Syn Free Chilli Cheesy Nachos | Slimming World


This Syn Free Chilli Cheesy Nachos recipe was sent to us by Janie, one of our awesome moderators on our Facebook Group…..After a very cold evening spent watching my daughter at football practise, I really fancied some comfort food.


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


We’re calling this Syn Free Chilli Cheesy Nachos syn free because it uses the Primula as half of your HEA allowance per portion. Having said that, if you choose to syn it instead it will be 3 syns per portion.


Also, if you want to add some extra grated cheese on top then there are 2 options…..You could either use 40g of Low Fat Cheddar which is 1 HEA allowance. This would mean you would be using a whole HEA per portion for the entire meal.


Alternatively, you could just syn the extra cheese, and keep the other half of your HEA for something else. If you do this then don’t forget to weigh the cheese and syn it accordingly (3 syns for 20g).

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When ever we need to replace oil to cook things in the oven we use Frylight. Perfect for everyday frying and cooking, it delivers exactly one calorie per spray, which makes it Syn free! The Sunflower, Olive Oil or Rapeseed Flavours are perfect for these Syn Free Chilli Cheesy Nachos. Or if

The Sunflower, Olive Oil or Rapeseed Flavours are perfect for these Syn Free Chilli Cheesy Nachos. Or if you’re feeling a bit more daring why not try the Garlic or Chilli infused versions!



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Syn Free Chilli Cheesy Nachos

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596kcal 19

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For the wedges
  1. Cut the potatoes into wedges and microwave on high for 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 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

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  1. If this is really 1245kcals a serving – yet it’s syn free (HEA) or 3 syns – I might start losing my faith in SW system!

    Or is the kcal a typing error?

    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 😀

  2. 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

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