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.

Easy Macaroni and Cheese

Easy Macaroni and Cheese
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Why used boxed mac ’n cheese when you can whip up your own version of this kid-friendly favorite at home? This twist on the classic comfort food is ready in just 25 minutes and uses only five ingredients. Whether you're making a meal for little ones or are simply young at heart, this dish is sure to delight! Whip up some Mac 'n Cheese >>

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

Endnotes:
  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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