Rosemary Conley's courgette pasta bake recipe

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If you love courgettes and pasta, then this pasta bake recipe could be perfect for you as an easy lunch or dinner. Kids love it too...

  • healthy
Serves4
SkillEasy
Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time45 mins
Total Time1 hours
Five A DayOne
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories293 Kcal15%
Fat2 g3%

A portion of this filling pasta bake by celeb chef Rosemary Conley is just 293 calories per serving. 

If you're bored of the same old pasta bake and are looking for a way to jazz it up - this recipe is a great option. Prepped in just 15 minutes, this pasta bake is a speedy midweek option packed with heaps of veggies. Courgette, red onion, and garlic are just a handful of veggies in this bake.

Ingredients

  • 225g (8oz) uncooked pasta
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • 4 courgettes, diced
  • 2 red onions, finely sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 red chilli, sliced
  • 1tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 600g tomato passata
  • 3tbsp virtually fat-free fromage frais
  • 2tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

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Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 190ºC (375ºF, gas mark 5).
  2. Cook the pasta in a pan of boiling water containing the stock cube, then drain.
  3. Preheat a large non-stick pan. Dry-fry the courgettes, onion and garlic in the pan for 3- 4 mins. Add the chilli, basil and tomato passata. Bring the sauce to a gentle simmer, then stir in the cooked pasta and season with salt and black pepper.
  4. Transfer to an ovenproof dish and bake in the oven for 30 mins. Just before serving, dot with fromage frais and sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley. Serve with fresh vegetables or salad.