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It’s hard to believe that a big bowl of penne or spaghetti can be Free on Slimming World – yet it’s true, pasta is one of the Free Foods that our members can enjoy to their hearts’ content, without any need to weigh, measure or count.

This delicious vegetarian dish is so easy, too. You could serve it with a big salad or your favourite veg for a tasty weeknight dinner (with leftovers for the next day’s lunch, if there are any!). We’ve jazzed up our baked feta pasta recipe with onion, garlic, thyme and fresh basil, but if you have the key ingredients of feta cheese, tomatoes and pasta, then you’re good to go…

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Baked feta pasta recipe

serves 4
6 Syns per serving (or Free if you have the feta as your Healthy Extra ‘a’ choice)
ready in 40 mins
vegetarian

What you need:

1 onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 tsp dried thyme
400g cherry tomatoes or baby plum tomatoes
low-calorie cooking spray
180g block feta cheese
400g dried pasta shapes
small pack fresh basil, chopped, with a few leaves reserved to serve

What you do: 

1. Preheat your oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas 6.

2. Put the onion, garlic, thyme and tomatoes in an ovenproof dish, season lightly and spray with low-calorie cooking spray. Gently mix it all together, then put the feta block in the middle of the dish. Bake for about 30 minutes or until the feta is browned at the edges and the tomatoes are starting to burst.

3. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to the pack instructions and drain well.

4. Carefully squish the feta and tomatoes with a fork (watch out, as the tomatoes can really pop!) and stir it all together. Stir through the chopped basil.

5. Stir the feta sauce through the pasta, divide between shallow bowls and scatter over the reserved basil leaves to serve.

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MORE FOR MEMBERS: Slimming World members have access to over 1,500 recipes on the exclusive members’ website, including lots that make the most of pasta as a Free Food.

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