Caprese Pasta

This super simple, slimming friendly Caprese Pasta, uses a few delicious ingredients to make the perfect meal whether you’re counting calories or following Weight Watchers.

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One of our favourite holiday dishes to choose in a restaurant is a simple Caprese salad, and it turns out, the same flavours turn some plain pasta into a thing of beauty! 

Some good tomatoes, good cheese and a bit of greenery makes for a fantastic plate of food.

This Caprese Pasta is the perfect meal to treat yourself to a few really good quality ingredients – a little of something good, really does go a long way!

Caprese Pasta | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

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Caprese Pasta | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

 What do I need to make this Caprese Pasta?

There are no fancy schmancy gadgets involved in this Caprese Pasta – as always, we’d recommend a good quality frying pan, and you can pick one up from Amazon!

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Caprese Pasta recipe?

This Caprese Pasta isn’t the most Weight Watchers friendly dish as it has 15 Points per portion, but could be easily adaptable to reduce the amount of Points – you could use half pasta and replace the other half with ribbons of courgette or carrot!

Alternatively, you could replace some of the pasta with some steamed vegetables – asparagus would be delicious!!

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How many Calories are in this Caprese Pasta?

Our Caprese Pasta recipe has 340 Calories per portion – and it’s a really elegant and tasty meal.

Why not make it as a dinner party main course? No one will believe it’s “diet” friendly!

How to make this Caprese Pasta

Step 1

Set oven to 200 degrees, coat the tomatoes in low calorie cooking spray, salt and pepper and roast for around 30 minutes. Keep an eye on them so they don’t burn. 

Boil the pasta according to the packet instructions in salted water.

Step 2

Meanwhile, chop the onions, chilli and garlic very finely. Place in a frying pan and fry on a moderate heat in low calorie cooking spray.

Step 3

Once the onions have turned a golden colour, take off the heat. 

Step 4

Add the cooked pasta and roasted tomatoes to the onion mixture, adding the fresh basil also. Lightly mix until the ingredients are combined.

Step 5

Plate up, and add the mozzarella on top by tearing it into little pieces. Season and tuck in!

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INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Set oven to 200 degrees, coat the tomatoes in low calorie cooking spray, salt and pepper and roast for around 30 minutes. Keep an eye on them so they don't burn. Boil the pasta according to the packet instructions in salted water.
  2. Meanwhile, chop the onions, chilli and garlic very finely and place in a frying pan. Fry on a moderate heat in low calorie cooking spray.
  3. Once the onions have turned a golden colour, take off the heat.
  4. Add the cooked pasta and roasted tomatoes to the onion mixture, adding the fresh basil also. Lightly mix until the ingredients are combined.
  5. Plate up, and add the mozzarella on top by tearing it into little pieces. Season and tuck in!

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