Syn Free Vegetarian Scotch Eggs | Slimming World

You may have seen our recipe for Scotch Eggs, that we posted yesterday, but what if you don’t eat meat? Don’t worry we’ve got this Syn Free Vegetarian Scotch Eggs recipe just for you.

Syn Free Vegetarian Scotch Eggs | Slimming World

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 👍

A few months ago we started a Facebook Group for those people who wanted to talk to us about not only our recipes, but Slimming World friendly food in general. Since then we’ve met some, fantastic, inspirational people, who are always willing to share tips and recipes with us and the group.

This Syn Free Vegetarian Scotch Eggs recipe was suggested by Sami P, from our group, so we just followed the recipe that she uses.

Syn Free Vegetarian Scotch Eggs | Slimming World

Before we get to the recipe, here’s a little bit about Sami’s journey so far.

Two years ago I got weighed at the hospital for a medical check and was horrified to weigh 18.5 stone. They suggested a gastric band but I wanted to do it on my own. I lost 2 stone on my own but then a friend persuaded me to join Slimming World in May.

Syn Free Vegetarian Scotch Eggs | Slimming World

I’ve lost 1.5 stone since then and am determined to get down to 10.5 stone. The support and recipes are amazing on some of these Facebook groups. I joined loads to begin with but only really bother with Pinch of Nom now as there’s no arguing, it’s just supportive and friendly.

The Syn Free Vegetarian Scotch Eggs Recipe

Linda McCartney Red Onion & Rosemary Sausages are great. Since we first came across them we’ve discovered that as well as being amazing in their own right they can be used for other things too. Like stuffing, or to make Scotch eggs!

Syn Free Vegetarian Scotch Eggs | Slimming World

These Syn Free Vegetarian Scotch Eggs, like their meaty counterparts, are great for picnics, or with a fresh crisp salad for lunch. And with only 4 ingredients it’s incredibly easy to make.

Is it a Tweak?

Yes it is. This Syn Free Vegetarian Scotch Eggs recipe uses Smash as a coating, so Slimming World do consider this a tweak.

However, as we are only using a very small amount of Smash here, and we would only ever have this occasionally we don’t bother synning the Smash.

Having said that to syn or not to syn the decision is yours. You weight loss journey is your own, no one elses so if you don’t want to syn the Smash then don’t. We’re not going to criticise or question anyone else decisions.

As always, if using Smash this way affects your weight loss then, you should stop using it this way.

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 Sunflower or Olive Oil flavours are ideal for this Syn Free Vegetarian Scotch Eggs recipe.

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Syn Free Vegetarian Scotch Eggs

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Rating: 4.38
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Prep Time

Cooking Time

portions 15 minutes 20 - 25 minutes


Weight Watchers

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226kcal 5

Smart Points (Flex/Freestyle)



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  1. Using a large spoon, lower the eggs into a pan of boiling water. Bring the water back up to the boil then lower the heat so the water is simmering
  2. After 10 minutes remove from the heat, drain off the water and run the eggs under the cold tap until they are cool.
  3. Take the defrosted sausages and mash them together in a bowl
  4. Mix the sausage meat so it forms into a large ball
  5. Split this into 2 equal halves
  6. Peel the eggs, then take one half of the sausage meat and mould it around the boiled egg.
  7. Dip each egg into the beaten egg, then quickly roll it in the Smash. You only need a thin coating of Smash
  8. Place each coated egg onto a baking tray and spray with Frylight
  9. Cook at 190°C for 15-20 minutes, turning once halfway through
  10. Remove from the oven then serve either slightly warm or chilled

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  1. Hiya, ive been using couscous as the ‘breadcrumbs’, ive also been cooking them in my actifry as they stay rounder. Thanks for this idea though.

  2. Stupid question alert: Do you have to make the smash up first or just use the powder? I’ve never used it before so not sure how it works

    1. Hi Sam
      Not really as it’s used for the coating on the outside of the eggs. However, there are also many other things you could use Crushed Rice Crispies or Cornflakes, Breadcrumbed Wholemeal Roll, Cous Cous, Quinoa, Bulgar Wheat for example

  3. Just made these, they’re cooling as I type. I found tut difficult to get the sausage to stick so rather than dipping in the egg, I beat egg into the mashed “sausage” and found it easier to Mould and stick it then. Looking forward to trying one soon

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