Zero Points Butternut Squash Pasta

Weight Watchers Recipe

Weight Watchers Zero Points Butternut Squash Pasta

Zero Points Butternut Squash Pasta

Serves Two

4 cups butternut squash noodle spirals

1/2 cup white onion, diced

1 garlic clove, minced

16 ounces ground chicken breast, 98% fat free

1 1/2 cups tomato sauce

2 cups arugula

2 TBSP fat-free grated parmesan cheese

Olive-oil cooking spray

For the butternut spirals, you can create your own noodles but for this recipe I just purchased the butternut spirals as it saves a lot of time. Spray a large pan with olive oil cooking spray and heat to medium.  Add the butternut squash noodles and cook for about 3-4 minutes until tender.  Remove from pan.

Dice onion and mince garlic. In the same pan you used to cook the squash noodles, saute the onion and the garlic for 3-4 minutes until tender.  Add the ground chicken breast and cook it for about 5-7 minutes until it is no longer pink and cooked through.  Add the tomato sauce and heat through.  Add the noodles back to the pan and add the arugula. Toss all of the ingredients together for 1-2 minutes.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Divide the squash pasta among two bowls.  Sprinkle one TBSP of grated parmesan onto each pasta bowl.  Wow!  This is a scrumptious zero points meal!  It really tastes like a huge bowl of regular pasta.


Zero Points Scallops with Lemon Peas

Weight Watchers Recipe

Weight Watchers Seared Scallops with Lemon Peas

Zero Points Scallops with Lemon Peas

Serves 2

12 large sea scallops

1 cup shelled peas

1 shallot, minced

1 lemon, juice and zest

Chives, garnish for peas

Olive-oil cooking spray

Shell one cup of peas and set aside.  Mince one shallot. Place scallops on paper towel and pat dry on both sides.  Spray a large pan with olive oil cooking spray.  Heat to medium high heat.  Sprinkle scallops on both sides with salt and pepper.  Cook scallops 2-3 minutes on each side or until desired doneness. Set scallops aside.

Spray a small skillet with olive oil cooking spray and heat to medium.  Saute the shallot for 2 minutes.  Add the peas and cook for another 2-3 minutes.  Remove the peas from heat and add juice from one lemon and 1 tsp lemon zest.

Place 6 scallops on each plate with half of the lemon peas.  Garnish the peas with chives and finish each plate with a slice of lemon.  Enjoy your elegant zero points dinner!






Zero Points Chicken Meatballs & Veggie Pasta

Zero Points Chicken Meatball Veggie Pasta

Weight Watchers Chicken Meatballs Veggie Pasta

Zero Points Chicken Meatballs & Veggie Pasta

Serves 6

3 large carrots spiralized into veggie noodles

3 large zucchini spiralized into veggies noodles

1 pound ground chicken breast, 99% fat-free

1/4 cup onions, diced

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 egg

2 TBSP parsley

1 tsp grated parmesan cheese

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp oregano

2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

1/8 cup whole wheat bread crumbs

1 15 ounce can tomato sauce, low sodium

Fresh basil for garnish

Using a vegetable spiralizer using the medium setting, spiralize the carrots and zucchini to make the veggies noodles.


Spray a medium saucepan with olive oil cooking spray. Add the onions and garlic. Saute for about 4 or 5 minutes until soft.  You could add the raw onion and garlic to the ground chicken, however I prefer to cook them for a milder flavor.  Remove the onions and garlic.  Place the spiralized vegetables into the pan and cook for about 5 minutes or until desired doneness.  Set aside.

In a large bowl mix the chicken, egg,  cooked onions and garlic, parsley, parmesan cheese, onion powder, oregano, Worcestershire sauce and bread crumbs. Form into about 24 meatballs.

Spray a large non-stick pan with olive oil cooking spray and heat to medium-high heat.  Cook the meatballs for 3-4 minutes on one side until browned and then turn and cook on the other side for about 3-4 minutes.  Turn and brown on all sides until cooked through and no longer pink in the center.  Pour the tomato sauce over the meatballs and warm until cooked through.

Divide the spiralized veggie noodles into bowls and top with the chicken meatballs and sauce.  Top with basil.  This is a gorgeous and filling dinner for zero points! It truly feels like you are eating a huge bowl of pasta! Cheers and Enjoy!