Italian

Chocolate fondue in multicooker

Ingredients

200 g (7 oz) black chocolate | 200 ml sour cream 22%

Fried King Prawns in multicooker

Ingredients

600 g (21 oz) King Prawns, frozen | 100 ml sunflower oil | salt, spices

Potato, Leek & Tomato Bake

Ingredients

Fry Light, for spraying | 681g / 1 1/2 lb potatoes, thinly sliced | 2 leeks, sliced | 3 large tomatoes, sliced | few sprigs of fresh rosemary, crushed | 1 garlic clove, crushed | 284ml / 1/2 pt stock made with Vecon | salt & ground black pepper

Pepperonata

Ingredients

908g/2 lb mixed peppers | 2 onions, finely sliced | 4 garlic cloves, crushed | 2 x 397g/14 oz cans chopped tomatoes | 1 tsp Schwartz Mediterranean Mixed Herbs | 1/4 tsp paprika | salt & ground black pepper

Cheesy Garden Casserole

Ingredients

113g/4 oz broccoli, chopped | 113g/4 oz cauliflower, cut into florets | 113g/4 oz carrots, sliced | 113g/4 oz courgettes, sliced | 113g/4 oz green beans, cut into 1" pieces | 340g/12 oz cooked brown rice | freshly ground black pepper | 1 tsp dried oregano | 397g/14 oz can chopped tomatoes | 113g/4 oz reduced fat cheddar cheese, grated
  • Complexity: medium
  • Origin: Italian

Quorn Meatballs & Spaghetti

Ingredients

Meatballs: | 1 large white onion, chopped | 1-2 garlic cloves, crushed (optional) | 3 eggs, beaten | 350g pack Quorn Mince | Fry Light, for spraying | Sauce: | 142ml / 1/4 pt stock made with Vecon | 1 large red onion, finely chopped | 2 x 397g/14 oz cans chopped tomatoes | 1 tsp dried mixed herbs | salt & ground black pepper | 340g/12 oz dried spaghetti
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: difficult
  • Origin: Italian

Tiramisu

Ingredients

2 tablespoons of aromatized coffee "Montana" | 100 g of sugar powder | 2 eggs | 2 tablespoons of liquor "Amaretto" | 200 g of Marcapone cheese | 100 g of biscuit cookies
  • Complexity: medium
  • Origin: Italian

Pasta A'La Primavera

Ingredients

227g/8 oz dried pasta | 113g/4 oz mangetout, topped & tailed | 227g/8 oz asparagus spears, cut in half lengthways | 227g/8 oz carrots, cut into matchsticks | 113g/4 oz baby sweetcorn, halved lengthways | 1 red pepper, deseeded & cut into matchsticks | 8 spring onions, cut into 2" long pieces | 142g/5 oz very low fat natural cottage cheese | 142g/5 oz very low fat natural yogurt | juice & zest of 1 lemon | 1 tbsp freshly chopped parsley | 1 tbsp freshly chopped chives | salt & ground black pepper
  • Complexity: very easy
  • Origin: Italian

Lean Pasta Sauce

Ingredients

Fry Light, for spraying | 1/2 red pepper, deseeded & chopped | 1/2 yellow pepper, deseeded & chopped | 2 carrots, chopped | 1 small onion, chopped | 2 sticks celery, chopped | 1 courgette, finely sliced | 511g/1 lb 2 oz creamed tomatoes or passata | 1 stock cube (chicken or vegetable) | 1 tbsp artificial sweetener | salt & ground black pepper (optional)

Milk soup with seafood

Ingredients

1 package (500 g) of frozen seafood cocktail | 1 liter of milk | 500 g of creams (33% of fat) | 125 g of sour cream (40% of fat) | 1 tablespoon of flour | 2 onions | 1 tablespoon of butter | Salt, pepper
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: medium
  • Origin: Italian

Fast soup «Minestrone»

Ingredients

2 tablespoons of olive oil | 100 g of brisket or bacon (cut into bricks) | 1 tin (400 g) of preserved peeled tomatoes cut in pieces (flavored with basil preferably) | 5 glasses (1,2 L) of vegetable bouillon | 1 pack (225 g) of frozen vegetable mix | handful (50 g) of macaroni (break long ones) | 100 g of frozen kidney beans in pods | 1 tin (410 g) of red kidney beans (pour out juice) | 1 tablespoon of Pesto flavouring | Coarse grinded black pepper | Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Time: 2-5 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy
  • Origin: Italian

Bruschetta snacks

Ingredients

4 x 57 g/2 oz slices wholemeal bread (24 Sins) | 2 garlic cloves, peeled and halved | 1 ripe tomato, skinned | salt and freshly ground black pepper | For the grilled pepper topping: | 1 red pepper, grilled, deseeded and sliced | 1 yellow pepper, grilled, deseeded and sliced | 1 tablespoon chopped parsley | For the cheese and pear topping: | small bunch rocket or watercress | 170 g/6 oz very low fat natural cottage cheese | 1 ripe pear, cored and thinly sliced | paprika, for dusting

The ultimate Italian snack — grilled garlic bread using bread from your Healthy Extras allowance, with ravishing Sin-free toppings. Each of the suggested toppings below serves 4 people.

  • Time: 16 minutes
  • Complexity: medium
  • Origin: Italian

Char-grilled chicken breasts

Ingredients

4x113 g/4 oz chicken breasts, boned and skinned (24 Sins on Green) | snipped chives, to garnish | For the Italian tomato sauce: | Fry Light, for spraying | 454 g/1 lb ripe tomatoes, skinned and chopped | 2 garlic cloves, crushed | salt and ground black pepper | 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar | a few basil leaves, shredded

A quick and easy way to cook chicken is to grill ft in a cast iron grill pan. You can serve it with one of the quick sauces suggested below.

  • Complexity: medium
  • Origin: Italian

Creamy Stuffed Conghiglie

Ingredients

20 dried giant pasta shells | 2 rashers lean bacon | 511g/1 lb 2 oz spinach, boiled, drained & chopped | 737g/1 lb 10 oz quark skimmed milk soft cheese | 1 tsp dried mixed herbs | salt & ground black pepper | 57g/2 oz mozzarella cheese, grated | Tomato Sauce: | Fry Light, for spraying | 1 medium onion, finely chopped | 1 clove garlic, crushed | 284ml / 1/2 pt passata

Grilled vegetables on rosemary skewers

Ingredients

1 red pepper | 1 yellow pepper | 4 slim courgettes, sliced | 1 red onion, cut into chunks | 1 fennel bulb, sliced (optional) | 2 garlic cloves, crushed | 1 sprig fresh rosemary | 2 sprigs fresh thyme | salt and ground black pepper | 2 teaspoons olive oil (4 Sins)

These succulent grilled vegetable skewers can be served hot or cold - either way they are equally delicious. They taste especially good with the Italian basil and tomato dip. For a special party when you want to impress your guests, you could thread the vegetables on to thick fresh rosemary stems, just remove most of the green leaves so that only a small sprig is left at the end and then push the woody pointed end through the vegetables.

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