There is a whole lot of pasta eaten in my household. First is the nutrition content, it is clear that Quinoa is far more nutritious than Pasta. Quinoa is famous for its nutritious and a healthy food. I always have a few boxes of whole wheat pasta in the cupboard, so I can just throw together whatever I have on hand to make a healthy, yummy dinner. Pasta Face-off! July 11, 2013 by Carly Pizzani. It’s my go-to dinner when I have no idea what to cook. When trying to compare Quinoa and Pasta, I think we have to see it from two sides. Quinoa vs Whole Wheat. Quinoa vs Pasta Conclusion Quinoa and Pasta are clearly two different things. While Pasta is known as the famous Italian staple food.