Lower Fat Mushroom & Broccoli Pasta Bake (under 400 calories)
By the wlr team
This recipe is high fibre and low in fat so why not try something a little different with this vegetarian pasta bake? Great for sharing with family and friends or scale it down and make a single portion and enjoy it yourself.
- Recipe makes: 4 servings
- Prep time:
- Cook time: 25 mins
- Calories: 379
- 227g broccoli
- 454g mushrooms
- 4 serves wholewheat conchiglie pasta
- 1 tbsp butter
- 10g plain flour
- 284ml skimmed milk
- 25g caerphilly cheese
- 44g seeded bread
Preheat oven to 200°C / Gas Mark 6 / 400°F
- Cut broccoli head into small florets, cut mushrooms into quarters and steam for 10 minutes.
- Put the pasta on to cook through.
- Put 1 tbsp butter in pan and melt gently, mix in 1 tbsp plain flour. Very slowly mix in the milk 1 tbsp at a time until all is mixed in smoothly, do not add it quickly or sauce will go lumpy. Once all the milk is mixed in put back on a medium heat and add keep stirring till thickened.
- Add cheese to sauce and mix in, season to taste. Don't worry if cheese doesn't fully melt.
- Once pasta and steamed veg is cooked then mix them together in a large mixing bowl with the sauce.
- Rip a peice of bread into small chucks and put it into a blender and blend for a minute to get breadcrumbs.
- Pour the pasta mix into a casserole dish and cover the top with a layer of breadcrumbs.
- Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes.
Double or even triple this recipe to make a big batch, then freeze for later use.
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