose healthier options like these, keep your portion sizes in check, and serve it with a big salad on the side you can still enjoy it while you follow the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

These five pasta recipes are all kid-approved and can all be made in just 30 minutes or less. Why not make extra and use leftovers for lunch the next day?

Pasta 30 Minute

1. Creamy Carbonara

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470 calories per serve

You might have thought that carbonara would be off the weight loss menu due to the high fat content. But that doesn’t have to be the case if you just make a few tweaks here and there, without compromising on taste.

Recipe here

2. Creamy Tuna Pasta

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311 calories per serve

This dish is so creamy and tasty you would never guess it was good for you! Low in fat and high in protein and nutrients, it has all the flavour without the calories.

Recipe here

3. Chicken, Coriander, Avocado and Lime Pasta

Chicken, Coriander, Avocado and Lime Pasta1

395 calories per serve

Have you got some leftover cooked chicken to use in a simple dinner recipe? Or even go vegetarian and leave out the meat altogether – it’s up to you.

Recipe here

4. Mushroom Kale and Pine Nut Pasta


366 calories per serve

We know we know, kale is not always the most popular ingredient for the family! However, if you team it up with the right ingredients it can be absolutely delicious.

Recipe here

5. Sausage Pasta Bake


455 calories per serve

With the veggies well hidden, you’ll be getting high fives all round from the whole family with this meal. Another delicious pasta bake recipe!

Recipe here.

Join the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge to access stacks of family friendly pasta recipes like this. You can try Spring Vegetable Lasagne, Prawn Marinara or the classic Pasta and Meatballs.

Access thousands of recipes on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge!

28 day challenge

Are you wanting to shift the baby weight and blast tummy fat? Then join our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge!

Our Challenge is designed by mums for MUMS to help them lose weight through healthy eating plans and exercise.

Each month our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is themed, targeting things like reducing sugar, budget recipes, meals for fussy eaters, recipes with 5 ingredients or less, and many more.

You can find out the theme of this month’s challenge HERE.

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