Low Syn Baked Spicy Meatballs | Slimming World

If you hadn’t already guessed it, I love Italian food. This Low Syn Baked Spicy Meatballs dish is no exception!

Low Syn Baked Spicy Meatballs | Slimming World

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We used shop bought low fat meatballs for this Low Syn Baked Spicy Meatballs recipe which worked out at 0.5 syns for 3.

You could of course use whichever meatballs you want, just adjust the syn value accordingly.

Or if you prefer just make your own. You’ll find the instructions here in our Syn Free Meatball Marinara recipe.

Baking these Low Syn Baked Spicy Meatballs in the oven gives a real depth to the flavour.

I like to use a combination of mozzarella and parmesan on top. The amounts used make up one Healthy Extra A when the dish serves 3.

I like to serve this with spaghetti and green beans, but it would work with any pasta. You could even have it with a jacket potato – it’s very versatile!

Whenever we need to replace oil in cooking we use Frylight. Perfect for everyday frying and cooking, it delivers exactly one calorie per spray, which makes it Syn free! The Coconut or Sunflower Oil flavours are ideal for this Low Syn Baked Spicy Meatballs recipe.

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Baked Spicy Meatballs

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  1. Pre heat the oven to 160 degrees. Spray a large frying pan with Frylight and sear the meatballs until the outsides of them are brown.
  2. Add the garlic and chilli and cook for 2 minutes, being careful not to burn it. Stir in the tomato passata and herbs and put the meatballs and sauce into an ovenproof dish.
  3. Top with chunks of the mozzarella and sprinkle over the parmesan. Bake for 35 minutes until the cheese is golden. Serve with spaghetti and green beans.

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- Defrost thoroughly before reheating (you can use the defrost setting on your microwave.)
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  1. Oh my word – just made these for dinner and they are lush! Made my own meatballs with 5% fat pork, onions and mixed herbs, used the sauce but added chunky peppers to it as well.
    I had them with courgetti but the rest of the family had pasta. They all loved them. Think this will be a new favourite in our house.

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