Tuesday 27 August 2013

Slimming World Broccoli, Cauliflower and Pasta Bake

I made this one evening for dinner when my boyfriend was out, basing it on a recipe from Slimming World magazine for "macaroni and broccoli cheese".

To serve 2-3, you need:
about 250g pasta
half a head of broccoli
half a head of cauliflower
1 garlic clove, crushed
1/4 tsp dried chill flakes
2 eggs, beaten
6 tbsp passata
1 tsp dried mixed herbs
150g fat free natural yogurt
100g grated reduced fat cheese

Bring the pasta, broccoli and cauliflower to the boil and simmer until just tender - you can do this in the same pan, if you add everything at the right time (pasta first then cauli then broccoli).

In a bowl, mix the garlic, chilli, passata, eggs, herbs and yogurt.

Place the pasta, cauli and broccoli into an ovenproof dish, pour over the tomato and yogurt mixture and sprinkle with cheese.

Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes until the cheese is melted.

I'm sending this to Pasta Please, hosted this month by Cate's Cates, on behalf of Jacqueline of Tinned Tomatoes, as the challenge this month is vegetarian pasta bakes.

I am also sending this to Let's Cook With Cheese, hosted by Simply Sensational Food, which calls for vegetarian recipes with cheese.

Finally I am sending this to the No Waste Food Challenge, hosted by Elizabeth's Kitchen, on behalf of Kate from Turquoise Lemons. This recipe allowed me to use up yogurt and passata from open containers in my fridge.


  1. stuff like this is such brilliant comfort food and I love that it's a little slimming too!

  2. Wow looks super delicious, Thankyou for linking it to Lets cook with cheese event.

  3. That looks like a lovely interpretation of one of my favourite comfort foods. Nicely done!

  4. Mmm this looks like fantastic lower calorie comfort food! Thank you for sharing with the No Waste Food Challenge :)

  5. How many suns for this recipe please

    1. I'm not sure exactly as I adapted it from a Slimming World recipe and didn't work it out at the time as I just wanted something a bit healthier than normal. It also depends if you are having the cheese as your healthy extra, and as you are meant to be able to eat as much pasta as you like (if memory serves) then this could actually be syn free, right?


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