Ridiculously tasty , I love Italian food so I’ve reworked many of my favourite recipes to settle on the ingredients below. Follow me on Instagram @mcmorriscatriona to share your pictures!

Serves 4

  • 500g lean mince
  • 1 onion diced.
  • 2 cloves garlic minced.
  • 2 carrots diced.
  • 6 mushrooms
  • 1 courgette
  • 1 tin chopped tomato
  • 100ml red wine
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • Fresh basil / dried basil
  • 100g low fat cream cheese
  • Pasta of your choice 60g uncooked per person
  • Hard parmesan cheese



  • Add a little water to your pan, add in your onion and garlic and sauté lightly for 2 minutes.
  • Add in your mince and brown gently for 10 minutes.
  • Add carrots, courgettes, mushroom and chopped tomato – cook for 10 minutes on a gentle heat.
  • Add in your red wine, seasonings, nutritional yeast, cover, and simmer for 20 – 30 minutes.
  • Uncover and add your basil, continue to cook uncover for another 20-30 minutes.
  • Cook your chosen pasta.
  • At the end stir in your low-fat cream cheese
  • Dish up and grate some hard parmesan on top.