I am still tracking my points with Weight Watchers. I love it. Really, despite the complaints I might have on any given day – I really love it. I am losing weight. I am close to my 10% weight loss which will get me a key chain! Have you tried Weight Watchers before? If so, how did you do on it?
One recipe I love to make is a Skinny Pesto Pasta. I make this recipe pretty regularly. It’s easy, fast, and delicious. That’s my favorite kind of recipe. I don’t have time to make two difficult meals most days so I like having recipes likes this as my go-tos. Plus, pesto tastes great with anything!
Skinny Pesto Pasta only has only five simple ingredients:
- Whole Wheat Linguine
- Tomatoes, diced
- Basil, dried or fresh
- Garlic Powder
It is quick and easy but so YUMMY. It is only 5 Weight Watchers points plus. That’s a big win. The whole wheat noodles keep me full longer. Do you like pesto? It’s one of my favorite dinners hands down.
Simply cook the linguine according to the box directions and add chopped tomatoes and dried/fresh basil. I prefer fresh basil, but don’t always have it on hand. I’ve used the refrigerated style that you squeeze as well. That works great. You can add garlic powder and salt to taste. (I like it very garlicky.)
What fast recipes do you like to cook? Do you also find yourself making two meals for the family? I’d love to hear your feedback below.
I pinned this! We will be trying it! It looks delicious!
Thanks, Mariah. It is quick and easy and quite delicious.
This looks delicious! YUM!
Jen Temcio says
I am sitting here at 11:30 getting SO hungry for lunch and THIS IS IT! I have the ingredients to make this right now! Looks so so good, and healthy too 🙂 THANKS!
You are welcome Jen. It is super yummy. I eat it at least once per week. Let me know how you like it!
carol fleisher says
Looks amazing! I’m getting hungry just tinking about it. Thanks for sharing
This looks like a meal both me and my Mom could agree on! Yum!
My husband is Italian, I think he’d love this. Pinned to my recipe board 🙂
Submitted to SU too 🙂
Thanks, Karen. I appreciate your Pin and Stumble. You rock!
jennifer zuna says
That looks delicious!
Thank you Jennifer. I need to make it again this week while I still have fresh tomatoes.
Diane Balch says
It is good to have a little pasta when you are dieting… lets you know you don’t have deprive yourself to keep on track. Thanks for sharing the recipe on foodie friday.
That is what I love about Weight Watchers, it really isn’t a diet but a lifestyle change. You can still enjoy the foods you love. Pasta is definitely one of mine.
I made this and LOVE it but what is the serving size for 5 points? I did a cup but not sure that’s right….and I couldn’t help myself and had 2 cups!
Well, I think I made a mistake and 1 cup of pasta should only be 3 points plus. The tomatoes, basil, garlic and salt is free, right? Anyway, 2 cups might be 7 though… But it is worth it for the amount of noodles you’d get. I’d just measure my noodles first and then add the rest of the stuff on top to be more accurate. I do love this recipe. My 6 year old daughter does too.
David Fultner says
yum this has a good ingredients.
nicole dz says
With only five simple ingredients how can you not want to make this, looks light and delish!
Jenna H says
I have all these ingredients on hand! How perfect! Will try for dinner.