If you’re looking for a mega quick slimming friendly lunch, there is nothing better than this low Points and low calorie Bovril Spaghetti!
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A twist on traditional spaghetti dishes, the Bovril flavour gives this recipe a real kick!
This low calorie Bovril Spaghetti has just four simple ingredients and takes 10 minutes to cook, which means it’s a super easy and simple option for a light lunch or dinner.
You’ll only need one pan to make this dish, so you won’t be left with lots of washing up at the end, and it reheats really well so any leftovers can be enjoyed for lunch the following day.
If you wanted to bulk this dish out a bit more, then you can simply throw in any extra vegetables that you might have lying around. Pretty much any veggies will work really well, but we especially love mushrooms, tenderstem broccoli or some peppers.
You might find that you want a looser sauce, in which case simply add a couple of tbsp of the pasta water when you mix in your spaghetti.
Like your Bovril Spaghetti a bit tangier? Add a little extra Bovril to suit your tastes, but remember that you will need to adjust the calories and Points if you do this.
What diets is this Bovril Spaghetti suitable for?
This Bovril Spaghetti is suitable for dairy free diets as long as you omit the optional parmesan garnish or use a dairy free alternative.
Please make sure to double and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.
How Weight Watchers friendly is this Bovril Spaghetti recipe?
Weight Watchers’ new PersonalPoints plan calculates each individual’s Points allowance based on their unique food preferences and goals. This means we’re no longer able to offer exact WW points for our recipes.
The good news is that all of our recipes are still Weight Watchers friendly! If you have any questions about your Points budgets or you’re unsure how a certain recipe will fit into your plan, please reach out to Weight Watchers directly.
Do you need any special ingredients to make Bovril Spaghetti?
You don’t need any special ingredients to enjoy this recipe.
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You’ll need a colander to strain your spaghetti off before adding it to your Bovril.
You should be able to pick up some Bovril in your local supermarket, but if not you can also grab it online.
Cook the spaghetti according to the instructions. Reserve a few tbsp of the pasta water in a separate bowl, and then drain the spaghetti. Leave in the colander.
Spray the saucepan with plenty of low calorie cooking spray. On a low heat, stir in the Bovril. If you like your pasta particularly tangy, then add a little extra more Bovril at this point to suit your taste.
Stir the pasta into the Bovril until the spaghetti is coated in the sauce. If you want a looser sauce, then mix in a couple of tbsp of the pasta water that you set aside earlier.
Serve with some freshly ground black pepper and some grated parmesan (optional).
What could I serve with Bovril Spaghetti?
This Bovril Spaghetti works really well when served on its own, but is also delicious when served alongside any of the following accompaniments:
How do you know when Bovril Spaghetti is cooked?
The spaghetti should be cooked according to the packet instructions, which should take around 8-12 minutes depending on how firm you like it!
Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.
How long can you keep Bovril Spaghetti in the fridge?
Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.
If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Bovril Spaghetti in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.
Can I freeze Bovril Spaghetti?
Yes you can! 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.
Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!
How do I reheat Bovril Spaghetti?
From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.
From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.
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If you're looking for a mega quick slimming friendly lunch, there is nothing better than this low Points and low calorie Bovril Spaghetti!
- KCals 455
- Carbs 86G
- Cook the spaghetti according to the instructions. Reserve a few tbsp of the pasta water in a separate bowl, and then drain the spaghetti. Leave in the colander.
- Spray the saucepan with plenty of low calorie cooking spray. On a low heat, stir in the Bovril. If you like your pasta particularly tangy, then add a little extra more Bovril at this point to suit your taste.
- Stir the pasta into the Bovril until the spaghetti is coated in the sauce. If you want a looser sauce, then mix in a couple of tbsp of the pasta water that you set aside earlier.
- Serve with some freshly ground black pepper and some grated parmesan (optional).
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