Whole Wheat Pasta
Asparagus Pesto with Whole Wheat Pasta
Pesto is traditionally made with basil, but here, asparagus does the heavy lifting.
Whole-Wheat Pasta with Spicy Chorizo and Kale
The spicy chorizo and hearty kale make this a great wintery pasta dish.
Whole-Wheat Pasta with Tofu and Cucumber
An updated pasta salad--whole-wheat spaghetti served at room temperature with sauteed tofu, cucumbers, scallions, and an Asian dressing--makes a delicious warm-weather meal, reminiscent of Japanese soba-noodle dishes.
Roasted Asparagus Pesto with Whole-Wheat Linguine
Roasted asparagus is a wonderful side dish on its own, but combined with the usual pesto ingredients it makes for a surprising sauce that stands up to the nutty flavor of whole-wheat pasta. If you make extra pesto, freeze it in ice cube trays for year-round access to the classic flavor of spring.
Slow-Roasted Tomatoes and Garlic with Basil Whole-Wheat Pasta and Parmesan
Slow roasting the cherry tomatoes gives them lots of extra flavor.
Lemony Smoked Salmon–and–Artichoke Heart Whole-Wheat Pasta
This smoked salmon pasta has lots of bright lemon flavor that lightens the whole-wheat pasta.
Creamy Fennel and Black Garlic Whole-Wheat Pasta
Black garlic has a nutty and slightly fermented flavor that complements the rich creamy fennel.
Brown Butter Mushrooms with Hazelnuts and Whole-Wheat Pasta
Toasted hazelnuts add a little crunch to this rich and satisfying pasta dish.
Whole Wheat Rigatoni with Roasted Vegetables
Tossed with sweet acorn squash and roasted tomatoes, this whole wheat pasta from Eric Chopin is packed with fiber and vitamins A and C. Olives and toasted pine nuts add heart-healthy fats.
Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce
Find the best tomatoes you can for this effortless pasta dish. Head to the local farmers' market for in-season tomatoes.
Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Garlic & Olive Oil
Garlic is used two different ways in this dish. The intense garlic bite is great with the sturdy flavors of whole-wheat spaghetti.
Whole Wheat Spaghetti Primavera
Feel free to substitute or add whichever seasonal vegetables you have on hand for this easy primavera dish.
Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Sausage and Peppers
Use mild or hot Italian sausage, according to your preference, in this updated classic. We call for red bell peppers but you can use green or one of each color. Plain spaghetti can replace the whole-wheat, too.
Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Lamb, Tomato, and Cumin Sauce
A Middle Eastern version of the spaghetti with meat sauce we all know and love, this pasta should find a ready audience. It's good with macaroni or with plain spaghetti.
Whole Wheat Linguine with Manila Clams and Baby FennelWhole Wheat Linguine with Manila Clams and Baby Fennel
The Hog Island Oyster Company, located near Point Reyes Station, supplies the Bay Area with local farm-raised Manila clams year-round; in other parts of the country, littleneck clams are easier to find. The juices of these small, quick-cooking clams enrich the anise-scented white wine broth here.
Whole-Wheat Linguine with Walnuts, Orange and Chile
Maria Helm Sinskey loves the fruity, spicy flavor of Calabrian chiles in this earthy pasta dish; they usually come lightly brined and packed in oil and are available at Italian markets and from dipaloselects.com. If you can't find them, substitute any chile packed in oil or just crushed red pepper.
Whole-Wheat Fettuccine with Arugula Pesto
Top Chef finalist Mike Isabella makes both the silky whole wheat pasta and the simple arugula pesto topping, then finishes the dish with cherry tomatoes.
Whole-Wheat Pappardelle with Arugula Pesto and Corn
Pancetta and an almond-arugula pesto make this whole-wheat pasta dish especially luscious.