Creamy Courgette & Leek Pasta Bake (350 calories)

IMG_0907Made this up as there were many things in my fridge which needed to be consumed!

Creamy Courgette and Leek Pasta Bake

Serves: 3

Calories per serving: 350


Ingredients

Fusilli, Whole Wheat, Dry Weight – 100g

Olive Oil – 12ml

Leeks, Raw (x2)  191g

Courgette, Raw (3 medium) – 300g

Garlic, Raw – 2 Cloves/6g

Creme Fraiche, Full Fat – 80g

Mature Cheddar Cheese – 40g

Parmesan Cheese – 25g

Marjoram, Dried – ½ Tsp/0.5g

Thyme, Dried – ½ Tsp/0.5g

Chestnut Mushrooms – 125g


Preparation:

Wipe the mushrooms, cut into chunks. Wash the leeks and finely dice. Coarsely grate the courgette and lay onto a clean tea towel (to absorb moisture). Peel and finely dice the garlic. Grate the cheese and combine the cheddar and parmesan.

Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the packet. In the meantime, heat the olive oil in a large frying pan and add the leek. Cook over a medium heat (don’t allow to brown, but to soften) for about 10 minutes. Add the diced mushroom and cook for a further 5 minutes. Finally add the courgette and the herbs.

Once the pasta is cooked, drain thoroughly and combine with the courgette and leek mixture.

Allow to cool before adding the creme fraiche and about half of the grated cheese.

Combine, and tip into a shallow oven proof dish.

Top with the remaining grated cheese.

Place into a pre-heated oven at 190 degrees for about 20 – 30 minutes until turning golden and crispy.

Serve with some rocket.

Next time I’m going to add some chopped walnuts to this, or toasted pine nuts.


Nutrition Data Per Serving

Calories (kcal) 349.3

Carbohydrate (g) 25.7

Fat (g) 20.8

Fibre (g) 5.9

Sodium (g) 0.186

Fruit & Veg 2.4

Protein (g) 15.0

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