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Lasagne, mac ’n’ cheese, meatball penne – we love a Slimming World pasta bake on the blog. They’re filling, quick to cook and won’t blow the shopping budget, which makes pasta bakes the perfect midweek meals. Even better, pasta is a Free Food when you’re Food Optimising, so you can eat enough to satisfy your appetite and say ‘pasta la vista!’ to worries about it affecting your weight loss!

If you’re looking for a simple Slimming World pasta bake for tonight’s dinner, we’ve got an easy – and really cheesy – recipe that you can whip up in just 30 minutes using a few store-cupboard staples. And it makes enough to feed a family of four – or you could freeze the leftovers for those too-busy days when there’s just no time to cook. How’s that for pasta perfection?

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Slimming World pasta bake

3 Syns per serving
serves 4
ready in 30 mins

What you need:

350g dried fusilli pasta
1 small leek, thinly sliced
100g frozen spinach
100g frozen sweetcorn
250g plain quark
175g fat-free natural fromage frais
400g canned tuna chunks in spring water, drained
75g reduced-fat Cheddar, grated

What you do:

1. Preheat your grill to high. Cook the pasta according to the pack instructions adding the leek, spinach and sweetcorn to the pan 4 minutes before the end of the cooking time, making sure the water comes back to the boil quickly. Drain the pasta and vegetables and return to the pan.

2. Mix the quark, fromage frais and tuna chunks into the pasta with half of the Cheddar and season to taste.

3. Spoon the pasta into a large ovenproof dish and sprinkle over the remaining Cheddar. Grill for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and browning.

4. Serve with a mixed leaf salad or your favourite Speed vegetables.

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Looking for more Slimming World pasta bake recipes?

Slimming World members are often blown away by the fact that they can eat pasta and still lose weight. It flies in the face of the common misconception that carbs are off limits if you want to slim, and it means that a filling Slimming World pasta bake is always on the menu! You’ll find endless pasta-bilities on our exclusive members’ website, including a pizza-topped version and our deluxe mac ’n’ cheese. If you’re not yet a member, you can try one of these brilliant bakes – we reckon they’ll pasta taste test with any hungry crowd:

Beef ragù pasta bake

Enchilada lasagne

Meatball pasta bake

Cheeseburger pasta bake

Whether you’re a pasta master, noodle ninja or you want to take things rice ’n’ easy, you’ll have access to over 1,500 slimming-friendly recipes as a Slimming World member – and that’s on top of all the weight loss support and recipe-swapping action you’ll find in our local groups and in our Community at Slimming World Online. 

Find out more about joining Slimming World here

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