Syn Free Lancashire Hotpot recipe for Slimming World

Syn Free Lancashire Hotpot

This Syn Free Lancashire Hotpot is a delicious mix of tender lamb, healthy veggies and rich, meaty sauce, all topped with crispy potatoes! 

Syn Free Lancashire Hotpot recipe for Slimming World

I’m always looking for new ways to make the recipes that I’ve always loved into healthier versions of themselves without compromising on the flavour or quality of the dish itself. It’s one of the things I’m passionate about because so many recipes that I’ve tried on Slimming World just haven’t lived up to the hype because they’ve either lacked in flavour, texture or simply haven’t been anything like the thing they’re trying to be! This Syn Free Lancashire Hotpot is the latest recipe that I’ve created, and I’m beyond happy with it! 

Syn Free Lancashire Hotpot recipe for Slimming World

Traditional Lancashire Hotpot is one of my favourite comfort meals, so I was determined to make this recipe live up to the higher syn versions I’ve enjoyed in the past, which it totally does. The sauce is thick and rich, the meat is tender, the potatoes are crispy and the whole thing is packed with flavour! So if you’re looking for a Slimming World friendly, Syn Free Lancashire Hotpot recipe, then this should more than tick the boxes! 

Syn Free Lancashire Hotpot recipe for Slimming World

A Syn Free Slimming World Recipe

One of the things that makes a traditional hotpot less than Slimming World friendly is the flour used to coat the lamb and give the sauce its trademark silky smooth thickened sauce. This Syn Free Lancashire Hotpot recipe is, as the name suggests, totally syn free, yet still has the sauce you’re looking for. This is achieved by using an ingredient called Xanthan Gum (you can find it in most supermarkets or on Amazon), which is my go-to, syn free, Slimming World friendly ingredient to thicken sauces. If you want to make this recipe but don’t have Xanthan Gum, you can also use a teaspoon of cornflower instead which is just half a syn – essentially keeping the recipe syn free when divided between the three to four portions you get from this dish! 

Syn Free Lancashire Hotpot recipe for Slimming World

The rest of the ingredients in this Syn Free Lancashire Hotpot are also syn free, and the best thing is that it’s also packed with speed food! The butternut squash and carrots are a great way to pack extra veggies into your diet in an interesting and tasty way, particularly if you’re feeding a picky family. 

Syn Free Lancashire Hotpot recipe for Slimming World

I love seeing when people make my recipes! So if you do make this Syn Free Lancashire Hotpot recipe then you can email it to me or share a photo on Facebook and Instagram tagging @basementbakehouse on Facebook or @basementbakehouse_sw on Instagram! I’d also love it if you shared your successes in my Facebook group too, you can join here if you haven’t already.

How To Make Syn Free Lancashire Hotpot

If you’re looking for a lighter way to make a Lancashire Hotpot then this recipe is definitely the one for you. Not only is it great if you’re following Slimming World, but it’s also brilliant if you’re simply trying to eat a bit more healthily or are looking for tasty, family-friendly recipes to try out at home. 

Yields 1 Lancashire Hotpot

Serves 3-4 Servings

Syn Free Lancashire Hotpot

A delicious, healthy and Syn Free Lancashire Hotpot recipe - the perfect Slimming World dinner.

15 minPrep Time

1 hr, 10 Cook Time

1 hr, 25 Total Time

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5 based on 21 review(s)


  • 450g Diced Lamb Steak
  • 1/2 Red Onion (diced)
  • 1/2 White Onion (diced)
  • 3x Cloves Garlic (crushed)
  • 1x Large Leek (thinly sliced)
  • 2-3 Carrots (peel and cut into thick chunks)
  • 1/2 Butternut Squash (diced)
  • Leaves from 3-4 Thyme Sprigs (plus extra for garnish)
  • 300ml Beef Stock
  • 1/2tsp Xanthan Gum OR 1tsp Cornflour
  • 2tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 3-4 Maris Piper Potatoes (thinly sliced to about 5mm thick)
  • Low Calorie Cooking Spray
  • Salt & Pepper (to taste)


  1. Spray a casserole dish with low calorie spray and brown the diced lamb. Remove from the dish and set aside.
  2. In the same dish, fry the onion, garlic,, carrot, leek and butternut squash until they brown slightly and begin to caramelise (around 8 minutes - stirring occasionally).
  3. Blend the beef stock with the Xanthan Gum until smooth (or cornflour if using instead) and add it to the casserole dish along with the Worcestershire sauce, thyme and seasoning.
  4. The liquid will bubble straight away, reduce the heat and boil for 2 minutes before removing it from the heat.
  5. Top the hotpot with your sliced potatoes, making sure that they are covering the whole top and that the potatoes are overlapping one another.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Put the lid on your casserole dish and put it in the oven for 40 minutes.
  8. Remove the lid and cook for a further 25 minutes, or until the potatoes are golden and crispy.
  9. Garnish with thyme and serve with plenty of healthy vegetables.


Syn free on Slimming World. If using cornflour then add 1/2 a syn to the whole dish - this still works out as syn free when divided between three or four people as you will not need to count such a small syn value.

Please do not screenshot this recipe or share the instructions - share the link to the recipe instead. Syn values correct at time of writing.

This blog is not affiliated with Slimming World in any way and I am not a trained Slimming World consultant.


I love this Syn Free Lancashire Hotpot recipe when I'm looking for a healthy, comforting dinner recipe. It's the perfect Slimming World friendly dinner recipe, plus it's a one pot recipe!

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  • Traci

    08/01/2019 at 12:27 am

    This is the perfect dinner for a diet conscious person (hand raised). I love the use of lamb steak too...that is something I forget about until I see it in a recipe. Thanks for sharing!
  • Caroline

    08/01/2019 at 2:50 am

    I was just thinking recently that it has been ages since I had Lancashire hotpot. This looks like a great variation for various diets (GF as well).
  • Shanika

    08/01/2019 at 3:11 am

    This HotPot recipe looks so hearty and full of flavor! It'/s perfect for the cold, winter days!
  • Taylor Kiser

    08/01/2019 at 4:03 am

    Such a hearty and delicious comfort food dinner! This needs to happen soon!
  • Tisha

    08/01/2019 at 5:32 am

    Such a hearty meal!!! I need a bowl!
  • Dannii

    08/01/2019 at 10:29 am

    This is such hearty comfort food. My husband would love this!
  • Matt @ Plating Pixels

    08/01/2019 at 10:37 am

    This is just what I need for the chilly weather! Thanks for this delicious recipe, the lamb is just the perfect viand for this dish!
  • Emmeline

    08/01/2019 at 11:08 am

    I got so hungry just looking at those pictures! Looks absolutely delicious & perfect for the cold & gray weather!
  • Jacqueline Debono

    08/01/2019 at 11:31 am

    I love stews, especially with lamb. This Lancashire hotpot recipe looks amazing! Such great comforting winter food!
  • Danielle Wolter

    08/01/2019 at 11:47 am

    I am falling in love with this recipe as I read it. Lamb is one of my favorite meats, and it looks just delicious here! Perfect for cold weather!
  • Nathan Wyper

    08/01/2019 at 11:52 am

    looks amazing i love Lancashire hotpot such a hearty dish and the perfect winter warmer!
  • Cathy

    08/01/2019 at 12:00 pm

    I love how comforting this dish looks! You literally made me hungry just looking at these pictures of this delicious hotpot! Looks delish!
  • Valentina

    10/01/2019 at 4:36 am

    Wow, this looks so rich and delicious! I'm in love with the crispy potatoes on top and how awesome that this is on the healthy side! LOVE that!
  • Amanda Wren-Grimwood

    10/01/2019 at 2:42 pm

    Looking at this dish it's hard to believe it's a lighter version as it looks so good! Perfect for the cold weather without feeling deprived.
  • Eden | Sweet Tea and Thyme

    10/01/2019 at 3:00 pm

    So rich and comforting! Perfect for all this winter weather.
  • Beth Neels

    10/01/2019 at 3:22 pm

    That looks like such a hearty, flavorful stew! I love transforming recipes, to make them healthier for my family! Thanks for this one!
  • Tracy

    10/01/2019 at 4:06 pm

    Total comfort food right here. LOVE that lamb - it was soooo perfectly cooked and delicious. Great recipe!
  • Patty

    10/01/2019 at 4:11 pm

    This stew looks so delicious, I never think of using lamb in stews, thanks for the recipe, I will be making it for our Sunday dinner!
  • Monika Dabrowski

    10/01/2019 at 9:13 pm

    This looks super comforting and just ideal in this cold weather! Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare btw, I tried pinning your recipes but couldn't, it wasn't working
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  • Vivien Edwards

    08/02/2020 at 6:47 pm

    Please can you let me know the oven temperatures as I cant see this. Thanks
    1. Cliona

      16/02/2020 at 10:21 pm

      180 degrees Celcius

    17/08/2020 at 9:18 pm

    I didn't have lamb steaks but followed the recipe using 10%lamb mince clear plates in this house.
  • Nicola

    25/08/2020 at 6:49 pm

    Was so lovely and tasty 👍

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