I don’t think I love anything much more than a good Pasta Bake. This Syn Free Pasta Bolognese Bake ticks all the boxes when it comes to Slimming World pasta bakes!
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 👍
There are lots of Slimming World Pasta bakes out there, so we thought we’d join the fray, and give you our take on Syn Free Pasta Bolognese Bake.
The onion, carrots and celery in a pasta dish are known as “Soffritto”. Soffritto is the base for many good Italian recipes and pasta bakes. It can even vary slightly from country to country.
The idea of using a fragrant Soffritto as a base for adding flavour to dishes is not unique to Italy. In France, it’s called mirepoix, and in Spain it’s sofrito.
Making this Syn Free Pasta Bolognese Bake couldn’t be easier. Just cook the ingredients, add the pasta, top with cheese & then pop in the oven.
We recommend that once you’ve browned the 5% fat Minced Beef that you don’t wipe the pan, and add the vegetables to it.
This is so that the vegetables take on the beefy flavour. It really makes this Syn Free Pasta Bolognese Bake
It really makes this Syn Free Pasta Bolognese Bake have such a depth of flavour.
How is this Syn Free Pasta Bolognese Bake Syn free?
Firstly the oil! Whenever we need to replace oil in cooking we use Frylight. It’s 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 Pasta Bolognese Bake recipe.
Next up, the 5% Minced Beef.
5% Minced beef and under is syn free. Anything higher than 5% and then you’ll need to Syn it.
You may have heard tales of people running a kettle of boiling water over beef mince to decrease its fat content. This doesn’t work, as some of the fat will still remain in the beef mince.
Finally, the cheese!
This Syn Free Pasta Bolognese Bake is only Syn free if you use half of your HEA. You can use whatever cheese you like – just make sure to check the Syns for your cheese, and whether it can be used as a HEA.
You can use whatever cheese you like – just make sure to check the Syns for your cheese, and whether it can be used as a HEA.
We used 80g of Half Fat Cheddar which is 2 HEA’s. Split between 4 people this would be half your HEA each.
Syn Free Cheesy Garlic Bread to go with this Syn Free Pasta Bolognese Bake?
We’ve got your BACK! We came up with a pretty amazing Syn free Cheesy Garlic Bread recipe recently, that has been just a little popular. When I say a little… I mean a LOT!
Just look at it 😱 Yes, it is SYN FREE!
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