Pasta with Peas and Basil Cream Sauce

(makes 4 servings)

Weight Loss Recipes : Pasta with Peas and Basil Cream SauceIngredients:

  • 6 oz. bowtie, penne or your favorite pasta
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen peas, drained
  • 1 (12 oz.) can of non-fat evaporated milk
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, smashed and finely chopped
  • 2 oz. prosciuitto, chopped
  • ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Optional garnishes (Nutrition Facts are calculated without these items):

  • 1 tbsp shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped


  • In a serving bowl, cook pasta according to package instructions, drain, then set aside.
  • While the pasta is cooking. In a mediusized saucepan, add about ½ cup of water and bring to boil. Cook peas for about 10 minutes then drain and discard remaining water in saucepan. Return peas to saucepan.
  • Whisk together the milk and flour in a small-sized bowl then pour over the peas. Add the thyme and garlic then stir to combine. Raise heat to medium and stir until thickened.
  • Add the Parmesan cheese and prosciutto and continue stirring until cheese is melted and mixture is combined then pour over the pasta.
  • Toss pasta until well-coated with the sauce then serve with optional garnishes.

Make 4 Servings:

Weight loss recipes Amount Per Serving(¼ of recipe (200 g)): 331 Calories, 22 g Protein, 51 g carbohydrates, 3 g Dietary Fiber, 4 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 19 mg cholesterol, 609 mg sodium


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