Diabetes and Pasta: Our Top Five Recipes

Pasta is a one of America’s favorite comfort foods, with roughly 1.9 million tons produced annually[1] in the United States alone. Due to the often sky-high levels of fat, sodium, and carbohydrate in conventional pasta dishes, people with diabetes may find this food difficult to incorporate into their meal plan. But if you’re craving pasta, we’re here to help. Below, you’ll find our top five most popular diabetes-friendly pasta recipes, all approved by registered dietitians. From classics such as Spaghetti and Meatballs and Easy Macaroni and Cheese to more exotic fare such as Shrimp Caprese Pasta and Whole Wheat Penne with Broccoli and Sausage, there’s sure to be a dish for every pasta-lover’s palate.

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Nothing says pasta quite like a bowl of Spaghetti and Meatballs! This high-fiber version of the traditional Italian dish includes wholesome, homemade meatballs put together with just five ingredients, whole-grain spaghetti, and a flavorful topping of tomato-basil sauce and Parmesan cheese. Get this traditional recipe >>

Want to learn more about including pasta in a diabetes meal plan? Read “Pasta and Diabetes: To Eat, or Not to Eat?”[2]

  1. 1.9 million tons produced annually: https://www.ilovepasta.org/public/fun-facts
  2. “Pasta and Diabetes: To Eat, or Not to Eat?”: https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/blog/pasta-to-eat-or-not-to-eat/

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Diane Fennell: Diane Fennell has been an editor at Diabetes Self-Management magazine since 2003. She is currently the Editorial Director. (Diane Fennell is not a medical professional.)

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