Low Syn Meatball Marinara | Slimming World

This Low Syn Meatball Marinara is perfect for the whole family, in fact it’s that good they probably won’t even realise it’s a Slimming World friendly meal.

Low Syn Meatball Marinara

Marinara sauce is an Italian recipe made with tomatoes, garlic, herbs and onions. Like many traditional Italian dishes there are many variations, but our version is packed full of speed foods. Which can only be good for helping with your weight loss, right?

If you work on 6 meatballs per person then this will work out at 1 syn per portion, and you’ll get 3 portions from this recipe.

We used shop bought low fat meatballs for this Low Syn Meatball Marinara recipe, which worked out at 0.5 syns for 3 meatballs.

However, if you want to save some Syns then you could make your own. You’ll find the instructions here in our Syn Free Meatball Marinara recipe.

We like to use Cirio Chopped Tomatoes and Tomato Puree, because we don’t find them anywhere near as watery as some other brands. And if you are going to make a traditional Italian dish you really do need traditional Italian tomatoes.

Low Syn Meatball Marinara

You can serve these with pretty much whatever takes your fancy. Spaghetti, pasta, rice, Slimming World chips, anything!

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The best thing about this Low Syn Meatball Marinara?

You can use any leftovers to make our 0.5 Syn Meatball Marinara Sliders of course!

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Syn Free Meatball Marinara

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  1. Saute the onions and garlic in a few sprays of Frylight, until they start to soften
  2. When the onion starts to soften add the meatballs, carrots and celery and continue to cook until they start to brown
  3. Add the courgettes and mushrooms, and allow to cook for a few minutes
  4. Add the herbs, tomato puree and chopped tomatoes. Stir well
  5. Mix the stock cube in about 100ml of boiling water, then add that to the pan. Mix well, then bring to the oil
  6. Reduce the heat, cover with a lid and simmer for 15 - 20 minutes stirring occasionally
  7. Serve 6 meatballs per portion with spaghetti, pasta, rice slimming world chips or whatever you fancy

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