Synfree Spaghetti Bolognese


One of my favourite meals on the Slimming World plan is a synfree Spaghetti Bolognese. I love that’s it’s packed full of vegetables, all of which are speed veg and it’s a great recipe that the whole family can enjoy.

This recipe has been tweaked over the last 18 months and I have to admit that we often add in other left over vegetables in the fridge to the saucepan to use them up and it’s still really delicious. I added peppers to this weeks meal but I’ve added chopped mushrooms in the past.

This synfree Spaghetti / Pasta Bolognese is synfree and can be eaten without the guilt on plan. This recipe makes four really good size portions. We usually have a portion each for dinner and then have it again the next day for lunch or with a (slow cooker) jacket potato of an evening in the week.

Synfree Spaghetti Bolognese


  • Frylight or low calorie spray
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 sticks of celery
  • 2 x 400g tins of chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato puree
  • 3 bacon medallions
  • 500g lean beef mince (5% mince beef)
  • 1 tablespoon of dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons of worcester sauce
  • 2 beef OXO cubes
  • 350g dried spaghetti or penne
  • salt and pepper for seasoning


  • In a large saucepan, spray the frylight and brown off the mince and crumble one OXO cube over the top
  • Transfer cooked mince to a bowl whilst you use saucepan for rest of ingredients
  • Chop up the bacon and fry with frylight and the oregano
  • Add all the chopped vegetables to the saucepan (including the tomatoes and the tomato puree)
  • Crumble in the remaining OXO cube
  • Add the worcester sauce and stir
  • Add the cooked mince to the saucepan and cook on a medium heat for half an hour or until the vegetables are soft.
  • Season to taste
  • Serve with cooked pasta and enjoy!

This synfree Spaghetti Bolognese will become a firm favourite in your Slimming World recipe meal plans as it is simply delicious and really filling.

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  • Reply Nicola Bradbury 21/01/2016 at 10:53 am

    This sounds so yummy! I have started to do my spag bol in the slow cooker and it was amazing. With me only working till 12 two days a week, I love using my slow cooker on those days and this looks perfect. I’m actually having spag bol tonight :) xx

  • Reply Liana @ LK 20/07/2016 at 7:41 am

    I’ve been looking for a new recipe for this and can’t wait to give this one a try.

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