Wondering how to make high-protein pasta recipes? It all starts with low-carb It’s Skinny Pasta. It’s Skinny is keto-friendly and pairs perfectly with protein to let you really ramp up the stats and get all the benefits of a high-protein diet.
Traditional pasta is carb heavy. If you’re following a high-protein, low-carb diet, you can still indulge in pasta, but choose It’s Skinny Pasta with ZERO net carbs and only 9 calories per serving.
Why Go High Protein?
So, what are the benefits of protein in our diets? Why does protein help us lose weight? Is protein good for us?
First of all, protein is excellent for keeping you satisfied. Foods are made of three components—protein, carbs, and fats. Protein is the component that fills you up and decreases the hunger-inducing hormone known as ghrelin. So simply by adding more protein to your diet, you'll feel fuller and experience fewer cravings.
That doesn't mean you have to eat only protein, of course, but by increasing your protein and reducing your carbohydrates, you'll feel fuller longer. Using It's Skinny Pasta in your recipes helps. It's Skinny is made with konjac root, which contains glucomannan fiber. This fiber helps your blood sugar stay steady and fills up your stomach. When you combine protein with It's Skinny, you have a craving-killer combo.
Protein also helps you stay fit by building muscle. You can get energy from carbohydrates and burn calories with cardio, but if you really want to build muscle mass, you'll need to combine protein and strength training. It's especially important to watch your protein intake if you're dieting or reducing calories because you can lose muscle in the process.
Followers of the keto diet know that when your body shifts into ketosis, it starts burning through your fat stores. So, by including plenty of protein in your diet, you'll keep your energy levels up and satisfy your appetite without slipping yourself out of ketosis.
Even if you aren’t following keto, increasing your protein and decreasing your carbs is generally a good way to cut calories and lose weight. Although both protein and carbohydrates have about 4 calories per gram, protein tends to be more satisfying, so you fill up with less.
Protein is also very good for you. It can help you recover from injuries and maintain your muscles, tissues, and organs. Many proteins contain other essential vitamins like B12 and minerals like iron that are crucial for good health.
So, whether you're following a specific high-protein, low-carb diet like keto or paleo or simply trying to eat a little healthier, focus on increasing your protein.
Can I Still Have Pasta?
If you’re increasing your dietary protein and cutting out carbs, you might assume that your favorite pasta dishes should go on the back burner for a while. But the truth is that depriving yourself of your favorite meals will just lead to frustration.
With It's Skinny, you can have all the pasta dishes you crave without derailing your progress or falling back into old, carb-heavy habits.
It’s Skinny is made from konjac root—a low-carbohydrate, high-fiber vegetable that happens to form a perfect base for pasta. With a mild flavor and an ideal texture, It's Skinny will let you remake all your recipes your way—high protein and low carb.
Get It’s Skinny in four amazing varieties:
- Angel Hair
We also offer a variety pack to let you try all the varieties and discover your favorite. No matter which type of It's Skinny you choose, you'll be amazed that ZERO net carbs and 9 calories can taste so much like traditional pasta.
What's more? It's Skinny couldn't be easier to use. Simply open the convenient pack, drain, rinse, and add the It's Skinny Pasta to your dish at the end of the cooking process. It takes just a minute or two to heat through, and it's ready to enjoy! It's that easy!
If you're wondering what high-protein pasta dishes to enjoy with It's Skinny, look no further. Here are 10 of our favorite high-protein pasta recipes. With low-carb It's Skinny Pasta and high-protein pasta sauces and ingredients, these recipes will keep you satisfied and energetic all day long!
10 High-Protein Pasta Recipes with It’s Skinny
Are you ready to get cooking? Here are the 10 best high-protein noodle and pasta recipes made with ZERO net carb It's Skinny Pasta!
1. 10-Minute Chicken Fettuccine
Creamy, satisfying chicken fettuccine is a classic Italian dish that seems like it requires a lot of effort. Prepare to be amazed at this low-maintenance 10-minute chicken fettuccine recipe—a go-to dish after a weeknight workout. The high-protein chicken will keep you full, and the savory sauce is oh-so-satisfying.
2. It’s Skinny Fettuccine with Sausage and Kale
Cutting carbs doesn't mean skipping your veggies! Iron-rich kale gives this It's Skinny Fettuccine and sausage recipe a healthful boost. Flavorful, protein-rich sausage makes this dish feel indulgent and fancy. This hearty meal is especially cozy in the fall or winter!
3. Low-Carb Shrimp Scampi with Spaghetti
Low-carb shrimp scampi is an elevated restaurant classic. Shrimp is a deliciously different source of protein. When paired with a delicate wine sauce and It's Skinny low-carb Spaghetti, you have a complete meal that would feel perfectly at home on the menu of an upscale restaurant.
4. Low-Carb Chicken Noodle Soup
Some days, there's nothing like a big bowl of comfort. If you're feeling under-the-weather (or just sick of cold weather), low-carb chicken noodle soup has plenty of protein to help boost your immune system and keep your body healthy. So, if you need a hug in a bowl, this high-protein pasta recipe is it!
5. Cajun Chicken and Shrimp Over Spaghetti
This high-protein pasta recipe gets a double boost from chicken AND shrimp! Cajun spices hit all the right notes for a perfect post-workout treat. Enjoy this Cajun chicken shrimp over It’s Skinny spaghetti for a low-carb, high-protein dinner that you’ll put on heavy rotation.
6. Healthy Fettuccine alla Bolognese
Are you looking for a high-protein pasta sauce? It doesn't get meatier than Bolognese! This rich, flavorful, high-protein pasta is an Italian classic with beef and pancetta. It's Skinny low-carb Fettuccine noodles are thicker and perfect for holding onto all that saucy goodness in this tomato-based recipe.
7. Chicken Pesto with 9-Calorie Angel Hair Pasta
Flavorful chicken pesto gets an extra protein boost from walnuts or pine nuts (your preference). Basil offers the classic pesto taste, and delicate low-carb Angel Hair Pasta is an ideal base for this yummy dish. This is a beautiful, elegant meal you could serve for company or a date without hesitation!
8. Low-Carb Chicken Cacciatore with Fettuccine
Juicy, high-protein chicken and a flavorful high-protein pasta sauce combine for a dinnertime classic. Chicken cacciatore is a great match for It's Skinny Fettuccine. Tomatoes, peppers, and onions complement the basil for a fresh, low-carb meal.
9. Low-Carb Spaghetti with Italian Sausage and Broccoli
Whether you prefer your sausage spicy or sweet, you can make this high-protein spaghetti dish your way! Low-carb It's Skinny Spaghetti pairs perfectly with Italian sausage and broccoli. Of course, you can add other vegetables to bulk up this dish too!
10. Creamy Coconut Shrimp with Angel Hair Pasta
This creamy shrimp pasta is entirely unexpected and totally yummy! Coconut and shrimp are great partners. This light-but-satisfying dish tastes exotic and exciting. Low-carb Angel Hair Pasta is gorgeous with fresh high-protein shrimp.
If you're looking for high-protein dinner options, put pasta back on the menu with It's Skinny. Our low-carb noodles are the perfect partners with chicken, sausage, beef, pork, and all your favorite proteins. It's Skinny Pasta fills you up and won't weigh you down like traditional pasta. Enjoy it today!