Healthy Recipe - Bacon and Cabbage Pasta

Super Quick and Healthy Bacon and Cabbage Pasta Recipe

Super quick recipe I have tried to day that I have really really enjoyed, and with the added bonus that its healthy too!

Trying to have a better diet week this week – not perfect as that’s not me, but healthy choices where I can making sure I stay within my points (if I can!!).  I also ran yesterday, and did a really long walk with Luna so this happened!!

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Had a fantastic day off work and day out with Eddie and the kids today (well two of them + Luna).  I am editing the photos and writing a post about today which will go up within the next few days.  But for now here is the recipe for you to try.

Bacon & Cabbage Pasta

Recipe based on a weightwatchers recipe - I am not putting the points on here but it is currently below 10 Smart points (as at May 17).  Please calculate your own points to ensure that you are using up todate values!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Healthy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 People

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Head Savoy Cabbage Thick core removed and cabbage shredded
  • 1 Onion Chopped
  • 3 Cloves Garlic Feel free to use more or less to taste
  • 200 g Lean Bacon Slice into small pieces
  • 150 ml Vegetable Stock I used a cube and it was fine
  • 1/2 pack Spaghetti Or any other Pasta
  • 4 tbsp Greek Yoghurt - 0% can use more or less as desired (but make sure you check the points)
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste Optional

Instructions

  1. Put the pan with water in on to boil ready to cook the pasta.

    Either spray a pan with spray oil, or use a small amount of coconut oil (make sure to point this if its used) and into it fry the bacon until crispy.

    Add the chopped onions and soften, then add the minced garlic and cabbage and stir fry it all together.  After about 3 mins add the cabbage.

    Whilst this is stir frying put the pasta on to cook - should take approx. 10 mins.

    Add the stock to the pan with the bacon and cabbage in and leave to cook for about 5 mins.  When you are happy the cabbage is cooked to your liking stir in the Greek yoghurt and a few cups of the pasta cooking water.

    Simmer it to reduce the liquid slightly.  Drain the pasta and mix the pasta with the cabbage and bacon mixture.

    Season with salt and pepper if required.

    I had mine with a little parmesan sprinkled on top.  The liquid was quite "liquidy" and if I wasn't dieting I would have been tempted to thicken it slightly with a mix of corn flour and stock/pasta water.  But it was still delicious as it was.

    I served four dishes out and still have some left over so I am going to try it cold for lunch at work tomorrow.

    Healthy Cabbage and Bacon Recipe

Recipe Notes

Original recipe is here I haven't used the spinach in mine!

I thought the recipe was tasty and also was glad that it was quick to make as I was so tired, and I think slightly sun stroked so it would have been so easy to just get a takeaway!

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