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Updated June 2022 by Serena Bansal Registered Dietitian BSc Hons
A cheesy pasta bake is the perfect winter comfort food and is also surprisingly healthy too. Although, when it comes to the low FODMAP diet, you may be wondering how to make one.
Check out this recipe for the perfect cheesy pasta bake suitable for the low FODMAP diet.
If you would like to give this meal and extra fibre boost, you could swap the gluten free pasta for quinoa pasta! Fibre which is important for bowel health and can ward off bowel cancel in the future.
Ingredients (Serves 4)
320g of gluten free dried pasta
120g of cheddar
2 tablespoons of oregano
2 cans of chopped tomatoes
2 tablespoons of olive oil
3 bell peppers chopped and deseeded
1 spring onion chopped (green part only if following a low FODMAP diet)
Pepper to season
- Heat the oven to 180ºC.
- Set the pasta to boil.
- Add the vegetables and oil to a large pan and sweat until softened (approx 5 minutes).
- Add the tinned tomatoes to the vegetables and take off the hob.
- When the pasta is half way through being cooked, drain it and stir into the tomato-veg mixture.
- Add half the cheese and stir.
- Transfer the mixture to a oven tin, add the left over cheese and then season with some pepper.
- Bake for 25 minutes (or until the cheese becomes a little browned).
Enjoy the pasta bake! Best served on its own or with a side salad.
Kirsten Jackson is a UK registered Consultant Gastroenterology Dietitian and founder of The Food Treatment Clinic. She has undergone many qualifications to get where she is today, including a UK BSc Honours Degree in Dietetics and Post-Graduate Certificate in Advanced Dietetics. In addition to this, she has FODMAP Training from Kings College London University. Kirsten set up The Food Treatment Clinic in 2015 after first experiencing digestive problems herself. She felt that the NHS was unable to provide the support individuals needed and went on to specialise in this area before opening a bespoke IBS service. Kirsten also participates in charity work as an Expert Advisor for the IBS Network. In addition, she can be seen in publications such as Cosmopolitan and The Telegraph discussing IBS as an Official Media Spokesperson to the IBS Network.
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