This 1 Syn Creamy Tomato Vodka Pasta is super quick and easy, and it’s a great way to use up that Christmas vodka lurking at the back of the cupboard.
Usually Vodka Pasta, or Pasta alla Vodka, is made with heavy cream which isn’t very Slimming World friendly, so we’ve cut the syn value right down by using Tomato & Basil flavoured Quark. If you can’t get your hands on any then you can just use regular Quark, or even some Philadelphia Lightest if you don’t mind adding on a few more syns.
The dish also traditionally uses Penne pasta, but being the rebels we are at Pinch of Nom we’ve used Fusilli instead. It really doesn’t matter what pasta you use…..the secrets in the sauce anyway!
This 1 Syn Creamy Tomato Vodka Pasta is perfect recipe for easy entertaining, you can have it done and on the table in less than 30 minutes. Plus you could always add some chicken or prawns if you don’t fancy the vegetarian version.
Speaking of vegetarian options, you’ll notice we’ve used a small amount of Marmite in this dish. Normally we’d use Worcestershire Sauce, but as we wanted to keep this vegetarian so Marmite it is!
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When ever we need to replace oil to sauté things we use Frylight. Perfect for everyday frying and cooking, it delivers exactly one calorie per spray, which makes it Syn free! The Olive Oil one is ideal for this 1 Syn Creamy Tomato Vodka Pasta.
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Cook the pasta according to instructions on the pack. It will probably take 10-12 minutes
While the pasta is cooking, sauté the onions, peppers, spring onion and garlic in a little Frylight until they have started to soften
Remove from the heat, add the tomato puree and vodka and stir well
Return to the heat and stir in the tin of chopped tomatoes, marmite and veg stock
Simmer for 5 minutes, add the tomato halves. Check the pasta and drain when cooked
Remove the sauce from the heat, stir in the Quark and season to taste
Mix the pasta and sauce together, and serve sprinkled with some chopped fresh parsley
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