Syn Free Creamy Tomato Pasta | Slimming World

This Slimming World Syn Free Creamy Tomato Pasta is one of THE easiest pasta dishes to make for dinner, ever!

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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 👍

This Syn Free Creamy Tomato Pasta is tasty, adaptable, and takes less than 30 minutes to make.

It’s once of those dishes where the sauce takes as long to make as the pasta takes to cook!

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It’s also ridiculously creamy, and just my kinda pasta dish. When we had our restaurant, we’d make this often for our staff dinner.

It’s one of those dishes that you don’t mind cooking at the end of a long day, as it’s SO quick to make.

Trust me! The last thing you want to do after cooking food for 100 people is to cook some more. Ugh.

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We’d usually make this Syn Free Creamy Tomato Pasta with smoked salmon, but you can use chicken, fresh salmon, tuna, or just veggies if you like.

Like your Syn Free Creamy Tomato Pasta spicy? Just add some chilli!

Some of you love this Syn Free Creamy Tomato Pasta recipe!

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One of our Instagram followers @laurasally_sw made this dish and loved it!
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Another of our Instagram followers @norwichmummy_sw made this dish and loved it too!

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What do I need to make this Syn Free Creamy Tomato Pasta?

You don’t need much to make this Syn Free Creamy Tomato Pasta!

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Pretty much all you need is cream cheese, pasta, tomatoes and the meat of your choice!

We like to use Philadelphia Lightest, as it counts as your Healthy Extra A or you get loads of it for very few Syns and more importantly, it doesn’t split when heated.

You could use Quark in this Syn Free Creamy Tomato Pasta if you like, but it will probably split.

Pasta wise – you can use which ever dried pasta you like! We used the Gigli shape for this Syn Free Creamy Tomato Pasta, as sometimes I fancy a change from Fussili or Penne.

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You could use this Trottole pasta from Morrisons!

Like I said above, we used salmon to make this, but you can use chicken! Just use which ever stock pot & stock cube to match your meat.

Whenever we need to replace oil in cooking we use Frylight. Perfect for everyday frying and cooking, it delivers exactly one calorie per spray, which makes it Syn free!

The Sunflower or Olive Oil flavours are ideal for this Syn Free Creamy Tomato Pasta recipe!

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How many Syns are in this Syn Free Creamy Tomato Pasta?

This Syn Free Creamy Tomato Pasta recipe makes 4 portions, BUT is only Syn free if you use a half your Healthy Extra A choice.

If you don’t use it as your Healthy Extra A choice then it’s 3 Syns per portion.

We use 220g of Philadelphia Lightest, which is 110g for your HEA or 5.5Syns.

This Syn Free Creamy Tomato Pasta makes 4 portions, which makes it 3 Syns per portion (2.75 but we always round up!)

Can I freeze this Syn Free Creamy Tomato Pasta?

Yes you can, but freeze the sauce, and not the pasta.

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This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;
– Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough
– Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
– Defrost thoroughly before reheating.

Make sure it’s piping hot before serving!

How do I make this Syn Free Creamy Tomato Pasta?

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 👍

Step 1

Cook the pasta according to packet instructions. Whilst that cooks – continue with the steps!

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Syn Free Creamy Tomato Pasta

Step 2

Place the stock pot & stock cube in a cup, and cover with the 150ml of boiling water. Stir and set aside.

Step 3

Spray a large pan with Frylight and gently heat. Fry off the onion, garlic, carrot, mushrooms and celery until the onion softens.

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Step 4

Add the chopped Broccoli stems and a dash of Worcestershire sauce. Stir well.

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Step 5

Add what ever meat or fish that you’re using, and fry for 5 minutes. You can add some extra vegetables for a vegetarian version.

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Step 6

Make a well in the centre of the pan, and place the Philadelphia Lightest in there. Stir well until the Philly melts.

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Step 7

Add the tinned tomatoes, passata and the dissolved stock that you prepared earlier. Stir well.

Step 8

Add the peppers, broccoli and let simmer for 5-10 minutes until the broccoli softens. Check the meat or fish is cooked.

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Step 9

Add the pasta to the pan (or bowl if your pan isn’t big enough). Stir well & serve!

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233kcal 8

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INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Cook the pasta according to packet instructions. Whilst that cooks - continue with the steps!
  2. Place the stock pot & stock cube in a cup, and cover with the 150ml of boiling water. Stir and set aside.
  3. Spray a large pan with Frylight and gently heat. Fry off the onion, garlic, carrot, mushrooms and celery until the onion softens.
  4. Add the chopped Broccoli stems and a dash of Worcestershire sauce. Stir well.
  5. Add what ever meat or fish that you're using, and fry for 5 minutes. You can add some extra vegetables for a vegetarian version.
  6. Make a well in the center of the pan, and place the Philadelphia Lightest in there. Stir well until the Philly melts.
  7. Add the tinned tomatoes, passata and the dissolved stock that you prepared earlier. Stir well.
  8. Add the peppers, broccoli and let simmer for 5-10 minutes until the broccoli softens. Check the meat or fish is cooked.
  9. Add the pasta to the pan (or bowl if your pan isn't big enough). Stir well & serve!

If you make this recipe, snap a pic and hashtag it #pinchofnom — We love to see your creations on InstagramFacebook, & Twitter!

RECIPE NOTES

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This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

- Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
- Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
- Defrost thoroughly before reheating (you can use the defrost setting on your microwave.)
- Make sure it is piping hot all the way through before serving.

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44 Comments
  1. Hello- this looks perfect for tea tonight! What size carton of passata, do you need to use? Thank you for such a brilliant website, you inspire me to make really filling slimming world meals everyday and keep me on track. Andrea

  2. Hubby made this tonight….really watery! Followed it to the letter. What do we do to make it thicker? Oh, method mentions celery but not in ingredients list…

    1. Hi Claire
      The celery has been added to the ingredients list – sorry for the omission.
      Make sure that you only use 150 mls of water to dissolve the stock. When you reach step 8 in the method, you can simmer for a few more minutes to thicken up the sauce before you add the pasta in step 9. Hope that helps.

  3. Amazing meal! I’ve only just become a SW member and my partner absolutely loved this meal tonight. I forgot the broccoli so used some from a microwave pack that I had in the fridge 😀. I will defiantly try this with chicken next time. I added sweetcorn on the side and a cheeky bit of garlic bread.
    Im having the hunters chicken tomorrow night and the bannana and peanut butter cakes making with daughter tomorrow day. Thanks for an amazing site 👍🏻💗

  4. This was a time friendly, family meal triumph – I added some chopped bacon medallions and some left over chicken to add a bit of protein – it was given a unanimous thumbs up from my team of ‘experts’. Thank you.

  5. Just made this for the first time… it’s delicious . Added chicken and swapped celery for leeks as I had no celery. Definitely making this again and will be added to my staple quick tea recipes.
    Love your pages and posts guys!
    Keep up the good work
    Oops sorry no time for pic….. was to tempting to just tuck in !

  6. This was a delicious meal, although I’m pretty sure Philadelphia Lightest isn’t Syn Free??! Website says 1 syn per 25g. I could be wrong though.

    1. Hi Lolly
      It’s important to read the recipe blurb, rather than just scroll down to the recipe.
      We explain how it’s worked out in the blurb;

      ‘This Syn Free Creamy Tomato Pasta recipe makes 4 portions, BUT is only Syn free if you use a half your Healthy Extra A choice.
      If you don’t use it as your Healthy Extra A choice then it’s 3 Syns per portion.
      We use 220g of Philadelphia Lightest, which is 110g for your HEA or 5.5Syns.
      This Syn Free Creamy Tomato Pasta makes 4 portions, which makes it 3 Syns per portion (2.75 but we always round up!)’

        1. It’s always worth having a quick look, lots of important information (and lots of hard work!) goes into the write up for each recipe. 🙂

          1. Appreciated! Mostly in a hurry so I tend to skip the affiliated links but I’ll be sure to look through in future! Thanks Janie.

    1. Hi Kerry
      It’s worth a try. Make sure that you add the quark off the heat, as it has a tendency to split if added when food is too hot. 🙂

  7. I have a coconut based alternative to soft cheese that’s from a Free From range (wheat free, gluten free, milk free and egg free) – would this be more syns or less??

  8. Hi
    I’m going to make this tonight only my husband doesn’t eat cheese. Could I substitute either fromage fraise or natural yogurt instead of Philadelphia. If there is no cheese taste I could add the cheese and he won’t know haha, but if too cheesy then it would be a waste

    1. Hi Jayne
      You may find the yogurt gives a sharper flavour, so if you have to substitute, fromage frais would probably be better.

  9. Thanks for that. I made it using less than a tablespoon of cheese anymore would have been too much. Really loved it will try Fromage next time and will grate carrot. Had with wholemeal pasta. A real hit. Thank you. Trying a curry tomorrow.

    1. Hi Karl,
      The recipe makes 4 portions, so effectively it’s half a stock cube/pot per person. If you follow a low sodium diet, you can get reduced salt stock cubes from most supermarkets and health food shops. Hope that helps. 🙂

  10. HI, I’ve made this a couple of times now and add some chilli flakes to give it a little kick. I love the taste and the amount of veg I’m getting but my sauce seems a lot more liquid than what’s shown in the pictures. I have followed the recipe to the letter. Have I misread the ingredients? 150mls of water, pasata and a tin of tomatoes still isn’t reducing down after 40mins cooking. Am I doing something wrong? Thanks Anne

    1. Hi Anne
      We sometimes find that certain brands of tinned tomatoes can be very watery, which can affect the finished dish. Try a different brand to see if that improves things. You could also experiment with a little less water for the stock cube and allowing the stock pot to just melt into the sauce. Hope that helps!

    1. Hi Becky
      You’d need to check Syn values and alter accordingly. Add the Crème Frâiche off the heat, a little at a time, to prevent it splitting.

    1. Hi Trish
      Yes, that would work! You can switch any ingredients that you’re not keen on for something similar. Make sure you alter Syn values accordingly for the Philly/cheese triangles swap. 🙂

  11. Hi, this looks lovely. I’m going to try it but I just have a couple of questions. If I use Salmon in this dish, do you think vegetable stock will be ok? And also, what’s the difference between stock pots and stock cubes? I mean, if I didn’t have a stock pot, how many stock cubes would you recommend I use? Just the two, or more? Any advice gratefully received 🙂

    1. Hi Michelle
      Vegetable stock will be fine. Stock cubes/stockpots do the same job, but one is a powder compressed into a cube and the other is a jellified stock. Either would work, but one stock pot is equal to one stock cube. Hope that helps. 🙂

  12. This was very tasty and so creamy we love a good pasta bake dish so this is an amazing swap for the high synned jars. Just wondering though if you can use 110g as HeA but it serves 4 are you only using half of your A choice. Thank you

    1. Hi Laura
      That’s right, this recipe will only use half of your HEA allowance, as we explain in the recipe blurb. Slimming World say it’s okay to do a 50/50 split of your HEA, so you could have a half HEA of milk for the day, too. You might find the sauce a little too rich if you use the full HEA allowance in the recipe. 🙂

  13. Made this tonight and could have fed the entire Eurpean continent there was loads! Sauce was so watery, had to thicken up with cornflour. Next time can I put just passata in it? I feel that would have been better? Yummy once the sauce was thicker

    1. Hi Steph
      The sauce shouldn’t have been watery. You only use 150ml water to make up the stock, and the liquid reduces during the cooking time. (N.B.If you do need to thicken anything, Xanthan gum is ideal, as it’s Syn free.) 🙂

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