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Spaghetti with Skinny yet Creamy Green Onion Pepper Sauce

by Adina 07/03/2016 22 comments

Spaghetti with Skinny Green Onion Sauce
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Who doesn’t love spaghetti? I really cannot think of anyone who would say no to a nice bowl of comforting spaghetti with a creamy yet skinny sauce full of veggies like green onions, bell peppers and tomatoes.

Spaghetti with Skinny Green Onion Sauce

We had this only last week, but now that I see the pictures again, I am actually thinking of cooking it again today. It is certainly made with ingredients I always have in the fridge, it’s really a no-fuss thing and it tastes so good, you cannot stop eating. And your children will eat all the vegetables inside without one word of protest. At least mine did!

And the sauce is so light and healthy that even moms will be able to enjoy this without worrying too much about the calories. OK, you have the pasta, but it is whole wheat and the sauce, though creamy, it is only made with low-fat milk (1,5% fat) and low-fat cream cheese. Otherwise, only veggies, veggies, veggies. And that wonderful garlic.

Spaghetti with Skinny Green Onion Sauce

Spaghetti with Skinny Green Onion Sauce

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Serves: 4

, Spaghetti with Skinny yet Creamy Green Onion Pepper Sauce
  • 400 g/ 14 oz spaghetti
  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 1 bunch green onions
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dry Italian herbs
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 250 ml/ 1 cup low-fat milk 1,5 % fat
  • 4 tablespoons low-fat cream cheese
  • 250 ml/ 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • 4 large garlic cloves
  • salt and pepper
  • some chili powder, optional
  1. Chop the bell peppers into small cubes and cut the green onions into thin rings.
  2. Heat the oil in a large cast iron pan and cook the peppers and the green onions for a few minutes until a bit softer. Add the herbs and the sugar and let caramelize slightly. Add some salt and pepper.
  3. Bring a large pan of water to a boil and cook the spaghetti according to the package's instructions.
  4. Remove the seeds of the tomatoes and chop the tomatoes into small cubes. Finely chop or grate the garlic cloves.
  5. Mix the milk, cream cheese, vegetable broth and tomato paste in a bowl and whisk carefully until smooth. Add the mixture to the vegetables in the pan together with the chopped tomatoes and garlic. Add salt and pepper to taste and chili powder if you wish to have a hotter dish.
  6. Let cook gently until the vegetables are soft and the sauce thickens.
  7. Serve over spaghetti with some green salad on the side.
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Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary 07/03/2016 - 16:08

You had me at skinny! 😉 I definitely love spaghetti and green onions, so this pasta is toe-ts calling my name! Cheers, girl!

Adina 07/03/2016 - 16:16

Thanks, Cheyanne, I hope you try this. 🙂

sue|theviewfromgreatisland 07/03/2016 - 17:20

These types of easy from the pantry pastas are favorites in our house – for obvious reasons! Love the name of this one!

Adina 08/03/2016 - 08:18

Same here with the pantry pasta, when I think of it I rarely ever buy something special to make pasta, it is normally something I cook on a Sunday or when I don’t want to go shopping.

Jess @ Sweetest Menu 07/03/2016 - 21:40

That is one seriously good looking bowl of pasta! Wow! Just love that it is packed full of veggies too!

Adina 08/03/2016 - 08:19

Thank you, Jess. 🙂

Monica 07/03/2016 - 23:18

This is calling my name! Pasta is always a winner, especially when creamy sauce is involved. Just want to sit down and dig right in!

Adina 08/03/2016 - 08:17

Pasta is goooood, sometimes I wish I would like it a little bit less…. 🙂

Liz 08/03/2016 - 00:30

This looks SO delicious!! Do you think I could substitute something else in place of the cream cheese? Loving the addition of green onion 🙂

Adina 08/03/2016 - 08:16

If you want to make this dish vegan, you could try using soy cream instead of milk and cream cheese, it is thicker than milk. Otherwise I would thicken the sauce with some starch and use some Parmesan for the cheesy taste.

Balvinder 08/03/2016 - 02:58

I’m not much of a spaghetti person but the skinny green onion sauce has totally sold me on it!

Adina 08/03/2016 - 08:20

Thank you. You could try it with rice or potatoes as well, I’m sure it would work.

Thao @ In Good Flavor 08/03/2016 - 03:38

Some nights I crave for something light and veggie filled, and this is perfect! It looks so pretty too!

Adina 08/03/2016 - 08:20

Thank you, Thao.

Roland 08/03/2016 - 09:59

Can´t wait to eat it again : )

Adina 08/03/2016 - 16:42

Soon, mein Schatz. 🙂

Chris Scheuer 08/03/2016 - 23:33

It looks so pretty – on top of sounding delicious!

Adina 09/03/2016 - 09:59

Thank you, Chris. 🙂

Priya 09/03/2016 - 09:40

Yummy bowl of pasta… I love spring onions and I like the way you use it in recipe

Adina 09/03/2016 - 09:59

Thank you, Priya.

Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen 11/03/2016 - 09:30

Anything skinny and I am sold. This spaghetti looks so delicious, Adina. This is so cute and would definitely bring a smile to everyone’s face!

Adina 11/03/2016 - 16:41

Thank you, Anu. 🙂


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