Slimming World Spag Bol SUPER SIMPLE & Syn FREE Recipe

Who said you can’t have pasta and lose weight at the same time? I proudly present you my all-time favorite Slimming World Spag Bol recipe.

Having such delicious yet filling foods and losing weight at the same time, almost seems illegal! You can munch away at this mouthwatering pasta completely guilt-free.

This yummy spaghetti Bolognese recipe works well for all diets including the infamous weight watchers diet. You want to know the best part? The recipe I’m about to give you is completely BEGINNER friendly requiring only 5 easy steps.

Slimming World Spag Bol

Spaghetti Bolognese is an Italian cuisine delicacy that is packed with full Italian flavour and luster.

This slimming world spag bol is no exception! I am giving you a syn-free version, but even if you were blind-folded, you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference from the regular Italian version.

Ingredients for Slimming World Spag Bol

  • 450g Lean beef mince (5% fat or less)
  • 1 large Onion, very finely chopped
  • 4 Celery stalks, finely chopped
  • 2 Carrots, very finely diced
  • 4 Garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 200g Button mushrooms, chopped finely
  • 500ml Beef stock
  • 400g Can chopped plum tomatoes
  • 6 tbsp Tomato purée
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 2 tsp Dried oregano for garnishing
  • 350g Dried spaghetti
  • 7 Rashers of back bacon finely chopped and visible fat removed

Now I’ll guide you through the 5-step recipe for slimming world spag bol.

SW Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe Step by Step

  1. Put the prepared mince in a large, heavy pan with the onion, bacon, chopped celery, carrots and garlic. Dry-fry over a medium heat, stirring well from time to time, for approx. 10 minutes until it turns brown while the veggies are slightly colored.
  2. Toss in the mushrooms and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes. Add the stock, tomatoes, purée, bay leaf and dried oregano.
  3. Stir well and bring it to the boil, then simmer very gently for 25-35 minutes while keeping it uncovered. (stirring occasionally)
  4. Let the sauce bubble for a further 10 minutes on medium heat till it becomes thick and rich., or until rich and thick. Stir regularly at this time to avoid sticking.
  5. On the other side, cook your spaghetti according to the pack instructions. Drain well and divide between warmed bowls. Top with the Bolognese (removing the bay leaf), garnish with the oregano.

Your mouthwatering slimming world spag bol is ready to be served!

Slimming World Spag Bol

Slimming World Spag Bol

Enjoy the Syn-free version of this itallian classic: Spaghetti Bolognese
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people
Calories 290 kcal

Equipment

  • Large Pan

Ingredients
  

  • 450 grams Lean Beef Mince less than 5% fat
  • 1 Large Onion chopped
  • 4 sticks Celery chopped
  • 2 Carrots finely diced
  • 4 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 200 grams Mushroom buttons finely chopped
  • 500 ml Beef stock
  • 400 grams Can plum tomatoes chopped
  • 6 tbsp Tomato puree
  • 1 leaf Bay leaf
  • 2 tsp Dired oregano for garnishing
  • 350 grams Dried spaghetti
  • 7 rashers Back bacon chopped, fat removed

Instructions
 

  • Put the prepared mince in a large, heavy pan with the onion,bacon, chopped celery, carrots and garlic. Dry-fry over a medium heat, stirring well from time to time, for approx. 10 minutes until it turns brown while the veggies are slightly colored.
  • Toss in the mushrooms and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes. Add the stock, tomatoes, purée, bay leaf and dried oregano.
  • Stir well and bring it to the boil, then simmer very gently for 25-35 minutes while keeping it uncovered. (stirring occasionally)
  • Let the sauce bubble for a further 10 minutes on medium heat till it becomes thick and rich., or until rich and thick. Stir regularly atthis time to avoid sticking.
  • On the other side, cook your spaghetti according to the packinstructions. Drain well and divide between warmed bowls. Top with theBolognese (removing the bay leaf), garnish with the oregano.
Keyword Slimming World Spag Bol, Slimming World Spaghetti Bolognese

Slimming World Spaghetti Bolognese Toppings

Whichever topping or accompaniment you choose, don’t forget to account for the extra calories and other nutritional values.

1. Parmesan cheese, Grana Padano or Pecorino Romano

Having grated cheese on top of a pasta dish seems heavenly, especially those mentioned above.

Parmesan is a Healthy Extra A because of the calcium. However, just 1 tablespoon of grated Parmesan or any of the other cheese gives you roughly 1.5 syns. Even 30 grams in a serving can provide up to 6 syns in total.

You don’t need to bother about the syn value if you are already low on Health Extra A.

2. Olive oil

Before you drop some olive oil on your Spag Bol, remember this: All oils are roughly 6 syns per tablespoon or 2 syns per teaspoon.

Make sure you account for your syn allowance for the day, but I always avoid olive oil on my Slimming World recipes.

3. Syn Free Toppings

Here’s a list of toppings to keep your slimming world Spaghetti Bolognese completely syn free:

  • Red pepper flakes (crushed)
  • Fresh Red chillies
  • Herbs like parsley, cilantro, oregano or basil

Slimming World Spaghetti Bolognese with Peppers

I personally LOVE adding bell peppers to my slimming world spaghetti Bolognese. Feel free to include as many bell peppers as you want, because they are syn free and provide a great crunchy texture.

Slimming World Spag Bol Slow Cooker

You can also turn it into a slimming world spag bol slow cooker recipe quite easily. Just follow these steps:

  1. Cook the  mince till brown in a frying pan.
  2. Add to the slow cooker along with the other ingredients and cook on high for 4 hours.
  3. Leave the lid off (but temperature still on!)  for a while to make the sauce thick and rich.

If you want to cook this heavenly recipe in a pressure cooker, follow along:

  1. Use the sauté function to brown off the mince, add the other ingredients and mix.
  2. Cook on high pressure for 30 minutes, then release the cooker pressure.
  3. Use the sauté function to bring the bolognese to the boil and reduce to thicken.

Additional Cooking Tips

Swap the spaghetti for Speed veggies (like courgetti!) and this recipe is suitable for Extra Easy SP.

Slimming world spaghetti bolognese with Worcestershire sauce is lip-smackingly delicious, that’s why it has been already included in this recipe.

You can also go gluten-free with this recipe. My preferred choice is brown rice pasta – as it is the closest in taste and texture. There is a vast variety of different gluten-free pasta available today, made from corn, quinoa, or beans. Try different varieties till you find the one for you.

I often make double the amount and then turn it into a Chilli the next day. It saves so much time and provides enough variety. Just throw in the chili spices, peppers, fresh jalapeno, and kidney beans and you have a perfect rich chili to tingle your taste buds.

Slimming World Spag Bol FAQ

How do you know when the Spaghetti Bolognese is cooked?

When the sauce is reduced to thick and rich texture, and the mince is soft and juicy, then your Spag Bol is ready! Common advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes.

Can you store Spaghetti Bolognese in the fridge?

Ideally, you should eat this recipe immediately. However, you can keep the leftovers of the slimming world spag bol in the fridge for approximately 3 days.

Can I freeze this recipe?

Yes you can freeze your slimming world spag bol. But I’ll highly recommend that you only freeze the bolognese and cook the pasta fresh!

Freeze it as soon as it cools down and use a suitable bag or container. Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat the Spaghetti Bolognese?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loose lid and heat for 5-6 minutes until extremely hot.

From frozen: Defrost first, and then heat in the microwave (covered) for 3-5 minutes then stir. Further, cook for 5-6 minutes until piping hot.

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