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Low-Cal Creamy Pasta with Bok Choy

Low-Cal Creamy Pasta with Bok Choy

There's no heavy cream in this dish, so it has less calories than usual. It's a an easy cream pasta.

Ingredients: 1 serving

Spaghetti
80 g
Bok choy
1 cluster (1 plant)
Sliced bacon
2 slices
Salt and pepper
a small amount
Cream sauce
☆ Butter
10 g
☆ White flour
1 tablespoon
☆ Milk
150 ml
☆ Consommé stock granules
1/2 tablespoon
★ The spaghetti cooking liquid
as needed
Coarsely ground black pepper
to taste

Steps

1. Boil the spaghetti. Measure out the ☆ ingredients.
2. Wash the bok choy well and cut into thirds. Slice the thick stems in half. Cut the bacon into 1 cm wide strips.
3. Sauté the bok choy and bacon 5 minutes before the spaghetti is cooked. Season with salt and pepper.
4. Melt the butter in another frying pan and add the flour. Mix until smooth so that lumps don't form.
5. Add the milk little by little as you mix it in. Add the soup stock granules and mix well. If the sauce is too thick, thin it out with a little of the spaghetti cooking liquid.
6. Add the Step 3 ingredients to the sauce and mix well. Add the spaghetti and toss to coat with the sauce. Taste, and adjust the seasoning if needed with salt and pepper.
7. Transfer to a serving plate, sprinkle on some coarsely ground black pepper, and it's done.
8. For a quick and easy 1-frying pan method:
9. 2 minutes before the spaghetti is cooked, melt butter in a frying pan and start sautéing the bok choy and bacon. Season with salt and pepper.
10. Add the flour to the pan, and mix so that lumps don't form until no longer floury.
11. Add the milk little by little. Add the soup stock granules and mix in. If the sauce is too thick, thin it out with a little of the spaghetti cooking liquid.
12. Add the spaghetti and toss to coat with the sauce. Taste, and adjust the seasoning if needed with salt and pepper. Transfer to a serving plate, sprinkle on some coarsely ground black pepper, and it's done.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to try making a pasta dish using the bok choy that my parents grew.