Jamie Oliver Spagetti Recipe

Inspired by Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, I decided to put a weight watchers spin on one of his yummy and healthy spaghetti recipes. It turned out delicious! My family gobbled it down and had no idea that they were eating something so good for them. With just a 4 Points per serving, this classic spaghetti recipe gets a healthy makeover and is sure to be a hit with the whole family. It’s a really easy recipe that I was able to slim down pretty easily without sacrificing any taste. One of my secret weapons is the pasta noodles. A while back I blogged about Ronzoni’s Smart Taste Pasta. I really love this stuff, and so does my family. It allows me the luxury to eat low Points pasta that actually tastes amazingly good and just like good ol’ carb heavy white pasta. It’s loaded with fiber and calcium and has just a 3 Points per serving! Good for me and good for my family. If you haven’t tried this pasta yet, get your butts to the grocery store and pick some up ASAP! Put it to use in this low points spaghetti recipe and enjoy!

Thanks Jamie Oliver!!

Jamie Oliver’s Classic Spaghetti Recipe

Ingredients:
– 3 cloves garlic
– 1 fresh red chile
– a small bunch of fresh basil
– sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
– 1 box of Ronzoni Smart Taste Spaghetti
– 1 tbsp olive oil
– 1 14 ounce can of diced tomatoes

Directions:
Bring a large pan of salted water to a boil, add the spaghetti and cook according to the package instructions.
Meanwhile, put a large saucepan on a medium heat and add olive oil.
Add the garlic, chile, and basil stalks and give them a stir.
When the garlic begins to brown slightly, add most of the basil leaves and the canned tomatoes. Turn the heat up high and stir for a minute. Season with salt and pepper.
Drain the spaghetti in a colander, then transfer it to the pan of sauce and stir well. Taste and add more salt and pepper if you think it needs it.
TO SERVE YOUR PASTA: Divide the pasta between your bowls. Roughly tear over the remaining basil leaves.
OPTIONAL (THIS CAN BE ADDED TO YOUR TOMATO SAUCE WHEN IT’S FINISHED. JUST STIR IN AND WARM THROUGH): Add a handful of baby spinach leaves to the sauce at the same time that you add the pasta — when the leaves have wilted remove from the heat and serve with ½ oz crumbled goat’s cheese on top (this addition of goat cheese adds 1 extra Points).

Entire recipe makes 7 servings
Each serving = 4 Points

Are you inspired by Jamie Oliver too? If so, check out his book! It’s a must read!

5 Comments

  1. I just made this and it's delicious! Amazing if you add a little bit of oregano – at least, that's what I did. I love Jamie Oliver and Weight Watchers, so this marriage was perfect.

    Thank you!

  2. also, a way to portion the food put- after it has been mixed all together. I notice the ronzoni pasta lists 2 ounces as a serving size nfor the dry spaghetti…

  3. I made this tonight for dinner…It Was really good. I didn't have any red chiles, so I used some red pepper flakes, and it worked nicely. It seems to get a little dry- My husband ate some after he came home from work- and it was a little dry… Maybe a larger can of tomatoes might keep it more moist. It would still be low points.

  4. Thanks SOOOO much for putting this recipe up! I am totally addicted to what Jamie is doing and love that we have the points now to fix his amazing food!

  5. Tonyne @ Unlikely Su Reply

    That looks amazing. I love Food Revolution and Jamie Oliver. I've been using the Ronzoni for awhile and nothing beats a simple sauce. :) Thanks for sharing!

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