Low Syn Creamy Pasta with Bacon, Peas and Mushrooms

I am a total pasta fiend. When I started Slimming World I wasn’t sure how I was going to survive without some of my favourite dishes. Thankfully, I’ve managed to come up with adaptations for all of them, which haven’t compromised on the taste!

Low Syn Creamy Pasta with Bacon, Peas and Mushrooms

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This creamy Low Syn Creamy Pasta with Bacon, Peas and Mushrooms uses Lightest Philadelphia. This is only half of your Healthy Extra A! The parmesan has been synned for arguments sake, but really this can also be included as part of your Healthy Extra A.

Low Syn Creamy Pasta with Bacon, Peas and Mushrooms

Some people might think adding peas to pasta is a bit odd, but they really add so much flavour. With loads of mushrooms, this is full of speed food – if you wanted to add extra, serve with a leafy salad. A spray of balsamic vinegar on the salad would cut through the richness of the pasta really well.

Low Syn Creamy Pasta with Bacon, Peas and Mushrooms

For a vegetarian alternative to this Low Syn Creamy Pasta with Bacon, Peas and Mushrooms, replace the bacon with Quorn, or some Healthy Extra B nuts. Just make sure you season well as the bacon adds a saltiness.

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Low Syn Creamy Pasta with Bacon, Peas and Mushrooms

Low Syn Creamy Pasta with Bacon, Peas and Mushrooms

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576kcal 13

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  1. Boil the pasta as per the instructions on the packet.
  2. Cut the bacon into strips, ensuring any fat is removed. To a non-stick saucepan add the bacon and mushrooms and cook on a moderate heat until tender. Add the garlic and cook for a further couple of minutes, keeping a close eye on it to ensure the garlic does not burn.
  3. Add the frozen peas and stir well. Season generously with pepper and salt - remembering that the bacon can be salty. Turn down the heat to low, and stir in the Lightest Philadelphia and parmesan. Do not let it boil or the cheese will burn.
  4. Once the pasta is cooked, add to the sauce and stir to coat all of the pasta - enjoy!

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  1. I do simular but use quark as completely free. Also cook down courgettes and garlic with crispy smokey bacon mmmmm

    1. Hi Vickie
      Quark is a great Syn free alternative, but it’s not to everyones taste, so using Philadelphia as your HEA is great for those that don’t like the taste of quark

  2. Made this for tea tonight! It was amazing but wasn’t on plate enough for a picture – will try and get one next time! Easy, quick, cheap and very yummy! Thank you as always x

    1. Hi Pearl
      It can be stored in the fridge for up to 48hrs, but we have never tried freezing it, so I’m not sure if it would freeze successfully. 🙂

    1. Hi Natalie
      The liquid released from the mushrooms and frozen peas should be enough, but if you find it a bit dry you can add a touch of boiling water or even a little vegetable stock. 🙂

  3. Hi guys I have bought some of the garlic and herb cooking quark from asda , has any one tried it? Do you know if it needs to go in at the last min so it doesn’t split or is it ok on the heat? Xxx

    1. Hi Amanda
      As the name suggests, the garlic and herb cooking quark is fine for cooking with. Personally, I’d still err of the side of caution and take the pan off the heat for a few minutes before adding the quark.

  4. Could you use dairylea cheese spread instead of Philadelphia??
    Just trying to use up what I have in the cupboards….

    1. Hi Emily,
      Yes, you could use Dairylea, but make sure you check Syn values, as they’ll be different. 🙂

  5. I am going to cook this for tea tonight.
    It’s looks like my kind of food.
    I am going to use laughing cow extra light and crumble some Cheshire cheese to finish.

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