You won't believe that you can enjoy this Easy Cheesy Pasta when counting calories or following a diet plan like Weight Watchers!
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Lasagne, cheesy pasta bakes, macaroni cheese… cheese and pasta really are a match made in heaven, but unfortunately it’s not exactly a slimming friendly combination!
We’ve used a light cheese spread in our Cheesy Pasta, so that you can enjoy all that delicious, cheesy gooeyness and none of the guilt.
Our Cheesy Pasta also uses fresh tomatoes with basil, but you can use a tin of tomatoes instead if you prefer! Feel free to add a bit more salt, or even some balsamic vinegar to enhance the tomatoes further.
What diets is this Cheesy Pasta suitable for?
This Cheesy Pasta recipe is suitable for people following a vegetarian diet.
It can be made gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions;
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 this Cheesy Pasta?
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‘Such a simple & beautifully balanced tasting meal. I roasted the tomatoes to get that extra sweetness from them & the basil completes the whole dish.’
Preheat oven to 200°C. Make the pasta up as per instructions on the pack, then drain and place in a bowl.
Mist a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and cook the onion until brown.
Add the onion to the cooked pasta along with the Primula and stir well.
Transfer to an oven proof dish, sprinkle the cheese on top and bake for about 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
Cook the tomatoes, basil and salt until the tomatoes start to ooze.
Plate up the pasta and serve the tomatoes on the side!
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How do you know when this Cheesy Pasta is cooked?
The pasta should be cooked as per the package instructions.
You should cook this Cheesy Pasta until the cheese is golden and bubbling. This should take around 15-20 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 Cheesy 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 Cheesy Pasta in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.
Can I freeze Cheesy Pasta?
We would not recommend freezing this recipe – fresh is best for this one!
How do I reheat Cheesy 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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You won’t believe that you can enjoy this Easy Cheesy Pasta when counting calories or following a diet plan like Weight Watchers!
- KCals 331
- Carbs 59G
- Preheat oven to 200°C. Make the pasta up as per instructions on the pack, then drain and place in a bowl
- Mist a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and cook the onion until brown
- Add the onion to the cooked pasta along with the Primula and stir well
- Transfer to an oven proof dish, sprinkle the cheese on top and bake for about 15-20 minutes until golden brown
- Cook the tomatoes, basil and salt until the tomatoes start to ooze
- Plate up the pasta and serve the tomatoes on the side!
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