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Mouthwatering Low-Calorie, Low Carb Pasta #Recipe

I just got back on the diet wagon so it’s disappointing when I can’t have my favourite food in the entire world: cream sauce pasta! I love cream sauce pasta so much but the calories in the pasta are just too much. The few pasta brands I usually buy have about 310 calories per 85 grams which are not enough to feel full.

One day a co-worker of mine took me to the Low Carb Grocery in Burnaby, and I found this Nutriwell Maccarozone spaghetti. Not only does it only have 115 calories per 50 grams, but it is also 30% higher in fiber and 60% less carb in comparison to traditional pasta. I HAVE FOUND THE LOVE OF MY PASTA!! I bet your first thought is, “The texture must be weird.” NOPE! I won’t lie to you, the texture is different but I think it’s pretty similar to traditional pasta. It’s like comparing white rice to brown rice.

For this recipe, we will be making a pasta sauce with Philadelphia light cream cheese and No Name part-skim mozzarella. The recipe below is based on Don’t Go Bacon My Heart’s Cream Cheese Pasta, and I tweaked it to my liking. Here is the original recipe: https://www.dontgobaconmyheart.co.uk/cream-cheese-pasta/.

You are going to love this pasta!

Low-Calorie Cream Cheese Pasta

Yield: 4 servings     |     Prep Time: 10 minutes     |     Cook Time: 20 minutes

394 calories per serving

Ingredients:

22gr garlic (about 5 cloves)

15gr salted butter

165gr Montreal smoked meat

105gr light cream cheese

90gr part-skim mozzarella

3/4 cup pasta water

1/2 tbsp white truffle oil

300gr Nutriwell Maccarozone spaghetti

Pasta Cooking Instructions:

  1. Boil water in a pan.
  2. Add spaghetti to the boiling water for 10 minutes or until tender.
  3. Drain water into another bowl.
  4. Set the pasta and pasta water aside.

Cream Cheese Pasta:

  1. In a pan, melt butter slowly on low heat.
  2. Add garlic and cook for a few minutes until golden.
  3. Chop Montreal smoked meat into small pieces and add to the pan.
  4. Add pasta water, cream cheese, mozzarella, and truffle oil. Stir until cream cheese and mozzarella are melted and mixed well together.
  5. Add cooked pasta into the pan. Mix well.

That’s it! It’s so quick to make. I loved it so much that I had it for 6 meals in a row. Who says that you can’t eat pasta while you’re on a diet.

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