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.

It reheats very well so the leftovers are good for lunches too!Farfalloni Con Funghi | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

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 👍

Now, I don’t speak Italian, but I do know that Farfalloni is not a real Italian word.

I’ve cooked this recipe for years after finding it in an ancient 1970’s pasta cookbook and it’s actual title is Farfalle con Funghi after the pasta bows which are supposed to be used, but for some reason, it never got called the right thing and so it’s now called Farfalloni Con Funghi in our house!

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I’ve adapted this Farfalloni Con Funghi so it’s completely slimming friendly, and my goodness it is absolutely my most favourite pasta dish ever, so comforting  – deeeeeelish!!

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The amount of pasta listed is just a guide, add more or less depending on how many you want to feed, bulk it out with extra mushrooms if you want to, I sometimes cook some broccoli in with the pasta too for some veggies  – its a cheap and tasty way to feed the whole family!

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What do I need to make this Farfalloni Con Funghi?

As mentioned, the original recipe uses pasta bows, but you can use whatever pasta shape you want.

You’ll need a couple of large saucepans to cook the pasta and sauce – you can pick some up from Amazon!

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Farfalloni Con Funghi?

Well…pasta is always a tricky one when it comes to points, so it does come up at over 15 Smart Points per portion. However, all is not lost! 

You could always increase the amount of mushrooms, and use an alternative to pasta such as courgette or butternut squash, both of which would work really well!

How many Calories are in this Farfalloni Con Funghi recipe?

This bowl of pasta is soooo comforting and packed full of flavour. At less than 500 calories per portion, you’ll be able to head back for seconds!

How do I make this Farfalloni Con Funghi?

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

Slice the mushrooms and fry them in a little Low Calorie Cooking Spray. Put to one side.

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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.

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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.

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Step 4

Cook the pasta according to the instructions. Add the mushrooms into the meat.

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Drain the pasta and add to the meat and mushroom sauce.

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Step 5

Stir until the pasta is fully coated and serve. Sprinkle a little parmesan on top if you like!

Can I freeze this Farfalloni Con Funghi?

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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!

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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 (remember to syn it if you use it).

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27 Comments
  1. I have just made this for dinner tonight. I have to say it was very easy to prepare and extremely tasty and filling!! Thank you Emma for sharing this lovely recipe! Lots spare too so that’s my lunch sorted for work tomorrow ????

  2. Had this recipe recommended (along with your web-site). Cooked this for tea and was yummy. Put spinach underneath too for extra speed. Thanks very much.

    Sue Marriott

    1. Hi Lucie,

      This freezes really well – obviously just freeze the meat sauce not the pasta. Also heats up well too, just add a little extra water to loosen it when it’s heating through, keeps for a few days in the fridge, treat the same as any other meat or Bolognese sauce.

      Emma ????

  3. This is an absolutely delicious recipe. Would Definitely make this again and recommend this to anyone who will listen! Thank you pinch of nom!

  4. I made this the other day and loved it!! I just fancied something quite early tasting and not too expensive.
    My boyf and house mate enjoyed it too!
    I did make a tweek. I didn’t have any beef stock cubes so used chicken and added a spoon full of bovril to the pan for added flavour.
    Next time I’ll try adding some greens for extra speed!!

  5. Just made this, l was the only one eating it, so just cooked enough pasta for me , will freeze the rest of the meat sauce for another day, l can recommend it , was delicious !

    1. Hi Karen, the cornflour helps thicken the sauce. Personally, I really like it with the cornflour in, and we use cornflour often. It’s entirely up to you if you’d like to include it or not 🙂

  6. I don’t eat red meat but it great with Turkey mince too which is also low in fat. I think pasta is my life saver when it’s chilly weather as its “cosy” and filling

  7. I just made this recipe and it looks and tastes delicious, as I’m a vegetarian I used quorn mince and veg cubes , the only thing I would say though isn’t 500gm of pasta rather a lot or is it 500g cooked weight ? Look forward to hearing your reply, I cooked 500g but only used half of it

  8. 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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