Creamy Vegetable Pasta Bake

Slimming Eats Creamy Vegetable Pasta Bake - gluten free, vegetarian, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly

This recipe is gluten free, vegetarian, Slimming World  and Weight Watchers friendly

Slimming Eats Recipe

Extra Easy – 0.5 syns and 1 HEa per serving

Green – 0.5 syns and 1 HEa per serving

NOTE: I use fat free Cream cheese which is a healthy extra in the USA, so you may need to adjust the ratio to a healthy extra equivalent if not using this.


Creamy Vegetable Pasta Bake
 
Serves 4
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Ingredients
  • 250g (9oz) of uncooked pasta (can use gluten free pasta)
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 small courgette
  • 100g of mushrooms
  • 2 cloves of garlic crushed
  • 1 cup (240ml) of passata
  • 1 cup (240ml) of chicken or vegetable stock
  • 2 teaspoons of brown sugar (2 syns)
  • splash of balsamic vinegar
  • chilli flakes (optional if you like a bit of heat)
  • ¼ cup (60ml) of sweetcorn
  • ¼ cup (60ml) of peas
  • couple of fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of mixed Italian herbs
  • 110g (4oz) of fat free cream cheese (1xHEa)
  • 1 medium sized ripe tomato, sliced
  • 120g (4.5oz) of mozzarella cheese (3xHEa)
  • Olive oil spray
  • Salt and Pepper to season
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 200c or 400f (gas mark 6)
  2. Spray a frying pan with olive oil spray, add the onion, garlic, mushrooms and courgette and cook until softened over a medium heat.
  3. Add the passata, chicken stock, basil, balsamic vinegar, sugar and sprinkling of chilli flakes. Bring to the boil and then simmer for approx 10 mins. Add a little more water if needed, if the sauce reduces too much.
  4. Add the fat free cream cheese to a bowl and add to it a few spoonsfuls of the sauce. Whisk until smooth. Pour this back into the sauce and stir until it is all mixed in. Season with some salt and pepper as needed.
  5. In the meantime, add your pasta to a saucepan of hot water and cook till Al Dente (avoid overcooking, you want the pasta to still have a bite to it).
  6. Add the pasta to the sauce, along with the peas and sweetcorn and mix all ingredients together
  7. Transfer pasta mix to a oven proof dish.
  8. Top with the slices of tomatoes and the mozzarella cheese.
  9. Bake in the oven till cheese has melted and is golden. Approx 20-30 mins
  10. Serve with a side salad.

Slimming Eats Creamy Vegetable Pasta Bake - gluten free, vegetarian, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendlySlimming Eats Creamy Vegetable Pasta Bake - gluten free, vegetarian, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly

The recipe above has been calculated for Slimming World, however for those of you following the Weight Watchers plan or another calorie controlled type diet. Below is the approx nutritional information:

Approx NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

1 serving

Calories

421

Fat

9.6g

Saturated Fat

5.4g

Total Carbohydrate

60.1g

Dietary Fibre

3.7g

Sugars

5.8g

Protein

             20.2g

Slimming Eats Creamy Vegetable Pasta Bake - gluten free, vegetarian, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly