Farfalloni Con Funghi

  • 10MINS
  • 30MINS
  • 444KCAL

Farfalloni Con Funghi is a big, hearty slimming friendly meal which will feed a whole family – great if you’re calorie counting or following Weight Watchers.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories444
  • Carbs69g
  • Protein6g
  • Fat2g
  • Saturates1g
  • Sugars1g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

This original recipe that inspired our slimming friendly version was in a retro-looking 1970’s pasta cookbook and its actual title was Farfalle Con Funghi, named after the pasta bows used in the recipe, but you can use whatever pasta shape you want.

We never quite got the hang of the name and for whatever reason, it’s now called Farfalloni Con Funghi.

Our Farfalloni Con Funghi is a big, hearty, slimming friendly meal which will feed the whole family and is great if you’re calorie counting or following Weight Watchers. Also, the leftovers make excellent lunches.

What diets is this Farfalloni Con Funghi suitable for?

It can be made gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions;

  • Pasta

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Farfalloni Con Funghi recipe?

  • You need to count 17 Points per portion of this Farfalloni Con Funghi recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 17 Points per portion of this Farfalloni Con Funghi recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 17 Points per portion of this Farfalloni Con Funghi recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

It’s super tasty and filling so you could easily serve half a portion and enjoy it with extra vegetables or a side salad!

Do you need any special ingredients to make Farfalloni Con Funghi?

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How many Calories are in this Farfalloni Con Funghi recipe?

There are 444 Calories per portion in this Farfalloni Con Funghi, 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 Farfalloni Con Funghi 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.

Step 1

Slice the mushrooms and fry them in a little low calorie cooking spray. Put to one side.

Step 2

Brown the meat in a saucepan. Add the crushed garlic, oregano and season to taste. Stir in the tomato puree and cook for a couple of minutes.

Step 3

Add the cornflour to the meat mixture and stir well. The meat will puff up when the cornflour is added. Stir in the stock and simmer gently for 25 minutes, stirring frequently until thick and glossy.

Step 4

Cook the pasta according to the instructions. Add the mushrooms into the meat. Drain the pasta and add to the meat and mushroom sauce. Stir until the pasta is fully coated and serve. Sprinkle a little parmesan on top if you like.

What could I serve alongside this Farfalloni Con Funghi?

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How do you know when this Farfalloni Con Funghi is cooked?

The pasta should be cooked as per the package instructions.

The mince should be cooked until it has a thick and rich sauce – this will take around 25 minutes.

How long can you keep this Farfalloni Con Funghi 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 Farfalloni Con Funghi in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze this Farfalloni Con Funghi?

We only recommend freezing the meat sauce and making your pasta fresh, 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 Farfalloni Con Funghi?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with a 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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Farfalloni Con Funghi

Farfalloni Con Funghi is a big, hearty, slimming friendly meal which will feed a whole family – great if you’re calorie counting or following Weight Watchers.
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    30 MINS
  • KCals 444
  • Carbs 69G
WW Points
  • 17 Green
  • 17 Blue
  • 17 Purple

Ingredients

  • 500 g pasta
  • 500 g lean pork mince 5% fat or less
  • 300 g mushrooms
  • 500 ml beef stock (made using 2 beef stock cubes)
  • 3 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 tbsp cornflour
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Slice the mushrooms and fry them in a little low calorie cooking spray. Put to one side.
  2. Brown the meat in a saucepan. Add the crushed garlic, oregano and season to taste. Stir in the tomato puree and cook for a couple of minutes.
  3. Add the cornflour to the meat mixture and stir well. The meat will puff up when the cornflour is added. Stir in the stock and simmer gently for 25 minutes, stirring frequently until thick and glossy.
  4. Cook the pasta according to the instructions. Add the mushrooms into the meat. Drain the pasta and add to the meat and mushroom sauce. Stir until the pasta is fully coated and serve. Sprinkle a little parmesan on top if you like.

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KateSaturday 9th December 2017

We also ate this all the time as a kid from an ancient pasta cookbook that is still at my parents house (and is still in use!) I’m pretty sure we have the same one (I’m originally from Ireland). I had a craving for this today and my parents were not at home to give me the recipe.. I was so delighted to see it here 🙂 I can see you said you adjusted the recipe but to be honest in the picture it looks exactly as I remember it!!

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    KateSaturday 9th December 2017

    Just to add we also used to call it Farfalloni Con Fungi too ????

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