Impress the whole family with this delicious dish of Sausage and Bean Pasta Bake
This dish is one of my kids absolutely favourites, it's everything that kids and adult will love, sausages, beans and pasta. All combined together for a filling meal.
The syn value will totally depend on what sausages you use, obviously the lower in syn the sausages, the low in syn per serving. You could even use Slimming World own syn free sausages to make this Sausage and Bean Pasta bake syn free. (I've not tried them, as we don't get them here in Canada)
Even fussy kids will enjoy this, it is packed with vegetables, but I chop them super fine, so they really do not notice. So if you struggle with adding speed foods because of a dislike to most vegetables, give this dish a try.
Of course you can serve this Sausage and Bean Pasta Bake alongside some additional vegetables for extra speed (remember the more speed the better, as it is speed foods which boost your weight loss).
The cheese on top is all counted into a HEa serving. Which means your syns are free to use elsewhere in the day.
Use a gluten free pasta, like brown rice pasta, and you can make this dish gluten free and choosing a vegetarian sausage will make this vegetarian friendly.
This Sausage and Bean Pasta Bake makes 6 decent portions, so if you only have a family of 4 like me, it means you have 2 serving leftover for lunch the next day, or you could even tub it up and freeze.
Low Syn Sausage and Bean Pasta Bake
Yield 6 servings
This recipe is gluten free, vegetarian, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly
- Extra Easy - 1 HEa and 0.5 syns per serving
- Green/Vegetarian - 1 HEa and 0.5 syns per serving (use a vegetarian sausage)
- WW Smart Points - 11
- Gluten Free - use a gluten free sausage and pasta
- 250g/9oz of uncooked pasta of choice
- 6 low fat sausages - 3 syns - sliced up
- 1 onion, roughly sliced
- 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
- 1 carrot, finely chopped
- 1 courgette, finely chopped
- ½ red pepper, finely chopped
- 15 cherry tomatoes, chopped
- 400g/14oz tin of mixed beans, drained
- 1.25 cups (300ml) of passata
- 2 cups (480ml) of chicken or vegetable stock
- 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
- splash of balsamic vinegar
- 150g (5.5oz) of mozzarella, roughly broken up - 3xHEa's
- 90g (3oz) of parmesan, grated - 3xHEa's
- spray oil
- salt and black pepper
- Preheat oven to 200c or 400f (gas mark 6)
- Place pasta in a saucepan of boiling hot water and cook until al dente, drain and set aside.
- Spray a large frying pan over a medium high heat with some spray oil and brown the sausages, remove from pan and set aside.
- Add the onion and garlic and cook for a few minutes to brown.
- Add the carrots, pepper and courgette, spray with a little more spray oil and cook for a further 5 mins
- Add the passata, tomatoes, tomato paste, stock and a splash of balsamic vinegar, bring to a boil and allow to simmer for approx 20 mins..
- Slice up the sausages and add to the pan along with the mixed beans. Mix thoroughly.
- Mix with the pasta and add to an oven proof dish, season with some salt and black pepper.
- Top with the mozzarella and parmesan cheese.
- Place in the oven and bake for approx 30-40 mins, until cheese is melted on top and is nice and golden.
- Serve and enjoy!!!
Healthy Extra A serving of mozzarella in the US is a slightly smaller measurements, so adjust accordingly.
Syns in sausages can vary, so double check the value of the one you use.
If you want to use half the amount of cheese, it will then be ½ HEa per serving
This dish is suitable for freezing
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Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 14.2 g
Saturated Fat 7.2 g
Cholesterol 83 mg
Sodium 1347 mg
Total Carbohydrates 51.7 g
Dietary Fiber 5.8 g
Sugars 8.2 g
Protein 33.5 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.