Syn Free Bolognese Pasta Bake

Everyone loves a good pasta bake, whether that be tuna, veggie or one of my favourites…bolognese! Not only is this recipe full of speedy veg, but it’s syn free (using your HexA), covered in melted mozzarella and absolutely delicious! 

Serves 4

Syn Free Bolognese Bake

Warming, delicious and healthy bolognese bake!

20Prep Time

20Cook Time

40Total Time

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  • 1 x 400g Lean Beef Mince
  • 1 x Onion (diced)
  • 2 x Cloves Garlic (chopped fine)
  • 1 x Can Chopped Tomatoes
  • 2 x Red Peppers (diced)
  • 10 x Cherry Tomatoes
  • 2tbsp Tomato Purree
  • 2 x Beef Stock Cubes
  • 1/2 Pack Pasta
  • 160g Grated Mozzarella
  • Fry Light


  1. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees.
  2. Spray a pan with Fry Light and bring up the heat, add the onions and garlic and saute until they
  3. begin to turn clear.
  4. Add the mince, and continue to saute until it is browned.
  5. Add your chopped peppers and cherry tomatoes and reduce the heat. Cover until the peppers and tomatoes have begun to soften.
  6. Add the can of chopped tomatoes and stir in. Recover and leave to simmer for another 10/15 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, boil a pan of water and add your pasta. Cook as per package instructions.
  8. When the pasta is cooked, drain it and add to the mince and stir it in.
  9. Pour the pasta and mince into a deep baking tray. Cover with the mozzarella and bake for 10 minutes or until the mozzarella begins to catch slightly.
  10. Serve with a few basil leaves and a crack of salt and pepper.


Syn free on Slimming World using the cheese as your HexA between four people. Add six syns per 40g of grated mozzarella if not using this as your HexA.


Calories: 424 cal
Carbohydrates: 26 g
Fat: 22 g
Sodium: 364 g
Cholesterol: 93 g
Protein: 31 g
Fiber: 6 g

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  • Eb Gargano

    14/06/2016 at 10:57 am

    This looks really, really good, Cliona - simple but delicious - just my sort of thing!! Pinning on my Must Make board :-) Eb x
    1. Cliona

      14/06/2016 at 11:05 am

      Thanks so much Eb! That's really kind of you! I must get 'in to' Pinterest myself (when I do I'll be sure to reciprocate, your recipes are definitely pin worthy!), just can't wrap my head around it at the moment! X
  • Honest mum

    15/06/2016 at 1:41 pm

    That looks so tasty, amazing it's so healthy too x
  • Corina

    15/06/2016 at 2:41 pm

    It looks delicious! I really enjoy pasta bakes although I don't make them very often.
    1. Cliona

      15/06/2016 at 2:51 pm

      Thank you Corina!
  • Hayley @ Snap Happy Bakes

    15/06/2016 at 4:03 pm

    Ooo never thought to use mozzarella as the cheesy topping for dishes like this, I always go for bog standard cheddar or parmesan! Thanks for sharing with #CookBlogShare
    1. Cliona

      15/06/2016 at 4:05 pm

      I adore mozzarella, have it as much as I can!! Thanks for commenting ?
  • Claire @foodiequine

    15/06/2016 at 9:20 pm

    Had to pop over from #CookBlogShare this week when I spotted Syn Free. I've posted a SW friendly recipe this week too. Your pasta bake sounds lovely. I love to use Mozzarells as my HEX A.
    1. Cliona

      15/06/2016 at 9:32 pm

      Thank you! I'll go over and check yours out too!!
  • Kirsty Hijacked By Twins

    20/06/2016 at 1:17 pm

    Pasta bake is always a winner in our house, this looks delicious. Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare x
    1. Cliona

      20/06/2016 at 1:22 pm

      Thanks Kirsty! :)
  • Amaryllis

    13/10/2020 at 4:07 pm

    Hi, I was just wondering where the beef stock cubes come in to the recipe?

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