Chilli Cheesy Nachos | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

This Syn Free Chilli Cheesy Nachos recipe was sent to us by Janie, one of our awesome moderators on our Facebook Group….. it it s perfect Slimming World Chilli Nachos!


Chilli Cheesy Nachos | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍


After a very cold evening spent watching my daughter at football practise, I really fancied some comfort food.

Chilli Cheesy Nachos | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

Warming, filling and full of flavour.  Feeling chilly led to eating chilli….and then some!

Chilli Cheesy Nachos | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

We’re calling this Syn Free Chilli Cheesy Nachos syn free because it uses the Primula Light as 1/3 of one of your HEA allowances per portion.

Having said that, if you choose to syn it instead it will be 2 syns per portion.

Chilli Cheesy Nachos | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

Also, if you want to add some extra grated cheese on top then there are 2 options…..You could use 40g of Low Fat Cheddar which is 1 HEA allowance.

Chilli Cheesy Nachos | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

Alternatively, you could just Syn the extra cheese, and keep the rest of your HEAs for something else.

Chilli Cheesy Nachos | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

If you do this then don’t forget to weigh the cheese and syn it accordingly (3 syns for 20g).

Where can I buy Primula Light?

Primula Light is only available in Asda, Morrisons and Iceland in the UK, and Dunnes Stores in Ireland.

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Some of you love this Syn Free Chilli Cheesy Nachos recipe!

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One of our Instagram followers @slimmerstrio made this dish and loved it!

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During the recent Black Friday Deals, I got a real bargain! An Instant Pot…..This was only my third time using it, but it’s so incredibly easy to use everything so far has turned out great!

If you’ve never heard of the Instant Pot you really should go and check it out over on Amazon. Imagine the best Slow Cooker in the world, then times that by a hundred. There’s not much that it can’t do!

It’s like a like a slow cooker/pressure cooker hybrid, and it’s probably one of our favourite and most used kitchen gadgets here at Pinch of Nom.

It makes cooking these Syn Free Chilli Cheesy Nachos SO much easier.

You can pick up an Instant Pot on Amazon.

Don’t worry if you don’t have an Instant Pot, we have a stove top method below.

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 Sunflower or Olive Oil flavours are ideal for this Syn Free Chilli Cheesy Nachos recipe.

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Want to see how easy this Syn Free Chilli Cheesy Nachos is to make? Watch the video!


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Prep Time

Cooking Time

portion 5 minutes 20 minutes



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426kcal 16

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For the wedges
  1. Cut the potatoes into wedges and microwave on high for 3 minutes. Remove, shake and return to the microwave for another 2 or 3 minutes
  2. Tip onto a baking tray sprayed with Frylight
  3. Spray wedges with Frylight and sprinkle over seasoning of your choice
  4. Cook in oven at 200 degrees C for approx. 25 mins, shaking several times during cooking
For the Chilli
  1. Set the Instant Pot to sauté
  2. Spray with a little Frylight and cook the onions until translucent
  3. Add mince and chilli powder, then saute until browned, then add garlic, chilli and stock, stir, then add tinned tomatoes and red kidney beans
  4. Finally, tip in the diced veg
  5. Switch to manual pressure cook mode and set for 15 mins
  6. Allow 5 minutes Natural Pressure Release (NPR) then Quick Release (QR) until pressure released
  7. Remove lid. Switch to saute mode again. Thicken with ½ tsp xanthan gum if required (stir the Xanthan Gum in well to avoid any lumps)
  8. Pour chilli into an ovenproof dish, arrange the wedges around the dish. Squeeze half a tube of Primula light over chilli and spread out. If you’d like to, you can add a sprinkle of cheddar too (don't forget to add the syns or count it as part of your HEA)
  9. Return the dish to the oven for 5 mins until the cheese is melted and golden brown
  10. Serve with a green salad or fresh spinach leaves
For the Chilli - stove top method
  1. Spray a large frying pan with Frylight, then sauté the onions, carrots, swede and celery until they start to soften
  2. Add the mince, garlic, chilli and chilli powder and fry until the mince is browned
  3. Stir in the kidney beans, chopped tomatoes and stock. Cover then bring to the boil
  4. Turn down the heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes
  5. Thicken with ½ tsp xanthan gum if required (stir the Xanthan Gum in well to avoid any lumps) or remove the lid and simmer for a few more minutes until it thickens if necessary
  6. Pour chilli into an ovenproof dish, arrange the wedges around the dish. Squeeze half a tube of Primula light over chilli and spread out. If you’d like to, you can add a sprinkle of cheddar too (don't forget to add the syns or count it as part of your HEA)
  7. Return the dish to the oven for 5 - 10 mins until the cheese is melted and golden brown
  8. Serve with a green salad or fresh spinach leaves

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    1. I had heard a lot of people rave about this meal and so I thought I would give it a go – what a surprise to find that it was one of the most delicious meals I have tasted. Well done Pinchofnom you have come up trumps yet again.

    1. Hi Sinead,
      Yes we’ve used Low Low in the past when we’ve run out of Primula Light and it was fine. I think any cheese spread would be ok to use really, just double check to find out if it can be used as an HEA and amend the syns if necessary

    1. Hi Carolyn
      And it feels like you’re eating one of those meals that should be soooo bad for you because it’s so gooey and cheesy 😀

  1. This is so cheesy it really feels like you’re having something naughty to eat! The whole family loved it and it makes a change from chilli and rice. Will definitely be making this again, I’m absolutely stuffed! Thanks ladies xx

    1. Hi Stacey
      You could definitely swap the kidney beans for baked beans, they’d make a good alternative as they’re a protein food, too!

  2. I’m excited to try this but your video says microwave potatoes for 6 minutes and recipe says 3. Just thought I’d let you know in case you want to change it. I’m sure I’ll love this as much as all of your other recipes. Thank you!!

    1. Hi Jenny
      The whole recipe makes 2 to 3 portions, so it’s for all 3. You can of course add more if you want, just remember to adjust Syns/HEA option

  3. Absolutely love this recipe! Possibly my favourite PoN recipe to date! 10/10 would recommend this, everyone please try it! X

  4. Could I query the timings on this recipie? It states 5 minutes prep and 20minutes cooking time. However, in the instructions, the potato wedges are approx 25 minutes cooking after the mincrowave. The chilli is a further 20-30minutes to simmer following first cooking steps then a further 5-10 once the cheese is added?
    So in total the receipe is at least 45-50 minutes after prep.
    I think the timings need to be stated more accurately in the introduction as it’s more than double the actual cooking time stated

    1. Hi Natalie,

      You would cook some of these components at the same time, rather than one at a time 😊 We’ll take a look and adjust if needed. Thanks for getting in touch!

  5. Hi if hea is 75g for all 3 portions I presume you would still have hea allowance left over as it’s split between 3 ?

    1. Hi Heather,

      75g of Primula Light is 1 HexA and therefore if you split the recipe between 3 it would be one third of your HexA allowance. Alternatively, you could syn the Primula Light which would be 2 syns per portion (when the recipe is split into 3 as recommended!)

  6. Has anyone found an alternative to Oxo cubes, would love to try this but Oxo contains wheat and I’m on a gluten free diet due to wheat intolerance, or, could I use knorr beef stock pot in place of the Oxo?

  7. In Step 5 it says to put the Instant Pot on Manual, but it doesn’t say whether to use Low or High pressure. Can you confirm which please?

  8. Another fab dish to keep me on plan. Thank you once again #pinchofnom – amazing. Looking forward to trying some more recipes 😍

  9. Made this tonight for the first time using quorn mince as I am veggie… tasted amazing, carnivore hubby loved it, didn’t even need the cheese to make this dish taste great! Definitely our fave SW meal so far!

    1. Hi Lesley
      Glad you enjoyed it! This recipe is my go-to choice for comfort eating, because it tastes so good even though it’s perfectly on-plan!

    1. Hi Riki
      Using lamb mince would increase the syn value quite significantly. You can’t buy 5% lamb mince, the lowest is 10% and even then it’s not widely available. Most supermarkets sell 20% lamb mince which is 5 syns per 100g.
      5% Pork mince would be better to use if you don’t want to use beef. 🙂

    1. Hi Laurie
      The chilli is freezable, but it would be best to do the potato wedges and the Primula light fresh on the day you want to serve them. 🙂

  10. Wow……. other half wanted nachos and salsa and guacamole and cheese. I wanted to be on plan. Remembered this recipe and a freezer raid produced a spag bol that I added kidney beans and chilli powder to. It was so delicious and felt really naughty. We both loved it. Thumbs up here! I’m thinking of potential of primula to make a creamy pasta sauce now!

  11. Hi, I’m trying this tonight. Is 6 syns for the whole lot, ie, 2syns per portion please? I was a little confused as the introduction says 3 syns per portion. Thank you. x

    1. Hi Jo
      The Syn count you’re referring to is to remind you to add the Syn value if you put the extra cheese on the top. 🙂 If using the cheese and Primula as your part of your HEA choice, it’s Syn free.

    1. Hi Victoria
      You can leave them out if you don’t like them – maybe add something else to bulk out the chilli a bit, either extra speed veg or a tin of different beans, or lentils, etc. 🙂

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