Chilli Pasta Bake | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

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?

Chilli Pasta Bake | 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 👍

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.

Chilli Pasta Bake | Slimming World & Weight Watchers 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.

Chilli Pasta Bake | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

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What do I need to make this Chilli Pasta Bake recipe?

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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?

Chilli Pasta Bake | Slimming World & Weight Watchers Friendly

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!

 

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How do I make this Chilli Pasta Bake recipe?

Step 1

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.

Step 2

When the veg starts to soften add the mince and cook until it starts to brown.

Step 3 

Stir in the chilli powder, Worcestershire sauce, Italian herbs and cook for another minute or so.

Step 4

Add the tomato puree, chopped tomatoes and Franks, stir well.

Step 5

Pour in the stock (made up with the 2 stock cubes and 200ml of boiling water). Add the remaining veg and stir.

Step 6

Bring to the boil, then turn down the heat, cover and allow to simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 7

While the chilli is simmering, add the pasta to a pan of boiling salted water and cook according to the pack instructions.

Step 8

Pre-heat the oven to 200°C. Drain the pasta and place it in a decent sized oven proof dish.

Step 9

After 20 minutes add the drained kidney beans to the chilli and stir in the stock pot.

Step 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.

Step 11

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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Syn Free Chilli Pasta Bake

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portion 15 minutes 30 minutes

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523kcal 19

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INGREDIENTS
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INSTRUCTIONS
  1. 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.
  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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RECIPE NOTES

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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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54 Comments
  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!

  8. Am I reading this correct at 500g of pasta? I have made as per the recipe and have 8 massive portions so am concerned I got the pasta measurement incorrect. It’s absolutely lovely though 😊

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