Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Tasty Tuesdays: Low-fat Creamy pasta

I love this pasta recipe because it's a yummy creamy pasta dish that you can eat without worrying about it turning you into the size of a house. It's a good one for those nights when you don't really want to be bothered about dinner and you forgot to get meat out.

Low-fat Creamy Pasta


Fresh pasta (Now fresh isn't essential but it is nice. I buy the Latina fresh fettucini, that is 375g)
8 mushrooms, chopped
1 zucchini chopped
5 rashers shortcut bacon, chopped
1 onion, chooped
1 capsicum, chopped
oil for frying
1 can low-fat evaporated milk
cornflour for thickening (approximately 2 tbs)
wholegrain mustard
Grated cheese (1/2 cup)
Thinly Sliced Avacado

First, put some water on to boil to cook the pasta in. Then fry up your bacon, onion, zucchini, mushrooms, garlic and capsicum in an oiled pan.

Once the water has boiled cook your pasta until just done.Then drain the pasta and combine it with the ingredients in the fry pan. Mix.

Then pour in almost all of the can of evaporated milk, and combine on a low heat. Then mix cornflour with the leftover evaporated milk, and then just add this slowly while stirring until the pasta is as creamy as you like it.

Then add some wholegrain mustard to taste, (I tend to use a fair bit so I'll leave that one up to you!) and the grated cheese. Finally, as a last thing, you can stir in a some chopped avocado, (but make sure you don't cook it!) and serve.


  1. Oh yum! Ill have to try this!! We love pasta in our house :)

  2. Yummo!! That sounds delicious! I'm going to give this one a try!

  3. My daughter would love this! I'm not a creamy pasta fan, and my second kid can't have dairy so we don't do stuff like this a lot, but I might have to give it a try. Bridie and I can have something different.

  4. YUM!!!!! I like it.. a lot. Must add it to my meal plan... nomnomnom.

  5. Looks great! The husband carries on like he's in prison camp whenever we have a meat-free meal, but I like them so he just has to put up with it. Will have to try this one.

  6. Enjoy! lol @ Emma, my hubs is the same, he thinks his throat is cut when have a meal that isn't at least 50% meat- but we're getting there!

  7. We eat a tonne of pasta in our house but my snobby husband would die if he saw me use evaporated milk (and I don't want to be a house-sized lady) so I stick to tomato bases mostly. I'm going to try this and not tell him and see what he thinks! After all I snuck a cream-free soup past him last week by thickening it with cannelini beans so maybe he won't notice ;)

  8. nom, nom, nom it even looks gorgeous in the pot!

  9. lol @ amy- i bet your chef husband will notice the difference!


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