Food & Nutrition

Pasta that is high in protein & seriously tasty (5 best we’ve tried)

Published by Finn Hayden

As we've written about many times now, getting more protein into your diet is easier than ever. Protein powders and bars can be found in every type of shop, and they're very affordable. Plus, they generally taste pretty good.

However, if you don't want to mess around with powders and bars, then another option is to buy protein-enhanced versions of foods which you'd buy normally. We've written about protein yoghurt and protein cereal, but another example of a product like this that we're seeing more of is protein pasta. We thought it would be useful to round up the best protein pasta that you can buy, let's get into it:

CarbZone Protein Pasta penne

We've been including more and more products from the CarbZone brand across our guides, and this protein pasta from the CarbZone range is a great example of the excellent products that the brand makes. Made using a blend of protein sources, including isolated soy protein, pea protein, whey protein, and egg white powder, this pasta is absolutely packed with protein. Each 100g serving contains a whopping 60g of protein, which is sort of amazing. This is ideal for vegetarians, because it means that even if you eat a pasta dish without meat or fish, you can still pack in loads of protein. We're very impressed, learn more and buy it here - amazon.co.uk

CarbZone Protein Pasta penne

Morrisons Nourish fusilli pasta

We checked all of the major UK supermarkets, and the only one we found with an own-brand protein pasta was Morrisons, which really surprised us. What's really impressive is that this pasta is made using a blend of Durum Wholewheat Semolina and Durum Wheat Semolina, so it actually doesn't taste too dissimilar from standard white pasta. It contains around 25g of protein per 100g, and on top of that, this pasta is 100% vegan, so if you're a vegan looking to add some protein to your diet, this pasta is a great option. Learn more and buy it here - groceries.morrisons.com

Nourish Morrisons protein pasta fusilli

Explore Cuisine fettuccine

Another great vegan option for high protein pasta is this fettuccine from the Explore Cuisine brand. Made using organic edamame and mung beans, it contains a very impressive 42.3g of protein per 100g. The taste is really nice and if you're looking for pasta to go with a bolognese or carbonara, this is absolutely ideal. Learn more and buy it here - hollandandbarrett.com

Explore Cuisine fettuccine

CarbZone protein lasagna

Another great option from CarbZone are these protein lasagna sheets, which are perfect for making a protein-packed lasagna. Just like the other protein pasta from CarbZone, it's made using whey protein and pea protein, and contains a huge 60g of protein per 100g. If you're making your lasagna with beef or a high protein veggie mince, then you're going to have yourself a seriously protein-rich meal. Learn more and buy it here - carbzone.co.uk

CarbZone protein lasagna

ProFusion organic Chickpea fusilli

We actually included this pasta in our gluten free pasta guide, because as well as being packed with protein, it's also naturally gluten free. But it's the protein content that you're probably interested in, and this fusilli from ProFusion doesn't disappoint in that regard - this pasta contains 20g of protein per 100g, which is very impressive. Made from chickpeas, we really enjoy the texture and taste of this fusilli, and it's nice to have a different shape than penne tubes. This product is from Profusion, a brand which we included in our protein bread guide. Learn more and buy this pasta here - profusionorganic.co.uk

ProFusion organic Chickpea fusilli

Hopefully, this guide helps you to find some delicious high protein pasta to enjoy. Let us know if you've tried any of these products or if you have any other recommendations for us!

Finn is the editor of You Well and has been writing about travel, health, and more for over 10 years.

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