Marmite Pasta

  • 5MINS
  • 15MINS
  • 305KCAL

This slimming friendly Marmite Pasta isn’t for everyone… but it tastes so good! Great for calorie counting and plans like Weight Watchers.

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories305
  • Carbs60g
  • Protein9g
  • Fat1g
  • Saturates0.3g
  • Sugars9g

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 slimming friendly Marmite Pasta isn’t for everyone… but it tastes so good! This recipe is great for calorie counting and plans like Weight Watchers.

To avoid lawyers at our front door, let’s just say that you either really, really like it or you really, really dislike it.

We are huge lovers of Marmite, and will put it in most things. Nigella Lawson has a great similar recipe, but it’s made with quite a lot of butter. So, here is a slimming friendly version of it – it’s really easy to make, and it’s very simple and satisfying.

…If you like Marmite.

What diets is this Marmite Pasta suitable for?

This Marmite Pasta recipe is suitable for dairy free, vegetarian and vegan diets.

Unfortunately, Marmite is not gluten free.

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 Marmite Pasta recipe?

  • You need to count 9 Points per portion of this Marmite Pasta recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 9 Points per portion of this Marmite Pasta recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 9 Points per portion of this Marmite Pasta recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Marmite Pasta?

You do not need any special ingredients for this recipe.

How many Calories are in this Marmite Pasta?

There are 305 Calories per portion in this Marmite Pasta, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

This Marmite 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.

Step 1

Put water onto boil for the pasta. Chop the leek into rings and onions into half moons, both finely chopped.

Step 2

Fry the leeks and onions in low calorie cooking spray until soft and golden.

Step 3

Once the pasta is cooked, drain the water, leaving a little bit in the pan – not too much otherwise it will be too watery. Add the vegetable stock pot, Marmite and fried vegetables and mix until combined.

Step 4

That’s it! Really simple, quick and adaptable. Enjoy!

What could I serve alongside this Marmite Pasta?

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How do you know when Marmite Pasta is cooked?

The only way to know if pasta is done is to taste it! It should be relatively firm to the bite. Around 10 mins on the boil should do the trick.

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 Marmite 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 Marmite Pasta in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze Marmite Pasta?

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.

Drizzling the pasta with a little olive oil will help the freezing process.

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 Marmite Pasta?

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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Marmite Pasta

This slimming friendly Marmite Pasta isn’t for everyone… but it tastes so good! Great for calorie counting and plans like Weight Watchers.
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    15 MINS
  • KCals 305
  • Carbs 60G
WW Points
  • 9 Green
  • 9 Blue
  • 9 Purple

Ingredients

  • 150 spaghetti (or any shape pasta)
  • 1 leek
  • 1-2 red onion
  • 1-2 tbsp Marmite (Entirely dependent on how Marmitey you want it)
  • 1 vegetable stock pot
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Put water onto boil for the pasta. Chop the leek into rings and onions into half moons, both finely chopped.
  2. Fry the leeks and onions in low calorie cooking spray until soft and golden.
  3. Once the pasta is cooked, drain the water, leaving a little bit in the pan - not too much otherwise it will be too watery. Add the vegetable stock pot, Marmite and fried vegetables and mix until combined.
  4. That's it! Really simple, quick and adaptable. Enjoy!

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RebeccaSunday 14th October 2018

Can’t wait to make this… is it possible to make it night before and take it in tub for lunch or does it have to be eaten straight away!? ☺️

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MeganTuesday 6th March 2018

This may be a stupid question, but does a stock pot mean just the jelly type pot? Or made up with boiling water as directed?

This sounds delicious! Can’t wait to try.

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SarahWednesday 11th October 2017

This is delicious! Thanks! 🙂

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MaryThursday 4th August 2016

How could one substitute a veggie stock cube for the stock pot? Possible?
Thanks

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    KaySaturday 6th August 2016

    Just dissolve it in approx 50-100ml of hot water and stir in

    Reply

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