I have made something similar to this before but I used Philadelphia in the past.. this time i decided to use Dairylea and it improved the recipe 100%.
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Syns: None (6 syns if not using as healthy extra)
250g Tagliatelle pasta (or more if you are mega hungry) (Could also use another pasta like penne etc…)
5 Rashers of bacon (smoked or unsmoked) with all fat removed before cooking
200g Tinned lean ham
1 Ham stock cube (or you could use chicken)
2 Cloves of garlic (or 2 tsp of garlic powder or flakes)
1/2 Tsp of dried mixed herbs
150g Dairylea light soft spread (use for your healthy extra A) (or 6 syns)
3 Large mushrooms (or frozen mushroom)
1 Large leek
1 Red pepper
Salt and pepper to season
- Add water to a pan, once boiling add your 250g of pasta and cook until soft.
- Meanwhile chop your pepper, leek and mushrooms. Spray a pan with Fry light and add pepper and leek. Cook until soft.
- Meanwhile remove all fat from your rashers of bacon and cut your ham into cubes.
- Add your mushrooms, bacon and ham to the pan, cook on a low heat.
- Add your garlic, mixed herbs, crushed stock cube, salt and pepper. If you find it is sticking add a spoonful of your pasta water to moisten.
- Turn down to a low heat and add your cheese. Be careful that the cheese does not burn or stick. Keep it moving.
- When the pasta is cooked do not drain. Use tongs to remove the pasta and add it to the pan of ingredients. Wet starchy pasta allows the sauce to stick together more and adds a little water to your sauce also.
- Make sure the pasta is covered in all of the cheese and everything is mixed together well and serve.
This recipe is only Syn free is you are using the Cheese as your healthy extra A. If not please add 6 Syns.
This recipe could be served with a speedy salad.. or replace the bacon with extra speed foods such as extra peppers, onions or spinach.
I wouldn’t suggest having this recipe too often as bacon and ham is fairly high in salt and fat content. But it makes an excellent treat.
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