Chilli king prawn spaghetti

I absolutely love this dish, as it’s light, packed with protein and veg, as well as delicious!

This is just one of the many meal ideas in the recipe library of my Reconstruct a Better You’ Programme.

It can also be prepared in under 15 minutes, making it the perfect meal to turn to on a hot summers night or when you are short on time.

Change it up to suit you

You could easily swap out the prawns for fish, chicken, pork, quorn, or change up the vegetables depending on what you feel like.

And feel free to swap the whole wheat pasta for regular spaghetti, linguini, or any other type of pasta or noodles.

Other herbs that work great are basil and chives, or green beans, butternut squash and spinach leaves make great extra vegetable choices.

If you want a more cheesy flavour, try using some chilli Philadelphia cream cheese or cottage cheese.

Or instead of feta, for healthy fats you could use olive or coconut oil.


  • 1 Bag prawns
  • 1/2 Broccoli
  • 1 Red pepper
  • 1/2 Courgette
  • 3-4 Mushrooms
  • 1 Tin Tomatoes
  • Fresh chilli
  • Whole wheat/regular spaghetti
  • Feta cheese
  • 2 Cloves garlic
  • Parsley


Step 1: Add pasta to a pot and place on the stove to boil. This will take approximately 15 minutes

Step 2: Chop all your vegetables into similar size pieces, and place the prawns (if frozen) in a colander under running water to defrost them

Step 3: Either add some oil or water into a wok or frying pan, bring it to a high heat, then add all the vegetables

Step 4: Cook for 3-4 minutes, then add the prawns

Step 5: Cook for a further few minutes until nearly done, then add the tinned tomatoes, chilli, salt, pepper and any other spices

Step 6: Turn down the heat and leave to simmer until the pasta is cooked, drain and then either add the pasta to the rest of the sauce to mix, or in bowls to serve separately

Step 7: Finely chop garlic and any other herbs and stir through

Step 8: Sprinkle with parsley and feta cheese to taste, then serve


Step 1: Add pasta to a pot and place on the stove to boil

Step 2: Chop all your vegetables into similar size pieces, and place the prawns (if frozen) under running water in a colander to defrost

Step 3: Either add some oil or water into a wok/frying pan, bring it to a high heat then add all the vegetables

Step 4: Cook for 3-4 minutes, then add the prawns

Step 5: Cook for a further few minutes until nearly done, then add the tinned tomatoes, chilli, salt, pepper and any other spices

Step 6: Turn down the heat and leave to simmer until the pasta is cooked, drain and then either add the pasta to the pan to mix together or you can serve separately

Step 7: Finally chop the garlic, add and stir through

Step 8: Serve and sprinkle with parsley and feta cheese to taste

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