Low-fat creamy spaghetti
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Time to make:
20 mins, prep 5 mins, cook 15 mins
$1.93 per serve
(at time of publication)
Full ingredients list:
- 350g wholemeal spaghetti
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 175g middle cut bacon, trimmed, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1/2 teaspoon dried red chilli flakes
- 1 head (about 400g) broccoli, cut into bite-sized florets
- 3 tablespoons low-fat sour cream
- 1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
- large green salad, to serve
Nutritional information (per serve)
Instructions and steps:
Step 1 Cook spaghetti according to packet instructions. Drain well, reserving ¼ cup cooking liquid.
Step 2 Meanwhile, heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add bacon and cook, stirring, for 3–4 minutes. Add garlic and chilli, stirring for 1 minute. Add broccoli and 2 tablespoons water, stirring occasionally for 3–4 minutes, until broccoli is tender-crisp.
Step 3 Add broccoli mixture to hot pasta, with sour cream and parsley. Toss to combine, adding a little of the reserved pasta water, if necessary.
Step 4 To serve, divide between serving bowls and garnish with extra parsley. Serve with a large green salad.
Replace broccoli with 400g sliced zucchini, mushrooms, peas, or whatever vegetables you have on hand.
About this recipe
First published: April 2010