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A Pasta ‘Fakeaway’

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How to make a pasta ‘fakeaway’: Vegetable Ribbon 3 Cheese ‘Pasta’. This healthy dish is perfect for a quick lunch and actually uses no pasta making it gluten free.

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It actually uses courgette instead and because I’m on the Slimming World plan, I have worked out what the Syn value is per serving. To make the courgette ribbons you will need a spiralizer. I used my Pampered Chef Spiral & Slice which is fantastic!

Here are the ingredients: Serves 2

  • 30g Parmesan
  • A handful of fresh basil (I used approx 12g)
  • 100g Light Soft Cheese (70% less fat)
  • 100g Turkey Bacon
  • Canola Oil spray (I get this from Costco)
  • 1 medium courgette
  • 1 tin cannellini beans, drained
  • 25g Feta Cheese, crumbled
  • Method:

  • Finely grate the parmesan and place it into a food processor with the basil
  • Take the light soft cheese and melt it in the microwave for 20 seconds on HIGH to soften
  • Add it to the food processor and chop and blend the cheeses and basil until well combined
  • Then, chop turkey bacon into 2cm strips
  • Spray your pan with canola oil and put on the hob -medium heat
  • Add the bacon to the pan for 7 minutes, stirring occasionally until lightly browned
  • Meanwhile, cut the ends off the courgette and cut the courgette in half
  • Take one half, insert into the spiralizer and twist in a clockwise motion until the courgette is spiralled! See the photo below for how it comes out!
  • Do the same to the other half of the courgette
  • Remove the pan from the heat, add the beans and the cream cheese mixture and stir until the bacon is well combined
  • Add the courgette to the pan, stir then put the mixture into a microwave safe bowl
  • Microwave on HIGH for 5 minutes
  • Then add the Feta to the bowl, stir well until a sauce begins to form
  • Serve immediately
  • spiral slice courgette

    The whole amount is 13.5 Syns on Slimming World’s Extra Easy plan. Therefore per serving, it is 7 Syn per portion (I rounded the 6.75 Syn up to 7). However you could use some of the cheese as your A Choice thereby reducing the Syn value. 30g of Parmesan counts as one A Choice and you can have 75g of reduced fat soft cheese as an A choice too so you’d have to work out what that meant for your half of the dish with regards to Syns to count. To keep it simple I have counted the whole dish as Syns.

    It makes a tasty and filling lunch. Let me know what you think in the comments!

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    Comments to A Pasta ‘Fakeaway’

    • Wow that looks amazing. I really want a spiralizer. x

      Sonia @ This Mummy Loves 6th August 2015 3:28 pm Reply
      • They are the ‘hot’ accessory at the moment!!

        Nadine Hill 6th August 2015 4:41 pm Reply
    • I have been thinking of getting a spiralizer in hope of getting more goodness into my stroppy teens diet. This meal looks lovely xx

      Sara 6th August 2015 6:53 pm Reply
    • O what a fabulous idea! I will have to give this a try!

      Erika 7th August 2015 8:44 am Reply
    • We really want to try courgetti but have been looking for an amazing recipe to trial it. This looks amazing and I will substitute the turkey bacon for ‘fake-on’. Oooh I can’t wait to try this now, thanks #seasonalkitchen

      sixdegreesofharmony 7th August 2015 10:29 am Reply
      • Ooh ‘fake-on’… I like that!!

        Nadine Hill 7th August 2015 11:00 am Reply
    • This looks so great! I want a spriralizer too! x

      mama syder 7th August 2015 10:55 am Reply
    • I’m another one who wants a spiraliser 🙂 I’d also replace the turkey, probably with some mushrooms, and then I’d wolf it on down! Visiting from #seasonalkitchen.

      Chris @lidelicio 7th August 2015 1:06 pm Reply
    • This looks amazing , move over Nigella 🙂

      Ninajcat 7th August 2015 8:11 pm Reply
    • Turkey bacon aside, something I don’t like, this looks and sounds amazing x

      Rachel 7th August 2015 9:59 pm Reply
      • Thank you! You could just substitute the turkey bacon for something else you prefer – I’m sure it would taste just as good!

        Nadine Hill 8th August 2015 8:44 am Reply
    • Oh yum this sounds delicious – I could definitely see myself tucking into it 🙂

      Sarah Bailey 10th August 2015 5:31 pm Reply
    • Thanks for linking up, this sounds delicious

      Kizzy 13th August 2015 8:00 am Reply
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    • Sounds interesting! Would you still call it a pasta 🙂

      VaiChin @RamblingThroughParenthood 17th August 2015 9:26 pm Reply
      • I’d say it was a ‘fakeaway’ as it’s like a fake pasta!! But having no pasta would be great for some people

        Nadine Hill 18th August 2015 8:16 pm Reply

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