Cheesy Pasta

You won’t believe you can enjoy this Easy Cheesy Pasta when counting calories or following diet plans like Weight Watchers!

It’s hard to really enjoy pasta without cheese! Think lasagne, cheesy pasta bakes, macaroni cheese…. and the good news is that you can still enjoy this Easy Cheesy Pasta whichever weight loss plan you are following!

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍

We’ve opted for fresh tomatoes with basil, but you can use a tin of tomatoes instead! Feel free to add a bit more salt, or even some balsamic vinegar to enhance the tomatoes further.

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A great dish to serve on the side of our Cheesy Pasta!

We’ve got some fantastic side dishes that you could pair with our Easy Cheesy Pasta, such as our Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Salad!

Sometimes it’s just nice to skip meat for an evening & this is the perfect way to do it!

Some of you love this Easy Cheesy Pasta recipe!

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One of our Instagram followers @donnasgrub made this dish and loved it!

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What do I need to make this Easy Cheesy Pasta?

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You don’t need anything special to make this dish, but if you haven’t tried one yet, multicookers are great for cooking your pasta. They’re also ideal for steaming, which is perfect for cooking that all important speed veg. You can pick one up on Amazon.

How many calories is this Easy Cheesy Pasta?

There are 347 calories in each portion of this Easy Cheesy Pasta. This is an incredible saving when similar ready meals can be double the calories and half the portion size!

How Weight Watchers Friendly is this Easy Cheesy Pasta?

This Easy Cheesy Pasta recipe is 13 Points per portion. The Marks and Spencer Meal for One Macaroni Cheese is a hefty 24 Points a serving, so this recipe is a great swap!

 

How to make this Easy Cheesy Pasta

Step 1

Preheat oven to 200°C. Make the pasta up as per instructions on the pack, then drain and place in a bowl

Step 2

Mist a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and cook the onion until brown

Step 3

Add the onion to the cooked pasta along with the Primula stir well

Step 4

Transfer to an oven proof dish, sprinkle the cheese on top and bake for about 15-20 minutes until golden brown

Step 5

Cook the tomatoes, basil & salt until the tomatoes start to ooze

Step 6

Plate up the pasta and serve the tomatoes on the side!

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347kcal 13

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INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Make the pasta up as per instructions on the pack, then drain and place in a bowl
  2. Mist a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and cook the onion until brown
  3. Add the onion to the cooked pasta along with the Primula stir well
  4. Transfer to an oven proof dish, sprinkle the cheese on top and bake for about 15-20 minutes until golden brown
  5. Cook the tomatoes, basil & salt until the tomatoes start to ooze
  6. Plate up the pasta and serve the tomatoes on the side!

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12 Comments
  1. hi ya,

    the ingredients list says 1/2 bag of pasta, how big is the bag ?

    I ask as I tend to by really big bags of pasta to keep costs down.

    Cheers Paul

  2. Hi, When I try to print this, I get a message from Windows Defender that the website has been reported as unsafe and maybe containing phishing threats. Is this right?

  3. I think this is a favourite of mine!! I’m such a fussy eater but to make this extra yummy! I add Tuna chunks in brine (free) plus sweetcorn before putting in the oven. Soooo yummy and extra filling. If you like tuna give it a go guys you can thank me later 😛

    1. Hi Olivia,

      You could add some of the water used to cook the pasta to give it a bit of extra sauce – sometimes pasta absorbs loads of moisture and can make sauces dry out a bit!

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