Creamy Pasta with Bacon, Peas and Mushrooms | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

This Creamy Pasta with Bacon, Peas and Mushrooms is a tasty dinner for anyone counting calories or following plans like Slimming World and Weight Watchers!

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!

Creamy Pasta with Bacon, Peas and Mushrooms | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

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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 lovely veg – 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.

Creamy Pasta with Bacon, Peas and Mushrooms | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

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

How many calories is this Creamy Pasta with Bacon, Peas and Mushrooms recipe?

There are 576 calories per portion in our Creamy Pasta with Bacon, Peas and Mushrooms recipe. It’s a little more decadent than some of our pasta recipes but very much worth it! 

How Slimming World friendly is this Creamy Pasta with Bacon, Peas and Mushrooms recipe?

This Creamy Pasta with Bacon, Peas and Mushrooms uses Lightest Philadelphia. This is no longer a Healthy Extra A choice on the Slimming World plan. The parmesan has been Synned as it is such a low amount.

This makes the total count per portion 3.5 Syns.

However, if you wanted to make this Syn Free you could replace the Lightest Philadelphia in this recipe for 75g of Light Primula cheese, and count the parmesan as part of a Healthy Extra A choice too. This would mean you use just over half of one Healthy Extra A choice per portion.

Creamy Pasta with Bacon, Peas and Mushrooms | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Creamy Pasta with Bacon, Peas and Mushrooms recipe?

If you are following the Weight Watchers plan this Creamy Pasta with Bacon, Peas and Mushrooms recipe works out as 13 Points per serving. If you order a portion of the ASK Linguine Carbonara it will clock up 38 Points, so our recipe is a much better way to satisfy a cheesy pasta craving!

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Low Syn Creamy Pasta with Bacon, Peas and Mushrooms

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portion 10 minutes 20 minutes

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576kcal 13

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3.5

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INGREDIENTS
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INSTRUCTIONS
  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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23 Comments
  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.
    Thanks

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