Slimming World Spag Bol – re-writing the diet book rules!

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spaghetti bolognese

Following a weight loss plan needn’t be complicated. Neither should you have to deny yourself pasta / carbs / red meat / cheese – or indeed ANY food group – let alone ever feel hungry.

Discovering that I could eat all my favourite foods, never feel hungry AND lose weight was a total no-brainer for me :)

As we head into Autumn and the weather starts to get colder, I yearn for my comfort foods. Oh how I do love a big ole’ plate of mid-week spag bol!

Check out my Slimming World spag bol that is totally guilt free…. 

Slimming World spag bol


1 large red onion, finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
400g lean (5% fat) minced beef
2 cans chopped tomatoes
1 beef Oxo cube
Good splash Worcester sauce
6-8 fresh basil leaves
Frylight Olive Oil cooking spray
Salt and fresh ground pepper


Heat a large frying pan or saucepan and spritz with Frylight Olive Oil. Toss in the chopped onion and cook for a minute or two until softened. Add the minced garlic and stir, taking care not to let it burn (it turns bitter!). Add the minced beef and cook until browned, breaking up any lumps with a wooden spoon.

When the beef has browned, pour in both cans of chopped tomatoes. Crumble in the Oxo cube and add a good splash of Worcester sauce and stir through. Add the lid to your pan, turn the heat to low and let your dish work its magic…

Spag bol - Slimming World spaghetti bolognese

The longer you leave this to cook, the better the taste! I like to leave mine on low for 1 hour +, but if you’re in a rush, 20 – 30 minutes won’t disappoint.

When you’re almost ready to serve, add your pasta to a pan of boiling water and cook according to the packet instructions.

Whilst your pasta is cooking, add your salt and pepper seasoning to your bolognese and throw in some torn basil leaves, too.

Serve in big, generous bowls with a sprinkling of freshly grated parmesan cheese.



The important Slimming World deets:

Dish – FREE* on Extra Easy

*Parmesan – 30g counts as a Healthy Extra ‘A’ choice. If you’ve already used your daily HexA, 25g of parmesan is 5 syns. Or just skip it. The dish is just as lovely without.





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  1. says

    I’m finding now that aspects of Weight Watchers and Slimming World are quite similar and we have a very similar spag bol recipe that we can eat as much as we like of that is WW friendly too – although we have to have wholewheat spaghetti! x

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