This recipe for pasta with fresh corn and tomatoes caught my eye when I was scanning the June/July 2013 issue of Taste of Home . Easy, healthy and delicious, it was the Grand prize winner in their "Summer in a Bowl" challenge.
I love the combination of fresh corn and tomatoes and immediately added this pasta with fresh corn and tomatoes recipe to my "must try" list. It was as just as delicious as I had hoped.
How Many Calories and WW Points in this Pasta with Fresh Corn + Tomatoes?
According to my calculations each serving has 284 calories and:
10 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
9 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
5 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
8 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
How Can I Make this Work with Weight Watchers Simply Filling/No Count Program?
To make this work with WW Simply Filling use whole grain pasta and a fat-free cheese.
I made a few changes, adapting it to fit our family's tastes. The recipe called for 1 cup of feta cheese. Rod is not a feta fan so I substituted Mexican Queso Fresco, a mild slightly salty crumbly cheese, widely available here in Phoenix grocery stores instead.
I also substituted cilantro for the parsley. And regular fettuccine for whole wheat since we like it better and it's what was in the pantry. And I added a tablespoon of fresh lime juice.
The recipe said to cook the corn on the ears, wait for them to cool and then cut the kernels off. I thought it would be much easier to remove the kernels from the cobs before boiling. So that's what I did.
Both Rod and I loved it. Served with a simple tossed green salad and grilled chicken spinach sausage, it was a satisfying meal. Enjoy!
More Recipe Additions and Variations
To lower the WW SmartPoints in this recipe you could:
- Decrease the olive oil
- Use reduced fat or fat-free cheese
- Use less cheese or no cheese
To make this recipe heartier, you could add:
- Slices of grilled chicken/turkey sausage
- Shredded lean chicken breast
- Cooked shrimp
- White beans
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Pasta with Fresh Corn & Tomatoes Recipe
- 8 ounces uncooked whole wheat fettuccine
- 2 medium ears sweet corn, kernels cut off
- 2 teaspoons , plus 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- ½ cup chopped sweet red pepper
- 4 green onions, chopped
- 3 medium tomatoes, chopped
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup crumbled Mexican queso fresco or feta cheese
- ¼ cup minced fresh cilantro or parsley
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice (optional)
- In a large pasta pot, cook the fettuccine in well salted boiling water according to package directions, adding the corn during the last 4 minutes of cooking.
- Meanwhile, in a small skillet, heat the 2 teaspoons of olive oil over medium heat. Add the red pepper and green onions. Cook, stirring often, until tender.
- Drain the pasta and corn well then transfer it back to your pasta pot. Add the tomatoes, salt, pepper, remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil. Toss well to combine.
- Sprinkle with cheese and parsley. Serve immediately.
- decrease the olive oil
- use reduced fat or fat-free cheese
- use less cheese or no cheese
- slices of grilled chicken/turkey sausage
- shredded lean chicken breast
- cooked shrimp
- white beans
Source: Adapted from Taste of Home
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
If you like this recipe for pasta with corn and tomatoes you might also like:
- Fresh Corn and Tomato Salad (Simple-Nourished-Living)
- Scallop, Corn & Tomato Salad (Weight Watchers)
- Summer Tomatoes, Corn, Crab & Avocado Salad (SkinnyTaste)
- Fresh Corn, Tomato & Zucchini Salad (Recipe Girl)
- Corn and Tomato Pizza (Southern Living)
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