This delicious dish seems too good to be true, because it has that appearance of decadent creaminess we food lovers look for in a rich sauce.
It's the kind of recipe that absolutely sums up Slice-of-Slim because my quest is to retain the joy of food by reducing the fat but retaining the yumminess and the comfort we all seek from our food!
My recipe works out to 1pp/approx 100 kcal per portion which gives you lots of scope and choice as to how you may want to serve it...perhaps with some wild rice, a portion of spaghetti as I have shown above...
...or even on some toasted bread 'crostini' style like this.
Because the main ingredient is zero-propointed mushrooms, you can have a really generous portion and feel totally satisfied without doing any damage to your weight loss or maintenance plans.
You will need : (For 2 servings)
1 average size punnet mushrooms (around 300g)
60g (2 mini pots) Extra light philadelphia
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon tomato ketchup
Freshly ground black pepper
Fresh chives/herbs to garnish
Paprika to finish
N.B. For Simple Start or Filling & Healthy, see below in
This probably seems like an enormous amount of mushrooms for two portions, but remember that when cooked, they shrink down, plus the mushrooms are really the only bulky ingredient in this sauce.
Slice them into thin but chunky slices and fry in some Frylight Sunflower oil until really soft and brown. Add the Worcestershire sauce and the ketchup. This gives an amazing flavour kick which is then muted down by the cream cheese. Stir well.
Add the Extra Light Philadelphia and stir over a gentle heat so that the cheese melts into the pan and creates a smooth, creamy consistency. If it's too thick for you, just 'loosen' the sauce off with a drop of milk.
Finally, add some black pepper and snip in some chives, parsley or fresh herbs of your choice.
Remember you can always 'bulk out' a portion of rice or pasta with lashings of wilted spinach-I cook mine with crushed garlic-delicious!
Soft, creamy and comforting.
If you want to make this on a Filling & Healthy day, simply replace the extra light Philadelphia with quark and the tomato ketchup with passata. Don't let the sauce boil as it ruins the creamy texture.
Serve with brown rice or on a toasted crumpet for a crostini version.
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