Syn Free Chilli Pasta Bake | Slimming World

Two of our favourite Slimming World friendly meals are Chilli and pasta. So we like to have the best of both worlds and combine them both and make this Syn Free Chilli Pasta Bake!

syn free chilli pasta bake

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 👍

It’s a great, filling comfort food, that’s pretty easy to make, won’t cost a fortune and it’s Syn free if you use the cheese as half of your HEA allowance.

If not then you will have to syn it at 3 per portion. Of course you could always double up on the cheese and use a whole HEA per portion.

syn free chilli pasta bake

You can have it as hot as you like, just add a bit more or less chilli powder to suit your own taste. You can even add in some freshly chopped chilli too.

syn free chilli pasta bake

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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 Rapeseed or Olive Oil flavours are ideal for this Syn Free Chilli Pasta Bake recipe.

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Syn Free Chilli Pasta Bake

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523kcal 19

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  1. Spray a decent sized pan with some Frylight, then sauté the onions, garlic, chopped chilli, carrots and peppers over a medium to high heat
  2. When the veg starts to soften add the mince and cook until it starts to brown
  3. Stir in the chilli powder, Worcestershire sauce, Italian herbs and cook for another minute or so
  4. Add the tomato puree, chopped tomatoes and Franks, stir well
  5. Pour in the stock (made up with the 2 stock cubes and 200ml of boiling water). Add the remaining veg and stir
  6. Bring to the boil, then turn down the heat, cover and allow to simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally
  7. While the chilli is simmering, add the pasta to a pan of boiling salted water and cook according to the pack instructions
  8. Pre-heat the oven to 200°C. Drain the pasta and place it in a decent sized oven proof dish
  9. After 20 minutes add the drained kidney beans to the chilli and stir in the stock pot
  10. Mix in half of the chilli with the pasta in the oven proof bowl. Spoon the remainder on top, making sure to cover as much of the pasta as possible
  11. Top with the grated cheese, then bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and golden brown

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This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

- Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
- Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
- Defrost thoroughly before reheating (you can use the defrost setting on your microwave.)
- Make sure it is piping hot all the way through before serving.


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  1. Hi. This looks yummy and I will give this a go this weekend.
    One question that’s not clear is that of the HEA. You say 80g Low Fat Cheddar grated – for 1/2 an HEA per portion. To me it kind of reads 80g is half your allowance but that seemed far too much so I had to check the SW site to be sure and 40g is your full allowance. Maybe re-write for clarity? Just a suggestion.
    Thanks though, I love this site and almost depend on it for fresh ideas. Grateful for all your hard work. I’m looking forward to making this.

    1. Hi Deirdre
      Franks is a hot chilli sauce. If you don’t have any you could use any chilli sauce, or cayenne pepper and a bit of vinegar

  2. What a fabulous site – recommended by a friend – I’m WW thank you so much for doing the points for that too 👍🏻

    1. Hi Max
      Glad you’re finding the WW points helpful. We like to help as many as we can on their weightloss journeys

  3. Hi, making the chilli pasta bake tonight, when are you supposed to add the frank sauce hot sauce, it doesn’t mention it anywhere in the recipe. Thanks

  4. Once frozen, how do you actually re-heat it? Do you do it in the microwave or oven? For how long? Do you defrost first?

    1. Hi Sarah
      We would recommend defrosting in your refrigerator overnight, then cover and reheat in either oven or microwave until piping hot throughout.

  5. Do you think chick peas would work instead of kidney beans? I just cant stand them but wanting it to still taste nice, thanks in advance

    1. Hi Mandi
      Glad you enjoy it! If you click on the ‘number of servings’ box and change the number to suit you, the quantities of all the ingredients will automatically recalculate. 🙂

  6. Made this yesterday and had the leftover for dinner today. Oh my gosh it’s amazing!
    I want more bit worried about the cheese tho, if I don’t have any milk would it be ok?
    Thank you so much PON

  7. Made this on the weekend, it was gorgeous! My (usually fussy) 7yo asked for seconds! This is definitely a keeper.
    Love all your recipes.

    1. Hi Michelle
      Yes, you absolutely can! It would be worth leaving the lid off the slow cooker for the last hour of cooking time so that the chilli thickens slightly. 🙂

    1. Hi Geraldine
      The tinned tomatoes make up an important part of this dish. You could try switching for passata, but you may need to add some extra speed veg to bulk it out a bit. Thanks for getting in touch.

    1. Hi Louise
      If you’ve frozen this dish, you’ll need to defrost in the fridge overnight, then reheat. I usually cover it and reheat in the microwave so that the pasta doesn’t dry out, but flash under the grill to crisp the cheese up again! If you do it in the oven, you’d need to cover with foil to stop it drying out too much.
      Thanks for getting in touch!

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