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Marmite – do you love it or hate it? If you’re a Marmite lover, you’re in for a treat! And if you’re not a fan, we think this flavour-packed dish might just change your mind…

One thing’s for sure, we definitely love pasta at Slimming World. It’s speedy, simple and it won’t blow the shopping budget. 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!

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Slimming World Marmite pasta recipe

serves 4 
ready in 30 minutes  

Tip: To make this dish vegetarian, leave out the chicken or swap it for 450g chunks of plain tofu and use vegetable stock instead of chicken. To cook the tofu, lightly spritz a non-stick frying pan with low-calorie cooking spray and fry the chunks for 2-3 minutes on each side, until slightly browned and crispy.  

What you need:  

low-calorie cooking spray  
450g boneless and skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks  
400g dried penne or other pasta shapes  
200g sugar snap peas, sliced diagonally   
200g broccoli, chopped into small florets  
1½ tsp Marmite yeast extract  
200g plain quark  
180ml hot chicken stock 

What you do:  

1. First, cook the chicken. Preheat your grill to medium-hot, line a baking tray with foil and spray it with low-calorie cooking spray. Arrange the chicken in a single layer on the tray and grill, without turning, for 10-12 minutes, until cooked through. Cover loosely with foil to keep it warm.  

2. Next, cook the pasta in boiling water for 7 minutes. Throw in the sugar snaps and broccoli and cook for 4 minutes more, or until the pasta and veg are tender but still have a bit of bite. Drain, then return to the pan.  

3. While the pasta’s cooking, put the Marmite, quark, stock and a little salt and freshly ground black pepper in a large bowl. Mix well to make a thick sauce.   

4. Add the sauce to the pasta and veg, tip in the chicken and stir until everything is well coated. Divide between four bowls and add a twist of black pepper to serve. 

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Slimming World Marmite pasta video

Would you like more meals that are ready in minutes? 

At Slimming World, we know there are always going to be days when time’s tight and you need something to eat that’s quick and easy – but also delicious! Our members have access to more than 2,000 recipes on the app and website, including over 700 that take just half an hour or less to make. 

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