This super simple, slimming friendly Caprese Pasta uses a few delicious ingredients to make the perfect meal whether you're counting calories or following Weight Watchers.
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This super simple slimming-friendly Caprese Pasta uses just a few delicious ingredients to turn a classic Mediterranean flavour combo into a fresh and filling dinner.
This recipe will take you to Italy and back, even if it is raining at home!
These fresh flavours combined with authentic pappardelle pasta is a real winner, and if you’re feeling really good you could swap out the pasta for some steamed vegetables. However you serve yours, our Caprese Pasta is a great option if you’re counting calories or following Weight Watchers.
What diets is this Caprese Pasta suitable for?
This Caprese Pasta recipe is suitable for vegetarian diets.
It can be made gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions;
- Pappardelle pasta
Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.
Do you need any special ingredients to make Caprese Pasta?
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How many calories are in this Caprese Pasta?
There are 475 calories per portion in this Caprese Pasta, which means it falls into our Weekly Indulgence category.
To cut down the amount of calories even more, you can simply halve the portion size and serve with a healthy accompaniment.
This Caprese Pasta is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.
As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.
Set oven to 200 degrees, coat the tomatoes in low calorie cooking spray, salt and pepper and roast for around 30 minutes. Keep an eye on them so they don’t burn. Boil the pasta according to the packet instructions in salted water.
Meanwhile chop the onions, chilli and garlic very finely and place in a frying pan. Fry on a moderate heat in low calorie cooking spray.
Once the onions have turned a golden colour, take off the heat.
Add the cooked pasta and roasted tomatoes to the onion mixture, adding the fresh basil also. Lightly mix until the ingredients are combined.
Plate up, and add the mozzarella on top by tearing it into little pieces. Season and tuck in!
What could I serve with this Caprese Pasta?
How do you know when this Caprese Pasta is cooked?
Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the packet usually dried pasta is cooked between 10-12 minutes.
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 Caprese Pasta 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 Caprese Pasta in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.
Can I freeze Caprese Pasta?
We do not recommend freezing this recipe.
How do I reheat Caprese Pasta?
From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with a loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.
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This super simple, slimming friendly Caprese Pasta uses a few delicious ingredients to make the perfect meal whether you’re counting calories or following Weight Watchers.
- KCals 475
- Carbs 66G
- Set oven to 200 degrees, coat the tomatoes in low calorie cooking spray, salt and pepper and roast for around 30 minutes. Keep an eye on them so they don't burn. Boil the pasta according to the packet instructions in salted water.
- Meanwhile, chop the onions, chilli and garlic very finely and place in a frying pan. Fry on a moderate heat in low calorie cooking spray.
- Once the onions have turned a golden colour, take off the heat.
- Add the cooked pasta and roasted tomatoes to the onion mixture, adding the fresh basil also. Lightly mix until the ingredients are combined.
- Plate up, and add the mozzarella on top by tearing it into little pieces. Season and tuck in!
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Natasha KateTuesday 4th October 2022
Hello, could I use tinned cherry tomatoes to give more of a sauce? Thank you!
HollyWednesday 5th October 2022
Hi Natasha, yes you can swap for tinned cherry tomatoes if you prefer! Hope that helps!
ChlowTuesday 22nd May 2018
Just curious as if this could be eaten cold cause I know some pasta meals can be eaten both hot and cold
Tracey AdcockWednesday 31st August 2016
I Made this yesterday, it was absolutely lovely and I can’t wait to make it again mmmmm nom nom
MichaelWednesday 31st August 2016
Great to hear Tracey. Thank you!
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