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Creamy Tomato & Quark Spaghetti (Syn Free)

by Helen
Syn Free Pasta Tomato Quark Pasta

Here’s my first Slimming world friendly recipe – a creamy tomato & quark spaghetti recipe. This is a syn-free pasta recipe the whole family can enjoy. This sauce is very versatile, one which you can add whichever vegetables or meat to – if you’d like. Else, keep it simple with fresh basil for a cheap, mid-week slimming world friendly dinner. 

I’ve never used Quark before today. I’ve heard lots about quark (on Slimming World discussion groups) but never used it. When looking at possible Slimming world friendly, and syn-free recipes I thought it could be a great ingredient to experiment with. It is a cooking cheese which can bring a creamy texture to dishes. 

How to cook syn-free creamy tomato & quark spaghetti

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1. Chop onions and crush garlic

2. Spray a large pan with fry-lite (or a small amount of your favourite oil)

3. Add onions to the pan, and turn heat to medium 

4. Cook on a medium heat, stirring often   

5. Once the onions begin to caramelise slightly (see browned edges and clear) then add the crushed garlic to the pan – stir and cook for 1 minute

6. Add the tin of tomatoes 

7. Stir and turn the heat to high 
 

8.Then add the tomato puree and balsamic vinegar
 

9. Stir to combine

10. Cook for a further 5 minutes, until thickened 
 

11. Turn off the heat and add the quark 

12. Stir to combine and add some chopped fresh basil

13. Stir 

14. Mix into drained, cooked pasta  

15. Serve topped with more fresh basil for a delicious syn-free dinner

Yield: 4 People

Creamy Tomato & Quark Spaghetto (Syn Free)

Syn Free Pasta Tomato Quark Pasta

A delicious syn-free creamy tomato & quark pasta. Feel free to add any veggies or meat you fancy!

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes

Ingredients

  • Spray of fry-lite or oil of your choice (syn appropriately)
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 400g Tin of Chopped Tomatoes
  • 250g Plain Quark
  • 1 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Tsp Tomato Puree
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Spaghetti (enough for 4 people)
  • Fresh Basil

Instructions

  1. Begin to cook spaghetti as per packet instructions - keep an eye on it to ensure it doesn't overcook.
  2. Chop an onion and crush 2 garlic cloves
  3. Add a sprits of oil to a non-stick pan and heat to medium heat
  4. Add the choppd onions and cook for 5-10 minutes, until they begin to caramelise
  5. Then add the crushed garlic, stir and cook for a furhter 1 minute
  6. Add the tinned tomatoes, tomato puree and balsamic vinegar to the onions
  7. Stir and turn up the heat
  8. Cook until thickened (about 3-5 minutes)
  9. Then turn off the heat, and mix in the quark and a handful of chopped fresh basil
  10. Mix through cooked, drained spaghetti and serve with additional fresh basil (optional)

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