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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.
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.
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Now I’ll guide you through the 5-step recipe for slimming world spag bol.
Your mouthwatering slimming world spag bol is ready to be served!
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:
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.
You can also turn it into a slimming world spag bol slow cooker recipe quite easily. Just follow these steps:
If you want to cook this heavenly recipe in a pressure cooker, follow along:
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.
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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