There aren’t two things less glorious than chilli and pasta, so why not combine them to make our Syn Free, Low Point and Low Calorie 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 👍
This Chilli Pasta Bake is a great, filling comfort food, that’s pretty easy to make, won’t cost a fortune and Slimming World, Weight Watchers and Calorie Counting friendly.
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.
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What do I need to make this Chilli Pasta Bake recipe?
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You won’t need anything fancy to make this Chilli Pasta Bake, but there are a couple of things which will make life easier!
Using one of these super fine cheese graters will make your cheese go much further. Just watch your fingers, they’re INCREDIBLY sharp!
How many Syns are in this Chilli Pasta Bake?
This Chilli Pasta Bake recipe is Syn free if you use half of one of your Health Extra A allowances. You could also double up the cheese and use one whole HEA if you wanted it extra cheesy!
If you wanted to Syn the cheese, then it would work out at 3 Syns per portion…and worth every one!
Why not choose some speedy veg to serve with this pasta bake from our Slimming World Speed Food List?
How Weight Watchers friendly is this Chilli Pasta Bake recipe?
Although this isn’t the most Weight Watchers friendly recipe due to the volume of pasta it contains, you could halve the portion size and serve it with a salad, or other veg!
How many Calories are in this Chilli Pasta Bake?
This pasta bake is a proper hearty meal, and you’d probably think that it would contain more calories than it does.
Coming it at under 600 calories per portion, we think it’s a pretty excellent meal to fill up on whilst saving some of your daily calorie allowance for other things!
Like this Chilli Pasta Bake? Why not try some of our other pasta recipes?
How do I make this Chilli Pasta Bake recipe?
Spray a decent sized pan with some Low Calorie Cooking Spray, then sauté the onions, garlic, chopped chilli, carrots and peppers over a medium to high heat.
When the veg starts to soften add the mince and cook until it starts to brown.
Stir in the chilli powder, Worcestershire sauce, Italian herbs and cook for another minute or so.
Add the tomato puree, chopped tomatoes and Franks, stir well.
Pour in the stock (made up with the 2 stock cubes and 200ml of boiling water). Add the remaining veg and stir.
Bring to the boil, then turn down the heat, cover and allow to simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
While the chilli is simmering, add the pasta to a pan of boiling salted water and cook according to the pack instructions.
Pre-heat the oven to 200°C. Drain the pasta and place it in a decent sized oven proof dish.
After 20 minutes add the drained kidney beans to the chilli and stir in the stock pot.
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.
Top with the grated cheese, then bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and golden brown.
Looking for some more Slimming World friendly mince recipes?
Why not take a look at our Top Slimming World Mince Recipes article?
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We’ve been squirrelling away doing squirelly things behind the scenes and can finally announce that our very first cookbook is available for pre-order!!
The book will feature 100 recipes – around 80 of them BRAND NEW and not available anywhere else. Full colour photographs, hardback, a quality book that will stand up to frequent use!
Each recipe has been taste tested by twenty members of the Pinch of Nom community to ensure that they are amazing.
The book will be released on the 21st March 2019, and if you pre order now you won’t be charged until it’s released.Check out our cookbook page for more information!