Members have been asking me for good healthy recipes that also keep weight watchers points in mind and I found this great recipe posted in our calorie wiki by a long time member, blozzom. It only takes 10 minutes to make. If you have a few more weight watchers points to spare, this squash risotto recipe looks great as well and it has 10 points.
I would make the pasta whole wheat (look at the comparison of whole wheat bowtie pasta to white rigatoni) if you want to increase the fiber and of course lower your points but this would also taste great with polenta or even without the pasta all together! Add some red pepper flakes if you'd like a little more taste and even though the recipe doesn't call for it, I would add a few cloves of garlic.
|Orecchiette With Broccoli Raab and Roasted Tomatoes|
To roast tomatoes, preheat oven to 350F. Place tomatoes on lightly oiled baking sheet. Roast 90 minutes, turning after 45 minutes, until very soft and slightly blackened. Once cooled, chop tomatoes and set aside.
Cook pasta as directed on the package. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup of liquid.
In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add crushed garlic and cook until slightly golden, 1-2 minutes. Add broccoli raab to skillet; raise heat to high. Cook, tossing constantly, until greens are just wilted, 4-5 minutes. Add tomatoes, cooked pasta, reserved cooking liquid, red wine vinegar and pepper. Toss well. Serve promptly.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 8-10 min.
Nutrition Score per serving:
|g Fat||5 g; 0.7 g saturated|
|g Carbs||67 g|
|g Protein||14 g|
|g Fiber||4 g|
WW Points: 7
Cal: 362 ; Fat: 1 ; Fiber: 4