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Syn Free One Pot Penne Pizza Bake

Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE pizza! It’s basically my spirit animal and probably quite a large part of the reason I gained so much weight in the first place. It’s also my biggest downfall on Slimming World because I just can’t say no when it’s offered to me. That’s why ever since starting on this journey I’ve been coming up with ways to enjoy pizza without going off plan. I made my delicious Syn Free HexB Pizza (with wholemeal bread mix) and have made my own Syn Free Pizza Sauce too, not to mention my Pizza Stuffed Burgers and Pizza Jacket Potatoes, and now I’m back with my Syn Free One Pot Penne Pizza Bake! This is the ultimate in one pot pizza bakes and gives you all of the carb loaded satisfaction of pizza without the guilt! You can watch the video below or read the instructions to find out how to make it! 

Syn - Free - One - Pot - Penne - Pizza - Bake - Pasta - Slimming - World

 Syn - Free - One - Pot - Penne - Pizza - Bake - Pasta - Slimming - World  

One pot of this gives you six portions, loaded with cheese and the toppings of your choice! I went for ham and mushrooms, with some extra cherry tomatoes on there for added speed too. With a bit of extra basil sprinkled on top and the deliciously stodgy pasta underneath instead of your standard pizza dough you really can’t go wrong! What’s more, this is all made in one pot together with the sauce and toppings which means you save on washing up and time! I love one pot pastas because they’re just so simple, the pasta cooks in the stock and the sauce makes itself, you barely have to do anything except gradually add the water and stir! 

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Syn - Free - One - Pot - Penne - Pizza - Bake - Pasta - Slimming - World

I served my slice of Penne Pizza Bake with a healthy portion of salad for extra speed food, which when combined with all of the tasty tomatoes makes this a really healthy meal…even if it doesn’t look like it! Even my mum commented that there’s no way that this could be syn free when she saw what I was making! You could happily serve this to anyone, friends, kids, partners, who isn’t on Slimming World and they would be none the wiser. 

Serves 6

Syn Free One Pot Penne Pizza Bake

A totally syn free one pot pasta with pizza toppings!

30Total Time

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  • 500g Penne Pasta
  • 1x Tin Tomatoes
  • 1x Onion (diced)
  • 1/2tsp Crushed Garlic
  • 10-15 Cherry Tomatoes (halved) plus extra for topping
  • 3/4 Pint Chicken Stock
  • Extra Boiling Water (to add gradually whilst cooking)
  • Handful Basil (plus extra for topping)
  • Salt & Pepper (to taste)
  • 2tbsp Mixed Herbs
  • Fry Light
  • For Toppings240g Grated Mozzarella
  • Ham (roughly chopped)
  • Sliced Mushrooms
  • Or alternative toppings of your choice


  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Fry the onions with Fry Light and then add the garlic. Fry until soft.
  3. Add the cherry tomatoes and then the stock and bring to the boil. Pour in the penne pasta and mix into the stock.
  4. Add the tinned tomatoes and mix thoroughly. Cover and reduce the heat. Stir and simmer until the stock is running out and then add more water gradually.
  5. Stir in the basil, salt & pepper and mixed herbs.
  6. Continue to stir, simmer and add water until the pasta is cooked through and then take it off the heat. You don't want it to be really sloppy, the water should have been added gradually to make a sauce that you don't have to drain. (see video if unsure)
  7. Smooth the pasta in the saucepan until you have an even top and sprinkle the cheese evenly to cover.
  8. Add your toppings and spray with a bit more Fry Light. Add the basil to garnish.
  9. Bake for 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and toppings are cooked.
  10. Slice into six portions and enjoy with a side salad or veg!


Syn free using your Healthy Extra A on Slimming World.


Calories: 539 cal
Carbohydrates: 80 g
Fat: 12 g
Sodium: 506 g
Cholesterol: 43 g
Protein: 28 g
Fiber: 7 g
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  • Bintu – Recipes From A Pantry

    01/12/2016 at 3:22 pm

    I can't believe this is syn free it looks very tasty. Now just to have a one sixth portion!
    1. Cliona

      01/12/2016 at 3:24 pm

      Thanks! That is the hard part but a double portion would only be 6 syns so you could squeeze it in if you were still hungry! With a hearty side salad though it's plenty ? thanks for you comment!
  • Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    01/12/2016 at 3:28 pm

    Anything with the word pizza in it gets the thumbs up from me. This is my kind of comfort food.
    1. Cliona

      01/12/2016 at 3:35 pm

      Thanks Dannii! I'm a pizza obsessive, it really is the ultimate comfort food!
  • Kathi @ LaughingSpatula

    01/12/2016 at 3:47 pm

    If this will make me skinny....I'm in! What a beautiful dish and your video is so well done! Thanks for sharing!
    1. Cliona

      01/12/2016 at 3:49 pm

      Haha it will indeed! Everyone finds it so hard to believe though...seeing is believing I guess! Thanks for your kind comment about my video, I'm quite new to doing them and it's just shot and edited on my phone but I'm particularly happy with this one so that means a lot :)
      1. Norma hunter

        21/01/2017 at 12:45 pm

        Hi the penne pasta looks fabulous I watched the video and thought I've got a great pan for that. Then I seen that you put it in the oven I have a handle on my pan that I seen you have also did you put tinfoil on the handle before you put it in oven Thank you kindly
        1. Cliona

          21/01/2017 at 12:56 pm

          Hi Norma, that would work if your pan fits (but make sure to wear oven gloves) or you can leave the handle out and just put it under the grill! ?
  • Platter Talk

    01/12/2016 at 3:50 pm

    What a great idea, to use pasta rather then crust! I love this. My family will, too.
    1. Cliona

      01/12/2016 at 3:51 pm

      Thanks Dan! It's a great family dish :)
  • Kirsty Hijacked By Twins

    01/12/2016 at 4:31 pm

    Yes please! I love and miss pizza I keep meaning to try the cauliflower base but love the sound of this one. Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare x
    1. Cliona

      01/12/2016 at 4:34 pm

      I haven't tried the cauliflower base yet but I'm a bit dubious! Might give it a go though ? you're welcome! X
  • Eb Gargano /

    02/12/2016 at 4:57 pm

    Fab recipe and I love your video!! Thanks for linking up with #CookBlogShare :-) Eb x
    1. Cliona

      02/12/2016 at 5:00 pm

      Thanks Eb! X
  • Dan

    05/12/2016 at 7:26 pm

    I made this smothered in slimming world reggae reggae sauce and it was bloody beautiful!
    1. Cliona

      05/12/2016 at 7:38 pm

      Wonderful! So glad you liked it...I've not tried SW reggae reggae sauce, I'll add it to the list!
      1. Dan

        05/12/2016 at 7:43 pm

        You must! Only discovered it myself tonight but it's just like the real thing! Happy to post the recipe
        1. Cliona

          05/12/2016 at 8:06 pm

          That would be great! Thank you ?
          1. Dan

            05/12/2016 at 8:54 pm

            REGGAE REGGAE SAUCE 1 TSP MEDIUM CHILLI POWDER, GARLIC, GINGER AND ALLSPICE HALF A CARTON OF PASSATA 3 TBSP ARTIFICIAL SWEETENER (I used sukrin) 4 TBSP BALSAMIC VINEGAR 1 TBSP WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE I used hot chilli sauce instead of medium and boiled it all in a pan, reducing slightly via simmering. If you don't have all spice (like I didn't), it's 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp of cloves (I kept them whole and removed them once cooked) and 1/4-1/2 tsp of nutmeg.
  • Sarah

    08/01/2017 at 8:03 am

    Hi did you put the whole pan in the oven to bake? ( was the handle ok?) Or did you just grill it with the handle left outside the oven? Sorry sounds like a silly question.
    1. Cliona

      08/01/2017 at 9:46 am

      Not a silly question! You can pop the pan in if it's oven safe and fits but otherwise putting it under the grill with the handle out works great too!
  • Clare

    08/01/2017 at 8:44 pm

    Made this tonight for the family - was a real hit. Will definitely be making again-so tasty
    1. Cliona

      08/01/2017 at 8:48 pm

      I'm so pleased to hear that! Really glad you and your family liked it!
  • Nasreen

    18/01/2017 at 7:32 am

    Hi sorry for this silly question but what did u make it in is it flat pizza pan
    1. Cliona

      18/01/2017 at 9:04 am

      Not a silly question at all! I made it in a deep frying pan :) anything with a bit of depth to it will work, and you can grill it in the oven with the door open if you can't fit the whole thing in!
  • Rachel

    19/01/2017 at 3:15 pm

    how to make please?
    1. Cliona

      19/01/2017 at 3:57 pm

      Hi Rachel, the recipe is in the post above ?
  • Lisa

    22/01/2017 at 6:18 pm

    I'm not on slimming world but I am calorie counting, do you know how many calories it is? I made it this evening and it's delicious
    1. Cliona

      22/01/2017 at 6:25 pm

      Hi Lisa, I'm so glad you liked it!! Unfortunately as Slimming World doesn't involve counting calories, and doesn't really fit into a specifically calorie controlled diet (as it's not about limiting) I don't work out the calorie content of my food. I'm sure if you really want to you'd be able to do so from the ingredients but otherwise you can just rest assured that it's a really balanced meal ?
  • Nasreen

    23/01/2017 at 5:07 pm

    Just made this but used ved stock instead of chiken accompanied with slimming world chips was mind blowing and its freeeeee. Thanks for sharing
    1. Cliona

      23/01/2017 at 5:14 pm

      Wonderful! I'm so glad you like it :) it's one of my favourites too!
  • Jaclyn

    23/02/2017 at 8:53 pm

    Is this good cold? Like leftover pizza is? Or does it have to heated?
    1. Cliona

      23/02/2017 at 8:55 pm

      I love it cold!
  • Pamela

    11/03/2017 at 10:17 am

    I thought this was going to need eggs to hold it together, looks amazing off to try it for Saturday lunch. I'm loving your blog and the email updates, thank you so much
  • Katie

    22/03/2017 at 9:53 am

    Syn free using your Healthy Extra A on Slimming World.? I notice you say its free if you have 1/6 portion but 6 syns if you have a double portion? How is this if they are all "Free" Ingredients? I notice in the latest SW magazine they make it with Primula Cheese, which makes it 6 syns or free if Using HEA ... But I've not noticed cheese in your recipe.... Unless I'm being blind!!!
    1. Cliona

      23/03/2017 at 11:25 am

      Hi Katie, the recipe includes 180g of grated cheddar cheese which is divided to be your Healthy Extra A.
    2. Holly

      13/04/2017 at 2:15 pm

      I didn't see the cheese either Katie. bc its bold unlike the other ingredients. I had to read the recipe like 5 times.
  • Rebecca

    23/04/2017 at 6:46 pm

    Could you freeze and reheat this?
    1. Cliona

      25/04/2017 at 9:11 am

      I haven't done so myself but I can't see why not :)
  • Cath Hughes

    26/10/2017 at 2:45 pm

    I absolutely love this recipe, it's a proper winter warmer meal. I cook a piece of gammon and put chunks of it in - it's also lovely with chicken in as well. The video is so helpful too, thanks for the great post ! : )
    1. Cliona

      13/11/2017 at 5:20 pm

      I'm so pleased you enjoy it Cath! love that you put gammon on it too, what a good idea!
  • thehappinesshunt

    18/02/2018 at 2:50 pm

    I just made this and OMG it is amazing!!!! This is definitely comfort food at its finest! Thank you for sharing this!
    1. Cliona

      12/03/2018 at 6:49 pm

      Yay! I'm so glad you like it!
  • Elizabeth

    03/06/2019 at 7:21 pm

    I have just had this meal it was lovely is it definitely syn free?
    1. Cliona

      11/07/2019 at 7:09 pm

      Definitely syn free as long as you're counting the cheese as your Healthy Extra A!

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