Good-for-you pasta does exist when you increase the veggies and decrease the refined grains. Thanks to an avocado in the sauce, this healthy spaghetti recipe tastes rich and creamy while loading you with nutrients.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Brie Passano

Recipe Summary

30 mins
3 cups sauce + 2 cups pasta


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain and keep warm. Meanwhile, for sauce, in a small bowl mash avocado with a fork. Stir in the next five ingredients (through black pepper).

  • In a large skillet heat oil over medium. Add onion; cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute. Add sweet peppers; cook about 4 minutes more or until vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.

  • Stir in cucumber and yogurt mixture. Cook over medium-low until heated through. Serve yogurt sauce over spaghetti. Top with cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

234 calories; fat 10g; saturated fat 1g; carbohydrates 29g; mono fat 6g; poly fat 1g; insoluble fiber 6g; sugars 8g; protein 10g; vitamin a 2508.9IU; vitamin c 104.3mg; thiamin 0.3mg; riboflavin 0.2mg; niacin equivalents 2.6mg; vitamin b6 0.4mg; folate 132.9mcg; sodium 284mg; potassium 457mg; calcium 86mg; iron 1.8mg.