fbpx
Home » Blog » Recipes » Macro Friendly Pizza Pasta Skillet (High Protein)

Macro Friendly Pizza Pasta Skillet (High Protein)

Posted on

Dinner, Recipes

6 ingredients, 1 skillet, 30 grams of protein, and ready in under 30 minutes?? – it’s safe to say we’re onto something here! This healthy pizza pasta skillet has the elements that you love about pizza, without the ones that you don’t.

High in protein, and lower in fat, and carbs, this macro-friendly meal will be a hit with the whole family. Plus, it tastes even better the next day!

Many people in our community loved our high protein buffalo chicken pizza, as well as this chicken bacon ranch pizza on an English muffin. These pizza recipes, along with this macro-friendly pizza pasta skillet recipe, are perfect for lunch or dinner.

3 Reasons Why You Will Love Our Macro-Friendly Pizza Pasta Skillet Recipe

  1. This healthy pizza skillet is as low maintenance as you can get. With only 6 simple ingredients (that you might already have on hand!) and requiring only 1 skillet, you’ll be amazed at how easily this weeknight dinner dish will come together.
  2. It tastes like pizza but without all the guilt and indigestion that are common with eating the real thing. I love a good pizza every so often, but I have to admit, it just doesn’t make me feel that good. This dish, on the other hand, is full of healthy carbs and protein, giving you an energetic and metabolic boost.
  3. It’s very versatile. I made this recipe very classically to appease my picky kiddos, but you can jazz this recipe up any way you’d like! My favorite way to do so is by adding lots of veggies – bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, etc.!

Ingredients

  • Lean ground chicken
  • Turkey pepperoni
  • Banza Pasta – or pasta of your choice
  • Pasta sauce
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Italian seasoning

Kitchen Tools Required

  • Large Skillet – mine is from Caraway Home
  • Measuring cups & spoon

How to Make Healthy Pizza Pasta Skillet

  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook ground chicken breast until no longer pink. Drain any excess liquid from the pan.
  2. Add 2 tbs. Italian seasoning to cooked chicken and mix until well coated.
  3. Remove cooked ground chicken from the skillet. 
  4. Add pasta and 3 cups of water to skillet and allow pasta to cook until al dente (7-8 minutes). Most of the water should be absorbed once cooked.
  5. Add ground chicken and pasta sauce to the skillet with the pasta. Stir until all ingredients are well combined. Allow to cook on low for 3-5 minutes or until heated through.
  6. Top pasta mixture with shredded mozzarella and turkey pepperoni and allow to simmer until the cheese is melted.
  7. Remove skillet from heat, serve, and enjoy!

Swaps or Alternatives

Ground chicken – I chose ground chicken for this recipe, however, lean ground beef or ground turkey would work well too.

Pasta – I used Banza chickpea pasta because I like the extra protein. You can use any type of pasta of your choosing.

Pasta sauce – I chose a tomato basil sauce, but regular marinara or any other flavor will work just as well. Don’t overthink it!

Quick Tip

While cooking your pasta, if you discover that your pasta isn’t cooked yet but that the water is already absorbed, add in more incrementally to allow the pasta to fully cook through.

Macros & Nutrition Information

MacrosNutrition
Calories244
Protein30g
Carbs17g
Fat7g

Macro-Friendly Pizza Pasta Skillet

Tami Smith
What happens when you combine pizza with your favorite pasta dish? You get this pizza pasta skillet! But that’s not all, you get a high-protein, low-carb dish that will fill you up and keep you feeling great, all in under 30 minutes.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 244 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb. Lean ground chicken
  • 20 turkey pepperonis
  • 1 1 box (8 oz) Banza Pasta – or pasta of your choice
  • 1 jar pasta sauce
  • cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tbsp Italian seasoning

Instructions
 

  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook ground chicken breast until no longer pink. Drain any excess liquid from the pan.
  • Add 2 tbs. Italian seasoning to cooked chicken and mix until well coated.
  • Remove cooked ground chicken from the skillet.
  • Add pasta and 3 cups of water to skillet and allow pasta to cook until al dente (7-8 minutes). Most of the water should be absorbed once cooked.
  • Add ground chicken and pasta sauce to the skillet with the pasta. Stir until all ingredients are well combined. Allow to cook on low for 3-5 minutes or until heated through.
  • Top pasta mixture with shredded mozzarella and turkey pepperoni and allow to simmer until the cheese is melted.
  • Remove skillet from heat, serve, and enjoy!

Notes

While cooking your pasta, if you discover that your pasta isn’t cooked yet but that the water is already absorbed, add in more incrementally to allow the pasta to fully cook through.

Nutrition

Calories: 244kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 30gFat: 7g
Keyword healthy, high protein, pasta, pizza
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Tags:

You might also like these recipes

  • >